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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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