Rajasthan Fairs and Festivals 2018

Rajasthan Fairs and Festivals 2018

Date: 29 Apr – 30 Apr, 2018
Venue: MT. ABU

The summer festival at Mount Abu Starts on the day of Buddha Poornima. This spectacular  festival celebrates the vitality of Rajasthani culture for over three days. The celebrations include colourful folk dance styles of Gair, Ghoomar and Daph. The highlight is Sham-e-Qawwali, performance by  best folk singers from various parts of India.

Date: 13 Aug- 14 Aug, 2018

The festival is dedicated to Goddess Parvathi, also known as Teej Matha. Mainly Teej festival is for women and celebrations include dancing, singing, moments of togetherness,  narrating stories, applying henna, wearing bright coloured lehariya saris, sharing festive foods etc.

Date: 28 Aug- 29 Aug, 2018
Venue: Bundi

Falls every year in the month of Bhadra (July-August), Kajali Teej is unique to the city of Bundi. A week long celebration filled with fun and other cultural activites. Women wear traditional costumes, bangles and decorate their hands with charming henna designs. A local fair will be held during the festive days showcasing handicrafts such as traditional kataar, rural paintings, bangles, and lip-smacking eatables.

Date: 10 Sep- 13 Sep, 2018
Venue: Abhaneri

This two-day Abhaneri festival showcases various Rajasthani and local folk performances like Kachhi Ghori, Kalbeliya, Ghoomar, and Bhawai. The Festival started by Rajasthan Tourism in 2008. The festival is closely related to the village of Abhaneri,  originally named Abha Nagri, meaning “city of brightness”.

Date: 18 Oct- 5 Nov, 2018

Dussehra is a ten day festival celebrated all over India.  This holy day marks the victory of good over evil. The highlight of the festival is Ramleela, a theatrical representation related to the epic Ramayana.

Date: 18 Oct- 5 Nov, 2018

The Kota Adventure Festival falls  every year during Dusserha. Festival is a paradise for adventure-sports lovers. Tourists from across the world can experience the events such as  parasailing, rafting, wind surfing, water skiing , kayaking, rock climbing, gliding, trekking, angling and rural excursions.

Date: 23 Oct- 24 Oct, 2018
Venue: Jodhpur

Marwar Festival is the most popular festival of Jodhpur. The two-day festival is celebrated in the memory of the heroes of Rajasthan. Folk music centering around the romantic lifestyle of Rajasthan’s rulers id the prime attraction of this spectacular festival.

Date: 15 Nov- 23 Nov, 2018
Venue: Pushkar

Pushkar Fair/ Pushkar Camel Fair/ Pushkar Mela, is an annual weeklong camel and livestock fair held in Pushkar town in Rajastan.  It is one of the world’s largest camel fairs.  Apart from buying and selling of livestock, competitions such as the ‘matka phod’, ‘longest moustache’ and ‘bridal competition’ will be held during the festival days.

Date: 21 Nov- 23 Nov, 2018
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.

Date: 22 Nov -24 Nov, 2018
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.

Date: 26 Nov- 28 Nov, 2018
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.

Date: 25 Nov- 26 Nov, 2018
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.

Date: 1 Dec- 3 Dec, 2018
Venue: Udaipur

Kumbhalgarh Festival– 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.

Date:  29 Dec- 30 Dec, 2018
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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