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Known About Important Seasonal Cultural Events of Rajasthan

By Ashutoshtripathi Subscribe to RSS | March 19th 2012 | Views:
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Besides from world-famous heritage monuments and historical cities, the beautiful state of Rajasthan is also very well known for its colorful fairs and festivals. These cultural events are celebrated every year according to their fixed schedule with great enthusiasm and participation of local people as well as vacationers. If you want to recognize the rich and vibrant culture of the state, these festivals are the ideal way. Some important cultural events of Rajasthan are following.

Camel Festival, Bikaner, January

The popular Camel Festival is celebrated in Bikaner, the Camel City of India. The event is organized by the Rajasthan Government’s Department of Tourism, Art and Culture to enhance the tourism industry. It will offer you a deep glimpse over the lifestyle of this multi-colored and exotic landscape. Traditional music and dance performances, camel races and dance shows are the important attraction of Camel Fair in Bikaner.

Desert Festival, Jaisalmer, January – February

Desert Festival is one of the most important cultural events celebrated in Rajasthan. It is organized at Jaisalmer, the desert city of India. It is three day event packed with fun and adventures. Traditional dance shows, music shows, snake charmers and puppeteers are the major attractions of this cultural event. Camel dances, races, best decorated camel contest and Mr. Desert contest also attract large numbers of visitors from far away places.

Nagaur Cattle Fair, Nagaur, February

Nagaur Cattle Fair is one of the largest cattle fairs in the state of Rajasthan. It is eight days fair organized every year in the month of February. Nagaur is one of the most beautiful towns of Rajput and well known for the trading of cattle. About 70,000 bullocks, camels and horses are sold every year at this town. Besides trading of cattle, the fair is also known for local sports. Camel races and decoration, tug-of-war competition and traditional dance and music shows make the environment full of fun and festivity.

Teej Festival, Jaipur, July – August

Teej Festival is the most important cultural event of Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan. It is manily women’s festival celebrated on the advent of monsoon. The popular Teej Festival is dedicated to the heavenly pair of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Beautiful women in groups wearing traditional dresses and precious jewelries and well decorated local markets are the important attractions of Teej Festival in Jaipur.

Marwar Festival, Jodhpur, October

Rajasthan is the land of brave Rajputs warriors and the popular Marwar Festival is celebrated in the honor of historical heroes of the dynasty. The annual festival is also known as the Maand Festival and organized at the some most beautiful locations of Jodhpur, including the majestic Mehrangarh Fort Umaid Bhawan Palace and Mandore Fort. The festival is also related to the traditional music and dance of Marwar region and makes them alive.

These are the some important cultural events that one can easily explore on their Rajasthan travel. If you are interested in rich and vibrant culture of the state and want to participate in these seasonal festivals, plan your Rajasthan tour according to their schedule. These popular events will provide you wonderful exposure of vibrant culture and tradition of Rajasthan.

Ashutoshtripathi - About Author:

Ashutosh Tripathi is an eminent analyst and writer in Travel & Tourism related topics. He has authored many books on tour guide for Golden Triangle Tour and Rajasthan Tour Package .


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