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Festivals you really should not miss in Rajasthan this December

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Rajasthan is the land of fairs and festivals. Tourists specially look upon to this time of the year for soaking themselves into the colors of the state as the festivals and fairs are the right time to experience the full fledged glory of the vibrant Rajasthan.  So we are here with a list of exciting festivals and fairs that should totally be in the bucket lists of all the tourists visiting Rajasthan in December.

  1. RAJASTHAN HERITAGE WEEK (7-10 DECEMBER):

 

Rajasthan Heritage week is the event presented by the khadi board and government of Rajasthan. It showcases the traditional textile art of Rajasthan from talented designers all around the world. The festival is going to be held at the famous Diggi Palace,Jaipur. All those who want to explore a new side of fashion industry should surely attend the festival.

  1. MAGNETIC FIELD FESTIVAL (15-17 DECEMBER):

 

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Photo Credit Nevilla Sukhia for Alsisar Hotels

The festival is a good mix of music, food and fun and is aimed at showcasing the India’s rich and vibrant creative music community to the world. It is held at the Alsisar Mahal and observes participation from best musicians from around the world. It attracts an audience of young and adventurous urbanities every year, so give it a try once and you would also be a regular visitor year after year.

  1. SHREE THE SACRED FESTIVAL ( 16-17 DECEMBER):

This festival is a religious festival of music, yoga and meditation which is to be held at Pushkar. The soulful musical performances take the onlookers on a sacred journey.  Hymns and religious songs would be the major highlights of the festival .All those interested should definitely not give it a miss

  1. RANAKPUR FESTIVAL ( 21-22 DECEMBER):

Ranakpur is one of the five most important pilgrimages of Jainism. The famous Ranakpur Jain temple attracts large number of tourists from all over the world.

Ranakpur festival is organized with an aim of giving ultimate fun and enjoyment to its attendees. The activities range from yoga, hot air ballooning, visiting the Ranakpur temple, classical performances and what not! So pack your bags and participate in the festival.

  1. TAALBELIA FESTIVAL( 23-25 DECEMBER):

Music would be on your mind when you visit the three day Taalbelia festival at Mandawa town in Jhunjhunu. The patrons will have the taste of three types of music contemporary, classical and folk; in addition to that there would be adventurous activities, Rajasthani art and scrumptious food.

 

  1. WINTER FESTIVAL MOUNT ABU (29-30 DECEMBER):

 

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Mount Abu is the only hill station of the Desert state Rajasthan. Its cool and pleasant weather makes it the must visit in every season and winters make the city more beautiful. The winter festival of Mount Abu is aimed at portraying the beauty of the hill station and presenting the warm hospitality and traditional values of the people in front of the tourists. Talking about its USP it is the only festival in Rajasthan that engages the participants in the game of cricket, apart from that it has poetry recitations, rowing and kite flying and many more. A must visit for all those who want to see the beautiful oasis in the desert state.

Happy Traveling to Rajasthan 🙂

 

 

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Kumbhalgarh Festival to Start on 1st December

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Kumbhalgarh Festival to Start on 1st December

The multi-hued culture of Rajasthan will be on full display during the upcoming Kumbhalgarh Festival at the majestic Kumbhalgarh Fort. The festival aims to enthrall the onlookers with everything that Rajasthan stands for. Various cultural performances and competitions are planned to give the participants a glimpse of the rustic side of the state.

Kumbhalgarh Fort

Kumbhalgarh Fort

Something new is on the cards this year as the festival will have a fusion of basic Indian classical like Odissi dance and Bharatnatyam and Rajasthani folk. There will be Kalbeliyas, Langas, Terahtaali and Kachchi Ghodi to name a few.

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Tourists will be able to participate in fun contests like turban tying competition and win prizes. Besides this, puppet shows will add more excitement to Kumbhalgarh Festival.

Kachchi Ghodi Dance

Here’s what to expect at this 3 day festival which will be held from 1st to 3rd December 2017.

