|Festivals of Uttaranchal
For the people of Uttaranchal life in the hilly terrains is a tough one and to make this life interesting, the people of hills celebrate festivals and fairs. These fairs and festivals add spice in their lives making it easier for them to carry on with their tough lives. Festivals in Uttaranchal are there for almost every occasion. Destination India Tourism offers online information on festivals and fairs of Uttaranchal.
The festivals of Uttaranchal are colorful and rich in culture. Besides the local festivals people of Uttaranchal celebrate major Indian festivals also. The fairs and festivals in Uttaranchal are linked to their social or economic activities.
Uttaranchal has two main divisions called the Garhwal and Kumaon and though most of the festivals are common some of the festivals are distinctive of the region.
Important Festivals in Uttaranchal:
Harela and Bhitauli
Olgia or Ghee Sankranti
Ganga Dusshera or Dasar
Nanda Devi Rajat
Fairs in Uttaranchal:
Jauljibi and Thal Fairs
Somnath (Masi) Fair
Bagwal (Devidhura) Fair
Nanda Devi Fair.
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