India’s Top 12 Largest Fair and Festival Gatherings

Bharat, The land of so many fair and thousand of festivals dedicated to Million Gods of Hinduism. Major festival and fairs with the largest human gatherings and the Grand Festival and Fairs are Independence Day celebration of India at different places,Chhath Puja Bihar, Durga Pooja of Bengal,Dashera of Dantewada and Bihu Festival of Assam.

Kumbh Mela


The Kumbh Mela, a mass Hindu pilgrimage of faith is considered to be largest peaceful gathering in the world, held in every third year at one of the four most religious places of India by rotation Haridwar, Allahabad, Nashik and Ujjain.



The Sabarimala Hindu pilgrimage is the largest annual festival gatherings in the world, surrounded by mountains and dense forests in the Western Ghat mountain ranges. Sabarimala Temple of Lord Ayyappa attracts around 45–50 million people every year.

Sammakka Saralamma Jatara


The Medaram jatara is a tribal festival,celebrated in the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh near in Warangal. Sammakka Saralamma Jatara is the second largest religious gathering in India after the Kumbh Mela.

Shraavana Mela

Baba Baidyanath Temple of Deoghar, Jharkhand is one of the 12 jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, during the month of Shrawan it attracts thousands of pilgrimage also known as Kanwarias offer Ganges water to holy shrine.

Sonepur Mela


The Sonepur Cattle Fair is the largest cattle fair in India, attract traders from places as distant as Central Asia and other parts of the region. Sonepur Cattle Fair is also known as Malegaon Mela, held on Kartik Poornima in Sonepur, Bihar. Image source google

Puri Rath Yatra


The Chariot Festival of Puri or Ratha-Yatra is the oldest, biggest and most visited Rath Yatra in the world. Three Chariots of Lord Shri Jagannath,Lord Balabhadra and Subhadra are celebrated every year at Puri, Jagannath Temple, part of the Char Dham pilgrimages of Hindus.

Amarnath Yatra

One of the very most famous shrine of Lord Shiva,Amarnath Temple is natural cave temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, located in Jammu and Kashmir. An annual pilgrimage of lakhs of Hindu devotees is made to see an ice stalagmite formed inside the cave.

Pushkar Fair


The Cattle Fair or Pushkar or Pushkar Mela is one of the largest fair in India and the only one of its kind in the entire world. Pushkar Fair is the world’s largest camel fairs and an important tourist attraction of the state due to other competitions such as matka phod, camel race and longest mustache.

Palki Festival


The Palkhi Festival Of Maharashtra is another religious festival like Rath Yatra of Puri, carried out on a very large scale. Its the tradition followed by the warkaris and a unique aspect of Maharashtrian culture.

Ganesh Visarjan


Mumbai Ganesh Visarjan along with other parts of the state attracts Millions of people to celebrate 11-day long celebrations of Ganeshotsav. Girgaon Chowpatty Mumbai of is the best place to see the Mumbai Ganesh Visarjan.

Hornbill Festival

The Hornbill Festival of Nagaland is celebrate by tribes of Nagaland, it is one of the most famous festival of the state. Its one of the best time to visit and understand the people and culture of Nagaland.

Bathini Fish Medicine

The Bathini Brothers Fish Medicine camp held during the month of June in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Heavy Crowd for Bathini Brothers Fish Medicine Camp to cure asthma.

Sunburn Festival

The Sunburn Festival of Goa is a electronic dance music festival held in Candolim Beach.Sunburn of Goa is Asia’s biggest dance music festival.