Celebrations in the form of fairs and festivals continue in Rajasthan almost all year round. And the month of March is no exception to it. It has come along with its joyous and colorful festivals that shouldn’t be missed. So this March is definitely the month for you to be in Rajasthan and have a glimpse of its art, culture, customs and history.
Rajasthan folk have an unusual lure of festivals. Where some of the festivals are traditional, others have been recently introduced by the tourism department to showcase the rich heritage of Rajasthan. Are you ready to discover the festive side of this princely state that the month March is unveiling ?
The World Living Heritage Festival
Staged a few days before Holi, a four-day-long the World Living Heritage Festival will be celebrated within the City Palace of Udaipur. As we have mentioned in our previous blog that this festival is the celebration of the magical colors of life and the cultural diversity of Rajasthan’s Mewar region.
The Flamenco and Gypsy Festival
Falling on March 13-15, the Flamenco and Gypsy Festival at Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur is going to coincide with the World Living Heritage festival in Udaipur. If music is the food for your soul, you should definitely attend this three-day long musical extravaganza, where Rajasthani folk musicians and the legendary Flamenco and gypsy artists that live around the world will come together and present a more contemporary view of desert music and dance.
Venue : Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur
Dates : March 13-15, 2014
The Elephant Festival
As soon as these two festivals take farewell, the awe-inspiring Elephant Festival comes up. Celebrated on the eve of Holi, this festival offers a wonderful sight of the beautifully decorated elephants from trunk to toe. Elephant processions, races, polo and playing Holi on elephants are some of the events that one can enjoy during Elephant festival.
It is unfortunate that due to the pressure of animal rights activists and the organizations like PETA ( People for Ethical Treatment to Animals ) Department of Rajasthan Tourism is taking out all the elephants from the festival. In such a case there will be no ‘Elephant Festival’ but just ‘Holi Festival’ like last year.
On March-17, the traditional Holi festival will be exuberantly celebrated in Jaipur. It is a carefree festival that’s great fun to participate in if you enjoy getting wet and colored.
Venue : Jaipur
Date : March 17, 2014
Travel to Rajasthan this March and savor the real flavor of the state filled with colors of joy.