Decide your favourite colour and pick a city to
match, Rajasthan's kaleidoscope of colours covers all.
Bastions of history, bristling with memories,
these splendid treasures stand battling the vageries of time.
The City Palace, Jaipur
Wind Palace, Jaipur
City Palace, Udaipur
Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur
The desert sands shimmer and pulsate with an
energy and a spirit of festivity permeates the air, every season
provides many reasons to celebrate.
Ride a camel over the dunes or horses through
the hillside, speed ahead in a jeep and camp under open skies.
A delicate ecosystem, part desert part marshy
lands and even a small section of lush water filled valleys, sports a
wildlife rich in variety.
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Rajasthan Tours Travel » Festivals of Rajasthan
Festivals of Rajasthan
The desert that stretches for miles around is a bleached blond, its sands
and scrub and arid landscape devoid of colours and its sun a merciless
ogre. But it is the indomitable spirit of the Rajasthani people that fills
in the colours and gives this desert land the distinction of being the
most colourful desert in the world. Festivals and celebrations, music and
dance punctuate its barrenness, turning this land into a fertile basin of
creativity. The people here live their lives with such verve and passion
as if to celebrate their domination of the harsh desert terrain. Festivals
here are a source of lavish enjoyment and pageantry a part of daily
rituals. These festivals and celebrations range from the religious to the
popular and some are also linked with commerce such as the camel and
cattle fairs. Rustic, unsophisticated, intricate, traditional and
immensely creative art forms are practiced and performed at the festivals,
truly showcasing the wealth of Rajasthan's culture and making the visitor
not just a mute spectator but an equal participant.
Festival - Jaipur
Clubbed together with the festival of Holi in Jaipur, the Elephant
festival celebrates the might of this glorious animal and along with its
other attractions it also includes the exciting game of Elephant polo.
Easily the most popular of all of Rajasthan's fairs and festivals, the
one at Pushkar combines the dual occasions of Karthik Purnima and the
ginormous camel fair. Folk songs and music, performers, snake charmers,
monkey trainers, fortune tellers, camels, horses and so much more is on
display here at the festival.
Festival - Jaipur
Celebrated all over Rajasthan this traditional festival involves women
taking out processions of deities amidst a lot of singing, dancing and
Festival - Jaisalmer
In Jaisalmer, in the heart of the desert country and amidst golden dunes,
every winter a melee gathers to celebrate this riotous occasion.
Festival - Udaipur
Celebrated with maximum fervour in the beautiful lake city of Udaipur it
sees the entire town light up. The whole town also participates to mark
the culmination of this 18-day-long festival with a procession of floats
on Lake Pichola.
Festival - Bikaner
Held in Bikaner every January, this celebration is completely dedicated
to the Camel. Punctuated with folk performances the real stars of the show
are the camels indeed as they dance and race and regale the guests with