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Fair and Festivals of Rajasthan

Fair and Festivals of Rajasthan

When we talk about Fairs and festivals of Rajasthan a picture of vibrant colors, Rajasthani attires, performance of folk songs and dances comes into the mind. There are various fairs and festivals are celebrated in Rajasthan. All these fairs and festivals feature the culture, traditions  and legacy of Rajasthan.  The atmosphere becomes alive with song and dance during the festival time.  Some of the festivals are religious and traditional and others are cultural. Travelers specially demand to include one of the festival in their tour program if they are coming to India during festival time.


We are suggesting list of some most famous fairs and festivals of Rajasthan which you must experience at least once in your lifetime.


1. Pushkar Festival, Pushkar

15th November – 23rd November


It is celebrated every year on Karthik Purnima in Pushkar.  Number of sports and cultural events can be seen in this fair.  Apart from these events one can witness the trading of approx 50,000 camels and other cattle.


2. Nagaur Festival, Nagaur

22nd - 24th January 2018


It is also known as Ramdeoji cattle fair.  Travelers can witness presence of approx 70,000 cattle and their trading by local people of nearby rural areas.


3. Rajasthan International Folk Festival - RIFF,  Jodhpur

Start Date :Wednesday, 24-Oct-2018
End Date :Sunday, 28-Oct-2018


This five day long festival at Mehrangarh fort offers platform to more than 200 artists to show their creativity.  It is a showcase of fusion of Indian and International music.


4. Teej Festival, Jaipur

13th to 14th August 2018


It is a monsoon festival. It is celebrated by women of Rajasthan for the occasion of reunion of Lord Shiva and his wife Parvati. They wear colorful traditional dresses and apply Henna on their hands.


Fair and Festivals of Rajasthan


5. Gangaur Festival, Jaipur

20th – 31st March 2018


One of the most famous festival of Rajasthan celebrated with great passion and happiness in the honor of goddess Parvati by the women and girls of Rajasthan.  They keep fast and eat only once during this festive time. 


6. Jaipur Literature festival, Jaipur

25th – 29th January 2018


It is known as “Kumbh Mela of literary festival” held every year in pink city of India - Jaipur.   Greatest thinkers, Nobel laureates, debutant novelists and writers come across the globe to take participate in this literature festival.



7. Elephant Festival, Jaipur

2nd March 2018


It is celebrated on a grand level with beautifully decorated elephants.  At the time of Elephant festival fizzcontests amongst Elephants, folk songs and dances, and tug-of-war between locals and foreigners are all regular events.


8. Desert Festival, Jaisalmer

29th – 31st January 2018


With the backdrop of Jaisalmer fort some of the highlights of this desert are cultural events, camel races, turban tying competitions, and musical performances by folk singers.  


9. Camel Festival, Bikaner

13th to 14th January


The festival is celebrated every year by the people of Rajasthan and is dedicated to the ship of desert – Camel. The camels are well decorated with traditional necklaces and vibrant bridles.


10.International Kite Festival, Jodhpur

14th January to 17th January


This festival held in Jodhpur every year for three days during  Makar Sakranti. The best kite flyers from all over the world come here to participate in kite flying competition.  The final competition between top kite flyers held at the lawns of Hotel Umaid Bhawan Palace.


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