Rajastan festivals- a celebration of colours and culture

Rajastan festivals- a celebration of colours and culture

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 festival  includes a colourful Procession called Shobha Yatra, arts & crafts fair, ethnic sports, cultural exhibition, classical music & dance program, turban competitions, bridal clothing, musical band competitions, and a sparkling fireworks display. 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

This three-day festival is an incredible effort 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 held at Mount Abu in December is a rare combination of cultural vibrancy, stunning handicrafts and delicious food, set against a scenic backdrop. This three day spectacular event brings together craftsmen and performers from every corner of the state. Winter festival  is also known for its sporting and entertainment events, such as kite flying, rowing competitions and poetry reading sessions.

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