Sonepur Elephant Mela in Bihar, India

Sonepur cattle fair

The annual Sonepur Fair in Bihar is known for Asia’s largest Cattle Fairs. It is regarded as the vibrant rural fair, which is a perfect blend of spirituality with elephants, horses, birds and cattle. It is organized during the scared festival called Kartik Purnima of Hindus. This is the time when the Hindu devotees take a bath during early morning time inside the river and keep doing the same for a month. Besides, this fair is more popular for the cattle of different breed and species including elephant, monkey, birds and other animals. Also, during the fair, you can find street magicians, snack stalls, spiritual gurus, circus performers, theatre, handicraft and amusement rides. Let’s focus on the elephant mela for which it is famous for: (more…)

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Pushkar- the fairest fare of them all

Pushkar- the fairest fare of them all

Located in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan, the sacred city of Pushkar is counted amongst the five sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites. One of the most ancient destinations in the country, the city derives its name from the famous Pushkar Lake. The city is mythological very significant as some believe that it was the abode of Shiva, whereas others say that Lord Brahma created it. Other than the sacred lakes, and eye-catching temples, the city is also eminent for the Pushkar fair Rajasthan. The fair takes place between October to November and is very popular for its camels, festivities, religious fervor and the famous cattle fair Rajasthan. (more…)

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