Celebration Popular fair and festivals of Rajasthan
Latest Festival and Fair Dates 2017 - 2018: Diwali Festival Thursday , 19 October, Pushkar Festival - Monday, 23 October and ends on Saturday, 4 November, Christmas 25 December. Kite Festival 14th January 2018. Holiday trip during Fairs and festivals of Rajasthan gives an opportunity for you to gain insight into the life, tradition and colorful culture of Rajasthan.
Month wise Fair and festival celebration in Rajasthan 2017 - 2018 - Rajasthan Tourism
Fair & Festival in January 2018
Jaipur Literature Festival:- Explore the literature festival of Rajasthan. Literature festival popular as the Jaipur Literature Festival taking place at the Diggi Palace. Here you can attend the session of finest writers, poet, speakers, famous under one roof. Described as the ‘greatest literary show on Earth’.
Jaipur Literature Festival 2018 Dates: 24 to 29 January, 2018.
Camel Festival Bikaner:- Camel Festival of Bikaner is an annual festival dedicated to the camels. It’s a local festival the celebrations include camel races, camel milking, fur cutting design, best breed competition, camel acrobatics and camel beauty pageants. In the festival there is local market you can enjoy shopping, foods, meet the local people, photography.
Dates of Camel Festival Bikaner 2018:- 14th & 15th January, 2018.
Kite Festival:- The Kite Festival know as makar sankranti celebration unique to Rajasthan. Tourist can enjoy colorful kites in a variety of shapes and sizes and in evening fireworks.
Kite Festival Rajasthan 2018 dates: 14th January 2018.
Baneshwar Fair:- Baneshwar Fair is a popular tribal festival of Baneshwar Temple of Dungarpur. Celebation of festival on the full moon day of February or Magh Shukla Purnima. Attracts a large number of tourists from all around the world.
Baneshwar Fair 2018 Dates: 27 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan 2018
Desert Festival-: The empty thar desert around Jaisalmer come alive with a wonderful celebration on the sand dunes in the form of the Desert Festival. Tourist can enjoy the rich and colourful Rajasthani culture. The high points of the desert festival are puppeteers, camel tattoo shows, camel races, camel polo, acrobats, processions, camel bands, folk dances.
Desert Festival Jaisalmer 2018 dates: 29 Jan 2018 - 31 Jan, 2018.
Fair & Festival in February 2018
Nagaur Fair:- The Nagaur Fair is the second biggest fair in India. Cattle Fair of Nagaur as this is where owners gather to trade animals. Bullocks, camels and horses are traded every year in this fair. Other attractions include the Mirchi Bazaar one of the largest red chilli market of India. Tourist can enjoy shopping, foods, meet the local people, photography. Nagaur fair is also known for its jugglers, puppeteers, storytellers, etc.
Nagaur Cattle Fair 2018 Dates: 22 to 25 Ferbuary 2018
Photography Festival: Rajasthan have the wide range of scenic singhts. Opportunities for a photographer are in great number. This festival is largely celebrated in Jaipur.
Photography Festival 2018 Dates: Update soon.
Lake Festival:- Udaipur is the host of Udaipur Lake Festival. Lake festival held at the banks of Fatehsagar Lake and Lake Pichola.
Lake Festival Udaipur Date 2018:- Update soon
Udaipur World Music Festival:- World Music Festival organized to brings together global artists and ensembles . The event is designed to cater to the music sensibilities of people across different ages and from all walks of life. This one is a sheer treat for lovers of good music, Once-in-a-lifetime experience .
Udaipur World Music Festival 2018 Dates: Update soon
Jaipur Photo:- Jaipur photo festival is one of the major and refreshing International photography festival held in the month of February every year. Jaipur Photo festival is open-air travel photography event.
Jaipur Photo festival 2018 Date: Update soon
Braj Holi:- Holi the color festival of India. The Braj festival celebrated on the Shukla Paksha of the Phalgun month, a few days prior to Holi. This festival is dedicated to Lord Krishna. The highlight of this festival is the Raslila dance performed.
