Festivals in Ladakh are truly a cultural extravaganza which brings life to the valley. These galas are the highlights of this wonderland, showcasing the ethos of the region at its best. Here, the New Year is welcomed with open arms and the existence of Indus River is also a cause for celebration. The victory of good over the bad calls for a grand fiesta. Ladakh Festival is a kaleidoscope of cultural diversity of different regions. The festivals are celebrated with great pomp and show accompanied by drum beats, dances and monks playing a major role.