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5 Festivals of Rajasthan You Should Know About And Experience!

5 Festivals of Rajasthan You Should Know About And Experience!

Welcome to the glorious land of Maharajas!

Rajasthan is known for its magnificent festivals, outlined with vibrant colors, mouth-watering food delicacies, forts, rich culture, celebrations and of course amazing people! Here are 5 festivals of Rajasthan you must plan when you visit around!

Rajasthan is certainly a treasure trove of history, heritage, art and culture. Fairs and festivals of Rajasthan showcase the rich and colourful culture of Rajasthan. Must say that Rajasthan is a place where joy is endless. Fairs and festivals of Rajasthan add colours to the desert land of Rajasthan. Travel to Rajasthan during festive occasions to savour the real flavours of the state. Fairs and festivals of Rajasthan bring the desert into life and fill colours of joy.

These dazzling fairs and festivals in Rajasthan offer a chance to travellers to have a glimpse into the culture, customs and history of the state. Some of the popular Rajasthan fairs and festivals are Camel Festival, Desert Festival, Pushkar Fair, Kite Festival,

So, what are you waiting for let’s plan a trip to Rajasthan and witness the enthusiasm with these activities and off course grab a chance to explore and shop the beautiful and colourful handicrafts of the marvellous state.

Some of the major highlights of Rajasthan fairs and festivals are puppet shows, camel races, folk music and dance performances, cock and bull fighting, camel trouping and trading of camels or other cattle.

Don’t let the fun and celebration waiting steal the chance now because tour to Rajasthan during the fair or festival guarantees to provide delightful time.

 1. The Desert Festival

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During the winters, an annual event organized in the Golden City of Rajasthan – Jaisalmer makes the desert come alive with bright and vibrant colours.  This is a three days’ event held annually, generally in the month of February. What a soul stirring experience it could be, when the entire city of Jaisalmer is bustling with colours, music and dance, Rajasthani men and women dressed beautifully in hued costumes sing and dance on the haunting ballads of valour, romance and tragedy.

The Desert Festival is a great extravaganza with various competitions and contest happening such as turban tying competition, longest moustaches competition, entertaining puppet shows, folk dance competition and renowned musicians participate in various folk musical recitals. Camels also are one of the main highlight of this event as they take part in camel polo, camel dance and some other contests.
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2. The Pushkar Fair

The popular Pushkar fair is one of the largest camel fairs in the world. The fair takes place for five days every year in the holy city of Rajasthan – Pushkar on the banks of the Pushkar Lake. The main activity of this fair is the trading of livestock such as camels, horses and cattle between villagers who come from different parts of the state. Pushkar Fair has become one of the major tourist attractions of India and many tourists attend this annual fair with great joy. Some of the enthralling competitions such as matka phod, longest moustache, turban tying and balancing on camel contests are part of the fair.

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3. The Marwar Festival 

The Sun city of Rajasthan – Jodhpur organises Marwar Festival also known as Maand Festival in the month of September – October which is held for two days. The festival is dedicated to the folk heroes of Rajasthan and a display captivating folk music and dance of the Marwar region, which revolves around the lifestyle of the former rulers of Rajasthan and this act, is known as Maand.

Camel tattoo show and camel polo are some other attractions of the festival. Umaid Bhavan Palace, Mandore and Mehrangarh Fort makes up as perfect host to the festival.


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4. The Camel Festival, Bikaner

‘Camel ‘the ship of the Desert holds a very important place in the heart and lives of Rajasthani people. To recognize the significance of this truly-amazing animal, Camel Festival is celebrated with great fervour in Bikaner every year in the month of January.

This grand celebration brings Bikaner city to life as the event opens with beautiful & colourful procession of ornamented and accessorized camels that walks gracefully. The magnificent and massive Junagarh Fort serves as the perfect backdrop to the festival. Many activities take place after the opening procession such as tug-of-war, camel dance competitions, puppet show, the best breed of camel contest and many more enjoyable actions are seen.

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5. The Kite Festival

This festival is very popular in Rajasthan because it is unique in its own way. The colourful kites hovering over whole of Rajasthan brighten up the skies. This festival is largely celebrated in Jaipur and Jodhpur.

Kite festival of Jaipur is observed on the day of Makar Sankranti or Uttarayan. Celebrated on 14th of January every year. The people of Jaipur, on this day take a holy dip in Galtaji, an important pilgrimage in Jaipur. They pray to sun god to bless them with good health, wealth and good crop. On this occasion, the pink city turns all colourful with the beautiful kites in the sky.

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