Sonpur Mela also known as the Harihar Kshetra Mela is one of the biggest cattle fairs in India. The fair is a huge attraction for people to buy or sell elephants, horses, dogs, birds etc. It is amusing for people to see these animals at the banks of the river Ganga. The festival takes place in the month of November on the auspicious day of Kartik Purnima.
It is a month long fair usually and attracts a lot of population from around the nation. The Mela is a historical fair which date back to the time of the first ruler of India, Chadragupta Maurya, who took the opportunity of the fair to buy elephants and horses for his army.
21 November 2018 - 22 December 2018
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