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Why January-February are the best months to travel to Rajasthan!

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We bet January is a fantastic month to travel to Rajasthan. The pleasant weather is more welcoming in this month. This time of the year is more promising if you are a traveler who loves to discover every bit of your destination and just don’t want to confine yourself in the luxury and comforts of any resort/hotel.

It’s that time when the natives just love making life a celebration and display to the world why Rajasthan is called the ‘land of colors’. In each of the festivals there is something special to see.

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So, why not pack your bags and plan a trip to Jaipur, Bikaner, Shekhawati and Jaisalmer and enjoy the varied shades of festivity during the month of January and February.

 

Jaipur Tourism

Jaipur Tourism

Jaipur

This is the best time to visit Jaipur when the blushing Pink city enjoys multiple festivals viz, Kite festival, international kite flying competition on Sankranti, Jaipur Literature Festival, Vintage Car Rally and Polo season.

Image via Google

Image via Google

  1. Kite Festival: January 14, 2016

Kite Festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm in Jaipur. On this day, colourful kites are flown over the pink city; the sky can be seen full of colors and as the sun sets fabulous fireworks brighten up the night sky. International Kite flyers land in the city to participate in Kite Flying competitions organized at Jal Mahal.   Devotees even take a dip into the holy waters.

  1. Jaipur Lit Festival– 21st to 25th January 2016

It is an annual literary festival, which takes place in the Pink City of Jaipur since 2006. It is also described as Asia’s biggest literary festival.

Jaipur Literature Festival

3. 18th annual Vintage and Classic car rally – January 23rd ( Exhibition) and 24th ( Drive) of.Jaipur Polo Season- December 28 – January 31, 2016

Image Courtesy: Rajputana Automative Sports Club, Jaipur

Image Courtesy: Rajputana Automative Sports Club, Jaipur

 

4. Jaipur Polo Season- December 28 – January 31, 2016

Image Jaipur Polo Club

Image Jaipur Polo Club

Bikaner Camel Festival– Organized by Department Of Tourism on January 09 and 10, 2016, the Bikaner Camel Fair focuses on finely decked up camels, camel shows, camel races and camel dances. January is just the right month with this mesmerizing display of colors and culture of Rajasthan.

camel camel in the evening

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Kumbhalgarh Festival
Kumbhalgarh festival is scheduled to take place from 28th to 30th January, 2016. The festival is mainly divided into two parts, one for the day time and other for evening. Day time’s festivities offer folk performances by the folk artists of Rajasthan with exciting competitions for tourists. Evening in Kumbhalgarh is just breathtaking with the explosion of sound, light, colour and dance multiplying its beauty many times. A visit to Kumbhalgarh in this beautiful month would be your moments of lifetime.

kumbhalgarh (1) Kumbhalgarh

Shekhawati Festival The entire Shekhawati region will be transformed into a venue of fair and festivals from 12th to 14th February, 2016. The Shekhawati festival delivers a gala event for the sale and purchase of cattle. The festival also has an assortment of attractions for art and craft lovers. Experience the true vibrancy of rural Rajasthan alongside frescoed havelis and return home with an unforgettable impression of friendliness of the people and comprehensive agricultural revolution in the villages of Shekhawati.

Image Courtesy: shekhawatifestival.com

Image Courtesy: shekhawatifestival.com

Alsisar Mahal, Shekhawati

Alsisar Mahal, Shekhawati

Jaisalmer Festival   With interesting activities like camel racing, turban tying, and the longest moustache competition, this quirky Indian festival is no less than the excitement of Bikaner camel Fair. Jaisalmer Festival ( 20th to 22nd February) showcases the cultural wonders of Rajasthan in each and every aspect. Dressed in vibrant and colorful attire, the people of Jaisalmer dance and sing on foot tapping ballads of heroism, romance and tragedy of yore, which is a pure treat to soul.

Jaisalmer Desert Festival

Fireworks fill the sky, splashing the town with even more burst of colors and bringing the Jaisalmer fort to life for three days.

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So wait no more, you have the calendar dates and the list of cities with their respective festivals to be held in the month of January and February, book you tickets and Padharo Mhare Des 🙂

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Jaisalmer Desert Festival

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The three day long cultural extravaganza in Jaisalmer is here!

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Amid the golden yellow sand dunes and moonlit winter night, the vibrant and eventful Desert Festival is organized by the Department of Rajasthan Tourism in Jaisalmer. The biggest annual desert festival witnesses rich and colourful Rajasthani culture in form of dance, musical and cultural performances. Turban clad men and women adorned with colourful, bright and dramatic costumes perform all kinds of Rajasthani dances and sing folk songs.

Cultural-Dance Devang Shah

Cultural Dance Performance at Jaisalmer Desert Festival. Pic via Devang Shah

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The musicians playing their traditional instruments can be seen outdoing each other in their musical superiority. The turban tying competition, camel race, camel polo, and longest moustache and Mr. Desert competition further adds to the joy of desert festival. The festival on the last day culminates with parachuting and Air Force display in the sand dunes.

Jaisalmer Deserts

 

So if you wish to get a charge out of the traditional desert life of Rajasthan, then Jaisalmer Desert Festival is just the perfect event for you.  Scheduled from February 01 to 03, 2015 the three days event would render you to witness the ship of the desert in myriad form. Get ready to enjoy music and cultural extravaganza of Rajasthan in shimmering Jaisalmer desert!!

Raag Rang Roop – Rhytms of Rajasthan

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A Folk Festival – Raag Rang Roop – Rhytms of Rajasthan is being organised from Jan 17 to Feb 15 by the Gunijankhana — Maharaja Sawai Bhawani Singh Jaipur Museum Society & Jaipur Virasat Foundation.

Venue : Badal Mahal (City Palace)
Time: from 6 pm to 8 pm daily

 

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