Famous Fairs and Festivals of Uttarakhand

Famous Fairs and Festivals



Many fairs are held every year in Uttarakhand. The description of some :-

Fairs held for Tourists entertainment  

  • Shree Govardhan pooja : most part of uttarakhand pooja organized for Lord Krishna .
  • Grismotsava (Almora) : Held in summer .
  • Sharadaotsava : its organized in Almora, Mussourie ,Ranikhet, Pithoragarh,Chamoli etc
  • Surkhanda Utsav ( Tehri – Garhwal): This fairs organized at the time of Surkhanda Devi worship in Tehri- Garhwal.

Other Famous Fairs

  • Bala sundari Fair ( Kashipur) : fair held at Kashipur for 10 days. Started from Chaitra ashtami of Shuklapaksh.in this pooja worship of Goddess Parvati and newly wedded couples come here to worship the goddess for happy married life .
  • Nanda Devi (Nainital): Fairs held at winter solstice and summer solstice in Almora,rare tableaus of folk culture are presented for three days.
  • Peeraan Kaliyar(Roorkee) : held at the time of urs of Hazrat Sahib in which Hindu and Muslim both take part and worship.
  • Devi Dhura Fair ( Pithoragarh) : Wonderful fair is held at every purnamasi .people throw stones at one another .after that the priest makes compromise among them.
  • Jaljeeva Fair ( Pithoragarh) : it’s a professional fair organized in pithoragarh at Jaljeeva.
  • Maneshwar fair (Pithoragarh) : on the occasion of this fair , a wonderful stone namely Maneshwar is worshipped.
  • Fair of Tapeshwar siddh (dehradun) : fair organized of shivaratri in Tapeshwar siddh Temple.
  • Jhanda Fair ( dehradun) : fair of sikh and followers of other religions yearly organized.in which a flag made of special kind of bamboos is worshipped.
  • Kumbha and Half Kumbha : in India there are four religious cities – Haridwar , Prayag , Ujjain and Nasik where Kumbha ,half kumbha and Sinhastha kumbha are held. These kumbha fair attract the faithful Indians.traditional fairs of kumbhaof India in which one place of kumbha held in uttarakhand and half kumbha also.After third year of Haridwar kumbha , the kumbha of prayag comes and after three years,the half kumbha of Haridwar comes.the kumbha has scientific , social and religious importance. Haridwar is also one of the four venues for the kumbha mela held in its magnitude every twelve years.
  • Punyagiri Mela ( Janakpur) : fair held at 24 km away from janakpur. It is in Pithoragarhdistrict and largest fair of kumaon region held in month of march and October.Punyagiri Shaktipeeth situated on the top of a mountain on the right bank of the river Kali is the site for many fairs.fair held in the hindu months of Ashwin and Chaitra ( March – April and September- October).punyagiri fair starting from Vishuwat-Sankranti is the largest fair of Kumaon continue for 40 days.


In Uttarakhand different communities are celebrated different festivals. The festivals which are celebrated by the Hindu community :-

FESTIVALS                                                                           TIME

Samvatsarambha                                                                         Chitra shukla pratipada

Ram Navami                                                                                  Chitra shukla pratipada

Hanuman Jayanti                                                                          Chitra shukla pratipada

Sheetala Ashtami                                                                          Vaishakha Krishna Ashtami

Vat Savitri vrata                                                                             Jyeshta Krishna Trayodashi

Ganga Dussehra                                                                            Jyeshta Shukla Dashami

Nirjala Ekadashi                                                                            Jyeshta Shukla Ekadashi

Kabir jayanti                                                                                  Jyeshta Shukla Purnima

Hariyali Teej                                                                                  Shravan shukla Tritiya

Nagpanchami                                                                               Shravan shukla  panchami

Tulsi Jayanti                                                                                  Shravan shukla  Saptamis

Raksha Bandhan                                                                          Shravan shukla Purnima

Hal Shashti                                                                                    Bhadrapad Krishna Shashti

Janmashtami                                                                                Bhadrapad Krishna Shashti

Navratra                                                                                        Ashwin Shukla Pratipada

Sharda Purnima                                                                           Ashwin Shukla Purnima

Dewali                                                                                            Kartik Krishna Amawasaya

Makar Sankranti                                                                          Magh Krishna   Pratipada

Vasant Panchami                                                                         Magh Shukla Panchami

Mahashivaratri                                                                            Phalgun Krishna Chaturthi

Holi                                                                                                Phalgun Shukla Purnima



  • Christmas
  • New year
  • Easter
  • Good Friday
  • Ramzan
  • Id-ul-Zuha
  • Muharram
  • Baravafat
  • Shab-a-Barat
  • Guru Nanak Day
  • Mahavir Jayanti


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