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Sonepur Mela Festival Tour 2018

25-1-2018
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Sonepur Mela Festival Tour 2018

Sonepur comes under the Saran district which is located in the northern part of Indian state Bihar. The Sonepur Mela is one of the popular fair of Bihar.  According to Hindu calendar month, It is organized every year in the month of Kartik (October-November) by the govt. of Bihar. The Sonepur mela is held on the bank of River Ganga.  This place is situated at a distance of approx. 25 km from the capital city Patna. This fair is also known as Harihar Kshetra Mela because it is celebrated in the remembrance of Baba Harihar Nath

 

About Harihar Nath Temple

 

Harihar Nath temple is located in Bihar. It is believed that this temple was built by Lord Rama, while going for the the Swayambar of Sita Mata (wife of lord Rama). People perform puja in this temple before going to Sonepur fair and take dip in river which is the meeting place of holy rivers Ganga and Gandak. 


 

Highlights and Attractions of Sonepur Mela

 

In ancient times, traders from as far as Central Asia used to come here for the trading of animals in Sonepur Cattle Fair.  Even today it is the biggest cattle fair of Asia and goes on from fifteen days to one month.

 


Another key attraction of this fair is the sighting of numerous decorated elephants lined up for the purpose of sale in the place called Haazi Bazaar.   A large number of Indian breed horses are also traded here. Enjoy performances of artists in Folk shows, games and stunt of jugglers Other interesting things are goods like handicrafts, local garments, toys, weapons, utensil, and agricultural tools, and local indian jewelry are available for sale through small stalls.

 

Sonepur fair is an ideal choice for traveler who wants to experience various aspects of rural India. 

 

What is date of Sonepur Mela 2018?

Tentative date is 14th November  2018

 

 

Sonepur Mela Festival Tour 2018

Accommodation and Facilities at Sonepur Mela?

 

Fully furnished Swiss cottages in Sonepur fair along with western toilets are set up by Govt. of Bihar state tourism. Options of small hotels and lodges are also available in Sonepur. 

 

How to reach Sonepur Mela?

 

Sonepur is easily accessible from Patna city which is around 25 km away.  Prepaid taxis run from Patna to  Sonepur.

  

By Air

Patna airport is 31 kms far away from Sonepur. From the airport, you can take prepaid taxi.

 

By Rail

Bboard a train to Patna or Hajipur station. After reaching there, you can take a bus/taxi/auto to reach Sonepur from Railway station.

 

By Road

Sonepur is well connected to major cities of India.

 

Explore More: Festival Tours of India and Pushkar Camel Fair Tour

 

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