Famous Fairs and Festivals of Jaipur Must Watch For Tourists

Festivals and celebrations are the most fascinating, which make us feel alive and full of happiness when wrapped around our form of tradition and cultural shades. And, when it’s about festivals and fairs, Jaipur is one of the most amazing cities in Rajasthan that has the most presentable and active sense of celebrating every fest with great enthusiasm and zeal. Varying festivals that held throughout the year in Jaipur offer a spectacular way of seeing people celebrate the origin and roots of land at their best

Teej Festival

During the time of spring when Goddess Parvati meets her beloved Lord Shiva after a long time while the women in Jaipur pray for long life of their husbands. An elaborate parade of accouterments with adorned camels, horses, and elephants through the walled city of Jaipur. And, this is a significant tourism activity at the Teej festival, which is an experience of a lifetime for the travelers and photographers. Brimming with the Lehariya fabrics and sarees, Jaipur’s streets go to shine up. And, the festive sweet dish Ghewar adds the perfect flavor to ignite temptations. So, you can mark your calendar for 24th August 2017, Thursday for Teej.

Artists at Teej procession 2016 in Jaipur

Gangaur Festival

This festival also characterizes in reverence to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. The word is formed from ‘Gan’ and ‘Gauri’ where Gan is another name of Lord Shiv while Gauri is used to address Goddess Parvati. On 30th March 2017, women of Jaipur will celebrate this festival similar to Teej. Through the old city of Jaipur, a mesmerizing procession of Goddess Parvati winds magnificently via Tripoliya Gate (City Palace) Tripoliya Bazar and Gangauri Bazar with chariots, decorated camels, dancing folk artists, brass bands, and royal palanquins for two days.

Gangaur festival
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Kite Festival – Makar Sakranti in Jaipur

It is one of the festivals that eliminate all the boundaries between youth, kids, and elders. The interesting thing is that many tourists plan their Jaipur vacation in a way that it falls around Sankranti. On 14th January every year, a great blend of joy and religious observances, Sankranti is celebrated, and one can witness Kite Festival. Doing charity and taking an early morning dip in Galtaji – The holy water pond in Jaipur, mark the religious gist of the occasion. The Pink City’s sky turns into a canvas of colors with Kites; the spirited shout of “Woh Kata,” hot pakoras and loud speaker music – each element of Makar Sankranti is worth not to be missed in Jaipur. As the day falls into the arms of an evening, a fabulous firework and lanterns show mesmerizes the watchers till late night.

Jaipur Kite Festival

Elephant Festival Jaipur

In the month of February and March, Elephant festival also marks an important occasion in Jaipur yearly. This fantastic festival held on the full moon day of ‘Phalgun Purnima.’ Elephant polo and elephant dances are the highlights of this festival.

Beautiful bedecked elephants are taken out in a parade with all their glory, dressed in vibrant colors, anklets, and decorated saddlecloth, and colorful ‘gulaal’ or colored powder sprinkled from atop the elephants. Amongst the festivals of Jaipur, this festival is truly a sight for you to behold.

Elephant Festival Jaipur

Jaipur Literature Festival

Every year World’s largest free literary festival happens in Jaipur! Everyone, not just in Jaipur, but from all around the world visits the pink city especially for this magnetic fair that keeps getting better every time. To witness a glimpse of the literary geniuses from all genres, around 2 lakh people stream into the Jaipur Literature Festival within five days. Apart from literature, one gets to see the latest fashion trends, the best eateries, all kinds of cuisines, and a whole new shopping experience at JLF.

Jaipur Literature Festival 2017

Jaipur Jewellery Show

One of the most spectacular jewelry show in entire Asia, Jaipur Jewellery Show, that was held on 23, 24, 25, 26 December 2016 at JECC Sitapura. Specialist of gems and jewels from across the globe visit Jaipur to attend this show of Glitz and glamor. This ideally clears up that one thing is synonymous to Jaipur even today, i.e. it’s exquisite jewelry. Jaipur’s quintessential jewelry is widely acclaimed not just for its superior craftsmanship but also for emotions that each creation can garner. And, the show happens to be quite admiring with the extensive display of gemstones, rough stones and finished exquisite jewelry that no one can resist.

Jaipur Jewellery Show

Holi Celebration in Jaipur

Festival of colors and lively spirit, Holi is two days occasion in Jaipur to celebrate the victory of good over evil and the abundance of harvest in spring! The fun of buoyant throwing Gulaal (color powder) and water all over each other, dancing on striking songs under water sprinklers with tempting treats of Bhaang Pakoras, Thandai and Gujiyas is just speechless!! Scheduled for 13th March in 2017, Holi is a fun-filled fest to participate if you love to get drenched in colors and colorful water.

Holi in Jaipur

Diwali Festival Celebration in Jaipur

A burst of lights in culturally vibrant Jaipur, the city celebrates Diwali in its elegant manner. And, during Diwali festivity, if you are in Jaipur, then it is the best place to experience where all the streets, shops and buildings are locked in the soulful charm of colorful lights and decorations. This occasion will amaze you one week prior and after the scheduled dates in 2017.

Jaipur Diwali
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