Sonpur Mela

Sonepur Mela, is one of Asia's largest cattle fairs, organized at the confluence of two mighty rivers, the Ganga and Gandak. Popular since ancient eras for the trading of livestock, this month-long event takes place on the auspicious occasion of Kartik Purnima in the month of November.Hindu devotees flock to the area for a holy dip in River Ganga and Gandak and offer prayers at the Harihar Nath....
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The yearly fair combines the selling of a wide variety of animals with interesting bazaars, consisting of handicraft stalls, clothes, utensils, agricultural machines etc. along with amusement rides, and circus performances. The main attractions are the artistically decorated elephants, which are a spectacle to behold.

Organized By

Department of Tourism, Government of Bihar
Ranjan Kumar
Department of Tourism, Government of Bihar, Old Secretariat, Patna-800015, Bihar, India

How to reach

The nearest airport is Jay Prakash Narayan Airport, which is 25 KMs away.
The nearest convenient railway station is Patna Junction, which is 24 KMs away.
The nearest major city is Patna, which is 27.1KMs away.
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8 Nov 2022 - 8 Dec 2022

10:00 AM - 11:55 PM




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