Interesting Fact – The Jonbeel Mela-The Barter Fair

This is one of the most unique festivals of Assam, where the barter system comes alive. The three-day-long Jonbeel Mela, held in the month of Magh (January or February) at Dayang Belguri in Morigaon district, celebrates the phenomenon where goods are exchanged for goods as per one’s needs. The fair was started by the Ahom kings in the 15th century, and continues till date.

How to reach: Dayang Belguri is located around 5 km from Jagiroad in Morigaon district and 32 km from Guwahati. It is easily accessible by road.

Main Attractions: Traditional dances and cock fights are the major attractions, apart from the barter fair.

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