Kavant tribal fair 13th March 2020

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Location: Gujarat,India

Destination type : Cultural Destination

The Kavant fair is a tribal festival in Gujarat, India. It is a harvest festival where the tribal community members gather. It is celebrated in the homeland of Rathava tribe. It is 26 kms away from Chhota Udepur . Watch out for their unique jewelry.

History of  Kavant Fair

  1. Kavant fair is celebrated for centuries
  2. The Rathvas loosely inhabit Chhota Udepur in Vadodara District with marginal groups extending into Dahod and Godhra Districts and Alirajpur in adjoining Madhya Pradesh District.
  3. Now the Gujarat tourism department promotes this fair to attract tourist

Activities for tourists during Kavant fair

  1. Enjoy the folk dances of the tribal community
  2. Watch the human pyramid and mural paintings
  3. Watch the heritage, costumes and body painting of the tribal community
  4. Witness the matchmaking ceremonies during the fair
  5. Enjoy ethnic food

How to reach there


Vadodara airport 124 kms away is the nearest airport. It has domestic flights to major cities in India like:

  1. New Delhi
  2. Mumbai
  3. Bangalore


There are trains from Vadodara to Indian cities like:

  1. Mumbai
  2. Ahmedabad
  3. Varanasi


Winter months of October to March is the perfect time for visiting Kavant

Season Average temperature
Winter ( October to February) 15°C to 30°C
Summer ( March to May) 23°C to 36°C

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Vadodara( 115 kms away)
  2. Jambugodha Wildlife Sanctuary(59 kms away)
  3. Anand (166kms away)
  4. Ahmedabad(227 kms away)
  5. Indore ( 251kms away)

Some hotels in Vadodara** for tourists and tour operators with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

** The Kavant area doesn’t have good boarding facility. Vadodara city 100 kms away has good hotels to stay

Lemon Tree Hotel Vadodara https://www.lemontreehotels.com/lemon-tree-hotel/vadodara/hotel-vadodara.aspx?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic

Sayaji Hotel https://www.sayajihotels.com/sayaji-hotels/sayaji-vadodara/

Banyan Paradise Resort https://www.banyanparadise.com/

Revival Lords Inn Vadodara https://www.lordshotels.com/hotels/lords-inn-vadodara

The Oasis Hotel https://theoasishotel.net/


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Photo courtesy: By Vijay Barot – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=87458895



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