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Famous Festivals of Rajasthan

Famous Festivals of Rajasthan

International Folk Festival, Jodhpur

International Folk Festival, Jodhpur

The International Folk Festival is endorsed by UNESCO as a "People's Platform for Creativity & Sustainable Development".

This festival is an annual art and music festival for the promotion of traditional folk music and arts. It is celebrated around "Sharad Purnima", the brightest night of the year. More than 150 musicians around the globe attend the festival making it a treat for art and music lovers.

Desert Festival, Jaisalmer

Desert Festival, Jaisalmer

Desert Festival takes place in the month of February, three days prior to full moon in the Hindu month of Magh, in the beautiful city of Jaisalmer. During this festival, the desert comes alive with color, enthusiasm, and happiness. local people dress in traditional and bright costumes. Tourist gets the opportunity to various cultural activities like Camel Tattoo, Tug-of-war, turban tying, Mr. Desert Competition, longest mustache competition, etc.

Pushkar Fair, Pushkar

Pushkar Fair, Pushkar

The Pushkar Fair - annual multi-day livestock and cultural fair held in the town of Pushkar in the month of late October and early November. It is India’s largest camel, horse & cattle fair. Apart from trading of livestock, a huge number of Hindu pilgrims who attend the fair, Visit the temples & take a holy dip in Pushkar Lake. Pushkar fair attracts a huge number of domestic and international travelers who witnesses various cultural events including dances, tug of war between woman teams as well as man teams, longest mustache competition, bridal competition, Camel race among others.

Teej Festival, Jaipur

Teej Festival, Jaipur

Teej festival is observed in north India during the monsoon month of Shravan, but the real fun and joy of the festival are seen in Jaipur. The pious festival is dedicated to goddess Parvati. Woman and girls get dressed up in colorful clothes and accessories with bangles & Jewellery usually with green color. Fairs are conducted on this festival with processions taken out in whole Jaipur city for two consecutive days.

Jaipur Literature Festival

Jaipur Literature Festival, Jaipur

It is an annual literature festival which takes place in the month of January each year in Jaipur. It is the world's largest literary festival. The literature festival is attended by various renowned authors/speakers from all around the globe.

Kite Festival, Jodhpur

Kite Festival, Jodhpur

The Kite Festival in Jodhpur takes place in the month of January Every year on the occasion of Makar Sankranti.

It is a three-day festival held at polo ground in Jodhpur. Air force helicopters release a large number of kites, Hundreds of school students also releases balloons.

Camel Festival, Bikaner

Camel Festival, Bikaner

Camel Festival is a colorful & lively two-day event organized in Bikaner by Dept of Tourism, Rajasthan. Situated in the heart of Rajasthan, Bikaner was inaccessible land. Before the advent of modern vehicles, the survival of the people of the region depends on the “Ship of the Desert”.

This festival showcases the endurance and strength of the camels. In fact, the Bikaner army has a camel unit which took an active part in both world wars.

Thousands of excited tourists and local people cheer this affair. On both days renowned folk artists performed in the evening. Camel dance & camel race also takes place which entertains visitors.

Brij Holi, Bharatpur

Brij Holi, Bharatpur

Just a couple of days before Holi, one of the biggest festival of North India, the festival of Brij Holi is celebrated as a tribute to Lord Krishna. Music, Colour, and dance make the whole state lively. It is one of the most sought after festival in the state.

Held in honor of Lord Krishna, Villagers in multicolored attire, can be seen enjoying, singing & performing Raslila - depicting the love-story of Radha and Krishna.

Elephant Festival, Jaipur

Elephant Festival, Jaipur

Elephant Festival is celebrated on Phalgun Purnima in the month of Feb/March. It is celebrated a day prior to Holi. During the Festival, Elephants are decorated with bright colors, Jhools and heavy jewelry by their mahouts. Elephant Polo, Elephant Race, tug-of-war are features of this grand festival. There are live performances by dancers and musicians too.

It is been attended by a huge number of tourist from different part of the country and abroad.

Nagaur Fair, Nagaur

Nagaur Fair, Nagaur

Nagaur fair is the second biggest cattle fair in India. Held annually during the holy month of “Magh”, in January/February, the fair goes on for eight days. People from all over Rajasthan, in their traditional attire with their animals, came to attend the fair, in which more than 70,000 bullocks, horses and camels being showcased for sale. The fair attracts a number of tourists all over the world, who not only see trading of the Cattles but also get a chance to witness the diversity of Rajasthan’s culture, as the owners of these Cattles are dressed in their traditional clothes, colorful turbans & long mustaches. Sports activities such as tug-of-war, camel race, cockfights & folk music keep tourists thrilled throughout the fair.

Urs Festival, Ajmer

Urs Festival, Ajmer

Urs Festival is celebrated annually in holy town of Ajmer to commemorates the death anniversary of Sufi Saint Moinuddin Chisti. One of the most important festival in Muslim calendar, the festival attracts thousands of peoples from India and abroad, with different religions & is celebrated across whole Ajmer city. During this 6 day long festival, whole Ajmer town is buzzed with Sufi music & prayers.

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