Fairs and Festivals in Dehradun




Fairs and festivals in Dehradun is a unique characteristic of the region. It is actually a land full of fairs and festivals. Fairs and festivals in Dehradun, has its indigenous fairs and festivals, which pass on as a heritage through generations. During these days, the holy places takes the form of celebrations and happiness. Fairs and festivals in Dehradun is not merely a signature of its culture but is also a mirror of its social as well as economic profiles. These celebrations attract people from all parts of the globe.

Fairs and festivals in Dehradun include mainly the following:

  • Jhanda Fair
  • Tapkeshwar Fair
  • Laxmansidh Fair
  • Bissu Fair
  • Mahasu Devta Fair
  • Shaheed Veer Kesri Chandra Fair
Jhanda Fair is one of the many fairs and festivals in Dehradun. This fair is chiefly celebrated by the Sikhs. The venue of the fair is always the historic Guru Ram Rai Darbar. Many religious minded people come here from Punjab, Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and so on.

Tapakeshwar Fair is celebrated in Tapakeshwar. It is a place situated on the eastern bank of the river Tons. It is almost 5 kilometers away from the proper township of Dehradun. There is a good means for transport. It is one of the fairs and festivals in Dehradun which is held on the day of Shivratri.

Bissu Fair is held at Jhanda ground near Chakrata. This fair portrays a tribal fair thereby exhibiting their traditional cultures.

Mahasu Devta's Fair is chiefly a tribal fair. This fair is held at Hanol. The fair is celebrated in August



Last Updated on 14 March 2013