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Sonpur Festival Bihar

Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights
Activities: Visit Darbanga, Muzaffarpur, Sonpur, Delhi
Regions: North India,North East India
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Patna - Darbanga - Madhubani - Muzaffarpur - Sonpur -Patna - Delhi
Best Time: January, February, March, October, November, December

Overview

Sonepur Mela is one of the Asia’s largest cattle fair. It is held on Kartik Poornima (the full moon day) in the month of November in Sonepur, Bihar, on the confluence of river Ganges and Gandak. It is also known as Harihar Kshetra Mela and it attracts visitors from all over Asia. Till date, it is the biggest cattle fair of Asia and stretches on from fifteen days to one month.

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Day 1: Arrive-Delhi

We welcome you to the land of culture and heritage, where hospitality is way of life. You will be transferred to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 2: Delhi-Patna-Darbanga

Morning after a relaxed breakfast transfer to the Airport to board flight to Patna. You will be received upon your arrival and transfer to Darbhanga while visiting some villages en route. Upon arrival check in at the Hotel for Overnight.

Day 3: Darbanga - Madhubani - Muzaffarpur

Morning after breakfast drive down to Muzaffarpur while visiting MADHUBANI to see Mithila Paintings. Visit Village like Rathi, Jitwapuri, Rashidpur etc. and visit the houses where Mithila Painting is done. Post visit continue drive to Muzaffarpur. Upon arrival check-in at hotel overnight stay.

Day 4: Muzaffarpur

Morning after breakfast drive down to Sonepur while visiting some villages en route. Upon arrival, check-in at the cottages of Bihar Tourism Development Corporation(BSTDC). In the afternoon exploring festival area. Overnight stay at Sonepur.

Day 5: Sonpur

Full day to witness Sonepur Festival (It is said that the due to the shouting of spectators as "Kaun Hara, Kaun Hara" (Who is defeated) the bank is named as "Konhara". The famed cattle fair is held at Sonepur, in Northern Bihar on the banks of the River Ganga. It is one Of the Asia's largest cattle fair. The full moon day of the month of Kartik (November) is regarded as one of the most auspicious days for the Hindus. Sonepur situated on the confluence of the holy rivers Ganga and Andak, has the reverence of a blessed ground and lasts for a fortnight. In ancient times the Royal Rajahs and Nawabs used to camp here. The Sonpur Fair has unique and historical importance only one of its kind where a large number of elephants are sold. These are purchased mainly by forest departments. Apart from elephants, a large number of cattle and horses are also brought to the fair for sale. Various folk shows, games and jugglers can be seen in the fair and also visit the Street stall and Baba Hariharnath temple.

Day 6: Sonpur - Patna - Delhi

Morning after breakfast proceed to visit animal market etc of Sonepur mela.Later drive down to Patna airport to board flight to Delhi . On arrival at Delhi transfer to hotel hotel for overnight stay.

Day 7: Delhi-Depart

Morning after relaxed breakfast proceed to explore old Delhi area covering Chandni Chowk market etc. Later proceed to International Airport to board flight for onward destination.

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