Festivals in Rajasthan are the most exciting and delightful time of the year. With a rigorous routine in our day-to-day life, we lack time to spend with our family and friends but come festivals, it forms a happy reunion. Certainly, India is one such country, which has loads of festivals, fairs celebrated in every corner. But, some places have significant beauty and portraits of culture, Rajasthan is one such state. It has a remarkable place in our minds for its royalty, monuments, colors, hospitality, and cuisines. But, one could never completely feel the essence of the beauty of this place until it has a taste of its festivals and fairs.
Here are some festivals of Rajasthan which are truly magical and worth watching.
- Marwar Festivals
The most colorful and joyful festival of Rajasthan, which is dedicated to the medieval heroes of Rajasthan, is mostly celebrated all over the region but Jodhpur and Udaipur would be the perfect venue to witness the festival. Since Udaipur was the epicenter of the Mewar dynasty; one could experience distinct flavors of the festival here. The festival is also known as Maand festival, which is mocked by the prayers of Lord Shiva and Parvati. The whole region gets decorated with light and features dances, songs, cultural events, and fireworks.
- Desert Festivals
Once every year, this beautiful festival is organized by the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation in the month of January and February. It is really a bonanza that brings alive the sand dunes in Jaisalmer. The three-day event is lived by the representation of the traditional culture, songs, dances, and also the beautiful locals, dressed in bright colors and traditional finery. They sing ballads and showcase the tragedies of the desert. The major attractions are puppeteers, acrobats, camel tattoo shows, camel races, and also several competitions like the longest mustache, Mr. Desert, etc.
- Jaipur Literature Festivals
This is the largest free literary festival on earth yes on earth, which is hosted by none other than the pink city ‘Of Jaipur’. All the Nobel laureates, Booker prize winners, debut novelists, and the keen reader comes on the same page to celebrate this unique fair. The five-day celebration holds various sessions of readings, discussions, and debates at the famous Diggi Palace. One could learn and explore various things in front of such great and eminent authors.
- Kite Festivals
The event is celebrated on the auspicious day of Makar-Sankranti. The three-day festival of Jodhpur International Desert Kite Festival is the extravaganza of colorful kites of different shapes, and colors flying ubiquitously in the sky. The sight becomes more pleasurable in the evening under the light and sound of fireworks.
- Camel Festivals
Throughout history and until today, the camel has been a crucial part of Rajasthan. In the honor of ‘ship of the desert’, which we usually call a camel, this festival is organized in Bikaner. The celebration falls in the month of January, organized by Rajasthan Tourism, pops up a great show. This two days long celebration includes various events like camel races, camel milking, fur-cutting design, best breed competition, and camel acrobatics. One of the major attractions is to see a decorated camel parade on the backdrop of Junagarh fort.
These awe-inspiring festivals are a must watch in Rajasthan. There are many Rajasthan tour packages, offered by various travel agencies. One should definitely visit these charismatic festivals of Rajasthan for this wonderful experience
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