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Jodhpur’s “Rajasthan International Folk Festival (RIFF)” is here to spark up the moods!

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On chilling October evenings, when the sun is setting and the sky is filled with orange and reddish hues, you hear light music passing by your ears and the wind embracing your skin gently.  Everybody wrapped in shawls and sweaters, occupying their place on the majestic Mehrangarh Fort, and listening to the enthralling music of Rajasthani Folk musicians. This is exactly how the setting of Jodhpur’s Rajasthan International Folk Festival (RIFF) is, which is conducted every year in and around Jodhpur’s Mehrangarh Fort.

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Jodhpur RIFF is among the world’s top 25 music concerts which soak you totally into Rajasthani culture. This year, the fest is being conducted from 13th to 17th October. The event goes on from day to night where talented performers showcase their area of expertise and enthrall the spectators. From Rajasthani folk music to traditional dances, from circus acts to plays, everything keeps people engaged throughout.

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The Festival should not to be missed by anyone because this can only be experienced once in a year. The schedule for this year’s RIFF is as below:

Date Event(s) Time Venue
13-Oct Children’s Folk Morning 9.30 AM to 2.00 PM Veer Durgadas Memorial Park,

Jodhpur

Opening Night – Variety City Concert 8.30 PM to 10.00 PM
14-Oct 1)      Jodhpur RIFF DAWNS with the Meghwal of Marwar 5.30 AM to 7.30 AM Jaswant Thada (outside

Mehrangarh Fort)

2)      Kahaniyan Kahan hai? 11.00 AM to 1.00 PM Chokelao Bagh (Mehrangarh

Fort)

3)      Living Legends I 5.45 PM to 7.15 PM Lift Terrace

(Mehrangarh Fort)

4)      MOODY RIFF 7.45 PM onwards Old Zenana Courtyard

(Mehrangarh Fort)

5)      Desert Lounge (all acoustic, traditional – from Rajasthan) 11.30pm onwards Rao Jodha Park (Mehrangarh

Fort)

15-Oct 1)      RIFF DAWNS with Bhaga Khan Manganiyar 5.30 AM to 7.30 AM Jaswant Thada (outside

Mehrangarh Fort)

2)      Where do we go from here? An interaction with the next generation of Langa and Manganiyar musicians and their teachers. In Residence II – a series of interactive sessions with our custodians of culture 11.00 AM to 1.00 PM Chokelao Bagh (Mehrangarh

Fort)

3)      Living Legends II 5.45 PM to 7.15 PM Lift Terrace

(Mehrangarh Fort)

4)      STRINGS and BEATS 7.45 PM onwards Old Zenana Courtyard (Mehrangarh Fort)
5)      CLUB MEHRAN 11.30 PM onwards Venue to be confirmed
16-Oct 1)      RIFF DAWNS with Smita Bellur 5.30 AM to 7.30 AM Jaswant Thada (outside Mehrangarh Fort)
2)      Winds of the Thar – The aero-phonic instruments of Rajasthan In Residence III – a series of interactive sessions with our custodians of culture 11.00 AM to 1.00 PM Chokelao Bagh (Mehrangarh Fort)
3)      MOONRISE SPECIAL 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm Jaswant Thada (outside Mehrangarh Fort)
4)      INSIGHTS 7.30 PM onwards Old Zenana Courtyard (in Mehrangarh Fort)
5)      RIFF Rustle at Club Mehran with Ben Walsh and a pick of Rajasthani and international artists from the festival 11.30 PM onwards Old Zenana Courtyard (in Mehrangarh Fort)
17-Oct RIFF DAWNS with Jasleen Kaur Monga and Gurmat sangeet 5.30 AM to 7.30 AM Jaswant Thada (outside Mehrangarh Fort)

For more information, please visit http://www.jodhpurriff.org/index.php

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Rajasthan Diwas(30 March) Now Trimmed To A One-Day Event

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The chief minister, Vasundhara Raje has decided to cancel a week long extravagant Rajasthan Festival. Due to excessive crop damage, loss of human life and cattle, the amount put in for the celebrations of Rajasthan Festival would rather be used for relief of this calamity. The Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan will only be celebrating the Rajasthan Diwas (30 March). Rajasthan will be glittering in its glory and throwing light to its history.

