Bateshwar Cattle Fair
Bateshwar Temple (Nivalink Trip Dated - 31 January 2010)
Bateshwar Fair is a renowned Cattle Fair around Bateshwar Temples (70 kms South of Agra) that provides a rare and authentic glimpse into the heart of rural India.
The ancient temple complex at Bateshwar consists of more than a hundred temples built along the banks of the river Yamuna, dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva. Bateshwar has long been celebrated for its annual fair. Although the origins of this historic fair are religious and of immense significance in the Hindu calendar, the fair is also of great commercial importance and is renowned as the 2nd largest animal fair in the country.
A large number of horses, camel and cattle are traded over a week of hectic activity. The fair is a great attraction to Inbound traveller who can see the real India in a form that is much more original than the much hyped Pushkar Mela in Pushkar.