Tag Archives: Indian Fairs & Melas

Taj Mahotsav Information For Students, Travelers

Taj Mahotsav

Category: Cultural Festival Date: February 18 to 27 Organizer: Taj Mahotsav Samiti, Office of Secretary, U. P. Tourism, 64, Taj Road, Agra 282001 Uttar Pradesh, India Phone: +91-562-2226431 Main Attraction: The performances, food and fair are the main attractions of Taj Mahotsav. Overview / History: The Taj Mahotsav is celebrated every year since 1992 at Shilpgram near the Eastern gate of the Taj …

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Jaisalmer Desert Festival Date, Location, Facts

Jaisalmer Desert Festival

Type: Cultural Fair / Festival Duration: February 17 (Sunday) – February 19, 2019 (Tuesday) Location: Sam Sand Dunes 42 K.M. from Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India Jaisalmer Desert Festival is all about camel races, polo matches, puppeteers, jugglers, men with long mustache, turban tying competitions, locals dressed in colorful traditional dresses, etc. It’s a complete bundle of fun for all three days. …

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Jaipur Literature Festival Information

Jaipur Literature Festival Information

Jaipur hosts a number of literary giants every year in January amid giving farewell to winter. The atmosphere fills with the air of creativity in the beautiful ambience of majestic Diggi House. Described as the ‘greatest literary show on Earth’, the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival is the world’s largest free event of its kind. Originally it was an initiative of …

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Bateshwar Cattle Fair Date And Celebration

Bateshwar Cattle Fair

The state of Uttar Pradesh is popular for its rich spiritual legacy with the series of religious festivals celebrated across the state. The long list of festivals and fairs of the state includes the Bateshwar Fair on top of the list. The well known Bateshwar fair is held at Bateshwar, the spiritual and cultural center of the state. Bateshwar is …

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Elephant Festival: Jaipur Elephant Polo & Dance Festival

Elephant Festival — Elephants are regarded precious and majestic since “puranic” era. The supremacy of Elephant is also well illustrated in the Hindu Mythology. According to legends, at the time of ‘Samudra Manthan’ when demon and Gods were busy in “churning the ocean” (samudra manthan), Gods were fortunate to receive an elephant called “Airavata” which latter became the divine vehicle (vahana) …

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Champakulam Boat Race Info For Students And Children

Champakulam Boat Race 2017 - July 8

Kerala, with its winding stretches of backwaters, is famous for its native boat races held in different parts of the State in the harvest season. The Champakulam boat race is the first race during the season and has a tradition of centuries. Champakulam Boat Race: Information & Videos The festivities include spectacular water floats, decorated boats, Vanchipattu – the song …

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Haldighati Festival Information For Students And Children

Haldighati Festival

Rajasthan – the colorful land brings celebrations to the rich culture of India. No Indian who has ever heard about historical battles can ever forget the name of name ‘Haldighati’ and more specifically “The battle of Haldighati”, where the King of Mewar – Maharana Pratap fought ferociously. The yellow colored soil of Haldighati turned completely red during the battle in …

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Chamliyal Mela: Cancelled for first time since 1947

Chamliyal Mela

For the first time since Independence, the famous Chamliyal Mela has been cancelled by the administration. The 198-km-long International Border has always been tense, but the recent sniping incident by Pakistan Rangers at Chamliyal post has led to cancellation of the 320-year-old congregation at the dargah of Baba Dalip Singh Manhas, known as Baba Chamliyal. A day after an almost …

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