List of Traditional Indian Fair | Mela List in India

Indian Mela List

Mela List in India: Traditional Indian fairs and festivals are mirrors of diverse Indian culture.  Millions of visitors attend these fairs each year. They offer a wonderful opportunity to experience the rich shades, flavors, and melodies of India. It is surprising to know that some of the famous fairs are continuing for more than a month. Some of the traditional fairs are of spiritual or cultural or religious importance. While some of them are for trade purposes. We are here to know about the significance of Traditional fairs in India. We will also get the list of Famous Fair (Mela) their location and duration.

Significance of Traditional Indian Fair

The Indian culture is deeply influenced by its traditional fairs. Each fair and festival are a unique celebration of regional traditions, customs, and beliefs. A variety of events like dancing, music, eating, and religious rites are seen at these fairs. These fairs provide a window into India’s rich cultural history. 

Traditional Indian Fairs (Mela) have profound spiritual religious and cultural significance and are celebrated all over India. These fairs are crucial in fostering cultural cohesion and solidarity among Indians from various communities and areas. We can frequently see people performing age-old rituals and traditions at these fairs.

List of Traditional Indian Fairs (Mela)

State Fairs/Mela Name District Month Duration
Assam Raasmela Dhubri  Nov 30 Days
  Netaji Mela Karimganj Jan 15 Days
  Rashmahotsav Nalbari Nov 11 Days
Andhra Pradesh Brahamotsavam Chittoor Sep/Oct 10 Days
  Netaji Mela Karimganj Jan 15 Days
Bihar Sonepur Mela Patna Nov 30 Days
  Sorath Mela Madhubani June 15 Days
  Vaisakh Purnima Gaya April/May 15 Days
  Shivratri Mela Hazaribagh Feb 15 Days
Gujarat Rajim Mela Raipur Feb 30 Days
  Navratri Fair Bansakantha Sep 10 Days
  Dussehra Mela Bastar Oct 7 Days
  Gokulasthami Fair Surat Aug 7 Days
  Somnath Fair Junagarh Nov 6 Days
  Lilipari Krama Fair Junagarh Nov 5 Days
  Shamlaji Fair Sabarkantha Nov 5 Days
  Vautha Fair Ahmedabad Nov 2 Days
Haryana Pihowa Mela Kurukshetra Mar 30 Days
  Pathri Mata Ka Mela Panipat Mar/July 30 Days
  Gangor Mela Sirsa April 3 Days
  Kapalmochan Mela Yamunanagar Nov 5 Days
  Surajkund Mela            Faridabad Feb 15 Days
  Kisan Mela Karnal Sep 9 Days
  Dehati Mela Kaithal Oct 7 Days
Himachal Pradesh Minjar Fair Chamba July 9 Days
  Dussehra Kullu Oct 10 Days
  Lavi Fair Rampur Nov 4 Days
  Renuka_fair Sirmur Nov 3 Days
J&K Jhiri Mela  Jhiri Nov  
Jharkhand Kolhaiya Mela   Nov  
  Kundri Mela   Nov  
Karnataka Dassara Mysore Oct 10 Days
  Dasara Fair Mysore Sep 28 Days
  Sangameswara Jatra Chitradurga Mar 7 Days
  Mahadeshwara Mela Mysore Nov 5 Days
  Havanoor Mela Dharwad Jan 3 Days
  Hampi Festival   Nov 3 Days
Kerala        Pooram Festival Trichur April 21 Days
  Onam Trivandrum Aug 10 Days
  Koratty Muthy Koratty Oct NA
  Makara Vilakku Malappuram Mar NA
  Chirappu Kottayyam Nov/Dec NA
  Feast of St Sebastain Ernakulam Jan NA
  Shivratri Ernakulam Feb/Mar NA