Relish In The Beauty of Rajasthan During The Rajasthan Festival From 24-30 March 2015

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As the Rajasthan Diwas (30th March) is approaching, the Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan is all set to organize the Rajasthan Festival from 24th March to 30th March 2015 on a large scale with a mixed bag of activities. In this 7 day celebration,people from different places and different genres are invited. There are various activities which the tourists and the localities can witness and enjoy a lot of activities including Bhakti Sangeet, Lokrang- folk dances and music of India, Food and Craft Bazaar, Night Bazaar and many others. People can also participate in various adventure sports and games competition. The whole week, all the government buildings and monuments will be glittering with bright lights and the days will be accompanied by fireworks. Here is the day wise schedule which gives you a easy understanding of the daily events and activities.

24th March 2015

  • The inauguration for this grand festival will take place at the Jal Mahal Ki Paal in between 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm along with ‘Run for Rjasthan’.

25th March 2015

S.No. Time Venue Event / Activity
1. 7:00am- 9:00am  Moti Dungri Temple Bhakti Sangeet Event- Bhajan
2. 8:00 am onwards Medical College Ground Adventure Sports Festival – Hot Air Ballooning, Para Motoring, Rock Climbing, Aero Modelling, ATV Rides, Horse Riding, etc.
3. 8:00 am onwards Inox- Crystal Palm Multiplex Children Film Festival (4 shows per day will be screened)
4. 10:00am- 5:00pm Hawa Mahal Archaeological Exhibition – entitled ‘ Divine Idols in Sculpture Art’
5. 11:00am- 6:00pm Jawahar Kala Kendra ·         International Festival of Short Films on Cultural Tourism by Indian Infortainment Media Corporation(IIMC, Mumbai)·         Photo Exhibition by National Geographic Traveller on ‘ Rajasthan- Beautiful Today, Perfect Everyday’

·         Exhibition ( Contemporary Paintings)

·         ‘Ramgarh Shekhawati’- Past, Present & Future Painting Exhibition on Shekhawati Haveli’s

6. 4:00pm- 8:00pm Rambagh Polo Ground ·         ‘Akashganga’ – Sky Diving by IAF (4:00- 4:30 pm)·         Exhibition Polo Match (4:30-6:00 pm)
7. 3:00pm- 9:00pm Parasrampura Dwara (SSI in association with Dastkaar) Craft and Food Bazaar
8. 5:30pm-7:00pm Pratap Sabhagar, Vidhyaashram School Classical Dances of India-Kathak by Daksha Seth
9. 5:30pm- 7:30pm SMS Stadium Sitoliya( Boys & Girls),Gilli Danda( Boys),

Rumal Jhapatta( Girls)

10. 7:00pm onwards Jawahar Kala Kendra ‘Lokrang’ – Folk Dances and Music of India
11. 7:00pm onwards Albert Hall Sufi Evening Mukhtiyar Ali, Waddali Brothers

26th March 2015

S.No. Time Venue Events / Activities
1. 7:00am- 9:00am Govind DevjiTemple Bhakti Sangeet Event- Bhajan (9:00am)
2. 6:00pm onwards Mosque, Subhash Chowk Qawwali
3. 8:00 am onwards Medical College Ground Adventure Sports Festival – Hot Air Ballooning, Para Motoring, Rock Climbing, Aero Modelling, ATV Rides, Horse Riding, etc.
4. 8:00 am onwards Inox- Crystal Palm Multiplex Children Film Festival (4 shows per day will be screened)
5. 10:00am- 5:00pm Hawa Mahal Archaeological Exhibition – entitled ‘ Divine Idols in Sculpture Art’
6. 11:00am- 6:00pm Jawahar Kala Kendra ·         International Festival of Short Films on Cultural Tourism by Indian Infortainment Media Corporation(IIMC, Mumbai)·         Photo Exhibition by National Geographic Traveller on ‘ Rajasthan- Beautiful Today, Perfect Everyday’

·         Exhibition ( Contemporary Paintings)

