Festivals in Champawat

The people of Champawat see the spirit of gratitude towards their fairs and festivals. Their hearts and eagerness to protect and preserve the environment is worth applauding.

Champawat Fairs and Festivals are a way of life, the people of the state always rejoice at small and major successes, always enjoying the abundance of nature and cultivating the relations of unconditional love.

Bagwal Fair (Devidhura)
Sunderdhunga Trek Image Source

Every year on Rakhsha Bandhan a very unusual fair, which attracts people from Kumaon, Nepal and even from other places is held in Devidhura in Maa Barahi Devi Temple. In this Unique Festival, there are two groups formed at the temple of people who dance and sing while throwing stones at each other, andoth group has a wooden shield to protect themselves from stone.

Vat Savitri Vrat
Sunderdhunga Trek Image Source

The Vat Savitri Vrat is celebrated by the women of Uttarakhand with great passion and devotion. Women fast for the day on the occasion of Vat Savitri. They remember Savitri’s enthusiasm, a woman who fought against Death. The Lord of Death, Yama, was forced with her will to give life to Satyavan, her husband. Women pray to Banyan tree or Vat and to Savitri for the well-being of their Husband.

Purnagiri Fair
Sunderdhunga Trek Image Source

Purnagiri Hill is 20 km from Tanakpur and is located on top of the Hill. It’s on the right shore of the Kali River. A series of trade shows take place here during Navratras when many devotees from around the city come to worship the Devi Purnagiri. The fair begins at Vishuva Sankranti and lasts about 40 days.

Gaura Festival
Sunderdhunga Trek Image Source

The festival is mainly focused on adoring the Gauri Goddess. It is supposed to give them long-living and health after the completion of their worship at the temple, these fasting women return home and bless with Biruda. The debt dance is part and parcel of the festival, where participants have their hands and form a circle as they enter into traditional music. Deuda dance is an important part of the festivities where people hold their hands and form a circle when they move into traditional music.

Champawat City Overview

Located in: Kumaon

Nearest Railway Station: Tanakpur

Nearest Airport: Pantnagar Airport

Best Month to Visit: April to June

Avg. Annual Temperature: 24.6 °C

Famous for: Ancient Temples, Scenic Views and Reetha Sahib Gurudwara

Champawat Tourist Guide
Get Directions

Places to Visit in Champawat

Champawat is quiet and Serene place in the state of Uttarakhand. This district contains many amazing less known places. Below are some Quite and Decent places you should must visit in Champawat.

Gurudwara Shri Reetha Sahib

Gurudwara Shri Reetha Sahib

Abbott Mount

Abbott Mount

Mayawati Ashram

Mayawati Ashram

Banasur Ka Kila

Banasur Ka Kila

Baleshwar Temple

Baleshwar Temple

Vivekananda Ashram

Vivekananda Ashram

Most Recent Blogs

Almora: The Cultural Heart of Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand Jagar Ritual

Jagar is a ritualised style of worshipping the 33 koti Devi Devta that is performed in Uttarakhand's hills, both in Kumaon and Garhwal. Jagar is a rite in which gods and local

Almora: The Cultural Heart of Uttarakhand
Vimalkot Temple in Dhaulchina Almora

The temple of Vimala Devi is claimed to have been built around 15 centuries ago during the Afghan and Mughal Empires. Jageshwar is located at the top of the highway

Almora: The Cultural Heart of Uttarakhand
Camping in Rishikesh and Jageshwar

Camping under the stars in the lap of nature and breathing in fresh air are lovely to many people and spending a few days amongst the crude beauty of nature