Sonpur is a town situated on the bank of river Gandak near Patna in Bihar. It is famous for largest cattle fair in India known as The Sonpur Mela held on the confluence of holy river Ganges and Gandak. This Fair is the biggest cattle fair of Asia held annually on Kartik Poornima in the month of November. It's the fair for the trade of animals such as Cattle, horses, goats, donkeys, camels, birds and elephants. Haathi Bazaar is the major attraction of Sonepur Mela, numerous elephants are beautifully decorated for the purpose of sale.