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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: The Soul of Uttar Pradesh

Holi Festival
Holi Festival

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.

Festive Bonanza

Ganga Festival, Varanasi
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 about.

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.

Heaven' Call - Go on A Festive Trial

Kumbh Mela, Allahabad
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.

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Top 5 Highlights of Fairs and Festivals

Taj Mahotsav

Cultural Confluence
The festivals of the state is a time when all the people come together and share the same platform. It is the ripe time when you can see the people of distinct cultures displaying their work and promoting their arts and crafts. Visit these festivals and experience the rich cultural heritage of the state.

Live Performances
In the famous festivals like Taj Mahaotsav held in the month of February, world's famous dancers and musicians perform in the lap of Taj under the star studded sky and bright moon. The soothing music with the rhythmic steps of the dancers has a tranquilizing effect. Come and experience the Mughal heritage well showcased here.

Holy Bath That Purifies Your Soul
Among various festivals it is a ritual to take a dip in the holy rivers of Ganga. People in masses visit the Ganga ghats for a religious bath to reminiscent themselves from sins and achieve the spiritual nirvana. Do take a holy dip in the holy river, its holy water will take away all your sins and bless you with a holy soul.

Shop For Artifacts
Uttar Pradesh festivals offers you the best opportunity to shop for the products made by legendary craftsmen, take them back home as a souvenir. The marble miniature of the Taj Mahal is the best thing you can have at Taj Mahaotsav while other things include the ethnic dresses, decorations like wall hangings etc.

Taste To Be Cherished
The other major attraction of the fairs and festivals is its cuisine. Special Awadhi and Mughlai cuisine is made available on these fairs and festivals for the tourists. The eating stalls inside the fair grounds have over the years achieved a name for their quality of the delicacies prepared by them. So while enjoying the festive bonanza do savor the delicious Shami Kababs and Mutton Korma.

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