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Traditional Festivals of Uttar Pradesh
Name of Festival
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015

Kumbh Mela
(Held every 12th year)/
Annual Magh Mela,
Allahabad

Main Dates

Main Dates

Main Dates
Kumbh Year

Main Dates

Main Dates

14 Jan.
19 Jan.
03 Feb.
08 Feb.
18 Feb.
03 March
09 Jan.
14 Jan.
23 Jan.
28 Jan.
07 Feb.
20 Feb.
14 Jan.
27 Jan.
10 Feb.
15 Feb.
25 Feb.
10 March
14 Jan.
16 Jan.
30 Jan.
04 Feb.
14 Feb.
28 Feb.
05 Jan.
14 Jan.
20 Jan.
24 Jan.
03 Feb.
17 Feb.

Kailash Fair, Agra

01 Aug

23 July

12 Aug.

28 July

17 Aug.

Ram Barat, Agra

24 Sept.

11 Oct.

30 Sept.

19 Sept.

08 Oct.

Gangaur Mela
Gokulpura/Moti Katra, Agra

06-07
April

25-26
March

13-14
April

02-03
April

22-23
March

Cattle Fair
Bateshwar (Agra)

28 Oct.
-10 Nov.

15-28
Nov

05-17
Nov.

25 Oct.-
06 Nov.

13Nov.-
25 Nov.

Latthamar Holi
Braj, Barsana, Nandgaon

15 March

02 March

21 March

10 March

27 March

Shri Krishna Janmashtami
Braj - Mathura/ Nandgaon

21 Aug.

10 Aug.

28 Aug.

17 Aug.

18 Aug.

Matki Meela, Braj - Barsana

10 Sep.

28 Sep.

17 Sep.

07 Sept.

26 Sept.

Nauchandi Mela, Meerut

27 March

18 March

07 April

30 March

15 March

Christian Fair- Begam Samru Basiliica Church, Sardhana, Meerut

12-13 March
12-13 Nov.

10-11 March
10-11 Nov.

09-10 March
09-10 Nov.

08-09 March
08-09 Nov.

07-08 March
07-08 Nov.

Garh Ganga Mela,
Garhmukteshwar

10 Nov.

28 Nov.

17 Nov.

06 Nov.

25-26 Nov.

Dashehra- Ramdal
Allahabad

01-06
Oct.

19-24
Oct.

09-14
Oct.

28 Sept.-
03 Oct.

17-22
Oct.

Ramayan Mela
Chitrakoot

03-07 March

20-24 Feb.

10-14 March

28 Feb.-
04 March

17-21 Feb.

Dhruoad Mela
Varanasi

28 Feb.
2 March

18-20
Feb

08-10
March

25-27
Feb.

15-17
Feb.

Sankat Mochan Music
Festival, Varanasi
22-26
April
10-14
April
29 April
03 May
19-23
April
08-12
April
Nakkataiya
Chetganj, Varanasi
16 Oct.
03 Nov.
23 Nov.
12 Oct.
30 Oct.
Kartik Purnima,
Dev Deepawali,
Varanasi
10 Nov.
28 Nov.
17 Nov.
06 Nov.
25 Nov.
Ram Leela
Ramnagar, Varanasi
11 Sept-
11 Oct.
29Sept.-
29 Oct.
18 Sept.-
18 Oct.
08 Sept.-
08 Oct.
27 Sept.-
27 Oct.
NavratraMela
Vindhyachal, Mirzapur
04-12 April 28
Sept-05 Oct.
23 March - 01
April 16-23 Oct.
11-20 March
05-1 3 Oct
31 March -08 April
25 Sept. - 03 Oct.
21-28 March
13-22 Oct.
Ram Navami, Ayodhya
12 April
01 April
20 April
08 April
28 March
Ramayan Mela, Ayodhya
29 Nov.
17 Dec.
07 Dec.
27 Nov.
16 Dec.
Shravan Jhula Mela
Ayodhya
01-13
Aug.
22 July-
02 Aug.
09-21
Aug.
30 July-
10 Aug.
17-29
Aug.
Govind Saheb Mela
Ambedkar Nagar
10-26
Dec.
14-28
Dec.
17-23
Dec.
23 Nov.-
06 Dec.
12-25
Dec.
Kichhauchha Sharief
Ambedkar Nagar
26-28 Nov.
14-16 Nov.
05-07 Nov.
25-27 Oct.
15-17 Oct.
Navratra Mela
Tulsipur, Balrampur
04-12 April
28 Sept.-05 Oct.
23 March-01 April
16-23 Oct.
11-20 April
20-28 Sept.
31 March-08 April
25 Sept. - 03 Oct.
21-28 March
13-22 Oct.
Deva Mela
Deva-Sharief, Barabanki
15 Oct.
02 Nov.
26 Oct.
11 Oct.
30 Oct.
Makar Sankranti-Khichari;
Mela
, Gorakh Nath, Gorakhpur
14 Jan.
14 Jan.
14 Jan.
14 Jan.
14 Jan.
Tarkulha Mela, Gorakhpur
07 April
01 April
08 April
08 April
07 April
Dadari Mela, Ballia
10 Nov.
28 Nov.
17 Nov.
06 Nov.
25 Nov.
   
     
Festivals Organised by Uttar Pradesh Tourism
   

 

Name of Festival
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015

Taj Mahotsav, Agra

18-27 Feb.

18-27 Feb.

18-27 Feb.

