11 Most Vibrant Fairs And Festivals Of Rajasthan

11 Most Vibrant Fairs And Festivals Of Rajasthan

Rajasthan, as the name itself suggests; in Hindi RAJA means ‘King’ and STHAN means ‘State’. Concludes to “THE LAND OF KINGS”. The royal state was ruled by the Rajputana Dynasty by numeral kings who are the epitome of incredible power and royalty.  The beauty and the colors of the state are indefinable. It hugs around the versatility of colors, culture, dance, dressing, food, festivals and what not.  This is a land worth stepping foot on. India’s most loved tourist state welcomes the guests with warm heart. Inclusive of the whole state tour there are many fairs & festivals are celebrated in the state which should be a part of our itinerary without a miss of an eye pleasing experience. So, today I bring the “11 Most Vibrant Fairs and Festivals of Rajasthan”.


11 most vibrant fairs and festivals of rajasthan

11 Most Vibrant Fairs And Festivals Of Rajasthan


1. Camel Festival | Fairs and Festivals of Rajasthan

Duration: 13 Jan, 2018 – 14 Jan, 2018
Location: Junagarh Fort, Bikaner, Rajasthan

The festival is celebrated in the month of January every year in the honor of the ship of the desert “camel”. It is a two day affair in all and like most of the festivals and fairs of the state it is also a colorful and magnificent show with activities like camel race camel games Rajasthani folk dances are a few to mention.

The whole fair takes places in Junagarh Fort of Bikaner. The festival ends with fireworks on the second night illuminating the city with man made stars.

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2. International Kite Festival | Fairs and Festivals of Rajasthan

international kite festival in jaipur

Duration: 14 Jan, 2018 – 16 Jan, 2018
Location: Jaipur, Rajasthan

Celebrated in spirit of makar  sankranti. Kites color the deserted sky with vibrancy and shapes of different-different kites released by the helicopters and the people celebrating. The festivals main event is the competition of flying the kites in the blue sky. It looks like a extravagant spectrum of colors with kites released by people and balloons by the joyful kids.

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3. Jaipur Literature Festival | Fairs and Festivals of Rajasthan

music event at jaipur literature festival

Duration: January
Location: Jaipur, Rajasthan

Literature festival of Jaipur has grown from its root level to fruit level in a matter of 10 years. The literature festivals welcome the greatest thinkers and speakers from south East Asia and around the world.  From Nobel laureates to local language writers, Man Booker prize winners to debut novelists, every January the most remarkable, witty, sensitive and brilliant literary men and women come together at the Diggi palace Jaipur.

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4. Desert Festival | Fairs and Festivals of Rajasthan


Duration: 29 Jan, 2018 – 31 Jan, 2018
Location: Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

A three-day long event organized by the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation in the month of February every year, it is an bonanza treat that celebrates the delights of the deserts of Rajasthan. The atmosphere is alive with folk song and dance, with the artists dressed in bright colors and traditional dresses and jewellery, depicting the tragedies and accomplishments of the desert all together.

A showcase of desert rituals and life, camel races, gymnastic stunts, several competitions like longest mustache, turban tying, Mr. Desert etc are the main attractions. Other than that delicious food and interesting stalls selling handicrafts and other souvenirs will make it a memorable tri day fun for one and all.

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5. Elephant Fair | Fairs and Festivals of Rajasthan

elephant festival in jaipur

Duration: 2 March, 2018
Location: Jaipur, Rajasthan

The festival is celebrated in the hub of grand celebrations and festivals, the Pink City Jaipur. It highlights the importance of elephants of the desert in the time of the Indian festival Holi.

Decorated in color and silver the elephant’s catwalk amidst the audience with the musicians playing the folk songs in backdrop and people performing folk dances as well. The people intoxicated in joy climb up the elephant and play with the colors and celebrating gay fully.

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6. Mewar Festival | Fairs and Festivals of Rajasthan

Duration: 18 March, 2018 – 20 March, 2018
Location: Udaipur, Rajasthan

The city of Udaipur comes alive with festivities during the Mewar Festival which marks the advent of the spring season in the city. It is a major festival of Rajasthan and people from all over the globe flock to Udaipur to witness the grace of the town during this time.