·         ‘Ramgarh Shekhawati’- Past, Present & Future Painting Exhibition on Shekhawati Haveli’s

7. 4:00pm- 8:00pm Rambagh Polo Ground ·         ‘Akashganga’ – Sky Diving by IAF (4:30- 5:00 pm)·         Camel Tattoo Show by Border Security Force(5:00-6:00 pm)
8. 3:00pm- 9:00pm Parasrampura Dwara (SSI in association with Dastkaar) Craft and Food Bazaar
9. 5:30pm-7:00pm Pratap Sabhagar, Vidhyaashram School Classical Dances of India-Koodiyattam by Margi Madhu
10. 5:30pm- 7:30pm SMS Stadium Kho-Kho ( Boys & Girls)
11. 7:00pm onwards Jawahar Kala Kendra ‘Lokrang’ – Folk Dances and Music of India
12. 7:00pm onwards Albert Hall Live Concert by Arijiit Singh

Arijiit Singh Margi Madhu(Koddiyattam)

27th March 2015

S.No. Time Venue Events / Activities
1. 7:00am- 9:00am Raja Park, Gurudwara Bhakti Sangeet Event- Gurbani
2. 8:00 am onwards Medical College Ground Adventure Sports Festival – Hot Air Ballooning, Para Motoring, Rock Climbing, Aero Modelling, ATV Rides, Horse Riding, etc.
3. 8:00 am onwards Inox- Crystal Palm Multiplex Children Film Festival (4 shows per day will be screened)
4. 10:00am- 5:00pm Hawa Mahal Archaeological Exhibition – entitled ‘ Divine Idols in Sculpture Art’
5. 11:00am- 6:00pm Jawahar Kala Kendra Theatre Show (6:00pm)
6. 11:00am- 6:00pm Jawahar Kala Kendra ·         International Festival of Short Films on Cultural Tourism by Indian Infortainment Media Corporation(IIMC, Mumbai)·         Photo Exhibition by National Geographic Traveller on ‘ Rajasthan- Beautiful Today, Perfect Everyday’

·         Exhibition ( Contemporary Paintings)

·         ‘Ramgarh Shekhawati’- Past, Present & Future Painting Exhibition on Shekhawati Haveli’s

7. 4:00pm- 8:00pm Rambagh Polo Ground ·         ‘Akashganga’ – Sky Diving by IAF (3:30- 4:00 pm)·         Army Pageant (4:00-6:30 pm)
8. 3:00pm- 9:00pm Parasrampura Dwara (SSI in association with Dastkaar) Craft and Food Bazaar
9. 5:30pm-7:00pm Pratap Sabhagar, Vidhyaashram School Classical Dances of India-Bharatnattyam by Malvika Surukkai
10. 5:30pm- 7:30pm SMS Stadium Kabaddi ( Boys & Girls)
11. 7:00pm onwards Jawahar Kala Kendra ‘Lokrang’ – Folk Dances and Music of India
12. 7:00pm onwards Albert Hall Performance by Papon

28th March 2015

S.No. Time Venue Events / Activities
1. 7:00am- 9:00am Birla Mandir Bhakti Sangeet Event- Bhajans at Laxmi Narayan Mandir
2. JDA Golf Course Golf Tournament
3. 8:00 am onwards Medical College Ground Adventure Sports Festival – Hot Air Ballooning, Para Motoring, Rock Climbing, Aero Modelling, ATV Rides, Horse Riding, etc.
4. 8:00 am onwards Inox- Crystal Palm Multiplex Children Film Festival (4 shows per day will be screened)
5. 10:00am- 5:00pm Hawa Mahal Archaeological Exhibition – entitled ‘ Divine Idols in Sculpture Art’
6. 11:00am- 5:00pm Jawahar Kala Kendra Wellness Conference by Ms. Shruti Poddar
7. 11:00am- 6:00pm Jawahar Kala Kendra ·         Photo Exhibition by National Geographic Traveller on ‘ Rajasthan- Beautiful Today, Perfect Everyday’·         Exhibition ( Contemporary Paintings)

