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Head to the Hills for These 7 Psy Trance Parties this Season

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The fag end of summer is here. This is when the travelers from around the world descend upon the valleys of the mighty Himalayas on an odyssey of the mind, spirit and aptly suited music. These 7 are for the liberal wanderer in you.

Head to the Hills for These 7 Psy Trance Parties this Season:

  1. McLeodganj (Himachal Pradesh)
  2. Manali (Himachal Pradesh)
  3. Rishikesh (Uttarakhand)

1. The Himalayan Music Festival – Mcleodganj

The Himalayan Music Festival – Mcleodganjsource: partyowl.com

Usually held in the final weeks of May, this two day festival has an amazing Psy Trance line up, camping grounds and a themed party village. The organizers call it a unique amalgamation of art and entertainment, the first of its kind in India. This festival is set against the spectacular backdrop of Mcleodganj

Nidhi: One of the few places spared for the hippies. The atmosphere is relaxed and the locals are friendly. People stop each other on the road and conversations flow easily. It’s not uncommon to be invited home for tea or supper by a Tibetan friend you just met.

Learn to pitch your own party tent.

2. Cokabana Teknival Festival – Parvathy Valley

Cokabana Teknival Festival – Parvathy Valleysource: eventbrite.com

This is a festival for everyone who wants to explore their connection with the cosmos and Mother Nature. People gather here every May from every part of the universe to witness a 3 day spectacle of dance, psy trance line ups, and the Valley itself. The local culture of Kasol is an integral part of this experience. And yes! The nature’s herbal remedies are abound. 

Pratibha: Amidst the scenic beauty, it is haven for people who want to relax or have adventure. We had a fun time in chit chatting while enjoying the snow peaks and the super delicious food.

Explore the quaint villages 

3. Kundalini Festival – Manali

Kundalini Festival – Manalisource: kundalini.festival.com.br

This Psy Trance extravaganza attracts the maximum number of International artists. With a killer line up, meditation zones, and a ‘trippy’ flea market this festival attracts nirvana seekers from all over the world. Manali makes the festival even better, held in late May.  

Navin: Breathtaking Views, steep valleys, snow-capped mountains, fresh air, awesome climate make for lifetime memories.

Trek though the serene outdoors 

4. Indrasan Festival – A Parvati Valley Production

Indrasan Festival – A Parvati Valley Productionsource: bookmyshow

Most popular of all the festivals of the hills, Indrasan attracts the biggest names in the Psy Trance world. Set up in Manali, this festival attracts a large audience from all over the world. This synesthesia of art, music, sustainable living and spirituality takes place in late May. 

Sahir: This region gets you in your own thoughts being right next to huge mountain walls and religious Parvati river which is crystal clear and considered sacred. Magical place for peace seekers and trippers. Do not miss the shining snow on top of those mountains which literally shines almost green at night under moon light. 

Try your hand at sustainble farming

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5. Parvati Peaking – The wilds between Manali and Kasol on the banks of the Parvati

Parvati Peaking – The wilds between Manali and Kasol on the banks of the Parvatisource: psyempire.com

Perhaps the biggest of all the hill parties, this festival attracts the most people and the hippiest crowd. Spread across the forests and riverside meadows of the valley, this festival takes you closest to nature and opens your soul to the mystic within. 

Rituparna: Leaves you with a mind of relaxation, peace and content to be midst of the beauty of nature. To describe the place it is mountains, snow and greenery with wooden cottages, and warmth of the village.

Spend your time exploring the Beas

6. Cosmic Zoo – Rishikesh

Cosmic Zoo – Rishikeshsource: festivalsherpa

With Rishikesh as its backdrop this is a unique festival with a hippie community feel to it. A blend of the best of psy trance, community, culture and spirituality. This festival is organized usually in mid-June. 

Rajan:  It is the gateway to the various spell-bound and beautiful nature trails of Himalayas. It is an ideal place of visit for pilgrims as well as nature lovers.

Learn a little yoga

7. Arudra Festival - Manali

Arudra Festival  -  Manalisource: grapevineonline.com

In the first week of June, this festival is all about liberal culture, art, entertainment and offcourse ,psy trance. Probaby the best way to indulge in the diverse culture of the Valley

A.S: this is a lovely little village in middle of dense mountain forest. The approach is not scenic but after reaching it is worth every penny. The place is very refreshing with hospitable villagers. 

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