Rajastan festivals 2017

Rajastan festivals 2017

Kolayat Fair
Date: 2 to 4 November, 2017
Venue: Bikaner
The Kolayat Fair of Bikaner also known as ‘Kapil Muni Fair’, is usually held in the month of November. A festival with great religious significance,  large number of devotees visit the fair to take a holy dip in the Kolayat Lake. It is believed that a holy dip will wash out all sins.
Chandrabhaga Fair
Date: 3 to 5 November, 2017
Venue: Jhalawar
It Chandrabhaga Fair in Rajasthan is held at Jhalrapatan, situated at a distance of about six kilometres from Jhalawarusually in the month of Kartik (between October and November). This fair attracts travellers, pilgrims and explorers from all over India. Pilgrims assemble on the banks of river Chandrabhaga during the fair and  they believe a dip in the river will purify their souls. Also a huge cattle fair is organised here with the connection of the festival.  Livestock such as cows, horses, buffaloes, camels and bullocks are purchased from various parts for resale.
Bundi Festival
Date: 6 to 8 November, 2017
Venue: Bundi
The Bundi Festival is a religious festival includes several spiritual and traditional activities. The colourful Procession called Shobha Yatra, arts & crafts exhibition, ethnic sports, cultural exhibition, classical music & dance program, turban tying competitions, musical band performance competitions, bridal clothing, and a sparkling fireworks display are the main attractions of the festival. Early in the morning, Women and men dressed up in attractive colourful costumes and  holding light diyas or lamps on the banks of River Chambal and seek blessings.

Matsya Festival
Date: 25 to 26 November, 2017
Venue: Alwar
The Matsya festival of Alwar held in November. This festival is famous for its colourful processions, cultural performances, an array of sporting events and impressive artistic exhibitions.
Kumbhalgarh Festival
Date: 1 to 3 December, 2017
Venue: Udaipur
Kumbhalgarh Festival is a three-day festival  organized by the Department Of Tourism of the state to promote the culture and heritage of Rajasthan. The event is divided into two parts. In the daytime there is the folk performances by traditional artistes and competitions . On the other hand, the night is filled with exciting detonations of lights, sound, colors and dance.
Shree The Sacred Festival
Date: 16 to 17 December, 2017
Venue: Pushkar
The Bhakti Festival is a religious music celebration of traditional music and hymns. This new festival at the Pushkar Fair held  at various religious places in Ajmer and Pushkar.

Winter Festival – Mt. Abu
Date:  29 to 30 December, 2017
Venue: Udaipur
The annual Winter Festival is a spectacular festival held at Mount Abu in the month of December is a rare combination of cultural vivacity, amazing handicrafts and delightful food, set against an attractive backdrop. Craftsmen and performers from every corner of the state will participate in the fair. Sporting and entertainment events, like kite flying, rowing competitions and poetry reading sessions will be held during the festival days.


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