Fair and Festivals
Known as the Ship of the Desert, the Camel has been a fundamental part of the lives of the Rajasthani lifestyle since time immemorial. In order to acknowledge the importance of this useful animal, the Camel Festival of Bikaner is celebrated on a grand scale in Rajasthan.
Desert Festival is a three-day festival celebrated annually and is concluded on the full moon day known as purnima. The highlight of this festival is the display of rich and prosperous culture of Rajasthan.
The Elephant Festival is one of the most popular festivals of Jaipur, Rajasthan. Elephant festival has its own charm and is celebrated every year in March on the occasion of Holi, the festival of colors.
Gangaur is the most popular and colourful and the most important festival for people of Rajasthan and is observed throughout the state with great enthusiasm and devotion by womenfolk. The festival is the celebration of monsoon, harvest and martial fidelity. Women worship Gauri, the consort of Lord Shiva.
Rajasthan International folk festival is conducted in Jodhpur. Being India’s first annual folk festival and celebrating the regional root music and the arts, this festival is organized in order to give open platform to all the folk artist and musicians from India and overseas.
The kite festival in Jaipur which is held every year in the month of January is a one of its kind festival in India which attracts the best kite flyers of the world to participate in this unique festival and display their kite flying skills.
Experience the religious mythology, giving you a deep insight of the gods and goddesses, with the various colorful and extravagant festivals celebrated in Rajasthan. But because of various legends that are sung by bards in the folk lore, the heroic sagas of the kings and warriors have become a vital part of the Rajasthani culture. As such, there are some festivals celebrated to even commemorate the brave deeds of medieval heroes.
The Mewar Festival of Mewar in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India is celebrated to welcome the arrival of the spring. The Mewar Festival of Mewar in Udaipur coincides with the festival of Gangaur in Udaipur, and has an unique appeal about it.
The Rajasthani's love for colour and joyous celebrations is proved by the elaborate rituals and the gay abandon with which he surrenders himself to the numerous fairs and festivals of the region. In addition to the festivals celebrated by the Hindus, Muslims and others, there are also the traditional fairs.
Pushkar is a unique gem amongst the grandeur of Rajasthan. A Tourism delight and the Holy City. Pushkar is internationally known for its colorful cattle fair when thousands of devotees from all faiths assemble toz take a dip in the holy lake. "Rajasthani" Dance, "Rajasthani" music, gaily-attired folks and various cultural events........