The 4th annual art and cultural festival of Kausani, the Buransh Mahotsav, began on the 6th of April and ended on the 11th of April 2018 at The Buransh Retreat. This year the theme of the festival was “Celebrating the Himalayan Culture“. The festival takes its name from the Buransh (Rhododendron) flower which is also the state tree of Uttarakhand.
The red flower carries the crux of The Himalayas in its unmatched beauty and use. The only state to celebrate the beauty and culture around the Rhododendron is Sikkim, and Uttarakhand, despite its incomparable natural beauty and culture, lags behind. The Buransh flower has its mention in folklore, songs, festivals, and literature in Kausani and has a special place in peoples’ hearts.