Religious in Gujarat

Bhavnath Mela

Over five days in the month of Magha, this festival brings folk music and dancing and throngs of nagas (naked sadhus or spiritual men) to Bhavnath Mahadev Temple at Girnar Taleti in Junagadh. It marks the time when …
Dance in Gujarat


Navratri is celebrated India-wide, but Gujarat has made it its own. This nine-night long festival celebrates the feminine divinity in the forms of the goddesses Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati – particularly Durga’s sl…
Fair in Ahmedabad (Amdavad)

Vautha Fair

Each November, Gujarat’s largest livestock fair is held at Vautha, at the confluence of the Sabarmati and Vatrak Rivers, 50km south of Ahmedabad. Thousands of donkeys, camels and cows change hands, and some 25,000 p…
Cultural in Rajkot

Tarnetar Fair

In the month of Bhadra, the Trineteshwar Temple at Tarnetar, 65km north-east of Rajkot, hosts this colourful fair, an opportunity for tribal men and women to find spouses. Gujarat Tourism arranges accommodation for …
Cultural in Ahmedabad (Amdavad)


From 14 to 15 January, Ahmedabad hosts Uttarayan, a traditional kite festival that attracts international participants and is well worth the stiff neck, as visitors flood the city and kites fill the sky.
Dance in Modhera

Modhera Dance Festival

Around 20 January, the Sun Temple in Modhera is the scene for a three-day classical dance festival with dancers from all over India.
Religious in Gujarat

Kartik Purnima

Large fair at Somnath; Jain pilgrims flock to Shatrunjaya hill to celebrate the slaying of demons by Shiva.
Cultural in South of Vadodara

Dangs Darbar

An exuberant tribal festival held in the week before Holi.
Religious in Champaner & Pavagadh

Mahakali Festival

Pilgrims pay tribute to Kali at Pavagadh hill.