  Omallor Fair Ernakulam Mar NA
  Magara Jyoti Idukki Jan 10 Days
  Sri Sundareswar Kannur April NA
  Utsavam Malappuram Mar NA
  Kerala Village Fair Kovalam & Ernakulam Jan 10 days
Madhya Pradesh Ujjain Kumbh Mela Ujjain Once In 12 Yrs NA
  Kartik Mela Ujjain Nov 30 Days
  Gwalior Trade Fair Gwalior  Jan 30 Days
  Kadam Mela Tikamgarh Nov 15 Days
  Nimar Utsav    Nov 3 Days
Maharashtra Nashik Kumbh Mela Nashik Once In 12 Yrs NA
  Sharda Utsav Nagpur Oct/Nov 10 Days
  Ganesh Festival Sangli Aug/Sep NA
Orissa Dhanu Jatra Bargarh Jan 11 Days
    Rath Yatra Puri July 10 Days
  Joranda Mela Dhenkanal Feb 7 Days
  Bali Yatra Cuttack Oct 5 Days
  Chatar Yatra Kalahandi Oct 2 Days
Punjab Rural Olympics Ludhiana Jan/Feb 7 Days
  Hollah Mohllah Ropar  Mar 5 Days
  Baisakhi Bhatinda April 5 Days
  Ramteerth Mela Amritsar Nov 5 Days
  Sahidi Jod Mela Patiala Jan/Feb 4 Days
  Mag Mela Faridkot Jan 3 Days
  Sodal Mela Jalandhar Sep 2 Days
Rajasthan Ranisati Mela Jhunjhunu Aug 20 Days
  Kaila Devi Sawai Madhopur Mar 15 Days
  Urs Ajmer Oct 10 Days
  Pushkar Fair Ajmer Nov 10 Days
  Ramdevra Jaisalmer Oct 10 Days
  Dussehra Mela                 Kota  Oct 10 Days
  Nagaur Fair (Ramdeoji Cattle Fair) Nagaur  Jan 8 Days
  Mahavir Mela Sawai Madhopur Nov 7 Days
  Beneshwar Fair Dungerpur  Jan 5 Days
  Chanderbhaga Fair Jhalawar  Nov 5 Days
  Kaila Devi Fair  Sawai Madhopur Mar 3 Days
  Khetlaji Fair Bundi Aug 3 Days
  Khatu Shyam ji Sikar Feb 3 Days
  Marwar Festival Jodhpur Oct 2 Days
Tamil Nadu Peria Kirthigal Trupparankundram Oct/Nov NA
  Panimaya Matha Festival Tuticorin Aug 10 Days
  Eallazhagar Bannaral April/May NA
  Kundam Chikkaram- sampalayam Mar/April NA
Uttar Pradesh Kumbh Mela Haridwar Jan/April 3 Months 14 Days
  Kumbh Mela Allahabad Jan/March 60 Days
  Nauchandi Mela Meerut Mar/April 30 Days
  Nauchandi Mela Aligarh    Jan 30 Days
  Nauchandi Mela Muzaffarnagar April 30 Days
  Kailash Mela Agra Aug 30 Days
  Bateshwar Fair Agra Oct 21 Days
  Cattle Fair Balia Nov 15 Days
  Ramlila Mela Varanasi Oct/Nov 10 Days
  Barabanki Mela Barabanki Feb/Oct 10 Days
  Mahautsav Lucknow Nov 10 Days
  Sharvan Jhoola Faizabad July/Aug 7 Days
  Chitrakoot Ramlila Chitrakoot March 7 Days
  Makar Sankranti Allahabad Jan/Feb 7 Days
  Shivaratri Mela Kalahasti Feb 4 Days
  Ramnavami Mela Ayodhya April 4 Days

Traditional Indian fairs are a crucial component of the nation’s rich cultural heritage and give visitors a unique glimpse into the diverse Indian customs and traditions. These fairs are highly anticipated and enjoyed with great passion and excitement since they are not just about fun and festivities but also have significant spiritual and cultural importance. The incredible Kumbh Mela, Dussehra, the Pushkar Camel Fair, and other fairs provide an opportunity to experience India in all its authentic glory. Visitors can not only immerse themselves in India’s rich culture by attending these fairs, but they can also learn more about and develop a deeper understanding of the many different traditions and practices performed there. These fairs and festivals make India more beautiful.