As the rains end, autumn sends fiery colours racing through the hills. In Kinnaur, the festival of flowers, 'Fullaich' or Ookhayang (Phulech) opens a window to its remarkable people and their beautiful countryside. Villagers scout the hillsides for flowers which are collocated in the village square. These are then offered to the local deity and this is also a time when the spirts of ancestors are propitiated. Then comes a spate of revelry - singing, dancing and feasting. Kalpa has some of the most vibrant celebration, and every twelve years, there is the special festival.
Also in September, at the village of Chhatrari, near Chamba and centered around the exquisite temple of Shakti Devi a fair is held and masked dances performed.
The Kangra valley celebrates the festival of Sair. This is also celebrated with stalls, singing and buffalo fights at Arki and Mashobra, both near Shimla. At Nurpur in Kangra, under the watchful walls of its old fort, the Nagini fair bids the summer farewell. On 27th September, World Tourism Day is celebrated thought out the State. District Nahan in Sirmaur, hosts the Bawan Dawadashi fair.