Rajasthan Travel Guide

Fairs and Festivals of Rajasthan

Rajasthan is a state of colors. Being a state of the Royals it depicts a vivid range of customs and enjoyments. These are the reasons to visit Rajasthan in the different times of the year.

People of Rajasthan love to dance and sing and you can hear the local songs from the corners of various cities of the state. These celebrations are an integral part of people’s culture and lifestyle.

Being a part of these festivals will take you closer to the cultural background of the state.

The Annual Fairs of Rajasthan

There are a number of Fairs and Festivals in Rajasthan that are celebrated from time to time. Fairs like Pushkar Fair or the Camel Fair, the Handicrafts fair,

The Desert Festival are some of the prominent fairs and festivals of Rajasthan.

These Festivals are celebrated with great joy and tourists from all around the globe come to see the dramatic folk dances, exquisite handicrafts, mouthwatering delicacies and experience the heartwarming hospitality of the state.

The Pushkar Fair is all about the camels, cows, sheep, and goats buying and selling which is done by the local people and they come from all the cities and towns of Rajasthan to grab customers.

There is also a ritual of the fair is to take a dip in the Pushkar Lake.

The Multi-Colored Culture

In the handicrafts fair of Rajasthan, you can see the extra-ordinary craftsmanship of the artists of Rajasthan.

In this fair, you can have the view of the exclusive Rajasthan embroidery, Kundan jewelry, Minakari jewelry, mirror work clothes, and some various other finery.

Or if you attend the famous Desert Festival of Jaisalmer then you will find the funfair which includes turban tying competition, camel polo games, the supernatural snake charming events, and the dance of people with long grown mustaches.

The festivities also include many delicacies of Rajasthan which are indeed a must-try. The festival starts in the month of January and stays for three days and finishes with the Purnima or a full moon day.

List of Famous Fairs & Festivals Celebrated in Rajasthan

Baba Ramdev ji Ramdevra Fair
Ramdevra Fair is celebrated after Baba Ramdev Ji, who was a Tanwar Rajput and a saint who took “Samadhi” which is a process of conscious... Read More
Baneshwar Fair
Baneshwar Fair is a popular tribal fair held in Dungarpur district in Rajasthan state of India. The fair is held in the month of February... Read More
Banganga Fair
The Banganga Fair is celebrated every year on the full moon day of Vaishakh which falls in the month of April-May near a stream from... Read More

Bikaner Camel Festival
Camel is called the ship of the desert and the camels is also a dear animal among people of Rajasthan. The camel festival is celebrated... Read More
Braj Mahotsav
The Brij Festival or Braj Mahotsav is celebrated in Bharatpur in the month of Feb-March, a few days before Holi, every year in Rajasthan. This... Read More
Bundi Festival
Bundi Festival is celebrated in the month of Kartik, there are a number of spiritual and customary activities associated with the celebration of Bundi Festival.... Read More

Chandrabhaga Fair
Chandrabhaga Fair is held every year in Rajasthan in the city of Jhalarapatan in the month between October and November. The fair is dedicated to... Read More
Diwali Festival
Diwali, also known as 'Deepawali' is celebrated with whole enthusiasm and devotion in Rajasthan like every part of India. Known as 'The Festival of Lights',... Read More

Holi is a fun-filled and energetic festival which is celebrated on the full moon day of the Phalgun month of the Hindu calendar celebrated in March. The celebration begins with the lightening of a bonfire... more »

Dussehra is one of the major festival of India which like other festivals celebrated with great joy and happiness. Dussehra festival is celebrated to mark the victory of Lord Ram over demon Ravan, good over... more »

Elephant Festival

Elephant Festival is a popular festival celebrated in Jaipur city of Rajasthan. It is celebrated on the day of the Holi festival, usually in the month of mid of March. The festival has the features... more »

FORHEX Fair Jaipur

Handicrafts are a replication of ritual and legacy of Rajasthan telling the stories of culture and the history of the state. It often encompasses tales dating back to thousands of years of the queens and... more »

Ganesha Chaturthi

Like other festivals, Ganesha Chaturthi is also celebrated in Rajasthan with great joy and devotion. This festival is celebrated after Lord Ganesha. Lord Ganesha is the eldest son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and... more »

Gangaur Festival

Gangaur is colorful and one of the most important festivals of people of Rajasthan. This festival is dedicated to Lord Siva and his wife Parvati. "Gan" resembles Lord Shiva and "Gaur" resembles Goddess Gauri. The... more »

Gogaji Fair

Gogaji Fair is celebrated in the memory of Gogaji who was believed as a snake king. Gogaji also is known as Jahar Veer Gogga who was a folk idol of Rajasthan in India. He was... more »

International Kite Festival
The International Kite Festival of Jodhpur started only a few years back in Rajasthan, and it has become one of the most awaited and grand... Read More
Jaipur Jewellery Show

Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan is one of the most charming cities in India. There are lots of attractions in the form of magnificent forts in Rajasthan, palatial palaces, gorgeous gardens, historical monuments, heritage sites.... more »

Jaipur Literature Festival
Zee Jaipur Literature Festival is an annual literary festival which celebrates national and internal literature. Regarded as the largest literary festival in Asia-Pacific, Zee Jaipur... Read More

Jaisalmer Desert Festival

Rajasthan is a state of fairs and festivals. Being a desert state one of the most important festival is the Desert Festival over here. This is held over three days in January or in February... more »