Holi festival dates 2018: 23 February 2018 May be.
Fair & Festival in March 2018
Rajasthan Diwas: Rajasthan Diwas is Rajasthan foundation day. On this occasion many event organized at famous venue of Rajasthan.
Dates of Rajasthan Day Festival 27th - 30th March 2018.
Dhulandi Festival: Festival of Colours is celebrated all over India a day after Holika Dahan. The festival is celebrated in a very special way in Jaipur.
Holi festival dates 2018: 1st & 2nd March 2018.
Gangaur Festival:- Gangaur is one of the most important festivals in Rajasthan. “Gan” is a synonym for Lord Shiva & “Gauri” or “Gaur” stands for Goddess Parvati. Gangaur celebrates the union of the two soul. Gangaur festival is symbol of conjugal & marital happiness. This festival is celebrated by women, they worship clay idols of “Gan” & “Gauri” in their houses. These idols are worshipped by both unmarried & married. The royal procession is held by a colorful pageantry of old palanquins, chariots, bullock carts and performing folk artists.
Date of Gangaur Festival 2018: 2nd to 20th March 2018.
Mewar Festival, Udaipur:- Experience the color and joy that fills the people of Rajasthan. Mewar Festival whole of Udaipur gets drenched in vibrant colours. Local markets decorate their facades with bright lights and decorations. Dances, songs, cultural events and a firework at lake are highlights of the festival.
Mewar Festival 2018 dates: 18th to 20th March, 2018 may be.
Fair & Festival in April 2018
Summer Festival - Mount Abu:- Mount abu is only hill station in Rajasthan. The summer festival celebrates the liveliness of Rajasthani culture for over more than two days. Colourful showcase of folk culture, the festival also host the horse racing events, skating races, band show and boat races on the Nakki Lake. The festival concludes with a dazzling display of firworks.
Date of summer festival Mt. Abu 2018: 29th & 30th April 2018.
Fair & Festival in July 2018
Teej Festival:- Teej festivals celebrate the bounty of nature, during arrival of the monsoon. The festival is mainly for women, and includes dancing, singing, henna on hands , wearing brightly coloured lehariya saris, sharing festive foods, getting together with friends and narrating stories, applying henna on hands and feet, wearing brightly coloured lehariya saris, sharing festive foods and playing under trees on swings on Haryali Teej. The festivals dedicated to Goddess Parvati known as Teej Mata. Women worship to the goddess seeking the wellness of their husband. A royal procession of Goddess Teej comprising of camels, dancing folk artists camel cart, elephants and bullock carts.
Date of Teej Festival 2018: 13th August 2018 May be.
Fair & Festival in Auguest 2018
Kajli Teej: The festival of Kajli Teej is unique to the city of Bundi. A dazzlingly theatrical and lively event, it is held every year in the month of Bhadra (July-August). This week-long celebration filled with gaiety and fanfare pays homage to Goddess Uma by the seekers of marital bliss and love. Women wear colourful traditional costumes, new sets of bangles and decorate their hands with beautiful henna designs. A local fair is held nearby which is extremely popular with the rural folk around Bundi. Handicrafts such as traditional kataar, paintings, bangles, rural handicrafts and fancy eatables attract many people from Rajasthan, other parts of India and foreign shores.
Date of Teej Festival 2018: 13th August 2018 May be.
Fair & Festival in September 2018
Abhaneri Festival:- Festival was initiated by Rajasthan Tourism in 2008. ‘Abhaneri festival’ various Rajasthani & local folk performances like Kachhi Ghori, Kalbeliya, Ghoomar, and Bhawai.
Abhaneri Festival 2018 date: update soon
Fair & Festival in October 2018
Dussehra:- Dussehra is a Hindu festival celebrated all over the country as a victory of good over evil. Procession, Cultural programmers are organized. Kota dussehra is famous in Rajasthan.
