The Makanpur Fair : Part History, Part Myth

It was here that Baba Madar’s tribe grew and ever since 1434 AD, his death anniversary or Urs is celebrated as the Makanpur Mela in the months of February and March attracting followers and tourists from distant regions.

A Visit to the Ramnagaria Fair

Every year the Ramnagaria fair is held on the banks of Ganges at Panchal ghat in my home district Farrukhabad in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India . Beginning in late January and concluding by February end, Ramnagaria is frequented by approximately five hundred thousand pilgrims and tourists from across the country.

Stop at Barhan – An Old Railway Station in Agra

But little did I know then that a relatively easy 7 hour ride in an air-conditioned bus is going to turn into a two day affair involving – an unexpected cancellation, a train derailing accident, a short stop at Barhan Junction (Agra) and multiple changes of conveyance before I could reach home a day later.