10 Must Attend Fair and Festivals of India in Winter

Winter Season brings out the best time to visit India, Start your cold days with a cup of India Tea and start exploring below list of winter season fair and festivals of India.

Pushkar Fair – October to November

Pushkar

Pushkar ka Mela is one of the largest livestock fair in India, held in the town of Pushkar. Pushkar Fair attracts large number of tourist from all around the world.

Rann Utsav – November to February

Rann Utsav or Kutch

Rann Utsav is a tent festival held every year in November at Rann of Kutch, near Bhuj. This is the most unique festivals in India and a must attend utsav.

Sonepur Cattle Fair – November

Sonepur Cattle Fair is the biggest cattle fair of India, attracts visitors from all over Asia. The fair starts from November and continue till December month at the confluence of river Ganges and Gandak.

Hornbill Festival – December

Hornbill Festival is also known as Festival of Festivals,held every year in the month of December in Nagaland. The festival takes place in Kohima every year between 1 and 7 December.

Theyyam Festival – December

Theyyam-Festival

Kerala’s Perumthitta Tharavad Theyyam Festival is the perfect December getaways, take place in Kasargod from December 28. Theyyam is the most popular ritual form of worship in Kerala.

Winter Festival – December

Winter festival at Mount Abu hill station of Rajasthan is held annually from 29 31 December. The winter festival include stage performance of Ghoomar and Gair as well as music performances.

GangaSagar Mela – January

GangaSagar Mela held annually at Sagar Island of Ganges delta near Kolkata. Sagar Island fair is the second largest congregation of mankind in the world.

Desert Festival – February

Desert Festival is most popular festival of Jaisalmer, held annually in the month of February. The beautiful cultural festival of Rajasthan attracts visitors from all over the world.

Nagaur Cattle Fair – January to February

Nagaur Cattle Fair is another famous fair of Rajasthan state, held every year in the in month of February at Nagaur district. The city of Nagaurlies midway between Jodhpur and Bikaner.

Kumbh Mela – January

Holy-Bath-Kumbh-Mela

Kumbh Mela is largest peaceful gatherings in the world, held once in 12 years at  Haridwar, Allahabad, Nashik and Ujjain.

Magh Mela is scheduled at Allahabad in year 2018, from January to February.
Ardh Kumbh Mela is scheduled at Allahabad in 2019, from 14 January to 4 March.
Kumbh Mela 2022 is is scheduled at Haridwar on the bank of river Ganga.

Kumbh Mela sites are located on the banks of a river Ganges, Godavari, Shipra and at the confluence or Sangam of the Ganges and the Yamuna and the invisible Sarasvati at Allahabad, Prayaga.