·         ‘Ramgarh Shekhawati’- Past, Present & Future Painting Exhibition on Shekhawati Haveli’s

8. 4:00pm- 8:00pm Rambagh Polo Ground ·         ‘Akashganga’ – Sky Diving by IAF (3:30- 4:00 pm)·         Army Pageant (4:00-6:30 pm)
9. 11:00am- 5:30pm SMS Investment Ground Weapon & Equipment Display by Indian Army
10. 3:00pm- 9:00pm Parasrampura Dwara (SSI in association with Dastkaar) Craft and Food Bazaar
11. 5:30pm-7:00pm Pratap Sabhagar, Vidhyaashram School Urdu Storytelling Event – ‘ Dastangoi’ by Siyahi Foundation
12. 5:30pm- 7:30pm SMS Stadium Rassa Kashi ( Boys & Girls),Bhartiya Kushti (Boys)
13. 7:00pm onwards Jawahar Kala Kendra ‘Lokrang’ – Folk Dances and Music of India
14. 7:00pm onwards Albert Hall Performance by Chugge Khan and  Raghu Dixit

29th March 2015

S.No. Time Venue Events / Activities
1. 7:00am- 9:00am Saint Xavier Church Bhakti Sangeet Event- Choirs
2. JDA Golf Course Golf Tournament
3. 8:00 am onwards Medical College Ground Adventure Sports Festival – Hot Air Ballooning, Para Motoring, Rock Climbing, Aero Modelling, ATV Rides, Horse Riding, etc.
4. 8:00 am onwards Inox- Crystal Palm Multiplex Children Film Festival (4 shows per day will be screened)
5. 10:00am- 5:00pm Hawa Mahal Archaeological Exhibition – entitled ‘ Divine Idols in Sculpture Art’
6. 10:00am- 1:30pm Jawahar Kala Kendra Wellness Conference by Ms. Shruti Poddar
7. 11:00am- 6:00pm Jawahar Kala Kendra ·         Photo Exhibition by National Geographic Traveller on ‘ Rajasthan- Beautiful Today, Perfect Everyday’·         Exhibition ( Contemporary Paintings)

·         ‘Ramgarh Shekhawati’- Past, Present & Future Painting Exhibition on Shekhawati Haveli’s

8. 6:30pm- 8:00pm Chaugan Stadium Police Tattoo Show
9. 3:00pm- 9:00pm Parasrampura Dwara (SSI in association with Dastkaar) Craft and Food Bazaar
10. 5:30pm-7:00pm Pratap Sabhagar, Vidhyaashram School Classical Dances of India-Odissi by Colleena Shakti
11. 5:30pm- 7:30pm SMS Stadium ‘Tirandazi’ (Archery) ( Boys & Girls)
12. 7:00pm onwards Jawahar Kala Kendra ‘Lokrang’ – Folk Dances and Music of India
13. 7:00pm onwards Albert Hall (by SSI) Fashion Show on Khadi & Kota Doria by Ms. Bibi Russell

30th March 2015

S.No. Time Venue Events / Activities
1. 7:00- 9:00am Tarkeshwarji Temple Bhakti Sangeet Event- Bhajan
2. 5:30- 7:30 pm SMS Stadium Closing Ceremony·         Prize Distribution

·         Display of traditional Sports

3. 5:30- 7:30 pm Jan path (in front of Vidhan Sabha) Closing Ceremony

 

So pack your bags and starting planning for this extravagant event. Be a part of the culture and traditions of Mahro Rajasthan. ‘Padharo Mahre Desh’.

Rajasthan 2014: The Year it was…..

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New Year in Rajasthan

One more spectacular year is coming to a close, and it’s time to take a look back and reflect on what we’ve seen, accomplished and celebrated in the past twelve months. Rajasthan Tourism Industry is stronger than ever, and some of the events of the year gone by are definitely worth remembering and cherishing.

