These glaring fairs and festivals come with a chance for the travellers into the art, culture, traditions that are very nicely interwoven with the state’s royal history. Rajasthan is a unique place that believes in celebrating life. It has been savouring the true flavors of this amazing land visit during this festivity.
These fairs and festivals infuse life into the land of Rajasthan, you can enjoy the colors of joy in such festivities. Some of the major ones are Ashwa Poojan, Navratri, Guru Purnima, Pushkar Fair, Gangaur Festival, Nagaur Festival, Kite Festival, Kumbhalgarh Festival, Marwar Festival, Summer Festival, Baneshwar Fair, Sheetla Mata Fair, Elephant Festival, Desert Festival, Urs Fair that are celebrated in different parts of Rajasthan.
Hindus one of the biggest festival Dussehra and Diwali are celebrated with much grandeur and the display of fireworks. Some various activities and competitions are organized like turban tying competition, puppet shows, camel races, Mr. and Miss. Desert competition, folk music and dance performances, cock and bullfighting, camels and cattle’s trading.
These occasions serve as an exceptional platform to showcase the state’s artefacts and handicrafts where the shopaholics and art lovers can gather a lot of fun.
Desert Festival in Jaisalmer is a wonderful opportunity to experience the sandstones and magical castles. The festival lasts for 3 days one can experience the fancy camel ride, participate in camel races, polo matches, turban tying competitions and various other things.
The best part about the festival is the folk-dance performance on the last day of the event. The major attractions of the desert festival of Jaisalmer include snake charmers, puppeteers, acrobats, folk performers, fire dancers and various other things that will capture your heart.
Bikaner Camel Festival
You can join this festival and witness the best camel performances. Bikaner camel festival showcases the creative side of the people as they perform various activities like camel decoration, camel hair cutting, camel milking, camel dancing and many more.
There is an enlightening celebration organized by the end of the day. Every year this fest is organized by the Department of Tourism, Art and Culture, Government of Rajasthan.
Euphoric performances keep on entertaining the visitors. On the final day of the fest, there is a magnificent firework that lights up the entire city of Bikaner.
Nagaur Fair Festival
Nagaur Fair is the 2nd largest cattle feast all over India. It provides the largest platform for trading cattle, cows, bullocks, oxen, camel and horses. People are seen wearing vibrant dresses and long moustaches.
It has been visited by many tourists every year. This Festival captures the essence of Rajasthan and will blend you with a beautiful culture. Folk and cultural competition keep on the happening side by side. Various games like tug-of-war, camel races, cockfights, etc are organized for the entertainment of tourists.
Pushkar Fair Festival
This festival comes every year in the month of Kartik where Pushkar Mela is celebrated. It draws in 50,000 camels and 200,000 people, this fair is considered the largest platform to buy and sell camels, cattle and horses.
However, it is completed in the days leading up to the fair. This carnival gathers camel traders and associates from all parts of the world. One can witness unusual performances like camel dancing, bump riding, neck shaking and various other things.
A huge camel procession is organized on the 1st day followed by various competitions and trading activities. Owners decorate their camels with paints, jewellery, clothes etc. By the end of the day, live dance and music performances are organized to celebrate the culture of Rajasthan.
Maha Shivratri is considered the most auspicious festival and celebrated all over India. Lord Shiva is facilitated with honey, flowers and bel leaves. Most of the women keep vigilant fast on this day. Celebrations take place throughout the night and people keep on chanting devotional songs.
It is considered the festival of lights; Diwali is celebrated as the homecoming of Lord Rama. This is the 5-day long carnival is celebrated with great enthusiasm. Houses and shops are given a rigorous spring clean before being lovingly decorated with fairy lights, patterned lanterns and colourful rangolis/kolams.
Puja is organized in the evening to seek the blessings of Devi Lakshmi. After the religious ceremony, people share sweets with family and neighbours followed by splendid fireworks.