Dehing Patkai Festival, Assam
The “Dehing Patkai” Festival is a festival that showcases the Assamese tribal culture. Assam is a home for a number of tribes and among them there are around 20 tribes which actively take part in the cultural festival of “Dehing Patkai”. The tribes exhibit their traditional dance and music forms along with fashion and games. The main aim of this festival is to preserve the native culture and tradition of the Assamese tribes and at the same time attract tourism. The “Dehing Patkai” festival is organized amidst the beautiful and serene landscape of the River Dehing and the picturesque mountain range of Patkai. The cultural festival of “Dehing Patkai” is celebrated in the Tinushkia district of Assam which is considered to be one of the most mesmerizing parts of India. The Festival is not only a display of cultural activities but also is an invigorating mix of tribal fairs, golfing, adventure sports, tea heritage tours, and wild life trips.
The festival is held at LEKHAPANI in the Tinsukia district of Assam, once every year. As the state is in its fullest naturals blooms during the winter season, this festival is also celebrated during the winter in the month of JANUARY.
The festival was inaugurated in the year 2002, and DR. APJ ABDUL KALAM was the first chief guest for the festival. This festival is organized by the Government of Assam to promote natural beauty and to attract more tourists into the state at the best time of the year.
It is a festival that showcases the Assamese tribal culture, and there are around 20 tribes that actively take part in the events at the festival. The festival is named after the beautiful PATKAI range and the mesmerizing DEHING river, this festival is a stimulating mix of the fairs, the state’s legacies and is an absolutely delightful visit for the tourists.