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Fairs and Festivals in Uttar Pradesh

Cultural state of Uttar Pradesh hosts numerous fairs and festivals of various religions, cults and cities. State of Uttar Pradesh has undergone the drift of various religions, cults and dynasties; inherited the riches of each culture and retained the monumental heritage of theirs. Travelling in the state of Uttar Pradesh, killing miles you will witness impeccable amalgamation of various culture, religious shrines, monuments, festivals and fairs. Cities like Allahabad and Varanasi are epitome of Hindu faith and pilgrim. Similarly Ayodhya and Mathura-Vrindavan stand significant from historic, religious and cultural point of view for the Hindus and attract tourists from all around the world. Totally different from these destinations, cities like Lucknow, Agra and Kanpur reflect the opulence and sophistication of Mughals, Nizams, Sultans, etc. So many cults, cultures and religious celebrating their traditions make the state an epitomic land of fairs and festivals. This is how, Uttar Pradesh has unlimited surprises and delights to offers travelers.

Fairs and Festivals in Uttar PradeshSo diverse being the appeal of each city and destination of Uttar Pradesh, each city has its own thriving cultural heritage, ideally displayed in its various festivals and fairs. For the travelers planning a visit to any of the destinations in the state of Uttar Pradesh is to time your trip with the popular festival or fair of that city, which would give the most enriched experience of their culture, customs and traditions. When visiting the soulful land of Uttar Pradesh which is both holy and romantic, why not witness its magnificence and essence attending the festivals and fairs.


The best way to explore and live the culture and lifestyle of any foreign-land or new city is to participate in its festivals. Joy, customs and rituals associated with any festival is the most ideal reverberation of the nature and lifestyle of the inhabitants. Every exquisite display of their inheritance and mind-set can be seen in the celebration of festivals.

Main Religious Festivals of the state of Uttar Pradesh:
Other religious festivals of Uttar Pradesh are:

City Festivals & Uttar Pradesh Tourism Festivals

Vivacious culture of Uttar Pradesh is reflected in the exalted tradition of celebrating the culture, heritage and essence of various cities as an annual festival. Initiated by UP Tourism Department, the major city festivals of Uttar Pradesh include:


More than 2000 fairs are held in various parts of the state, every year. Cities which host the maximum number of these fairs are Mathura-Vrindavan, Agra, Chirakoot, Allahabad, Varanasi, Jhansi, Ayodhya, Hamispur and Fatehpur. Major Fairs or Melas to Attend in Uttar Pradesh include:
Last updated : January 21, 2016