FAIRS AND FESTIVALS
Location : Uttar Pradesh
Major Festivals : Maha Kumbh Mela, Taj Mahaotsav
Religious Festivals : Ganga Festival and Bateshwar Festival
What To Do : Shopping, Tasting Awadhi Cuisine, Taking a Holy Dip in River Ganga
Fairs and festivals in Uttar Pradesh have always been a moment to be cherished. Uttar Pradesh being an example of the confluence of religions, culture, creed, and caste in India represent its traditions at the hour of its fairs and festivals. The artists exhibit their talent in the most professional manner inviting the viewers to participate. The snake charmers, fortunetellers, jugglers, and the magicians are the common sight of these festivals. And the aroma of dishes being prepared at the roadside dhabas (hotels) is the most tempting to counter with. The artisans from the far off land display their art and craft at these festivals is a pleasure to experience. Definitely, no one can shy away from the simple but enthralling charm of the U.P's festive season.
Ganga Festival, Varanasi
The festivals and fairs in Uttar Pradesh are well
attended by the artisans from all over the country where they trade,
products belonging to their culture and traditions and hence giving a
visitor a chance to experience other cultures within one roof. Over the
years Taj Mahaotsav held in February at Agra has proved to be one of such
fairs attracting thousand of tourists from all over the globe. Watching
the renowned musicians and dancers performing under the moonlight engulfed
by the warmth of Taj Mahal is the best opportunity offered by the fair.
Mahaotsav retrieves the legacy of the Meena Bazaar of Mughal era by
showcasing the fine marble miniature of the Taj, Mughal fashioned jewelry,
zari clothing and many more things that needed to be watched than to talk
Bateshwar fair held in the month of October and November at Bateshwar the spiritual and cultural center and is located 70 kilometers from Agra. It is a place to purify your soul by worshipping to Lord Shiva and taking a holy dip in river Yamuna. Participating in the livestock trade is a thrilling experience.
Kailash Fair another religious fair held at Kailash 12 kilometers from Agra is celebrated in the month of August and September. The fair is celebrated in the honor of the Lord Shiva, who had believed to be appeared at the place in the form of stone lingam. Must a visit destination.
Ganga festival is celebrated on the banks of the river Ganga at Varanasi to worship the river. Festival held in the month of October- November. Lucknow festival held for 10 days in the month of November/ December capture the everlasting splendor of the Nawabs with their cuisine, qawwali, thumri and the events like kite flying, chariot race, and pigeon flying presents the perfect festive environment. This is the best time to alternate your tour program to explore other fairs and festivals in Uttar Pradesh.
Kumbh Mela, Allahabad
The rich history of the Uttar Pradesh has attracted the
tourists from the worldwide but its fairs and festivals have become a new
reason to visit. Be it the religious festivals or the Mela there is always
some thing new to grab your attention. The sense blowing spicy dishes to
Awadhi cuisine, Chikankari embroidery suits to silken saris, hand made
wall hanging to carpets every thing is available in these festivals. Buy
the traditional attire from the local stall and smoke the hookah you will
find yourself on the cloud nine.
The Government has started the new tourist coaches, tourist inquiry counters, money exchange counters, and many more special services for the foreigners to make their tour successful. Now what to wait for come and chill.
Top 5 Highlights of Fairs and Festivals
Holy Bath That Purifies Your Soul
Shop For Artifacts
Taste To Be Cherished
Pilgrimage Spiritual Tour
» Splendrous Taj Mahal
Glorious Golden Triangles (I & II)
Delhi : Capital of Hearts
Jaipur : The
Power and Valor of Rajputs
Pradesh : Ecstasy in Hills
Chandigarh : Tradition