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Top 10 Famous Festivals of Rajasthan

Top 10 Famous Festivals of Rajasthan

  • Teej – Worship Of Goddess Teej: Teej is celebrated with grandeur, traditional fervour as women sing songs & dance, participate in fair, and worship Goddess Teej in Rajasthan. There is a grand procession taken out with decorated elephants, horses, & camels in which the golden palanquin of Goddess Teej is placed. Undoubtedly, Teej festival in Rajasthan is an important eve. 

       Where: Jaipur
      Key attractions: Ghewar (Teej-special sweet), Malpua, and womenfolk dressed in green traditional dresses, bangles, and mehendi
     Date for Teej 2022: 11th August

  • International Kite Festival – This makes a vibrant festival Of Rajasthan. It is celebrated around Makar Sankranti every year. Locals, as well as tourists, on this occasion,fly kites of various shapes & colours and relish local delicacies and sweets available everywhere.

       Where: Jaipur and Jodhpur
       Key attractions: Kite War, fireworks, illuminated kites, and sweets
     Dates for International Kite Festival 2022: 14th January 

  • Jaipur Literature Festival – The Greatest Literary Show On Earth is aptly illustrated as the greatest literary show on Earth, which showcases works of amateur as well as most reputed writers. From Nobel Laureates & Man Booker Prize Winners to budding writers, every literature enthusiast visits Diggi Palace for this literature fiesta. This year the venue was changed and the festival was organised in Clarks Amer.
  • Elephant Fair – The Traditional Festival Of Rajasthan

     Jaipur Elephant Festival, held each year at Jaipur Polo Ground on the day of Holi, is another famous traditional festivals of Rajasthan. On this occasion, elephants are decorated with colorful jhools (saddle cloth) & heavy jewellery. In fact, female elephants are even made to wear anklets.

Where: Jaipur
Key attractions: Polo Match and Tug of War between elephants
Date for Elephant Fair 2022: 17th March

  • Brij Holi – This Holi is celebrated a few days before the festival with the worship of Lord Krishna. Devotees dance, play music, and splash colors on each other. This is one of the most famous fairs and festivals of Rajasthan. 
  • Where: Bharatpur
    Key attractions: Enactment of Raslila
    Dates for Brij Holi 2022: 18th March
  • Urs Festival is celebrated at the Holy Tomb Of Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti, memorializing his emblematic unification with Allah (God). It is observed every year from 1st to 6th day of Rajab (7th Islamic month) and is one of the important religious festivals of Rajasthan which attracts followers from all over the world. 
  • Where: Ajmer
    Key attractions: Sajjada Nashin white flag hoisting, Qawwalis, and Mehfil sessions.
    Date for Urs 2022: 18th February

Pushkar Camel Fair 2022: Itis one of the most traditional festivals in Rajasthan, where thousands of camels gather for trading. The carnival comes with music, dance and magic show, acrobats, snake charmers and carousel rides.

Where: Pushkar
Key attractions: Parade & beauty contests of well-decorated camels, hot-air balloon ride, moustache competition, and handicraft bazaar
Dates for Pushkar Camel Fair 2022: 11th November – 22nd November

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