1st December: Rajasthani Folk Fusion – Gair, Terahtaali, Langa, Kalbeliya, Kachchi Ghodi will be performed altogether on stage. After this Odissi Dance will be performed by Kavita Mohanti.

2nd December: Classical Dance fusion – Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Kathakali, KuchiPudi, MohiniAttam. All artists will be on stage at the same time. The theme for this classical performance is based on “Vande Mataram”.

3rd December: Flute and Sarod – Bansuri Vadan by Ronu Majumdar and Sarod by Dev Jyoti Bose. These two eminent artists will present a jugalbandi on stage.

The programmes look exciting so make a plan to enjoy the next weekend at Kumbhalgarh Festival in Rajsamand near Udaipur.

Jaipur Jewellery Show 2017 will Open Next Month

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The popular jewellery event, Jaipur Jewellery Show (JJS) is coming up with its 14th edition this year. The theme of the show is ‘Ruby- Red, Rare, Royal’ so expect blazing hues of red all around. The finest collection of gems and jewellery will be on display where exhibitors from India and various foreign countries will display their collections.

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From rough stones to finished jewellery pieces, everything is displayed at this show which is also known as the ‘December Show’. The objective of the show is to ‘provide a platform to the manufacturers of Gem & Jewellery to market these products.’ JJS also intends to create awareness about the gems and jewellery industry and to provide a platform for gem & jewellery marketing on National & International level.

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JJS brings together artisans, sellers, buyers and spectators. This year, you will witness 250 booths of gemstones and around 450 booths of Jewellery while remaining booths will be for allied machinery and publications.

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This year, JJS will be held from 22nd to 25th December at Jaipur Exhibition & Convention Center(JECC), Exhibition Ground, EPIP, Sitapura, Jaipur.

For more information- http://www.jaipurjewelleryshow.org/

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Celebrate this Christmas with Bird Fair in Udaipur

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Celebrate this Christmas with Bird Fair in Udaipur

Here’s a good news for bird enthusiasts! The third edition of Bird Fair will begin on 25th December in Udaipur. Everyone from experts to bird-watchers to general public can be a part of this fun event. A bird photography competition for women and another photography competition will be the highlights of the Bird Fair in Udaipur. For students, quiz and poster-making competitions will be held. Children will be able to get bird-tattoos as well.

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There will be a bird-racing on 22nd December. For the racing, the experts will be divided into multiple teams and taken to an area where they will analyze birds and submit their report to the organiser. The team, presenting report on the maximum number of birds, will win.

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This Bird Fair will increase awareness about different varieties of birds. Make the upcoming Christmas holidays fun and start planning a visit to the Bird Fair in Udaipur.

 

Pushkar Camel fair 2017 Programme Details

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Pushkar Camel fair 2017 Programme Details

There’s nothing like Pushkar Camel Fair. It’s a celebration of the uniqueness of Rajasthan and experiencing the festival is the dream of every traveler. This is the time when Pushkar comes truly alive. The small sleepy town comes out of its hibernation mode and becomes the playground of people from world over.

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The history of Pushkar Fair is a hundred years old but the festival keeps not only that historic spirit alive but also has new age elements to it now. This year the much awaited fair will begin on 28th October and will culminate on 4th November on the day of Hindu festival Kartik Purnima.

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Pushkar Camel Fair has so many events and activities that your day will be full but we advise you to take out a little time to stroll in the narrow lanes of city. Also, don’t forget to try local foods and do indulge in retail therapy. Spend some time at the famous Brahma Temple and watch the evening Aarti at Pushkar Lake too.

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For your convenience, here’s a tentative schedule of the events planned at Pushkar Camel fair 2017.

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pushkar camel fair 2017 schedule

Have fun and click lots of pictures!

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Rajasthan Heritage Week 2017 to Showcase State’s Rich Heritage

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Rajasthan Heritage Week 2017 to Showcase State’s Rich Heritage

Famous fashion choreographer Prasad Bidapa will be presenting another edition of Rajasthan Heritage Week soon. The event is aimed towards ‘branding Khadi and Handloom masterpieces and position them as true luxury that is rare and unique.’

