This tribal celebration is held on the banks of the Mahi and Som rivers and offers a multitude of song and worship, folk songs, magic and animal shows. The Nagaur Fair is celebrated in January and February every year and here, you can see the farmer community come in hordes to buy and sell their cattle.
One of the many attractions of this fair is the selling of animal hides in attractive shapes and patterns during the fair.
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During this Fair, the Snake God is worshipped and many devotees gather here to pay homage to the Samadhi at Goga Medi. By doing so, the superstitious folk of this region, believe that they can be cured of snake bites and other diseases.
The Marwar Festival
During this festival, folk dancers display scenes from battle and enact the brave acts of warriors of those times. A camel tattoo show and polo matches are also played as a part of the festivities, adding a touch of gaiety to the shows. The Umaid Bhavan Palace comes alive during the festival and is a sight to behold.
The Kaila Devi Fair
The Kaila Devi Fair is another star attraction in these parts. Held during the months of April and March in the Kaila village of Rajasthan, it is celebrated for almost a fortnight. This fair is held on the banks of the river Kalisil in Kaila village. You can see a steady flow of devotees here all year round who gather here to pay homage to the shrine of goddess Devi.
The Kolayat Fair, Bikaner
The Kolyat Fair held in Bikaner is another important festival in these parts. This Fair lasts for a whole 10 days. It is believed that Kapil Muni was in deep meditation here making it a sacred site.
At this important place, you can see a lake with several ghats surrounded by banyan trees. Here ‘aarthi is performed for the devotees and lamps are set afloat in the lake making it a truly resplendent site. During the festival one can also visit the famous places of Bikaner.
At this auspicious fair, cattle like camels and horses are also paraded and sold and breeders are given special awards for the pride that they take in their fellow creatures.
One of the famous fairs of Rajasthan, the Pushkar Fair is an annual five-day event which is considered as the largest platform to buy and sell camels, cattle and horses. It attracts thousands of tourists who come here to witness the unusual festivities that involve activities like camel dancing, bump riding, neck shaking and a number of other things. It is one of India’s largest cattle and camel fair. This Pushkar camel fair has made Pushkar an important tourist destination because of this fascinating festival.
Celebrated every year in the month of Kartik in Pushkar, this festival plays host to various competitions and trading activities. Some of the popular events include horse and camel races, Tug-of-War, traditional rural games, wrestling, turban and moustache competitions and showcases. The Pushkar Fair is an exciting even made distinctively beautiful with a plethora of colourful activities that spellbinds the travellers.
Month of Celebration: Pushkar fair is celebrated in the Hindu month of Kartika that falls in the month of October or November.
Attractions of Fair: Some of the cattle competitions arouse the curiosity of visitors such asthe "matkaphod", "longest moustache", and "bridal competition”. Other attractions are cultural programs, acrobats, folk music and dance, traders, comedians, etc.
Location: It is held at Pushkar in Rajasthan
Camel Bikaner Fair
The festival offers an opportunity for the locals to race their camels which often takes a lot of serious training since these events are highly competitive. There are interesting activities like camel dances, camel acrobatics, best-decorated camel, camel milking etc. The fascinating competitions will leave the onlookers captivated at how these camels get decked up to be the number one in this festival.
All throughout the procession, the atmosphere is filled with bhajans (religious songs) along with alternating slogans of "Shri Mahavir Swami ki jai".After the ceremony the procession heads back to the temple where a puja is performed and lamps lit illuminating the area. If you get excited in the name of festivities, then one should check out this fair on heritage tours of Rajasthan.
Shilpgram Crafts Mela
Attractions of Fair: The most interesting part of this fair is cattle fair and the markets which sell Methi&Mirch (chillies)
Kaila Devi Fair
Chandra Bhaga Fair
In the beautiful city of Jaisalmer, one can witness the beautiful Desert Festival held in the Hindu month of Magh, three days prior to the full moon. Celebrated in the midst of sand dunes of the Thar Desert, the event showcases the real extra extravaganza of the delights of the desert.
Commencing with a procession from the Jaisalmer Fortto the Shahid Poonam Singh Stadium, the Desert Festival plays host to numerous exciting events like camel polo, camel races, tug-of-war, turban tying etc. Tourists can also take delight in various gymnastic stunts in camel backs. The grand finale of the festival is the Rajasthani folk concert following an Air Force display, cricket match and parachuting. Wonderful food, fascinating stalls displaying artefacts, handicrafts and other souvenirs are also available at the festival. Jaisalmer Desert camps can be also enjoyed if you are going to be a spectator of this amazing festival.
Month of Celebration: January and February are the months which witness the occasion of this fair in Rajasthan.
Attractions of Fair: The Gair and the fire dance are highlights of the festival. Some other interesting sights of the fair include numerous snake charmers, puppeters, acrobats and folk performers.
Location: The Desert Festival is one of the important events held in the city of Jaisalmer.