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Festivals of Uttranchal

Uttaranchal is a home to several temples and also a place where many festivals are celebrated with much enthusiasm. The presence of major pilgrimage centers is the reason for celebrating various festivals in Uttaranchal. Most of these festivals are celebrated over a period of two to three days followed by dance and music. On the eve of most of the festivals the places near the temples are transformed into important hubs where tourists from all over India and from the world gather to take part.

Uttaranchal starts the New Year with Makar Sankranti in January followed by the festival of Kale Kauve or Ghughutia. Basant Panchami signals the arrival of spring. Nandadevi Rajjaat Yatra is the most popular festival of Uttranchal. Ganga Dusshera is celebrated in the month of May and June, and involves the worshipping of the holy river Ganga. Many other festivals are celebrated at Uttranchal, which include Ramnavmi, Krishna Janmasthami, Ghuiya Ekadashi and Shivratri.

Uttaranchal Fairs / Festivals Calendar 2014


Date Festival Place
January 11 Uttarayani Mela Bagnath temple grounds, Bageshwar, Uttaranchal
January 14 -27 Magh Mela Sangam, Haridwar, Uttaranchal
March 1 - 7 International Yoga Week Rishikesh, Uttaranchal

Information about Uttaranchal
Introduction || Geography || Economy || People || Pilgrimage || Adventure Sports || Hill Stations || Trekking || Wildlife Sanctuaries

Cities in Uttaranchal
Almora || Champawat || Dehradun || Pithoragarh || Ranikhet

Distances from Cities in Uttaranchal
Muzzafarnagar || Saharanpur

Hill Stations in Uttaranchal
Mussoorie || Nainital

Pilgrimage Places in Uttaranchal
Badrinath || Gangotri || Haridwar || Kedarnath || Yamunotri || Other Pilgrimage Places

Festivals of Uttaranchal

Makar Sankranti || Basant Panchami || Phool Dei || Haatkalika Fair || Kumbh Mela || Syalde Bikhauti || Jageshwar Fair || Bat Savitri || Ganga Dusshera || Harela and Bhitauli || Ghee Sankranti || Janopunyu || Khatarua || Jauljibi and Thal fairs || Nandadevi Fair

Wildlife Sanctuaries of Uttaranchal

Corbett National Park || Govind Wildlife Sanctuary || Valley of Flowers National Park || Chandraprabha Wildlife Sanctuary || Nanda Devi National Park
|| Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary

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