Rajasthan Fairs and Festivals

The royal state of Rajasthan is famous for its unique culture and lifestyle, which attracts a large number of tourists every year. The different fairs and festivals of Rajasthan are a reflection of its past glory.The barren desert land of Rajasthan glitters with the colors of joyous celebration and gay at every fair and festival of Rajasthan.At the fairs of Rajasthan you would find a reflection of the genius of their arts and crafts and their ascetic refinement. The main attractions for many tourists are its bazaars, auctions, music and sport events. The native women dressed in colorful clothes create an atmosphere of merriment. The state of Rajasthan offers its special festivities interspersed throughout the year, celebrating each season, each legend, each deity. Almost every festival has its own flavor with a meaningful identity, there are animal fairs, religious fairs, and fairs to mark the changing seasons.

Every festival in Rajasthan has its own specialty; the occasion is marked with mouth-watering dishes, dance, and music. The fairs and festivals of Rajasthan are popular amongst the tourists as it provides opportunity to gain an insight into the life of the people of Rajasthan. Rajasthan has all the usual Hindu and Muslim festivals, some celebrated with special local fervor as well as a number of festivals of its own.

The main fairs and festivals of Rajasthan are Desert Festival, Baneshwar Fair, Gangaur festival, Mewar festival, Elephant festival, summer festival, Teej, Marwar festival, Pushkar fair and Camel festival.

Jaipur, capital city of Rajasthan celebrates Teej, Elephant Festival, and Gangaur with full vigor and joy. Teej is a festival to mark the advent of monsoon. On this occasion you can see processions in the city. It is essentially a women's festival, it is interesting to watch them enjoying in groups and at various bazaars where they turn up to shop in all their finery. The Elephant festival is same as the festival of Holi; this is a great occasion for the visitor to watch several elephant sports. This is a festival of colors. On this day a show is organized with the elephants turning out in their best finery. The Gangaur festival is devoted to Goddess Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva. It is time for young girls to dress up in their finery and pray for grooms of their choice while the married women pray for the well being of their husbands.

The golden city of Jaisalmer has a charm of its own; it is a journey into the heart of the desert. The festivities of the Desert Festival adorn the charm of Jaisalmer. The Baneshwar Fair is a religious festival with simple and traditional rituals. This fair is the center of attraction of a large number of tribal people from the neighboring states of Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat who join in for the offering prayers to Lord Shiva. The Summer Festival of Mount Abu and Marwar Festival of Jodhpur are famous for folk dances and music. The Pushkar Fair attracts many tourists with its bazaars, auctions, music and sport events.

Camel Festival, Bikaner
Desert Festival, Jaisalmer
Marwar Festival, Jodhpur
Elephant Festival, Jaipur
International Kite Festival, Jaipur
Gangaur Festival
Nagaur Fair, Nagaur
Pushkar Fair
Teej Festival

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