Rajasthan is a vibrant, exotic state of India where tradition and royal glory meet in a riot of colors referred to as the desert jewel of India. The desert glitters with the celebration of every fair and festival in Rajasthan tourism. There is a celebration for every religious occasion; every change of season and every harvest, all invariably reflect their arts and crafts. Let us dig into this more and know about all the festivals that are being celebrated here.
The monsoon festivals of Teej are primarily dedicated to Parvati, who is also known as Teej Mata. Teej plays a very significant role in the lives of women, as it represents the union of Parvati and Shiva. Women often wear traditional green attire and keep a fast for the day. You can expect folk songs and dances to be performed and traditional foods like ghewar to be served along with ritual prayers.
- Pushkar fair
Pushkar fair, also known as the Pushkar camel fair, is one of India’s largest livestock fair in which the trading of camel horses and cattle take place. According to the Hindu calendar, it starts in the month of Kartik which is an important pilgrimage season for Hindus. At this time tourists from all over the world visit this place as there are many cultural events and competitions organized which include dances, tug of war, matka phod, longest mustache, camel races, and more.
- Brij Holi
Brij Mahotsav is celebrated in Bharatpur district which is close to Brij Bhoomi, the birthplace of lord Krishna, Vrindavan. The festival of Holi is celebrated here is celebrated differently from in other cities, as the people who live here continue to follow the unique style in which Radha- Krishan played so that their legacy goes on.
- Urs festival
Urs festival held in Ajmer is celebrated in remembrance of the death anniversary of Sufi Saint Moinuddin Chishti. This goes on for 6 days in which there is night-long Qawwali singing (Qawwali is an Islamic form of singing) and on all these days, the most auspicious one is the 6th day known as the chhatri sharif.
- International Kite Festival
The most awaited festival among children and adults is commonly known as Makar Sankranti. This day remarks the day when winter begins to turn into summer, also known as the festival of Uttarayan. This day keeps huge importance in the life of farmers as this day depicts that now the sun is back and the harvest season is approaching. The festival is celebrated by flying kites and there are competitions too in which local people and people who come from all over the world participate in it.
- Jaipur Literature Festival
The world’s largest literary festival is conducted every year in which India’s noble laureates and many booker prize winners come together to spread their knowledge among literature enthusiasts. This literature fiesta helps to bud writers to showcase their work among people. Any person who is a book lover must visit this event in this not only the writer but singers, comedians and many other personalities come to spread their knowledge among youths.
- Rajasthan international folk festival
This festival is conducted at Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur. This is organized to promote traditional folk music and arts. Artists and musicians from all over India and overseas can attend this festival. Many musicians and artists participate in this festival from across the state. This is held at the time of the brightest full moon of the year which in Northern India is known as Sharad Purnima.
- Desert Festival
The most awaited festival is celebrated in the golden city of Jaisalmer. It is famous for its cultural and colorful events held there such as Camel races, Turban-tying, and Mr. Desert. This festival brings out hidden talent among people as it helps to showcase their talent on a very prestigious platform where they can be recognized for their skills in traditional songs and dance. Many tourists visit this place as this is the best time to visit this place. The major attractions of the desert festivals are the Gair and Fire dancers. Tourists must pay a visit at this time and enjoy a good time at Jaisalmer Desert Safari Package.
All these fairs and festivals infuse life into the barren land of Rajasthan and fill the color of joy all around. To add more fun and joy to the Rajasthan Tour Package, you can choose to be a part of these vibrant celebrations. These cultural and religious fairs and festivals will let you delve into the art, culture, and rich traditions that are nicely interwoven with the state’s royal history and heritage.