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Fairs and Festivals of India

Fairs & Festivals
Fairs & Festivals

India is the land of festivities! A large number of fairs and festivals in the country are celebrated throughout the year, with much enthusiasm and gusto. Infact, these fairs and festivals add color to the mundane everyday life of the people. Some of the fairs and festivals, like Deepawali, have been celebrated in the country since ages and find their origin in the mythological texts and scriptures. Some others have been based on interesting legends, while several of them signify the win of good over evil.

Even the nature of fairs and festivals celebrated in India differs to quite an extent. A number of festivities have a religious significance attached to them. Then, there are those that are related to the changing seasons, basically to the onset of the harvesting season. Many fairs and festivals of India are celebrated to promote tourism or to promote the regional arts and crafts, music, dances, etc. Some of them are organized on a yearly basis to showcase the rich Indian culture and heritage.

Amongst the most important festivals of India are Diwali, Dussehra, Raksha Bandhan, Bhaiya Dooj, Lohri, Baisakhi, Makar Sakranti, Shivratri, Janamashtmi, Pongal, Vishu, Onam, etc. Amongst the major fairs of the country are Kumbh Mela, Ardh-Kumbh Fair, Pushkar Fair, Nagaur Fair, Goa Carnival, Kutchh Mahotsav, Taj Mahotsav, Surajkund Crafts Mela, etc. These fairs and festivals generate enthusiasm amongst people and give them a reason to celebrate. If you want to be a part of these festivities, visit India during the months of October to March, when most of these fairs and festivals are celebrated.

Fairs & Festivals in Rajasthan

  • Banganga Fair
  • Gogaji Fair
  • Kapil Muni Fair
  • Karni Mata Fair
  • Khatu Shyamji Fair
  • Nagaur Fair
  • Pushkar Fair
  • Sheetla Mata Fair
  • Shri Mahavirji Fair
  • Urs Fair
  • Brij Festival
  • Camel Festival
  • Desert Festival
  • Gangaur Festival
  • Kajli Teej
  • Marwar Festival
  • Mewar Festival
  • Summer Festival
  • Teej Festival

Fairs & Festivals in Delhi

  • India International Trade Fair
  • Delhi Auto Expo
  • Surajkund Crafts Mela
  • Phoolwalon Ki Sair
  • Delhi Book Fair
  • Bhai Dooj Festival
  • Chhat Festival
  • Christmas in Delhi
  • Diwali Festival
  • Durga Puja Festival
  • Dussehra Festival
  • Eid Festival
  • Guru Nanak Jayanti
  • Holi Festival
  • Independence Day
  • Janmashtami Festival
  • Lohri Festival
  • Muharram Festival
  • Navratri Festival
  • Raksha Bandhan Festival
  • Republic Day
  • Maha Shivratri Festival

Fairs & Festivals in Karnataka

  • Banashankari Devi Fair
  • Sri Vithappa Fair
  • Yellamma Devi Fair
  • Mysore Dasara
  • Hampi Festival
  • Kail Poldu Festival
  • Kambala Festival
  • Karaga Festival
  • Ugadi Festival

Fairs & Festivals in Uttar Pradesh

  • Ganga Mahotsava
  • Janmashtmi Fair
  • Maha Kumbh & Ardh Kumbh
  • Ramlila, Varanasi
  • Sardhana Christian Fair
  • Latthmar Holi Mathura
  • Taj Mahotsava
  • Yoga Festival

Fairs & Festivals in Orissa

  • Bali Yatra
  • Chandan Yatra
  • Dhanu Yatra
  • Joranda Mela
  • Snana Yatra
  • Chaitya Parva
  • Ekamra Utsav
  • Kalinga Mahotsav
  • Konark Dance Festival
  • Parab Tribal Festival
  • Puri Beach Festival
  • Rajarani Music Festival
  • Rath Yatra

Fairs & Festivals in Gujarat

  • Bhavnath Mahadev Mela
  • Chitra-Vichitra Mela
  • Shamlaji Melo
  • Tarnetar Mela
  • Bhadra Purnima
  • Modhera Dance Festival
  • Kutch Mahotsav
  • Rath Yatra
  • Dangs Darbar

Fairs & Festivals in Kerala

  • Arattu Festival
  • Onam Festival
  • Sabarimala Festival
  • Thrissur Pooram
  • Vishu Festival

Fairs & Festivals in Andhra Pradesh

  • Deccan Festival
  • Lumbini Festival
  • Tirupati Festival
  • Visakha Utsav

Fairs & Festivals in Goa

  • Bonderam Festival
  • Feast of St. Francis Xavier
  • Feast of Three Kings
  • Ganesh Chaturthi
  • Goa Carnival
  • Shigmo

Fairs & Festivals in Kashmir

  • Lohri
  • Baisakhi
  • Jhiri Mela
  • Purmandal Mela

Fairs & Festivals in Maharashtra

  • Banganga Festival
  • Elephanta Festival
  • Ellora Fstival
  • Ganesh Chaturthi
  • Gudi Padwa
  • Kalidas Festival
  • Narali Pournima
  • Pola Festival
  • Pune Festival

Fairs & Festivals in Sikkim

  • Bumchu Festival
  • Drukpa Tsheshi Festival
  • International Flower Festival
  • Phang Lhabsol Festival
  • Saga Dawa Festival

Fairs & Festivals in Madhya Pradesh

  • Khajuraho Dance Festival
  • Bhagoria Festival
  • Tansen Music Festival
  • Mandu Festival
  • Kumbh Mela

Fairs & Festivals in Himachal Pradesh

  • Halda Festival
  • International Himalayan Festival
  • Losar Festival
  • Phulaich Festival
  • Summer Festival

Fairs & Festivals in Bihar

  • Chhath Puja
  • Sonepur Fair
  • Sarhul Festival
  • Pitrapaksha Mela

Fairs & Festivals in Himachal Pradesh

  • Bikhauti Fair
  • Nanda Devi Fair
  • Bhaitauli & Harela
  • Phool Dei


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