Dehradun is rich in festivals and fairs, a fact travel guides never fail to point out.
Lakhawar, Jhanda, Tapkeshwar Mela and Lakshman Siddha are just a few of the many cultural and religious fairs and festivals held throughout the year. July is a good month for festivities.
Jhanda Fair is mainly celebrated by the Sikhs and the event is usually held in Guru Ram Rai Darbar and people from as far as Punjab, Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh come to celebrate this festival.
Tapakeshwar Fair is celebrated on Shivratri day. The place where the celebrations are held is called Tons, and this is located some 5km away from the main town of Dehradum.
Bissu Fair draws together people from different cultures and traditions, the venue for this festival is Jhanda ground which is near Chakrata.