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Rajasthan Heritage Week showcases traditional textile arts of the state in integration with the most talented designers in India and abroad. India has so many varieties of textiles and related art forms which need dedicated promotion. Such fashion-oriented events help in making India’s youth aware of their rich heritage and encourages them to integrate traditional styles with their modern sensibilities.

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Rajasthan Heritage Week will be held from 7-10 December 2017 at Diggi Palace in Jaipur. The event is presented by The Khadi Board along with the Government of Rajasthan, in association with Prasad Bidapa Associates.

You can watch the introductory video here.

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7 Resorts to Stay and Cherish Pushkar Camel Fair

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7 Resorts to Stay and Cherish Pushkar Camel Fair

Pushkar Camel Fair is the kind of event that everyone wants to be a part of. The whole feeling of this small city becomes magnetic and the charm of the fair is unavoidable. Being an attractive hotspot, Pushkar has hotels and resorts for every budget. Not only that, there is so much variety that you will be spoilt for choice. Resorts have outpaced regular hotels in terms of popularity and so we have put together a list of the Best Resorts in Pushkar for you-

1.Aaram Baagh

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The name literally translates to ‘Garden of Rest’ or ‘Pleasure Garden’. In old times, kings used to take a break and go to a secluded and beautiful place with their queens. This trip was meant for relaxation and the royals used to have all the luxuries there. Aaram Baagh is inspired from that. This is a very special resort as it lets you live the regal life of 4 different countries. There are Arabian, Egyptian, Greek and Persian themed villas to choose from. Pick whatever you fancy and get set for a unique experience at Aaram Baagh Pushkar.

Website- http://www.aarambaaghpushkar.com/

2.Pushkar Resorts

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Designed to reflect the various moods of the land of Brahma Temple, this is one of the oldest resorts in the city. There are 40 cottages at Pushkar Resorts surrounded by fruit orchards. The lush green landscape and view of Aravalli mountain range from the resort make the stay more appealing.

Website- http://www.sewara.com/

3.Westin Pushkar Resort and Spa

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Choose this if you are looking for modern vibes rather than traditional Rajasthani style. Here you will get all the comforts amidst the breathtaking Aravalli mountains.

Website- http://www.starwoodhotels.com/

4.Dera Masuda

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The fusion of Raj Days and contemporary chic at Dera Masuda in Pushkar make it an ideal destination for the luxury travelers. The property belongs to the erstwhile royals of Masuda and the imperial touch is visible here. Enjoy sundowners or relax by the pool-side in this resort overlooking the Savitri Temple.

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Website- http://deramasuda.com/

5.Ananta Spa and Resorts

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The resort promises to give you a fairy tale experience. The 5-star property has 52 contemporary cottages and 20 rooms. There are 2 outlets for in-house dining and you get a well-equipped recreational room for yourself and a kids’ activity area too. The resort also has a luxurious spa where you can indulge after a tiring day at the Pushkar camel fair.

Website- http://www.anantahotels.com/pushkar-hotels/pushkar.php

6.Jagat Palace

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Furnished in art-deco style, Jagat Palace has 82 rooms and all of them come with a balcony from where you can enjoy the view of the famous Naag Parbat. The comforts here are reminiscent of royal days; each room has Jacuzzi. When here, don’t miss the Kerala Ayurvedic Massage.

Website- http://hotelpushkarpalace.com/jagat-palace-rooms/

7.The Gateway Resort

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Though geographically located in Ajmer, the location of the resort at Pushkar bypass makes it pretty close to Pushkar. The resort is magnificent and each room has a balcony that comes with a swing so that you can unwind by swaying to the beats of nature.

Website- https://gateway.tajhotels.com/en-in/the-gateway-hotel-ajmer/

Where are you planning to stay at Pushkar this time?