2014 was a compelling year for our country in total. Our country made a big mark on the international map in this year with Mangalyaan being landed in the orbit of Mars in the very first attempt. The nation also witnessed the return of single-party rule with BJP in the 16th Lok Sabha election. Here is a look at the top events that unfolded in Aapno Rajasthan in the year 2014:

Winter breeze was at its chilling best and Rajasthan tourism industry poised for the Kumbhalgarh Festival on the steep height of hillock and a new zone for tiger safari was being introduced in Ranthambhore. The prominent festival of kites “Makarsankranti” was celebrated in the same month while the Royals of Rajputana were continue to enjoy the Jodhpur Polo Season began in December.  But, the best of the month’s highlights is “Soul Of Rajasthan” the book launched by our parent company Pathfynder! Soul Of Rajasthan is a journey full of colors and celebration of life, and reflect true essence of Rajasthan through its photographs.

The months of February and March bore phenomenal festivals of international standards like Shekhawati festival, Alwar festival, Nagaur festival and the Jodhpur Desert Festival. Rajasthan celebrated its 64th Foundation Day with fervor and gaiety in March.

The city of Udaipur in Rajasthan drew all the attention of tourists and cultural enthusiasts with the remarkable Mewar Festival held in the month of April. A hooping number of tourists flocked to the city to witness the cultural and social extravaganzas of the festival.

May and the Sun rays were phenomenally high this year. While the only hill station of Rajasthan Mount Abu celebrated the “Summer Festival” to beat the heat, Jodhpur gracefully celebrated its 556 glorious years of Foundation in 2014. But the biggest achievement in the month of May is receiving the Tobacco Free State award on No Tobacco day.

Amid the festivities of Rajasthani cultural events and exhibitions, Teej processions were carried in Jaipur on larger scale. The tempting aromas of Ghewar being cooked on sweet shops, colorful lehariyas, and blossoming flowers clearly indicated the festive spirit of Rajasthan.  And to make the travel easy, the Air Asia introduced flights from Jaipur and railways introduced a new luxury train called “Unity Express”

In the Month of August, the Pink City celebrated the 104th birth anniversary of Sawai Man Singh Ji II with cultural evenings, social gatherings and various competitions.  The following month was again full of events and festivals in Rajasthan. Among the wonderful sound and light shows at the prominent forts of Rajasthan, the Night Tourism and the Lumiere Show were introduced at the City Palace Jaipur. While we were still celebrating the goodies poured in by travel and tourism department, the joy elevated with the news of Camel being declared as the state animal!

 

Ranthambhore Jungle brought in the good news with around 5 new cubs being born in the season. And the tourism season once again marked the arrival of celebrations, festivals and happiness all around the region. Jodhpur celebrated the medieval heroes’ sagas with Marwar festival and the Ranakpur Festival took us to the refreshing countryside of Rajasthan.

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The November month was all dedicated to the preparations, coverage and celebrations of Pushkar Fair. Our team especially covered the entire event live on Social Media officially for Rajasthan Tourism! One super fantastic experience it was. We’re sure you have seen our exclusive blog on the same.  So is the artful Bundi Utsav, held every year, that enthralls numerous traders and tourists to this fascinating land of art and culture.

 

Celebrating and reporting, we almost came to the end of the year, but more action is yet to be talked about.  The capital city of Rajasthan -Jaipur celebrated its 287th Foundation Day. A unique and first of its kinds, Photography contest called “Khushboo e Jaipur” was launched in the same year by ‘Jairangam’ in association with “Jaipur Beat” which is also owned by Pathfynder.

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Khushboo e jaipur

The outset of December chill and the Jodhpur polo season are synonymous in Rajasthan tourism so the Jaipur Polo Season began on the December 29, 2014. With Khushboo-e-Jaipur photography contest winners’ photograph exhibition and Jairangam Theatre Festival in Jaipur, December was a power packed month with one event after another back to back.

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Be it the largest international Jewellery extravaganza of “Jaipur Jewellery Show” or the powerful plays at the “Jaipur Theatre Festival- Jairangam,” each was a huge crowd puller.  The fantastic, full of life year 2014 concludes with the three days’ Winter Festival at Mount Abu!! And we can proudly look forward to another year with the title of Rajasthan being 5th among most visited places in India by Foreign tourists, Travelers Choice Award for best heritage Hotels and Sanskar Bharat Award.

