The Talo festival takes place in the quaint village of Talo at Talo Monastery, approximately one hour drive from Punakha and situated at an elevation of 2800 m. The three-day festival is particularly popular for its mask and atsara dances. Indigenous to this festival is the classical dance ( Zungdra) by Talo dance group. The three songs of Mani sum, which includes the Zungdra set is performed at the end of each day. The festival besides its religious significance, is an opportunity for villagers and families to come together and celebrated.
Talo Monastery is a Buddhist monastery located in the hills above Punakha, Bhutan.