About Lavi Fair
The famous “International Lavi fair” is the biggest trade fair of the greater Himalayas.It is one of the unique examples of the glorious, social, cultural, economic history and legacy of Himachal Pradesh.
When Lavi Fair Takes Place
This trade fair takes place every year from 11th to 14th November at Rampur Bushahr located about 130 kms from Shimla in Northern India. Rampur Bushahr is also know as the gateway of tribal District “Kinnaur”. Kinnaur is situated on the left bank of river Satluj. Rampur Bushahr is one of the oldest town on Hindustan Tibet road.The town has maintained this age-old tradition and has been hosting the International Lavi Fair for more than 300 years.
Biggest Trade fair in North India
In the old times, Rampur was the entry gate to routes towards Kinnaur, Tibet, Ladakh and Afghanistan. Even till date, many goods like wool, dry fruits and other products are bought and sold through this trading destination.Many traders from all parts of country come here during the month of November to lure customers and popularize their art and craft.People from other areas in general and tribal belt in particular participate in this fair with horses, mules, pashminas, colts, yaks, chilgoza, namdas, pattis, woollens, raw semi-finished wool and other dry fruits produced in the state are brought for selling.During day time, hectic trade activities are witnessed all over the town. At night, folks dances and music around small bonfires are organised. It continues for three days.