Shimla Food Festival 2017 Extended for Tourists Till June 8

Shimla is all decked up with a large number of tourists from all across the country and a ten-day food festival is giving them the reason to extend their vacations there. Though the food festival in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh was scheduled up till today, the great response and huge demand from the public had pressed the Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (HPTDC) to extend it until June 8.

Highlights of Shimla Food Festival

The Shimla food festival is a great addon event during its annual summer festival that held in the month of June every year. You can enjoy the ongoing food festival at the Gufa/ Ashiyana, a restaurant at Ridge in the summer capital of Himachal Pradesh, which is attracting more and more tourists. It started on May 31 by joint efforts of the Shimla District Administration and HPTDC. Different varieties of cuisines from all over India and chefs from across Delhi, Punjab and Haryana are the main USP of the Shimla food festival. In fact, people can get to taste the traditional dishes of Himachal Pradesh at the event.

The food festival in Shimla comprises of two food courts one with traditional Himachali cuisine and the other one with multi cuisines from across India. The speciality of the Shimla food festival is the myriad varieties of Mughlai cuisine including Biryani, chicken tikka and mutton korma that are selling like hot cakes along with papdi chaat, pav-bhaji, chana kulcha and chow mien.

Why is Shimla Food Festival organised every year

The food festival is organised every year in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh as a part of the summer festival to exhibit and promote traditional food of various states. The tourists coming to Shimla for their summer vacations also love the summer festival and the variety of cuisines available during the food festival.

Apart from this, one can enjoy the folk dance festival is also going on at the Gaiety theatre near Ridge if the folk dance forms of majestic hills entice you.

So, if you are holidaying in Shimla currently, then go and have gala time at the Shimla Food Festival and bring back best of your memories from the vacations.



Yamini S. Verma

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