Dehradun Trade Fair “Biggest Exhibition in Doon”
Dehradun is well known for hosting the biggest trade expo in the state. In which tradesmen from all across the country come under one roof to showcase their goods, representing the culture of their state. Individual stalls are allotted to the traders hailing from different states, so they can sell their articles to the potential buyers.
Some of the famous trade fairs that take place in Dehradun are the Handloom Mela, Pashu Mela, Krishi Mela, Tech Fair, Winter Carnival, and Book Fair which is quite popular among the literati. Many stalls from Uttarakhand and other neighbouring states steal the limelight. Some of which are from Himachal, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Jammu Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal.
Popular items to look for at Dehradun Trade Fair:
The rich ethnic weaves and prints from different states of India are the star attraction of Handloom Fair. An array of hand weaved sarees like Banarasi sarees, Kota Silk sarees, Kanjeevaram sarees, Muga Silk sarees, Bengali sarees, and Cotton sarees etc. are exhibited here.
Fruit juices and jams, and Woolen garments from Uttarakhand like Pahadi topi, coat, jacket, sweater, and gloves are bought by many to resist the biting cold.
Grains and pulses from Uttarakhand like Mandua and Rajma of Uttarkashi are some of the food items that you must buy from here. Famous goods from other states include the Pashmina shawls from Jammu Kashmir, pickles from Rajasthan and Chikankari suit from Uttar Pradesh.
Himalayan Culture is promoted at Dehradun Trade Fair:
Every year many trade shows take place in Parade Ground, Dehradun. Regional artists from Uttarakhand are invited to perform for the audience. Famous Pahadi folk singers like Preetam Bhartwan and many others have graced the fair by their melodious presence. If you love folk music, then you must visit here to listen to some of the famous Pahadi songs in regional dialects like Garhwali, Kumaoni, and Jaunsari.
Things to do at Dehradun Trade Fair:
The visitors can partake in a number of activities at Dehradun Trade Fair. One can find several stalls that sell handicraft items, garments, shawls, jewellery pieces, footwear, decorative items, paintings, household products, eatables etc.
You can either window shop or indulge in a shopping spree. Young, adults and kids enjoy visiting here. There is a separate kids-proof area for your little one to enjoy. Several swings like Merry-go-round, Giant Wheel, Kiddie Rides, Kids Bouncer, and many others are installed here for the children to play together.
Food at Trade Fair:
Food stalls and buffets at Trade Fair entice the connoisseur with its tempting aroma to treat their jaded taste buds. If you are a traveller or are new in town, then you must try the lip-smacking Pahadi cuisines served here.
The flavours of Garhwali and Kumaoni dishes will steal your heart. Other than this you can also try the chocolate and fruit paan, which makes its stellar appearance at the stall located on the entrance.
Check out which Trade Fair is currently running in Dehradun:
Date and Timings of 2019 Handloom Trade Fair in Dehradun
Date: 24 December 2018 to 9 January 2019
Timings: 11: 30 am to 10 pm
Note: Details of the upcoming Trade Fairs in Dehradun will be updated soon.
How to reach here:
Trade Fair is held at Dehradun Parade Ground located in the city centre. Dehradun is well connected to major cities like Delhi, Punjab, Lucknow, Kanpur, Haridwar, Rishikesh etc. with a swift network of roads. Regular, Deluxe and Volvo buses run from Kashmere Gate, ISBT Delhi to Dehradun.
You can take the Vikram no. 5 (local auto) from ISBT Dehradun to reach here. Dehradun railway station at 2 km away is the nearest railhead and Jolly Grant airport at 28 km away is the closest airport from here. Taxis to Parade Ground are easily available from Jolly Grant airport.