The Rainbow

Rainbow Gathering In India

Rainbow Gathering In India
What is the Rainbow?
Rainbow is a month long traveller gathering based on communal living in nature. It takes place at over 100 venues in the world each year. Parvati Valley in Himachal, India was the site of the World Rainbow gathering 1999. Ever since, we have our own Rainbow gathering at the same spot each year. Many regulars journey to India from all over the world to attend the Rainbow since 1999, keeping the peaceful sanctity traditions of Rainbow alive.
The Rainbow
The Rainbow
How it works
The month of Rainbow is a nature friendly venture where participants work together to survive, learn, harmonise with nature and be merry. Different people carry out different tasks based on their ability. Some chop or collect wood, while others make a fire and some cook for the group.
Is there an admission fee?
Rainbow is a money free venture. However, traditionally, the trekkers who walk up to the gathering carry an offering of chocolates, or some food as a gesture of good faith. This is completely optional.
Where Rainbow takes place at Parvati Valley

In the magical upper reaches of a Himalayan mountain slope, surrounded by snowed peaks, hot springs to bathe in, stunning silences, and sunsets that go down into still mist of time, the Rainbow gathering sees travellers from all over the world hike up to Kheer Ganga, to live as a community in nature.

Accommodation

Some travelers come with tents and sleeping bags, while others camp in the many small, habitable caves on the mountain.

Tent
Tent
Shubha
Shubha
And last of all: My experience

Rainbow is a deep experience resulting in self-realizations that come from living in close contact with nature and the shared way of life with the rainbow family. My first Rainbow gathering, I came with a bag of rice, and left with friends for life.

In the echoing silences of the pristine Parvati Valley, eternity, it seems, hangs in a moment between two moons.

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