Ranging from dance-music festivals, camel exhibitions, ballooning events, and literary galas – Rajasthan has been a host for many such events since long time. As a result, you can have a fantastic admirable experience or the state’s various hues through its activities. The top 7 most popular events in Rajasthan are:
1 Pushkar Fair
The “Pushkar Camel Fair” is considered one of the world’s largest yearly camel and cattle trading fairs. This five-day carnival is a merger of camel, culture, and colour; not only are thousands of camels, cattle, and horses on exhibit, but there are also a variety of exciting events for tourists such as traditional folk performances, competitions, and racing.
2. Jaipur’s Elephant Festival
The “Elephant Festival in Jaipur,” one of Rajasthan’s most uplifting events, allows visitors to see royally or princely decorated elephants compete in events such as elephant racing, elephant polo, and elephant tug-of-war (between animal and man and much more in a grand way is an experience like no other).
3. Jaisalmer’s Desert Festival
The three-day action-packed “Desert Festival, Jaisalmer” showcases Rajasthan’s life and culture in a major way. The festival’s high points are its unique and exotic camel racing, camel polo, folk music, snake charmers, turban-tying contests, legendary Mr Desert competition, and many other activities in the centre of the Thar Desert’s thick and sun-burnt dunes.
4. Udaipur’s Mewar Festival
The “Mewar Festival, Udaipur,” one of Rajasthan’s other well-known celebrations, ushers in the spring season with vigour, enthusiasm, food, song, and dancing. The climax of this event is when colourfully dressed ladies take pictures of Goddess Gauri to Lake Pichola for immersion in a procession of boats that signifies the end of the celebrations.
5. Jodhpur hosts the Rajasthan International Folk Festival
The “Rajasthan International Folk Festival, Jodhpur,” one of the most awaited and incomparable five-day musical events ever, will bring together various folk musicians and artists from India and all over the world, including Yemen, Scotland, and Australia, many of whom will collaborate with inborn talent under one roof.
Without a doubt, an electrifying blend of international Indian folk music and explosive performances at the magnificent “Mehrangarh Fort” is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for everyone seeking an unusual magnetism.
6. Literature Festival in Jaipur
The “Jaipur Literature Festival,” the world’s largest literary festival, brings together some of the world’s most outstanding, witty, sensitive, and brilliant authors for five days of readings, debates, and conversations at Rajasthan’s exquisite “Diggi Palace.” If literature isn’t your thing, or you don’t want to get any closer to your favourite authors, there’s also amazing music and food.
7. Mt. Abu Summer Festival
When the harsh/dry summer beats down on Rajasthan’s desert land, its only hill station – Mount Abu – comes alive with its unique three-day “Summer Festival, Mt. Abu”. This festival is organised on Buddha Poornima and activities like folk dance styles of Gair, Ghoomar, singing of ballads, Daph, and Sham-e-Qawwali become a part of the inaugural ceremony. You can also see horse racing, tug of war, skating races, a CRPF band concert, boat races on the Nakki Lake, and a closing ceremony that includes a spectacular fireworks display, making it a once-in-a-lifetime experience.