Rajasthan, the royal state of India is well known for its royal culture, heritage forts and monuments worldwide. Due to its unique culture, traditions and of course fairs and festivals, the state attracts a large number of tourists from all the corners of the globe during festivals. Amazing ethnic music and dance performances, camels, horse and elephants, turban attachment competition, polo, puppet shows, etc. are some of the most prominent highlights of the fairs and festivals of Rajasthan.
Major Fairs and festivals of Rajasthan are:
Pushkar Fair: This fair is the largest cattle fair in the world, and is celebrated in the Pushkar city. Pushkar Fair held every year in November for five days. This fair provides a big opportunity for traders and dealers of cattle to hit great deals on various kinds of cattle\\\'s. The only temple of Lord Brahma in the world is situated here. Many cultural activities like also organize during the festival are folk dance, music and singing, camel race, puppet shows, urban tying competition and many more.
Elephant Festival: Celebrated in March / April in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan is organized by Rajasthan business enterprise. . As the name reflects, elephants are the main highlight of this festival, and you can see several interesting activities such as elephantís parade as well as race, elephant polo and most decorated elephant beauty contests. The owners of the elephants decorate their elephant with jhools, bright colors and heavy jewelry. As the festivals coincide with Holi, so you can enjoy Holi in riding on elephants back.
Desert Festival:† Another big festival of Rajasthan is celebrated in the month of January / February with great pomp and show. The city of Jaisalmer comes alive during this Festival with colors, dance and music. Performers from all over the state flock to Jaisalmer for performing dance shows. The center of the attraction in this festival is the ship of the desert, and other highlights are acrobats, folk dances, snake charmers, puppeteers, etc.,. The outstanding light and sound show on the sand dunes captivate the hearts of the visitors.
Mewar Festival: Also known as the Maand festival and mainly dedicated to the music and dance, and is one of the eclectic annual festivals of Rajasthan. This festival is celebrated in March / April in Udaipur for welcoming the arrival of spring season. Dance and music, colorful fireworks, concerts, folk dances, crafts, shows, exhibitions, delicious foods, etc., are some main highlights of the festival.
Apart from these fairs and festivals, Urs. Ajmer Sharif, Nagaur Fair, Camel Festival Bikaner, Gangaur Festival, Kali Teez festival, Teez festival, etc are other popular festivals of Rajasthan. In addition, the major fairs and festivals of Hindus such as Holi, Diwali, Raksha Bandhan and Dussehra are also celebrated in the state with full enjoyment. You can enjoy all the festivals by simply taking a tour package like tours of Rajasthan, Jaipur tours, etc, by staying some of the best hotels in Rajasthan, which are situated in various cities of the state.