An important festival of the State followed by a big fair popularly known as "Ashokastami Fair" is held at
Unakoti Tirtha at Kailashahar every year in the month of March/April.
Mela and the rite of bathing appear to be the special characteristic of Unakoti. Shibaratri, Makar Sankranti
and Ashokastami Mela are the famous festivale of Unakoti. Thousands of religious people gather on that
occassion to perform rituals and take a holi dip in the water of Astami kunda. Bathing rite is a special
function at Unakoti which is actually the main object of gathering of pilgrims at Shivaratri, Makar Sankranti
and Ashokastami Mela.