The whole town is decorated with bright and vibrant lights and a festive mood resides in the air. This festival includes a number of activities, like dressing the idols and carrying them in a traditional procession through various parts of the city. People also engage in the cultural dance and songs and dressing and out on roads showcasing the truest and purest beauty of Rajasthan.

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7. Urs Festival | Fairs and Festivals of Rajasthan

ur festival ajmer

Duration: April, 2018
Location: Ajmer, Rajasthan

Every year in May, thousands of pilgrims, Sufis and tourists head to the sleepy town of Ajmer in Northern Rajasthan to celebrate the festival of Urs. The festival starts with the hoisting of a white flag by the descendants of Moinuddin Chisti.

The Urs Festival commemorates the death anniversary of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti. Music in the form of is quawwalis is constantly performed both in the dargah compound as well as outside its gates. The fair is held for six days because it is believed that the Khwaja Moinuddin cooked for six days before he left his mortal remains. His followers from all over the world throng Ajmer to seek his blessings during these six sacred days.

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8. Summer and Winter Festival | Fairs and Festivals of Rajasthan

mount abu - summer & winter festival in rajasthan

Duration: May & December
Location: Rajasthan

Celebrated to showcase the culture of the people belonging to the only hill station in Rajasthan, both these festivals are held over a period of three days, in May and December respectively. They are marked by processions all over town, followed by a range of competitions, folk dance and music and dazzling fireworks to celebrate the spirit of hill station. Such beauty attracts a no. of tourists to the city in these times of the year.

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9. Kota Adventure Festival | Fairs and Festivals of Rajasthan

kota adventure festival

Duration: October
Location: Rajasthan

This place is especially for Adventure enthusiasts from around the world and India. The Kota festival of adventure is a week long journey of roller costar rides in the sea of adventure. Celebrated in the month of October at the time of dussehra the festival attracts a lot of people from and outside the country to experience the sports organized here from rafting, windsurfing, parasailing, kayaking rock climbing, trekking, angling and rural excursions.

The main highlight of the festival is kite flying. Name any adventure sports and you would probably find it at the Kota Adventure Festival.

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10. Rajasthan International Folk Festival | Fairs and Festivals of Rajasthan

rajasthan internation folk festival

Duration: October
Location: Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Rajasthan international folk festival is an annual music and art festival for the promotion of traditional folk music and arts.

It is celebrated around Sharad Purnima (Indian festival) flagged by the “People’s Platform for Creativity and Sustainable Development” and patronized by the Maharaja of Jodhpur and Sir Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones. It is the unique celebration of Indian as well as international music at Jodhpur’s Mehrangarh fort.

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11. Pushkar Fair | Fairs and Festivals of Rajasthan

Duration: 15 Nov, 2018 – 23 Nov, 2018
Location: Pushkar, Rajasthan

Pushkar fair is the International Desert Festivals celebrated in the state of Rajasthan, wherein people from different part of the world come and enjoy various activities. It also coincides with the religious celebration of Kartik Ekadashi, when the Pushkar Lake was supposed to be created by Lord Brahma.

Primarily for buying and selling of camels this livestock fair attracts major sellers and buyers from across the country . It is a cultural treat of art, music, dance, puppet shows, gypsy dance, races, competitions with a host of vendors selling delicious snacks including camel milk cheeses and cakes, jewellery, shawls and other tidbits. The entire festive and spiritual atmosphere completely lights up the desert in these five days.

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Fairs & Festivals of Rajasthan 2018, 2019 & 2020

Fairs & Festivals of Rajasthan 2018, 2019, 2020

Such diverse is the beauty of the state and the 11 most vibrant fairs and festivals of Rajasthan celebrated here are the show stoppers of your Rajasthan tour packages.

Come and celebrate the unity in diversity of the state and feel blessed and welcomed by the people and their warm hearts.

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