Mela Chirghan (Festival of lights) is held to honour the mystic and folk poet Shah Hussain who died in 1599, and his friend Madho Lal Hussain who is buried with him, the latter having converted to Islam from Hinduism. People from all over Punjab, including peasants and fakirs gather near the Shalimar Gardens on the huge esplanade, where the mausoleum is illuminated with lamps on Shah Hussain's death anniversary. This and the arrival of Spring is greeted with music, dancing, sports and magic shows.
Dates of these festivals are not fixed and need to be coordinated with us.
We organize package tours to all festivals in different regions of Pakistan.