Purnagiri Mela

On the Annapurna range, the temple of Shri Purnagiri organises the Purnagiri Mela in Uttarakhand on Navratri. These ranges offer exceptional scenic beauty. The temple is situated at a distance of 20 kilometer from Tanakpur, on the right bank of the river Kali in the district of Champawat.

Tunyas is 17 kilometer away and from there, a 3-kilometer trek leads to Purnagiri Temple, the site of Purnagiri Mela at Uttarakhand. One can observe a huge rush due to this fair in the market of Tanakpur.

Throughout the year, a number of fairs take place here during the Navaratris of Paush and Chaitra, when devotees come here in a large number from surrounding areas to have a darshan and worship the Goddess Purnagiri. Every year, a fair is organized on Vishuwat Sankranti, which continues for about forty days. Next to the Holi festival, the longest fair of Kumaon. Purnagiri Mela of Uttarakhand attracts a large number of pilgrims. An innumerable number of people visit the shrine on these days. Purnagiri Devi temple is one of the 108 Siddha Peeths, which adds to the popularity of the fair.

How to Attend: Purnagiri Mela takes place at Champawat, which is easily accessible.
  • By Air: The nearest airport is located at Pant Nagar at a distance of 206 kilometer.

  • By Rail: The nearest railhead is situated at Kathgodam at a distance of 180 kilometer.

  • By Road: Bageshwar can be communicated from all the major towns of the state of Uttaranchal. At Champawat, taxis are available as local means of transport.
Where to stay to attend Purnagiri Mela: To attend Purnagiri Mela, it is most convenient to stay at Champawat. Some names of accommodation at Champawat are:
  • P.W.D. Inspection House
  • Forest Rest House
  • District Board Dak Bungalow
  • Tourist Rest House

Last Updated on 4 March 2013



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