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Rajasthan is a city of colors which is reflected from its exquisite handicrafts, architecture, and art and culture of the people of Rajasthan. Rajasthan's true colors can be seen in the Fairs and Festivals of Rajasthan. Rich in tradition and often inspired by religion, the Rajasthani Festivals are a part of their rich culture. The different fairs and festivals are attended from world over by different tourists.

A FEW OF THE MAJOR FAIRS & FESTIVALS IN RAJASTHAN ARE LISTED BELOW : Nagaur Fair Tour Nagaur (Jan-Feb.) Essentially an cattle fair, it provides an opportunity to participate in some of the local sports. Kite Festival (held on 14th Jan of every year) A festival with a difference - as kites take to the sky all over Rajasthan. In the evening, kites with lights in them and fireworks brighten the skies above. The main celebrations are in Jaipur and Jodhpur. If you like kite flying, you should be here.

Baneshwar Fair Tour Baneshwar (Jan-Feb.) A religious festival with simple and traditional rituals. This fair is the centre of The Rajasthani’s love for colour and joyous celebrations is proved by the elaborate rituals and the gay abandon with which he surrenders himself to the numerous fairs and festivals of the region. In addition to the festivals celebrated by the Hindus, Muslims and others, there are also the traditional fairs.

Gangaur Festival Tour Jaipur (March-April) A festival devoted to Goddess Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva. It is time for young girls to dress up in their finery and pray for grooms of their choice while the married women pray for the well-being of their husbands. This 18-day festival is laced with various activities and culminates in a grand procession marking the arrival of Shiva to escort his bride home.

Mewar Festival TourUdaipur (March-April) A festival to welcome the spring season. There is song, dance, processions, devotional music and fireworks where almost everybody participates.

Elephant Festival TourJaipur (March-April) A festival to celebrate Holi, this is a great occasion for the visitor to watch several elephant sports and also play this festival of colors. A show is organized with the elephants turning out in their best finery.

Urs Ajmer Sharif TourAjmer (According to Lunar Calendar) Held in the memory of the revered Sufi saint Khawaja Moinuddin Chisti, it is an occasion for thousands of believers to congregate at the shrine and offer their prayers. All of Ajmer seems to take on a festive air and several programmes are organized to mark the festivals.

Summer Festival TourMt.Abu (June) Organized in the only hill station of Rajasthan, this is the coldest place at this time of the year. Folk dances and a general atmosphere of gaiety prevails in this tiny hill resort and the tourist has ample time to relax and enjoy himself.

Teej Festival TourJaipur (July-August) A festival to mark the advent of monsoon. Women dressed in bright colors and a lot of merriment prevails during Teej. Essentially a women's festival, it is interesting to watch them enjoying in groups and at various bazaars where they turn up to shop in all their finery.

Mewar Festival Tour Jodhpur (October) A festival devoted mainly to the music and dance of the Marwar region. This is a festival that allows the visitor to understand and enjoy the folk traditions of this part of the state.

Pushkar Fair TourAjmer (November) The well-known and marked with largest participation of all the festivals of Rajasthan, Pushkar is an important pilgrimage as well as the venue of a mammoth cattle fair. Bazaars, auctions, music and sports are highlight of this event. Recommended.

Camel Festival Tour Bikaner (January) An enchanting desert city which comes alive with music and dance. It is fast gaining popularity as the visitor finds an opportunity to see some unusual folk performances, camel, race camel dance etc. here.

Hindu lunar months
The months of the Hindus lunar calendar (Vikram Samvat) and their Gregorian equivalents are as follows:

» Chaitra March-April
» Vaishaka Aril-May
» Jyaistha May-June
» Asodha June-July
» Sravana July-August
» Bhadra August-September
» Asvina September-October
» Kartika October-November
» Aghan November-December
» Pausa December-January
» Magha January-February
» Phalguna February-March
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