The Most Popular Fairs and Festivals in Rajasthan

Rajasthan is a state which is known for its rich heritage, culture, and above all, preserving their culture and sticking to their roots even in the contemporary world. If you live in this state or have come for a visit, then you just can’t avoid enjoying the plethora of fairs and festivals it offers. If you’re one of those history geeks who love digging deep into the past to know about the history and culture, Rajasthan is what you’ve been looking for.

A state which has a history dating back thousands of years, a state which invites tourists with their tagline “Padharo mahare desh,” surely has a lot to offer and would not disappoint you. If you’re done with reading bulky books and looking for a fun way to boost your knowledge, then you must visit the fairs and festivals offered by Rajasthan. But witnessing all such events is nearly impossible, so to ease your task we have shortlisted the most famous fairs and festivals offered by Rajasthan:

Fairs and Festivals in Rajasthan

01. Mewar Festival, Udaipur : A two-day celebration held in Udaipur during the spring season is what gives you an experience of a lifetime. From what history tells us, Mewar rulers used to govern the state of Rajasthan from the city of Udaipur, and other than witnessing it with your eyes, there can’t be a better way to learn about it. During this festival, everything feels like bliss to your eyes, the women are dressed in colorful traditional sarees, wearing all sorts of ethnic jewelry, and the decorated city speaks for itself.

Mewar Festival, Udaipur

Lord Shiva and Parvati are dressed and then carried through the streets of Udaipur in a grand procession, with fireworks all over. These idols are then taken to Gangur Ghat, where people place them in boats and immerse them into the lake.

02. Teej Festival in Jaipur : It is yet another time of the year, which brings about joy in the ordinary and monotonous lives of the people, especially the married women. Teej is the festival celebrated by the married women where they worship Lord Shiva and Parvati to seek their blessings for a happy married life.

Rajasthan being a state of culture and heritage shows you how Teej is celebrated in its pure traditional form. This festival is celebrated during the monsoon is also a welcome call to the rains. But this welcome is surely not ordinary, and you can quickly tell this by looking at the beautifully decorated city.

Teej Festival, Jaipur

To celebrate Teej, there are swings hung from trees and these swings are covered with flowers, the beautifully dressed married women gather around to sing & dance; this is what Teej in its purest form means.

03. Camel Festival, Bikaner : If you’re one of those who picture a camel riding in the desert, the moment you hear Rajasthan, then this festival is meant for you. Bikaner, which apparently is known as the camel capital of the country, is a place far from the hustle and bustle of crowded cities.

Camel Festival, Bikaner

The camel festival celebrated in the month of January aims at showcasing you the usefulness of the animal and how the lives of people are dependent on it. The camels are decorated with all kinds of accessories, there are multiple competitions held, fork artists and musicians give various performances, and this is what makes the festival lively! This two day is what makes the people forget about their ordinary lives and encourage them to come together, celebrate this festival and deepen the bond they share with their loved ones.

04. Kite Festival, Jaipur : Celebrated in the month of January, kite festival is what gives multiple colors to the so-called Pink City, Jaipur. If you’re one of them who are passionate about flying kites or you love gazing at the sky filled with colors, you can’t afford to miss this festival. The kite festival is celebrated in January of the day of Makar Sankranti, which is yet another festival. On this day the people wake up early and start their day by taking a bath in the Galtaji River, they offer their prayers to the Surya Devata (the sun) to bless them with a long and healthy life.

Ahmedabad: Enthusiasts flying kites various shapes of kites on the second day of International Kite Festival, in Ahmedabad on Monday. PTI Photo (PTI1_8_2018_000107A)

Post this ritual, people gather to engage themselves in various kite-flying competitions that are held throughout the day. During the daytime, your eyes won’t be able to stop gazing at the beautiful sky bleeding multiple colors; the night is way more eye-catching. This is because, at night, the kites flown have lights attached to them, which enlightens the entire sky.

05. The Summer Festival, Mount Abu: Mount Abu is the only hill station in Rajasthan, has a lifestyle that is quite different than that of the cities. In order to make the lives of people a bit more happening, the Rajasthan Tourism department organizes this seasonal festival. If you’re planning to visit Rajasthan in summers, Mt. Abu should be a mandatory inclusion in your list, the summer festival of Mount Abu won’t disappoint you at all.

The Summer Festival, Mount Abu

This starts at the RTDC Hotel Shikhar with the singing of ballads which is followed by a procession of bright lights, and if you are a person who enjoys Qawwali, then you must wait till the end because the first day of the event ends with performances by some of the best Qawwali singers. Day two of the festival is all about boat races conducted in the Nakki Lake and horse racing events. To give this event a perfect closure, day three ends with fireworks and pyrotechnics.

These Cultural Festivals in Rajasthan will give you an insight into the rich traditions which have been well preserved by the local communities of Rajasthan. You will surely feel the royal vibes when you visit these colorful cultural extravaganzas!

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