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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the popular festivals and events hosted in Nainital?

Kapil Gumasta DEC 10 2012
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Named after a lake, this beautiful lake town of Nainital is in a celebratory mood throughout the year. With umpteen festivals and events crowding the festivity calendar, Nainital is pleasantly energetic and lively.
Anyone and everyone can be part of these festivals and events. Participate, rejoice and enjoy zesty Nainital with unbound fervour and enthusiasm.

  • Sharadotsav

    The most celebrated event in Nainital, Sharadotsav caters to an astounding footfall of tourists. Fun and excitement envelope the city as cultural programs are performed with much energy and ardour. Music shows, traditional dances and exhibitions displaying the locals art and crafts of the city are highly visited by tourists. Popular with foreign tourists, the event is a mix of cultural shows, rhythmic dances, harmonious songs and various theatrical performance. Indulge yourself in pure merriment and treat yourself to this joyous gala.

  • Nanda Devi

    One of the biggest fairs in Nainital, Nanda Devi mela is celebrated in various regions of Kumaon. Established by Baj Bahadur Chand, the festival begins in the month of September, as it symbolises the onset of Autumn. Celebrated with much enthusiasm and excitement, the whole town comes together to honour Goddesses Nanda and Sunanda with beautiful rituals and practices.
    Holding religious and cultural significance, the festival is witness to numerous visitors from all over the country. Along with myriad folk dances and melodious music performances, the local artists also showcase the rich cultural inheritance of Nainital.
    Join in and revel in some lively celebrations.

  • Phool Dei

    If you happen to visit Nainital during the months of March or April, you are in for a fragrant surprise. The beautiful festival of Phool dei is symbolic of the close ties shared amongst people in Nainital. A traditional celebration where teenage girls lay flowers of the season on the doorway of every house in the village. You will be witness to a flowery city with colourful petals adorning every house. The fresh flowers bring in fortune and success throughout the year. Filled with excitement and naive enthusiasm, the festival has a warm charm to it.

  • Garjia Devi

    Celebrated to honour Goddess Garjia Devi, this colourful festival takes places on Kartik Poornima at Garjia Devi Temple. Innumerable followers throng Nainital to have a sight of the splendid Goddess Garjiadevi. Locals adorn and worship the deity with immense faith and devotion during this spiritual fair. One of the main religious festivals in Nainital, the fair witnesses a plethora of cultural and traditional activities.

Join in the festivities of Nainital and treat yourself to an enriching dose of cultural activities. Offering an enlightening sneak peak into the life and way of the locals, these celebrations bring together different people and ideas.

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