India, land of diverse culture is known for its colourful fairs and festivals, which showcases the traditions and customs of the country. Fairs and Festivals like Pushkar Cattle Fair, International Kite Festival, Mango Festival, Camel Festival, International Book Fair, Jaipur Literature Festival and much more attract tourists from all over the world. Among all these fairs and festivals, Gwalior Trade Fair has its own identity, which it still maintains from more than a century.
Initially started as Cattle Fair in 1905, Gwalior Trade Fair (Gwalior Vyapar Mela) now one of the main attraction of Northern India. Today, It has emerged as Biggest Fair of Madhya Pradesh. The Fair not popular in India but also attracts International tourists. People from all over India visit this event not only for shopping but also to experience the diverse culture. It is spread over an area of 104 acres and divided into several ‘blocks’ and ‘sectors’. Sellers from all over India participate in this trade fair to show its art and make from business from it. It is held in the month of January but from 2017 it is also held in June month also. Folk Dancers and singers give their performances in every evening which reflects their respective culture. Sectors like Electronic and Home Appliances, Automobile, Art and Craft, Sports, Health, Food, Clothes and appeals, Furniture, Stationery, cottage industry, leather goods, luggage, pottery, plastic goods to metal wares etc participate in Trade Fair. Gwalior Trade Fair is the confluence of Culture, Tourism, and Business.
Let’s Explore Gwalior Trade Fair
Shilp Bazaar (Handicraft): Artists like Weavers, Porters, Painters, Designers coming from all over India and present their art.
Electronics Sector: Big Electronic brands establish their showrooms and showcase their product range with very good discounts.
Automobile Sector: Companies demonstrates their products here. People can book here at discounted prices.
Luggage: Rucksack, Backpacks, Briefcase, bags etc all you can find here easily.
Sports Equipment: More than 50 sports equipment shops comes to Fair and sell products on very fair prices.
Utensils: ‘High Quality Low Prices’ Buy utensils and cutlery here
Clothing: From Socks to Coat or curtain to bed-sheet are available here.
Accessories: All type of Accessories you can easily find in trade fair.
Musical Instruments: Dholak, Drums, Guitar, Harmonium, Flute etc available here.
Hawkers: Roadside Hawkers who sell small but valuable things and earn from it.
Government Advertisements: Government promote their schemes and create awareness through advertisements.
Jhoola Sector: ‘Jhulas’ or amusement rides, circus, children’s train, magic shows, etc you thrill and adventure etc.
Kid Zone: Fairs or Mela always a charm for kids. Here, Mela offers a lot of things for kids.
Food Sector: You can find almost all variety of food in Fair. Chinese, Continental, South Indian, Punjabi, Fast Food, you can try here.
ATM: Various Banks establish their ATMS in Mela Campus during Fair.
Duration: 1st January to 15th February And 1st June to 30th June
How to Reach:
Airways: Nearest Airport is Gwalior (20 km) which is directly connected with New Delhi and Mumbai.
Railways: Gwalior Railway Station is directly connected with all major cities of India.
Roadways: You can reach Gwalior by bus or taxi from anywhere. Direct buses available from Agra, Mathura, New Delhi, Jaipur, Indore, Kanpur, Jhansi, Khajuraho etc.
Where to Stay: All categories of hotels available in Gwalior.