Welcome to the vibrant land of Rajasthan that is known for its colorful fairs and festivals which are a source of exuberant joy and celebration!!
The exhilarating festivities of this state are deeply rooted in its Culture. The fairs and festivals of Rajasthan are reflection of the old traditions. Each and every festival has its own significance and meaning. Every religious occasion and season has its own set of festivals and fairs that are celebrated with enthusiasm and marked with different rites and rituals.
The richness of art and craft is an important feature of the fairs and festivals of Rajasthan. Festivals of all religions are celebrated with equal enthusiasm and liveliness. In fact, these cultural celebrations are a way to get break from the monotonous routines of daily life. The visitors can explore rituals, culture, art, craft, and customs of this glorious state. It is during these festivals and fairs that artist and craftsmen showcase their brilliant artworks like jewelries, ethnic dresses, paintings, and other masterpieces. There are different fairs and festivals of Rajasthan that are celebrated on various occasions. Some of them mark the beginning of new seasons while others have religious significance.
The important festivals that are celebrated every year are Desert Festival, Teej Festival, Camel Festival and Brij Festival. Among the fairs, the most popular are Pushkar Fair, Baneshwar Fair, Mewar Fair, and Urs Fair. These events entice large number of national and international tourists every year who flock to this land of color and festivities. This has made Rajasthan a leading tourist destination.
The history of the cultural festivities of Rajasthan is very old. The colorful festivities of Jaisalmer and Ajmer date back to 12th century AD. The potpourri of festivals of Rajasthan has remained the source of fine spectacle for many historical periods.