Rajasthan Fairs and Festivals

Witness the royal heritage and the exotic culture of Rajasthan in the novel way - through the Rajasthan fairs and festivals. A regular feature in Rajasthan, these celebrations are a reflection of the past glory that has still been preserved with pride by the locals. The grandeur of Rajasthani fairs and festivals have made them so popular that many tourists travel to Rajasthan just to take part in them.

Each fair and festival of Rajasthan is unique from the other and carries a special significance. For example, the Teej festival marks the advent of monsoon that is much awaited in the desert land of Rajasthan. Or visit Rajasthan around Holi and take part in the Elephant festival to celebrate the occasion of colors. Better still, if you want to escape the oppressive heat that envelops Northern India during the summer season, look no further than the Summer Festival, celebrated in the cool environs of Mount Abu.

The fairs and festivals of Rajasthan are marked by colorful processions, grand feasts, and depending on the event, kite flying, elephant parades, camel races and dancing and singing.

Such festivals showcase the best of Rajasthan and you can see the streets overflowing with men and women dressed in their traditional best. The bright colorful dresses worn by the women along with copious amount of silver jewellery and the men wearing the huge turbans indeed sets the mood for the joyous celebration. The entire city resounds with the sounds of laughter and merriment.

Following is the list of the various Fairs and Festivals of Rajasthan: