Festivals and Events in Nainital

Nainital, a picturesque hill station on the foothills of the Uttarakhand Himalayas, is more than a beautiful town. It is one with a deep reverence to mythology, religion and nature. That’s why there are many festivals and events in Nainital every year, to add to your holiday.If you’d like to sign up for Nainital packages that falls around the dates of a festival, get in touch with SOTC, or even explore our other Uttarakhand Tour Packages.

Also known as Makar Sankranti, this January festival draws visitors from near and far. They come mostly to attend the town’s renowned fair, as well as the nearby town of Ranibagh that holds its own fair.

This is the Nainital festival that celebrates the coming of spring. The end of winter is a joyous occasion, with locals dressing up in their colourful best to sing songs of praise and come together to welcome the new season.

This popular and pretty local event is celebrated on first of March every year. On this day, young girls from the town venture out to forage the first flowers of the season. These are then displayed in front of their houses.

In honour of the goddess of Uttarakhand, Nanda Devi, September sees Nainital hold one of its most famed devotional fairs. Townsfolk and worshippers from afar all congregate to seek blessings.

This Nainital festival marks the harvest season, when the women sow seven different grains. In the month Navratri, the celebration’s importance in heightened. The town also organises a fair just on the eve of the day, for the community and its visitors to enjoy.

Experience the cultural flair of this beautiful lake city at its annual winter fair, held every October. All aspects of folk heritage are beautifully displayed, and you leave with a truly memorable experience.

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