18-27 Feb.

18-27 Feb.

Buddha Mahotsav
Kushi Nagar

18 Feb.

07 Feb.

25 Feb.

14 Feb.

03 Feb.

Buddha Mahotsav
Sarnath, Shravasti, Kaushambi, Sankisa

17 May

06 May

25 May

14 May

04 May

Kajari Mahotsav
Mirzapur

27-28 Aug.

27-28 Aug.

27-28 Aug.

27-28 Aug.

27-28 Aug.

Shopping Festival
NOIDA

14-23 Oct.

02-11 Nov.

18-27 Oct.

10-1 9 Oct.

30 Oct.-
08 Nov.

Ganga Water Rally
Allahabad, Varanasi

11-14 Nov.

30Nov.-
03 Dec.

18-21 Nov.

07-10 Nov.

26-29 Nov.

Ganga Mahotsav
Varanasi

06-09 Nov.

24-27 Nov.

13-1 6 Nov.

03-05 Nov.

22-24 Nov.

Ayurveda Jhansi
Mahotsav
, Jhansi

19-25 Nov

19-25 Nov.

19-25 Nov.

19-25 Nov.

19-25 Nov

Lucknow Mahotsav
Lucknow

25 Nov.
to 5 Dec

25 Nov.
to 5 Dec

25 Nov.
to 5 Dec

25 Nov.
to 5 Dec

25 Nov.
to 5 Dec

Buddha Mahotsav
Kapilvastu

29-31 Dec.

29-31 Dec.

29-31 Dec.

29-31 Dec.

29-31 Dec.

   
     
           
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SHOPPING FESTIVAL GANGA WATER RALLY
The Shopping Festival, oraganised at the State's prominent industrial hub NOIDA, is undoubtedly a mega show of art, Craft and Cusine. Due to its proximity to the metropolitan city Delhi, the Shopping Festival has emerged as a popular annual event among the tou rists and artisans.
Soul soaking 4day expedition touching the historical cities of Allahabad-Vindhyachal-Mirzapur-hunar-Varanasi. Water Sports Festival, an event of international repute, is a novel expression to salute the immortal spirituality of the divine Ganga.
           
   
For More Information & Reservation
   
Take a festive break in Uttar Pradesh; discover a fascinating Indian State through a series of colourful fairs and festivals (Mahotsavas) showcasing the culture, art-craft & cuisine. Let Uttar Pradesh Tourism play host to your festive spirit in the historic cities of Agra, Lucknow, Chunar and Jhansi; in the age old revered pilgrim towns of Varanasi, Prayag (Allahabad), Ayodhya, Vindhyachal, Mathura-Vrindavan, Barsana, Nandgaon & in Buddhist centers like Kapilvastu (Piprahwa), Sarnath, Sravasti, Sankisa, Kaushambi and Kushinagar.
 
Please Contact
   
 
U.P. Tourism offices at -
   
           
    Agra : (0562) 2226431    
    Allahabad : (0532) 2408873    
    Varanasi : (0542) 2505033    
    Lucknow : (0522) 2304870    
    Jhansi : (0510) 2441267    
    Gorakhpur : (0551) 2335450    
    Delhi : (011) 23711296,23350048    
    Mumbai : (022) 22155082,22185458    
    Chandigarh : (0172) 2707649,2713988    
    Chennai : (044) 28283276    
    Ahmedabad : (079) 26564245, 26560752    
    Kolkata : (033) 22306798,22307855    
    Lucknow : (0522) 2612659,2615005    
 
 
 
LUCKNOW MAHOTSAV
 
Relive the culture and glory of a great historic city-Lucknow and experience the splendours of Awadh at the Lucknow Mahotsav. Enjoy fun-filled days and exotic evenings full of traditional crafts, cuisines, music and dance.
 
 
 
KUMBH MELA
 
Hailed as the world's largest congregation of devotees held at Prayag i.e., Allahabad on the banks of holy Sangam every 12th year. Second only to Kumbh in sanctity is the Ardh Kumbh celebrated every 6th year, whereas Magh Mela is held annually. Millions of devotees from across the world come on these occasions.
 
 
 
GANGA MAH0TSAV
 
Varanasi, one of the oldest^ving cities in the world, is situated on the banks of Ifee holy Ganga. Here, every year the glory of this sacred river is celebrated by devotees and visitors alika It Is a festival of traditional events, especially junique DEV DEEPAWALI so fascinating tMat if needs to be experienced to realise hpw vibrant such celebration can be!
 
 
 
BUDDHA MAHOTSAV
 
Buddha Mahotsav bring you face to face with the fascinating Buddhist traditions preserved in this Land of Buddha. At Kapilvastu (Piprahwa) Lord Buddha spent his childhood; at Sarnath, he elivered his first sermon while at Shravasti, he passed 27 monsoons. At Sankisa he showed his divine miracles and at Kushinagar he attained Mahaparinirvana.
 
 
 
TAJ MAHOTSAV
 
Experience the art and culture of Uttar Pradesh with the Taj Mahal forming a fascinating backdrop to it all. During the festival, don't forget to indulge in the tempting cuisine, craft expositions and sight-seeing tours organised specially for you
 
 
 
KAJARI MAHOTSAV
 
Kajari Mahotsav is one of the Amous festivals of Vindhya region held at Mirzapjur near Varanasi. 'Kajari' derived from the Hindi word Kajara or Kohl, is a genre of Indian classical music popular in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
 
 
 
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