Festivals in Rajasthan that are unique as the state itself.
As the winter sun starts to shine on the dunes of Rajasthan, the desert state will wear a changed look throughout the winter months. Rajasthan is famous for its culture and festivals, come winters, the festivities in the state go to a whole new level. There is a plethora of festival which will take place; from dances festivals to a literature festival, to ballooning events, there is plenty to choose from.
Here we are going to tell you about the various festivals which take place in Rajasthan during the winter months.
Rajasthan International Folk Festival, Jodhpur – The music festival brings together music artists from countries like Yemen, Scotland and Australia. The festival takes place in the majestic Mehrangarh Fort. When: October 23 to 27. Where: Jodhpur.
Pushkar Camel Fair, Pushkar– It is the largest trading fair of its kind in the world. It is a five-day festival which is famous for its various programmes which showcase the Rajasthani culture. The festival is marked with traditional folk dances and races, which make it one the most exciting fairs in the world. Also, the ghats prove to be a scenic place, as thousands of devotees flock to them to take the holy dip. When: November 2-6. Where: Pushkar
Ragasthan: It is perhaps the location of this place which appeals to the people. It is a three-day musical and film festival which takes place in the dunes. It is three days of using a camel as a transport and sleeping under the moon and stars. When: February 11 to 14. Where: Jaisalmer
Jaipur Literature Fest: If you are the one who loves books, then this is the festival you have to be. It is India’s premier litt. Fest and is well known for its easy-going vibe and thoughtful discussions. It might be called a Literature Fest, but it also has great food and music on offer. When: January 21-26. Where: Jaipur
Desert Festival: True to its name, The Desert Festival shows the true vibrancy of the Rajasthani culture. Each year the festival attracts snake charmers, puppeteers and acrobats. These artists converge in the small town of Jaisalmer. There are other attractions as well; turban tying and moustache flaunting are just some of the things that attract the crowd. When: February 20 to 22. Where: Jaisalmer.