Dussehra Festival 2018 dates: 19 October 2018.
Adventure Festival:- Adventure Festival started off to boost tourism, adventure festival is a paradise for adventure-sports lovers. Adventures sports such parasailing, rafting, wind surfing, water skiing and kayaking, rock climbing, gliding, trekking, angling and rural excursions.
Adventure Festival Rajasthan 2018 dates: Update soon
Fair & Festival in November 2018
Marwar Festival of Jodhpur: The most popular festival of Jodhpur is the Marwar Festival. Celebrated in the month of Ashwin (between September and October) in memory of the heroes of Rajasthan. Attractions at the festival are the Camel Tattoo Show, Moustache, Turban Tying, Matka Race, Tug of War, Traditional Dress Competition and many more.
Marwar Festival of Jodhpur 2018 dates: Update soon
Diwali Celebration:- Diwali – The light festival of hindu. Diwali is one of the most significant festivals in Indian culture. Houses and markets are decorated with candles and colourful lights. People greet each other and share sweets and gifts.
Diwali Festival 2018 dates: 7 November 2018
Pushkar Fair: The Pushkar Fair or Pushkar Camel Fair or Pushkar Mela celebrated between the months of October and November. It is one of the world's largest camel fairs. Attraction of pushkar mela “matka phod”, “longest moustache” and “bridal competition” “camel race”, etc. Know more about Pushkar Sightseeing Destination.
Pushkar fair 2018 dates: 15th to 23rd November 2018 may be.
Rajasthan Kabir Yatra:- It’s a travelling music festival which will journey over 6 days in and around Bikaner region. Kabhir Yatra Rajasthan Festival 2018 Dates:
Kolayat Fair: several events like entertaining performances by prominent person of Rajasthani music and dance, competitions of wrestling, tug of war, camel decoration.
Kolayat Fair 2018 Date:
Chandrabhaga Fair:- The Chandrabhaga Fair welcomes thousands of visitors and participants from all over the country. Celebrated in the month of Kartik -October and November. This fair attracts tourist, pilgrims and explorers alike with rituals and traditions practiced in Jahalawar district. People assemble on the banks of river Chandrabhaga during the fair and participate in gala event. People believe dip in the river will purify their souls. This is also are pet animal fair where livestock like cows, horses, buffaloes, camels and bullocks sell & buy. For tourist there are many events such as procession, puja and various competitions as well as cultural evenings.
Bundi Festival:- Celebrated in the month of Kartik according to hindu calander (October-November). Several spiritual & traditional activities, traditional art, culture and craftsmanship, arts & crafts fair, ethnic sports, cultural exhibition, classical music & dance program, turban competitions, bridal clothing, musical band competitions, and a sparkling fireworks & visitors are left charmed by its magnificence.
Matsya Festival:- Celebrated to glorify the prosperity, traditional values and colourful customs of the region in the month of November. The majesty of Alwar’s numerous forts, palaces, lakes, hunting lodges, historical sites and flora fauna make it a delightful setting for a flamboyant celebration.
Fair & Festival in December 2018
Kumbhalgarh Festival:- The Kumbhalgarh fort world heritage site, hosts the vibrant and colorful Kumbhalgarh Festival. Night events of this festival main tourist attraction. The night is filled with impressive explosions of lights, sound, cultural dance.
Kumbhalgarh Festival 2018 dates:
Shree The Sacred Festival:- Pushkar is best tourist attraction for Rajasthan. The Sacred Festival is dedicated to religious music, meditation and Yoga.
The Sacred Festival 2018 Dates: Update soon
Winter Festival – Mount Abu:- Mount abu the hill station & destination for winter Festival . Winter festival Mount abu tourist can enjoy cultural vibrancy, stunning handicrafts and delicious food. A grand procession, ‘Deepdaan’ ceremony in the evening, A stunning display of fireworks.
Winter Festival Mount abu 2018 dates: