Kanwar Mela one of the largest yearly festival in the region in terms of number of people coming to attend. Some people also call it “Mini Kumbh”. The festival will start from the 10th july which is first day of Swan Month which is holy month for hindus. The festival will end on Shivratri day. Overall in 12 day half million people are expected to visit Rishikesh. Specially the 18, 19, 20 and 21 july will be very busy. The road from Kharasut to Tapovan (through ram jhula) will be closed for all kind of vehicles (four wheel and above). Overall traffic on Delhi rishikesh will be very high during the festival due to pilgrim walking on the road. The festival about pilgrims coming by walk to holy river to collect its water and offer it to Lord Shiva Temples on 21 july Shivratri day. People will also return by walk only.