Bagwal is a famous annual fair celebrated in Devidhura of Champawat district on the day of “Rakshabandhan”. This year Bagwal fair will be celebrated from 26 August to 5 September. People and devotees in large number will participate in this cultural and traditional festival. Attended by thousands of devotees from Kumaun & Garhwal Mandal, Bagwal is celebrated with the dancing and pelting of small pebbles between two groups. Participants use large wooden shields to protect themselves. As per the belief, the injuries in the fair are auspicious as blood offering is made to local deity Barahi Devi.
How To Reach Devidhura (Bagwal Fair)
Devidhura is 45 km from Lohaghat. Nearest Railway Station is Kathgodam. From Delhi : There are trains available from Delhi to Kathgodam and from Kathgodam to Devidhura its approx 100 km. One can easily take taxi or bus from there.