Colourful Chandigarh Carnival Celebrates Spirit and Legacy of the City


A 3-day carnival kicked off at the Leisure Valley at the open grounds in front of the Government Museum and Art Gallery,  Sector 10, Chandigarh.

UT Administrator Banwarilal Purohit inaugurated the three-day Chandigarh Carnival with much fanfare. Enthusiastic crowds cheered the participants as the carnival was held after a two-year Covid-induced break.

Beautiful, colorful and creative floats made by the students of Government College of Art, Sector 10, gave a convivial atmosphere to the city as these tableaux passed the matka chowk in a procession with the dholis adding a Punjabi flavor to the whole event.

Float inspired by late Punjabi singer Sidhu Moosewala

Purohit flagged off the carnival parade wherein horse riders, floats, 75 dholis, took part in the parade.

Punjabi folk singer Harjit Harman performed  at the Leisure Valley on Dec 2 from 6:30 onwards; Jassie Gill and Babbal Rai are performing on Dec 3 with the evergreen Bollywood singer Shaan performing on the last day of the carnival.

Apart from the open ground opposite the Museum & Art Gallery, Sector 10, the celebrations are also being organised in the New Lake in Sector 42, Botanical Garden and Sukhna Lake. A cultural programme was organised at New Lake, Sector 42, where artists performed at the event.

Various artists from northern India are participating in the carnival, apart from artists from Japan, Korea, Bangladesh & Nepal showcasing their talent in an art exhibition.

Chandigarh tourism holds the carnival to attract domestic and international tourist apart from keeping the environment in the city lively and happening. The celebrations provide ample opportunity for visitors and Tricity residents to participate in a variety of events and activities, and also purchase traditional handicrafts from other states.

Special features

Vintage car exhibition

Street plays

Craft exhibition

Food court

Business stalls

Art exhibition

Kite display, kite competition at New Lake, Sec 42, Chandigarh

Tattoo making, sketch making

Cultural performances

Art exhibition by Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi

The Akademi is holding a delightful art exhibition of the works of Tricity artists and paintings of eminent and aspiring artists. To provide a befitting platform to young architects from the Chandigarh College of Architecture, their thought-provoking installations have also been included in this exhibition.



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