5 Cultural Festivals of Rajasthan You Simply Cannot Miss

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Marwar Festival



Marwar Festival is held in the blue city of Rajasthan.  It celebrates the music and dance of the Marwar region. This festival was originally known as the Maand Festival. The venue and timing is an unbeatable combination– with the mesmerizing Mehrangarh fort and grand Umaid Bhavan Palace representing valour with the full moon shining down upon the city.

Desert Festival

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This three-day festival celebrates the delights of the desert amidst the golden dunes of the Thar Desert in Jaisalmer. It showcases folk songs and dances from Rajasthan, camel races, turban tying competition and even a moustache competition! There are colourful stalls selling handicrafts and other souvenirs.

Gangaur Festival


Gangaur festival is celebrated with huge pomp and show by Rajasthani women. The festival commemorates goddess Parvati and her home-coming.  You will find women on the road with processions of a decked up Goddess Gauri. Apart from that it also includes elephant processions, chariots, song and cultural dance.

Summer & Winter Festival

summer winter festival

Both these festivals are celebrated in Mt. Abu region of the state. They are held in May and December respectively. It portrays the warmth and culture of the people belonging to the hill station in the state. There are various competitions, folk dance, and music to celebrate the spirit of the town which attracts a large number of tourists.

Elephant Festival


The Elephant festival is organised to highlight the importance of elephants in Rajasthan and takes place in the pink city of the state, Jaipur. It takes place during the time of Holi. Elephants are decorated in beautiful and multicoloured hues. They do catwalk along with different games like elephant polo, elephant race, and tug-of-war. It is a must-see festival for all the travellers.

By: Vatsala Mishra









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