Jambheshwar Fair is one of the significant fairs of Rajasthan and of Bishnoi samaj. This fair is held twice a year. First on Phalgun Budi Amavasya and then second on Ashvin Budi Amavasya. Jambheshwar fair... more »

The famous Kaila Devi fair held in shrine of Kaila Devi every year. The temple is situated on the banks of the Kalisil River in Karauli district of Rajasthan on the Trikut hills, 2 km... more »

Kajli Teej

Kajli Teej, also spelled as 'Kajari Teej' is celebrated with full joy and livelihood at Bundi. Different from the Teej Festival in other parts of Rajasthan, the Kajli Teej festival starts from the third day... more »

Kapil Muni Fair

The Kapil Muni Fair is the largest fair of Bikaner district held on Kartik Poornima at Kolayat which is originally known as Kapilayatan and named after the sage Kapil who is believed to have done... more »

Khatu Shyamji Fair

Khatu Shyamji Fair is held after Khatu Shyam which is actually worshipped as Lord Krishna. The history of this fair has started from the time of Mahabharata as Lord Krishna, is believed took the form... more »

Khetlaji Fair

Khetlaji Fair is held after Khetlaji who was a folk deity of India who is primarily acclaimed in Rajasthan. The Khetlaji Fair is held in village Sonana of the district Pali district of Rajasthan. The... more »

Kumbhalgarh Festival

Kumbhalgarh festival is an incredible effort of Rajasthan tourism to promote Kumbhalgarh and its art and culture. Kumbhalgarh is named after its creator Maharana Kumbha who was a great promoter of Indian martial and fine... more »

Mahavirji Fair

The Mahavirji Fair is celebrated on the eve of Chaitra Shukla Ekadasi to Baisakh Krishna Dwitiya which falls between March-April to commemorate the memory of Shri Mahavir Swami, the 24th Tirthankara called as saint of... more »

Mallinath Fair

Mallinath Fair is mainly a big cattle fair near the shrine of a local hero, Rawal Mallinath. It is the biggest cattle fairs of Rajasthan which held every year. Mallinath Fair is held near Tilwara... more »

Marwar Festival

The Marwar Festival of Rajasthan is held each year in memory of the martyrs of the motherland in Jodhpur. The festival is held in the month of Ashwin which falls between the months of September... more »

Matasya Festival

The Matasya Festival is one of the important festivals in Rajasthan mainly in the city of Alwar and it is celebrated with great joy. This festival is a tradition of Rajasthan and depicts the affluence... more »

Mewar Festival

The Mewar Festival is famous as it is celebrated to welcome the dawn of spring. It concurs with the festival of Gangaur and has a unique charm about it. The festival of Gangaur is very... more »

Rajasthan has many festivals to celebrate and the same zeal and enthusiasm are shown by different religions in celebrating each festival. Festivals are one of the important reasons, not only in Rajasthan but also in... more »

Nagaur Festival

Nagaur Cattle Festival is held every year in the period between January-February in the quaint Rajput town of Nagaur. Nagaur is a small town located between Jodhpur and Bikaner. Nagaur Festival is one of the... more »

Pushkar Camel Fair
Rajasthan Pushkar Camel Fair, famously known in India as 'Pushkar Mela', is the annual five-day camel and cattle fair, held in the town of Pushkar... Read More
Rajasthan International Folk Festival RIFF Jodhpur

Rajasthan International folk festival is popularly known as Jodhpur folk festival, started in the year 2007; and from that very time, the Rajasthan International Folk Festival or RIFF society manages to gather more than 250... more »

Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan, which is known as the sacred the bond of protection between brother and sister is celebrated with great enthusiasm in Rajasthan. Rakhi is a Hindu festival primarily observed in India and especially in... more »

Sheetala Mata Fair

Sheetala Mata is believed as the Goddess of diseases and epidemics. The fair which is organized is just to pay her respect and pray to her so that people can stay away from diseases and... more »

Shekhawati region is well known for its deep-rooted culture and valuable heritage. Now Shekhawati Festival starts spreading the aroma of Shekhawati region everywhere. The Shekhawati region in Rajasthan comes alive with Shekhawati festival. In the... more »

Sitabari Fair is held in the place of Sitabari which is about 45 km from the Baran city near the Kelwara Kasba of Rajasthan. A big tribal fair is organized in this place on Jyeshta... more »

Summer Festival of Mount Abu

Mount Abu is a very popular tourist destination of Rajasthan that is crowded by numerous tourists all the year but mainly during the summers. Mount Abu town, the only hill station in Rajasthan, is located... more »

Teej Festival

The festival of Teej is celebrated with ultimate thrill and enthusiasm in Rajasthan. The festival is dedicated to a divine couple of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. In Rajasthan, Teej is the festival of swings.... more »

Urs Festival

The festival of Urs in celebrated with great devotion and enthusiasm in Rajasthan. It is celebrated with great cheerfulness and dedication by mostly the Muslim pilgrims at Ajmer Sharif Dargah. Urs is held every year... more »

Urs Galiyakot

Urs at Galiyakot is celebrated in the Dungarpur district of Rajasthan is basically celebrated by Dawoodi Bohras, which a sect of the Shia Muslims or known as Ismaily Shia Muslims. The Dawoodi Bohra trace their... more »

Winter Festival of Mount Abu

The Winter Festival of Mount Abu is celebrated every year during the last week of December. The festival celebrates the warmth and cheerfulness of the people of this quaint hill station, who welcome the tourist... more »