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 the integral part of people culture and lifestyle. Being a part of these festivals will take you closer to the cultural background of the state.
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.
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 cloths and some various other finery. Or if you attend the famous Desert Festival of Jaisalmer then you will find the fun fair which include 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.
Rajasthan International folk festival popularly known as Jodhpur folk festival, started in year 2007; and from that very time, the Rajasthan International Folk Festival or RIFF society manages to gather more than 250 Musicians and... more »