Numerous fairs and festivals are celebrated all over Uttaranchal every year. In the Kumaon hills, the festivals celebrated are :
Shravan Mela (Jageshwar)
Gananath Mela (Almora)
Dwarahat Mela (Almora)
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Kasar Devi Mela (Almora)
This picturesque part of town is the venue for fairs held twice a year during the summer and winter months. Swami Vivekananda came to Almora and meditated in a small cave at Kasar Devi.
Nanda Devi Mela
Nanda Devi Melas are held at Almora, Nainital, Nauti, Dandidhara, Munsyari and Ranikhet, of which the Almora and Roopkund fairs are the most famous. At Almora, thousands of people take part in a procession carrying the dola of Nanda Devi. The Nanda Devi temple of Almora built during the reign of Raja Udhyot Chand, is the venue for the three day long Nanda Devi Fair. Of great religious and cultural significance, it is held at Nanda Devi Temple in September to commemorate the memory of Goddesses Nanda and Sunanda. It is said to have started in Kumaon during the reign of Raja Kalyan Chand in the 16th Century.
Information: Courtesy Government of India
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