Rajasthan famous traditional fairs and festivals celebration

Rajasthan is known for it's desert. But there is an another thing that is as special as the golden sand of it's desert that is it's fairs and festival. Rajasthan celebrates all kind of festivals that are related to the –Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and others but it has it's own traditional festivals. The Rajasthanis love color and joy. Celebrations, music, dance and festivals make it one of the most colorful desert in the world.

Nagaur Fair, Nagaur (Jan-Feb.)
It is a cattle fair, which is celebrated every year in month of Jan-Feb. Nagaur is not a big city but this fair is quite bigger. Here one can participate in many local and traditional sports.

Kite Festival (held on 14th Jan of every year)

A big traditional festival of rajasthan with a difference - as kites covered the sky all over Rajasthan. From morning to night people will not come down from their roofs. In the evening, kites with lights in them and fireworks brighten the skies above. It mainly celebrated in Jaipur and Jodhpur. If you like kite flying, you should be here.

Desert Festival, Jaisalmer (Jan-Feb.)

This festival is one of the most popular festival of Rajasthan. It is a journey into the heart of the desert, Jaisalmer popularly known as the golden city that has a great charm. A great show happnes on the sands and desert which attracts a lot of foreign visitors.

Baneshwar Fair, Baneshwar (Jan-Feb.)

A religious festival with simple and traditional rituals. This fair is celebrated to pray of lord Shiva. It brings the people from neighbouring states like Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.

Gangaur Festival, Jaipur (March-April)

A festival devoted to Goddess Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva. In rajasthan all young girls dress up traditionally and pray for grooms of their choice while the married women pray for the well-being of their husbands. This festival long last for 18-days and end up with various activities and culminates and finally a grand procession takes place.

Mewar Festival, Udaipur (March-April)

This festival is celebrated to welcome the spring season. There is song, dance, processions, devotional music and fireworks where almost everybody participates.

Elephant Festival, Jaipur (March-April)

At the time of Holi this festival is celebrated. It attracts thousands of visitors from other countries, it shows several elephant sports and also play this festival of colors. A show is organized with the elephants showing great tradition of Rajasthan.

Urs Ajmer Sharif, Ajmer (According to Lunar Calendar)

A grand worldwide festival held in the memory of the revered Sufi saint Khawaja Moinuddin Chisti, Thousands of believers come to Ajmer to congregate at the shrine and offer their prayers. There is great belief of having the wish true.

Summer Festival, Mt.Abu (June)

Organized in the only hill station i.e. Mount Abu of Rajasthan, this is the coldest place of Rajasthan. At summer season, visitors comes and enjoy folk dances and a general atmosphere of gaiety prevails in this tiny hill resort and the tourist has ample time to relax and enjoy himself.


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