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January festivals and events in Rajasthan you shouldn’t miss

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Happy 2019! Here comes the season when Rajasthan becomes a canvas of colours and merry day and night! It’s that time of the year when the land of Maharajas gives you an opportunity to live through the best celebrations of life, opulence, and chivalry through dance, music, colours, lights and food! Whenever a person thinks about Rajasthan, the first thing that comes to mind is the lively culture, courteous hospitality, soul-stirring music & dance, and royal heritage! You’re in a mood to drink in the vibrant galore of festivities in Rajasthan and Rajasthan Tourism Beat is ready with the first list of the festivals of 2019! Come, witness or take part in some of the most exciting, and amazing festivals of the state. Come; live through the best festival experience in Rajasthan.

 Bikaner Camel Festival
12-13 January 2019

A vibrant event in the desert land of Bikaner, Camel Festival is organized by the Department of Tourism, Art & Culture Rajasthan every year. In the chilling winter of desert, Camel Festival fills the warmth with cultural evenings, local sports, art and craft fair and business of livestock. Watching decorated camels and men in attractive turbans offers an interesting frame to the photography enthusiasts.

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Lohri
13th January 2019

Lohri is a festival connected with the solar year. The festival is celebrated mark the harvest season’s bliss. This is particularly a happy occasion for the couples from Sikh community, who would sing and dance around the campfire and share delicious delicacies made from jaggery and sesame.

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 Makar Sankranti
14th January 2019

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Makar Sankranti festival coincides with the beginning of the sun’s northward journey, and falls on January 14 according to the solar calendar. Kite festival is the biggest attraction of Makar Sankranti in the pink city of Rajasthan. In Jaipur, this festival is a wonderful spectacle as kites take to the sky all across the state. While one can enjoy colourful kites in a variety of shapes and sizes, the celebration takes a mesmeric turn after sunset. Thousands of lanterns and firecrackers fill the sky with the light of joy on this festival. The Jal Mahal ki paal in Jaipur also hosts an international level Kite flying competition, which sees experts from across the world taking participation.

Jaipur Literature Festival
24th – 28th January 2019

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As the largest FREE literary festival on earth, the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival brings together some of the greatest thinkers and writers from across South Asia and the world. From Nobel laureates to local language writers, Man Booker prize winners to debut novelists, every January the most remarkable, witty, sensitive and brilliant collection of people thong the Jaipur Literature Festival for not just literary sessions but for fashion update too, yeah you read it right!

A Musical Saga With Coke Studio

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Jaipur witnessed a soulful musical night on Saturday (17th Oct 2015). Coke Studio, which is known for its brilliant live studio recorded performances by some great music artists, created a kick start to a musical journey.

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This edition of MTV Coke Studio took Jaipurites on a musical ride with music composer and singer- Amit Trivedi, singing some of the most successful songs- ‘Ik Tara’, ‘Chaudhary’ and welcoming people to the colorful state of Rajasthan by hymning ‘Padharo Mahre Des’.

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Ram Sampath, who is known for edgy music has been experimenting and re-inventing music from past two decades, enthralled the audience with his lively performance on the track ‘Bhaag Bhaag DK Bose’.

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A well known singer with bold voice- Sona Mohapatra gave an electrifying performance from Satyamev Jayate’s track – ‘Rupaiya’ along with a mash up of her tracks.

Coke Studio performance enraptured the attention of the whole of Jaipur and gave an energetic start to the weekend.

 

 

Udaipur Welcomes You For World Living Heritage Festival-2

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Come March 13-16, the Udaipur City Palace is getting ready for the grand celebration of the second edition of the ‘World Living Heritage Festival’ to keep the torch of the living Heritage of Mewar lit. Conceptualized by Arvind Singh Mewar, the Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation, Udaipur is organizing the event in association with UNESCO New Delhi.

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The royals of Udaipur have always taken the responsibility of preserving the remarkable tangible and intangible cultural heritage of erstwhile Mewar very seriously. And to fulfill this enormous responsibility and preserve the heritage we are proud of for generations that follow, this unique four-day-long fest is celebrated. This is the second time when the festival is being organized.

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Within the mesmerizing setting of the City Palace, the event will witness arts and crafts workshops, photo exhibition, food festival and technical conferences to discuss issues pertaining to the preservation of Living Heritage. A musical concert brings the day to close every day. From folk music to classical vocal, instrumental music to classical dances, the event promises to be a truly mesmerizing journey for guests like you. Holika Dahan Ceremony will bring the colorful closure to the event.

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Come and celebrate the magical colors of life and the diversity of cultures preserved in Rajasthan’s Mewar region with us. We look forward to have you in a truly romantic destination, Udaipur enjoying the living heritage of arts, music, dance, food and festivities of the Mewar region in WLHF-2014 from March13-16.

( Image courtesy to eternalmewar.in)

Mehrangarh Fort to Host ‘Gypsy & Flamingo Fest’

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Flaminco & Gypsy Festival

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Attention all music aficionados! Get geared up to enjoy the musical heritage of gypsies in the Sun City of Rajasthan- Jodhpur. Coming March 13-15, the Mehrangarh Fort is playing a host to the Jodhpur Flamenco and Gypsy Festival, where a contemporary view of desert music and dance will be exhibited.

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Every year, the fort hosts scores of musical festival where National and International musicians gather and give mesmerizing musical performances. This March, it’s getting ready for the first edition of the Jodhpur Flamenco and Gypsy Festival. Here, artists from different gypsy traditions will collaborate, create soulful music and bring forth cultures and traditions that appeal to the people world over.

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This three-day long music and dance extravaganza will witness the participation of renowned Spanish artists like Pepe Habichuela, Chano Dominguez, Josemi Carmona to name a few, performing with Rajasthan’s Kalbelia tribe. The fest will highlight the rich heritage of Rajasthan and the importance of keeping folk music alive.

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With magical surrounding, the fest is a promise to enriching and enchanting experience. Don’t Miss! Plan a vacation with friends and family to the blue city this March and have a gala musical time.

Gypsy Festival at Jodhpur

Gypsy Festival at Jodhpur

Bundi Utsav

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Bundi is a picturesque location in the Hadoti district of Rajasthan. Bundi Utsav is not only the festival of Rajasthan but also an important festival of India. Numbers of traditional and religious customs are associated with this festival. Bundi Utsav 2012 will take place from December01 to 03, 2012.

The spectacular mix of traditional art, Rajasthani royalty, handicrafts, attires and home decors are found during these three days of the Bundi Utsav. The festival is a culmination of traditional art, culture and craftsmanship which surprises every visitor with its grandeur. Events like Music, Dance, Sports, Sightseeing, Competitions and many others are not only engaging but also present the scale of Indian Culture and traditions in front of foreign tourists.

The Programme includes: A colorful Shobha Yatra, Arts & Crafts Fair, Ethnic Sports, Cultural exhibition, Deep Daan, Folk/Classical Music & Dance Programme, Sight Seeing, Traditional Rural Sports, Turban Competition, Bridal Attire, Musical Band Competition & Sparkling Fireworks display etc. Early in the morning after the full moon night of Kartik (Purnima), women and men are seen clad in attractive colorful costumes lighting diyas on the banks of River Chambal and seeking blessings by offering prayers.

Tourists love to visit Bundi during this time to have an amazing time and are enthralled with the various cultural programs during the Bundi Utsav days. It is the city which claims to be the house of World’s best paintings, especially the paintings at Chitrashala are known across the world.