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Rajasthan Fairs & Festivals

1.Desert Festival, Jaisalmer

During the winters, an annual event organized in the Golden City of Rajasthan – Jaisalmer makes the desert come alive with bright and vibrant colours. This three days festival held every year in the month of February showcases the rich Rajasthani folk culture. The entire city of Jaisalmer is bustling with colours, music and dance, Rajasthani men and women dressed beautifully in hued costumes sing and dance on the haunting ballads of valour, romance and tragedy. The Desert Festival is a great extravaganza with various competitions and contest happening such as turban tying competition, longest moustaches competition, entertaining puppet shows, folk dance competition and renowned musicians participate in various folk musical recitals. Camels also are one of the main highlight of this event as they take part in camel polo, camel dance and some other contests. This joyful festival of traditional Rajasthani culture and performing art and craft comes to an end with a captivating sound and light show amidst the sand dunes on a moonlit night.

2.Nagaur Fair, Nagaur

Second largest fair of India - Nagaur Fair is celebrated for eight days every year in the month of January – February in the Rajput town of Rajasthan – Nagaur. The fair is mainly known for its animal trading and displays thousands of animals which are magnificently decorated with colourful accessories to attract traders gathered from various places here. The fair is famous as Cattle Fair as it boasts of trading about 70,000 bullocks, cows, camels, and horses. The owners of the animals also dress with colourful turbans and long moustaches and are very enthusiastic about selling their animals at the best possible price. Besides the trade of animals some other attractions of the fair include Mirchi bazaar (largest red chilly market of India), wooden items and camel leather accessories. Visitors enjoy the exciting sports activities being held here such as tug of war, camel races, bullock races, cock fights and many more. The evenings with campfire and puppet shows is a delightful experience that gives the feel of the desert stillness and enchanting ambience with folk music of Jodhpur.

3.Pushkar Fair, Pushkar
The famed Pushkar fair is one of the largest camel fairs in the world. The fair takes place for five days every year in the holy city of Rajasthan – Pushkar on the banks of the Pushkar Lake. The main activity of this fair is the trading of livestock such as camels, horses and cattle between villagers who come from different parts of the state. Pushkar Fair has become one of the major tourist attractions of India and many tourists attend this annual fair with great joy. Some of the enthralling competitions such as matka phod, longest moustache, turban tying and balancing on camel contests are part of the fair. During this fair thousand of devotees throng the lake around Kartik Purnima in October-November to take a holy dip in the lake to wash away their sins. The fair jostle into life in Pushkar and the small town of Rajasthan becomes an extraordinary place of colour, music and movement

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The magical land of Rajasthan is famous for its historical sites, rich culture and festivities. Traveling to Rajasthan can be a lifetime experience for anyone. Our colourful tours of Rajasthan presents a variety of forts, palaces, wildlife safaris, desert safaris in charming sand dunes and the mouth-watering cuisines of Rajasthan. Rajasthan is the most colourful state of India and it presents a perfect combination of natural beauty, old culture, romantic sites and chivalry. Tourism in Rajasthan plays majour role in the economy and development of Rajasthan state, therefore Rajasthan tourism is one of the majour earning source of many in this historical state.

Both the Thar desert and the Aravalli ranges adorn the landscape of Rajasthan. It is a land of surprises, as the mood swings with the change of the seasons. It is a place abounded by amazing natural beauty and boasts of a rich culture tradition and a glorious history. No other place in the world can claim of the ancestry beyond 2500 B.C. It is now a established fact proven by the historians that the very ancient civilization of the Indus Valley had its harbinger in North Rajasthan. The people who holds a great interest in visiting the old palaces which has a great history attached and wants to spend his time in quite and serene places then Rajasthan is the perfect destination to chose. Rajasthan tourism has not only history but also a great culture and tradition which attracts the visitor in a large number. Adventure activities such as tiger watching activities, camel safaris , elephant polo, horse riding and biking etc are also available in Rajasthan tourism. The magnificent palace hotels that remind the glorious past in complete royalty also makes the stay more comfortable and memorable for the visitors.

Not to forget to mention that the additional and very important feature of Rajasthan tourism is the people of this region who are polite and hospitable in nature. Whether visitors are in the big cities or in the quaint towns or the villages, the people of Rajasthan are always at their help. Accommodation in this mysterious state is not at all a problem and can be available for every budget. Travelers can put for the night at the grand palace hotels or push in at a heritage hotel in the country side. Available also are rest houses, tents, village huts, wildlife resorts only the choice has to be taken at will.

As far as the handicrafts available there are concerned, it is one of the richest states in the country. Rajasthan craftsmen create the most opulent and the riches of treasures of stone, clay, leather, wood, ivory, glass, brass, silver, gold and textiles are given brilliant shapes and forms. There are lots of shops available ranging from the superb ones to the modest priced shops. The villages have their own craftsmen by the name of mobulla, patronized by the local people.

There are many interesting places in Rajasthan which has to offer to the visitors in Rajasthan tourism packages. Sightseeing of Rajasthan includes the tour of the majestic Amer palace, the old capital of Jaipur which is a fascinating blend of the Mughal and the Rajputana architecture. Every city has a distinct feature. If Bikaner is famous for camel breeding farm then Jaisalmer is famous for camel safari on sand dunes. In Jodhpur you can experience the massive forts and palaces whereas the romantic town of Udaipur is famous for lakes.

The old walled city of Jaipur, the capital of the state takes back the onlookers to a history of 272 years. The wide streets,huge havelis, lined shops coupled with the businessmen, artisans and courtiers all brings the life of the past days back in to business.

The festivals of Rajasthan are to be seen when ever they are celebrated as the folks surrender themselves completely to the fanfare. Some of the most important festivals of Rajasthan are the Pushkar Fair which is one of the largest camel fair held every year in the month of November.Desert festival of Jaisalmer, Gangaur Festival, Elephant Festival, Camel Festival and the Mewar Festival held in Udaipur. The dancing, singing, devotional music and the other community activities can completely enthralls the visitors to the land.

When it comes to food and drink, local specialities includes the gatte ki sabzi, papad ki sabzi, mangori,alu methi, and ker sangri. A variety of dal is also available. If you are looking for something spicy and chilly then Rajasthani cuisine is the perfect choice. There are made various types of Indian breads ( rotis or chapatis )from the bajra ki roti,makki ki roti, channa ki roti and cheera. The delicacy with the cup includes the tea, flavored milk and the tasty lassi.
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