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Jaipur Fests – Portraying City’s Cultural Extravaganza

By Aanchal Gupta Subscribe to RSS | May 10th 2012 | Views:
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Depending upon what they have heard, Jaipur means different for different people. For some, it could mean a city of historical monuments, while some know it as a handicraft hub of Rajasthan. And draw for some could be city’s great culture, which is best demonstrated during festivals. In this article, I would like to draw your attention towards city’s vivid cultural fests, which pass through the heart of Jaipur.

Jaipur, owing to its wealthy past, celebrates many festivals and events with full gusto and zeal, which add color to its life. This lovely town turns more vibrant during the celebration of these fests. Every fest, the city lionizes, has its own importance and is enjoyed in a unique way. However, one thing that’s common with all is that Jaipur enjoys them keeping all its tensions and worries away. People from all corners of Rajasthan get together in the town, which create an atmosphere full of rejoices and merriments.

Numerous festivals celebrated In Jaipur are famous all over the country. Thousands of people visit Jaipur to explore its magnificent traditions & cultures during these festivals. Have a look on some popular Jaipur fests.

Gangaur Festival: One of the most popular Jaipur fests, Gangaur Festivals is dedicated to Goddess ‘Parvati’ – the concert of Lord Shiva, and is especially meant for women. Young girls pray to the goddess for groom of their choice, while women pray for well-being of their husbands. The fest lasts for 18 days and during this time many cultural programs and vibrant activities are performed in the city.

Kite Festival: This event has been celebrated in several cities of India, but in Jaipur it has its own significance. Wake in the morning, and you see the sky filled with enchanting colorful kites, youngsters strategizing and planning for aerial battles and markets more colorful than ever before. Other than that, the city hosts a kite competition, where kite-flyers from across the world participate.

Teej Festival: Teej is one of the most popular fests of Indian Hindu culture. Celebrated in ‘Shrawan’ month, it brings loads of happiness and funs for kids and youngsters. Kids enjoy swinging and special recipes prepared at homes. Various cultural programs are held in city.

Elephant Festival: This enchanting festival is celebrated on the day of Holi (in March), and is a great occasion for visitors to watch several elephant sports and amazing Jaipur traditions. A large number of elephants, attired classy, look stunning, and various programs performed by them leave visitors stunned. The colorful festival Holi on the same day adds spices to Jaipur Elephant festival.

Apart from the above mentioned fests, Jaipur Literature Festival, Diwali and New Year Eve are enjoyably celebrated in Jaipur. Really, these fests are great way to explore Jaipur’s wealthy past and alluring traditions. When it comes to plan a Jaipur tour, it’s better to take a Jaipur package from a reliable source.

Aanchal Gupta - About Author:
Hungry Bags, a leading travel portal, provides reasonable deals for Jaipur travel and Jaipur hotels. You can buy your customized Jaipur tour package at Hungry Bags.com, and enjoy a hassle-free holiday.

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