Gwalior Mela is one of the biggest trade event of India. It is biggest and most talked event of the city. Every year millions of visitors came here for shopping, seminars, cattle fair, attending cultural events and for fun in the city. Around 30 Lac visitors expected to attend this event, although, Gwalior city population is only 10 lakh. People of Gwalior city, nearby city and villages came here to attend Gwalior Vyapar Mela. Gwalior Mela 2018 is also expected to be attended by lakhs of people. Traders of many cities came here for participation and business. It is one of the most awaited event and every year traders and people are waiting for this event eagerly. 2018 Gwalior Mela is organized by the Gwalior Trade Fair Authority like every year.
History of Gwalior Vyapar Mela
First Gwalior Mela was inaugurated by the Maharaja Madho Rao Scindia in 1905. It is more than a century old trade fair dedicated to culture, tourism and trade of state. It is organized in an area of around 104 acres every year. It is a modern fair with all the basic amenities. Visitors came here for shopping, eat tasty food and watch cultural events along with the fun of various swings and rides. This fair is also known as Pragati Maidan of Madhya Pradesh and often compared to the Pragati Maidan Trade Fair.
Gwalior Mela is organized in Mela ground which is located on the race course road. The Gwalior Vyapar Mela venue is very near to Railway station and Roadways bus stand. Gwalior Trade Fair Popularity is increasing day by day. Fair is organized in a large area and this area is divided into multiple blocks.
Main Attractions of Gwalior Mela
Some of the major attractions of Gwalior Ka Mela are written below. Whole fair is divided into multiple sections and they are known as sections and chatri.
- Main sectors are electronics, exhibitions, furniture, garments, jhula, luggage, sports and toys sectors.
- Separate food zone is also available and it mainly divided into four sections. Name of sections are Softy, Coffee, Fast Food, and Restaurant.
- Toy center is famous amongst kids and children.
- Haasya Kavi Sammelan is one of the most crowd gathering event of Gwalior Mela.
- Kavvali Dangals, Mushairas, Cultural Evenings, Music Nights also attracts a large crowd.
- Cattle trade fair is an important part of the fair and more than 10, 000 cattle sold here every year.
- Shilp Bazar of the Gwalior Mela deals in handmade art and craft items.
- Jhula section is full of adventures and it has many swings and rides for kids of all age group. A large crowd is expected in this section.
Gwalior Mela 2018 Timings and Date
Gwalior Mela 2018 opening date is 25 December 2017. Inauguration of the fair was done on Christmas. The last date of the fair is 17 February 2018 (Saturday). Timings of the Gwalior ka Mela is 11 AM to 11 PM. Weather remains pleasant in Gwalior in the month of January and February. 3 to 4 hours are required in this Mela. Most of the people came here in the evening time after finishing their daily tasks. Weekend attracts a large crowd here.
Gwalior Mela 2018 Entry Fee
The good news of this trade fair is that entry is completely free for all age group of people. The visitor need not purchase any tickets to get an entry in the Gwalior Trade Dair 2018. All visitors can visit this fair without any tickets.
Facilities at Fair
All the basic amenities are provided in the fair for the convenience of fair visitors. Parking is available here. Drinking water, multiple toilets are here for visitors, Hospital, first aid facility, police station, banks, export facilitation centre are available in the Gwalior Mela Ground complex.
Gwalior Mela Map, Location and How to Reach
Mela is organized in Mela ground on Racecourse road. This location is around 2 KM far from Gwalior Railway station and Roadways bus stand. Location is easily accessible via all modes of road transport. Tempo, auto rickshaw, and city buses are running on the race course road throughout the day. Mela ground is one of the most important landmark of Gwalior city.
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