FAIRS & FESTIVALS
Rajasthan plays host to some of the most vibrant and colourful festivals of India with something unique and interesting happening every month of the year. Plan your holiday around these festivals to immerse yourself in the local celebrations and please let us know what interests you most so we may include a special event or activity into your itinerary.
14th January 2020
Makar Sakranti is a popular festival celebrated in Rajasthan. This day marks the shift of the sun into longer days thus signifying the end of the winter season and bringing in pleasant weather. In Rajasthan, the locals celebrate with flying kites and you can see thousands of kites of every shape, size and colour in battle in the sky. Learn how to fly kites from an expert and participate in the extraordinary competition!
JAIPUR LITERATURE FESTIVAL
23rd-27th January 2020 (Jaipur)
One of Asia's leading literary events, this festival has hosted some of the world's greatest thinkers, historians, politicians and sports persons on the same platform allowing public free-access to watch and interact with such personalities. Discussions and chats during the day and entertainment shows in the evening, book ahead in time as most of Jaipur's hotels are sold out during these dates!
WORLD SACRED SPIRIT FESTIVAL
17th- 22nd February 2020 (Jodhpur)
An extraordinary and sacred festival held at the Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur, showcases some of the biggest talents in the sufi music world. An incredible experience, come enjoy some traditional and soulful music.
HOLI - FESTIVAL OF COLOURS
10th March 2020
Holi is the festival of colours celebrated across India with lots of love and 'colour'. This festival celebrates the good over evil and on the eve of Holi, according to a Hindu legend, effigies are burnt in public places. The next day is celebrated by everyone throwing powdered gulal (colours) at each other on the streets. By the evening, people tend to calm down and visit families and friends for dinner.
10th March 2019
Gangaur is an important festival celebrated in Rajasthan by women. The unmarried women on this day pray to Lord Shiva and Parvati for a good husband whilst the married women pray for the wellbeing of their husbands. Huge processions can be seen in Jaipur on this day.
RAJASTHAN INTERNATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL
10th - 14th October 2019 (Jodhpur)
Voted as one of the most interesting music festivals in the world, its a gathering of Rajasthani and pan-Indian folk musicians with world, jazz and fusion artists from across the globe within the walls of the spectacular Mehrangarh Fort. Mick Jagger being the international patron of the festival, you cannot miss this!
27th October 2019
Diwali is the festival of lights, one of the most important festivals on the Hindu calendar. It symbolises victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil and hope over despair. 'Deepawali' is a Sanskrit term and means rows of lighted oil lamps or 'spreading of light'.
PUSHKAR CAMEL FAIR
4th - 12th November 2019 (Pushkar)
If you are interested in buying a camel, there is no better place to be than the Camel Fair in Pushkar! Apart from the trading that goes on amongst the locals, there are several other activities to participate in through the week. Held during the full moon, the Pushkar Camel fair attracts almost 15,000 camels, horses and cattle, an epic spectacle one must witness!
MAGNETIC FIELDS FESTIVAL
13th - 15th December 2019 (Alsisar)
An electronic music festival featuring indie and techno underground artists from all over the world. Set in a palace hotel in the village of Alsisar, this festival has great music, a desert disco, delicious food and is an all round unforgettable experience. Book with us for discounts on passes and accommodation.