The true spirit of gratitude in the people of Uttarakhand can be witnessed during the fairs and festivals. Despite all the changes that have taken place in society over the years, it is the cultural and religious fairs and festivals that have kept the people united in the state. In fact, tourism in Uttarakhand comes even more alive during the fairs and festivals offering the travellers an opportunity to capture the colours of the state and learn about the popular as well as unheard rituals and traditions.
The two regions of Uttarakhand, Garhwal and Kumaon enjoys a number of fairs and festivals throughout the year. Fairs to witness in Uttarakhand include Sharadotsav, Gindi Mela, Baikunth-Chaturdashi Mela, Gauchar Mela, Hariyali Devi Mela, Nanda Raj-Jat, Nanda Devi, Binsar Mela, Uttarayni. The much-celebrated festivals in the state include Auli Festival, Dikar Puja, Bhitauli, Harela, Olgia or Ghee Sankranti, Kandali, Hilljatra, Basant Panchami, Phool Dei, Batsavitri, Ganga Dusshera, Ghughutia, Khatarua, Ghuian Ekadashi, Kumaoni Holi, and Janopunyu.
Besides, the grandest of all celebrations is seen in Kumbha Mela which is held every 12 years in Haridwar. A trip to Uttarakhand during any of these fairs and festivals let the tourists witness the zeal of locals preparing for the festivities and greeting each other with pure hearts and love.
Ans: Fairs and Festivals can be witnessed throughout the year in Uttarakhand. However, a trip can be planned according to which fairs and festivals you would like to attend.
Ans: Phool Dei is the harvest festival of Uttarakhand which is celebrated in both Kumaon and Garhwal regions of Uttarakhand.
Ans: The Kumbha Mela is held every 12 years in Haridwar.
Ans: There are a plethora of fairs and festivals that can be witnessed in Uttarakhand in both Garhwal and Kumaon regions. Of all, some of the fairs include Sharadotsav, Gindi Mela, Baikunth-Chaturdashi Mela, Gauchar Mela, Hariyali Devi Mela, Nanda Raj-Jat, Nanda Devi, Binsar Mela, Uttarayni. And some of the festivals celebrated in the state are Auli Festival, Dikar Puja, Bhitauli, Harela, Olgia or Ghee Sankranti, Kandali, Hilljatra, Basant Panchami, Phool Dei, Batsavitri, Ganga Dusshera, Ghughutia, Khatarua, Ghuian Ekadashi, Kumaoni Holi, and Janopunyu.
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