Minjar Mela Chamba

Information About Minjar Mela, Chamba

Minjar Mela Chamba


Minjar Mela is a main fair of Chamba peoples. Minjar Mela got the accreditation of International Fair and it is one of the famous fair in Himachal Pardesh.The fair is celebrated on the second day of the month of Shravan according to the Hindu calendar. This comes in last week of July and duration of the fair is 7 days. Minjar is a name of maize flower. The fair is organized when the young paddy and maize shoots emerge from the soil, thus to celebrate the harvesting season of maize, this fair is celebrated.In this fair people generally wear silk costumes and there is always a stalk of Minjar attached to it.

Main Attractions:

1. Exhibitions

2. Sports Compitions

3. Shops

4. Night Musical Programmes.

5. Enjoy Rides.

6. Tibetian Market

Location: The Minjar Mela is held at the center of main city of Chamba in a ground called Chaugan

How to Reach:

By Air: Nearest Airports are:

1. Gaggal, Kangra : About 180Kms from Chamba (Direct Flight available from Delhi Airport)
2. Pathankot : About 135Kms from Chamba

By Train: Nearest Railway Station is Chakki Bank / Pathankot , about 135Kms from Chamba

By Road: Well Connected by road from all major cities like, Kangra, Pathankot, Jammu

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