Fantastic colorful Rajasthan festivals you don’t want to miss in 2020

by arjun raj

1. Teej

Teej is celebrated with absolute splendor, traditional sung & dance, fair, and the worship of the Goddess Teej, one of the most famous Rajasthan festivals. The golden palanquin of Goddess Teej is carried in with adorned elephants, horses, and camels in the city during the great procession. No doubt, the Teej festival is an important evening in Rajasthan.


2. International Kite Festival

An international kite festival held every year at Makar Sankranti is one of Rajasthan’s most vibrant and popular festivals. Locals, as well as visitors, fly kites in different shapes and colors and enjoy local delicacies and candy.


3. Jaipur Literature Festival


This is well illustrated as the world’s most important literary exhibition of works by amateur and renowned artists. Every literature enthusiast visits the Diggi Palace for the literature festival, from the Noble Laureates & Man Booker Prize Winners to budding writers. This is one of the most famous festivals in Rajasthan and provides a great place to learn and exchange ideas with contemporary legendary people from Rajasthan and other parts of the world.

4. Elephant Fair

The Jaipur Elephant Festival is one of the most celebrated traditional Rajasthan Festivals held annually in Jaipur Polo Ground, Holi Day. Elephants have bright schools and strong gems and are presented to races, displays, and competitions. And women’s elephants have anklets to wear.


5. Winter Festival


The festival brings artists from various corners of the state together to exhibit different types of art, craftsmanship, food, and culture. The festival includes impressive fireworks and poetry sessions among the most famous fairs and festivals of Rajasthan.


6. Summer Festival

On Buddha Poornima day, the Summer Festival will be held and three days of folk culture and rituals of Rajasthani will be celebrated. The festival also hosts cultural concerts, horse races, skate races, war tugs, boating races, and live band performances on Nakki Lake.


7. Brij Holi


This unique Brij Holi was celebrated a few days before Holi with the veneration of Lord Krishna, dance. It is one of Rajasthan’s best-known exhibitions and festivals. Locals plunge into Banganga River Ghats before they give a prayer at the Temple of Radha Krishna.


8. Urs Festival

The Urs festival is held at Sufi Saint Moinuddin Chisti’s holy grave, commemorating his emblematic union with Allah (God). This is one of the religious festivals in Rajasthan and draws followers from all over the world, which are observed each year from the 1st to the 6th day of Rajab (7th Islamic Month). Here, the grave is cleansed of rosewater and sealed with a torn cloth of silk. Prayers and sacrifices follow.


9. Pushkar Camel Fair

This is one of the most traditional Rajasthan festivals, where thousands of camels are traded. This one of its kind carnivals is renowned for music, dance and magic, acrobats, carousel tours, and snake charmers.


10. Rajasthan International Folk Festival

The Jodhpur RIFF is an annual festival held since 2007 in Jodhpur. It seeks to cultivate art and traditional folk music. It takes place annually in Jodhpur at the Mehrangarh Fort at Sharad Purnima – the brightest full moon of the year.


11. Kolayat Fair

This glorious carnival is popularly referred to as the Kapil Muni Fair and one of Rajasthan’s most popular festivals. All 52 ghats are beautifully furnished during this case. People supply the idols of the god with sweetmeats, milk pudding, and sugar drops. Devotees can also dip into the holiest Lake of Kolayat.


12. Mewar Festival

The Mewar Rajasthan Festival is held in Udaipur with excellence and splendor, to celebrate the start of spring. It is the 2nd Living Heritage Festival worldwide and one of Rajasthan’s most important fairs and festivals. It has folk music, dance, food, and festivities.


13. Kumbhalgarh Festival

The Kumbhalgarh Festival is renowned for its vivid displays of music, lavish local artists’ concerts and spectacular fireworks. The Kumbhalgarh fort is kept in the context of this famous Rajasthan Festival. The cultural festival is a true paradise for lovers of art and culture.


14. Bundi Festival


Bundi Utsav is a cultural extravagance for three days. A glorious procession includes the wonderful carnival organized by the RTDC. The festival’s main attractions include ethnic sports, folk dancing, cultural competitions, and contests.

15. Matsya Festival

Matsya Festival is another well-known festival of Rajasthan, and a two-day festival held in Alwar in November. A lot of local and international visitors are present.


Hot air hoops, parasailing, zorbing, yoga and spectacular adventure-filled army show are the main attractions.

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