The Mosaic of Colours and Rituals Fairs and Festivals of Rajasthan

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The Mosaic of Colours and Rituals Fairs and Festivals of Rajasthan Photo by Ninad Chaudhari

The blood-rich history, respectful nature and splendour of Rajasthan are the most visible during the fairs and festivals. Though, some of the festivals are similar to the rest of India, there are few that glow brighter in Rajasthan. So, if you booking Rajasthan tour packages, it is the best choice to see which fairs and festivals you can catch up. It may just be for one evening, but it will be a worthy addition to your travel package. 

Teej festival

This festival marks the beginning of the monsoons; which was very important to the farming communities of India. Though, it is celebrated across the state around end of July of beginning of the August as per the lunar calendar, the best place to witness the festivities, fun and frolic is Jaipur; the capital of Rajasthan.

Pushkar fair

Pushkar fair, the largest cattle fair in India, takes place at the beginning of November. This fair lasts of a week’s time. So if you are on Rajasthan tour package at the same time, it will be remarkable experience. Whether you are a domestic traveller; who has seen too many fairs or an international business traveller, this fair is one of the unique experiences in India. You can rest assured that you can enjoy several traditional Rajasthani delicacies, super-fun competitions, and dance and musical performances alike. However, the best feature is camel racing.

Marwar festival

Celebrated in Blue city of Rajasthan; Jodhpur, this festival is all about the folk heroes of Rajasthan. It was known as the Maand festival. Now, it is celebrated with folk music and dance of the Marwar region. But Camel polo and camel tattoo show are quite popular attractions of this festival. This is celebrated t the beginning of the winter season around the month of October. So, if you are booking your Rajasthan tour package around the same time, do check this festival out. The ideal sightseeing destinations to visit during this festival is the hosting Umaid Bhawan Palace, Mandore and Mehrangarh fort.

There are several travel packages that you can enjoy in this state; adventure, wild life and heritage sightseeing alike. But, the truth is fairs and festivals enhance the travel experience. The art, culture and frolic of these festivals are worth the visit.  You can also check out desert festival of Jaisalmer, Nagaur festival at Nagaur, summer festival at Mount Abu, Camel festival at Bikaner, Elephant festival at Jaipur and Urs festival in Ajmer are worth the choice.  So, head onto the mystic world of Rajasthan to unveil the true colours and joy of this state.

Author's Profile

Ninad Chaudhari works as a Web UI Designer / Developer with Cox & Kings. Ninad is an ardent photographer and finds the best deals on travel packages to pursue his passion. He recently explored Rajasthan on a tour package from Cox & Kings and his albums are replete with pictures of this tour.

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