 

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A place full of forts and palaces,

A place known for its festivals, culture and spirituality,

A place whose last year’s story, was beautiful and the coming year’s going be vast,

That place is Rajasthan, yes that’s Rajasthan.

 

With all the wonderful memories of the year gone by, here’s wishing you a very happy and prosperous New Year from the entire team of Rajasthan Tourism Buzz. May 2015 bring you the best holidays ever. We had a fantastic 2014, thanks to the wonderful readers like YOU !

Several cultural festivals in 2015 are round the corner and this year is once again full of celebrations and events in Rajasthan.  So stay tuned to Rajasthan Tourism Buzz as we continue to bring you the latest and greatest information from the world of travel and tourism in Rajasthan. We hope you stick with us as we strive to continue the trend into the next year as well!

Happy New Year !!

 

Enriched experiences of vibrant Rajasthan

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Rajasthan

The vibrant and colorful Rajasthan is a traditionally and culturally rich state of India which is visited by a large number of tourists from India and from different parts of the world. Vacations in Rajasthan have always been an enriching experience for the state has a mélange of events and activities to enthrall its tourists.

abhaneri Step Wells Amber Fort

One of the most beautiful and lavish places on earth, Rajasthan is famous for numerous reasons. The state is covered with ancient palaces, temples, havelis (mansions) and forts. The different places of tourist interests along with its picturesque beauty have made Rajasthan an international tourist destination.  Comprising of different cities with their unique feature, identity and specialty Rajasthan presents an inter flow, as if a junction of multiple cultures and traditions.

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The festival season in Rajasthan is kick starting once again !! Our endeavor is to introduce you to these multicolored destinations in Rajasthan through our blogs on Rajasthan Tourism Buzz . We introduce you to each and every city and destination which is worth a visit and depicts the beauty alongside tales of Royalty lived in the era of Rajputana and beyond.  You would be virtually taken to those magnificent destinations in Rajasthan through our blogs.  Not only this, We would continue to constantly update  you with the current celebrations, events and festivals happening in all the cities of Rajasthan which you may plan to attend and enjoy!!

 

Rajasthan gears up for Annual Festivals

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Teej procession

It’s that time of the year again, and Rajasthan is gearing up for a series of annual fairs and festivals that draw a large number of visitors from across the state as well as the country and abroad.

From last week of this month till the year end, Rajasthan will play host to a series of social, religious, and cultural festivals, including the world-renowned Pushkar Fair in Ajmer.

Pushkar Fair

According to Director of Rajasthan Tourism Vikram Singh, a large number of tourists – both domestic and international – attend the fairs which are held in the tourism season after a hiatus of two-and-a-half summer months. The department organizes the fairs, along with local bodies.

At the end of this month, the traditional Teej Festival will kick off with a royal procession meandering through the old walled city. The procession which starts from the City Palace engulfs the entire town with a festive air.

Teej procession

While Kota’s Dussehra (October 1-3) is well known for its festivities, the Jaipur Vijay Dashmi Mahotsav (October 3-4) will celebrate the victory of good over evil with verve and vigour.

In the past few years, the Abhaneri Festival held between September 26 and 28 has been drawing a large number of people. The township in Dausa district stands out for ‘Harshat Mata Temple’ and ‘Chand Baori’. More and more tourists are coming to this place every year.

Abhaneri Stepwells

The Marwar Festival (October 7-8) will highlight the region of Jodhpur and will be celebrated at the Sun City. The Matsya Festival, to be held at Alwar from November 25 to 26, attracts a large number of tourists from Delhi as well as foreign countries.

Of all the fairs and festivals held in the desert state, Pushkar Fair (October 31-November 6) is most popular. Apart from being an important pilgrimage centre, it is the venue of mammoth cattle fair.

Pushkar Fair 2012

Other major events are Chandrabhaga Fair (November 5-7), the festival at Dholpur (November 7-8) and Bundi Utsav (November 9-11). “We are further streamlining organization of such festivals to make them even more alluring for tourists.

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This shows that Rajasthan Calendar is full of events and festivals to entertain and enthrall the locals and foreign tourists across the year. Plan ahead in advance and enjoy a fun filled holiday in Rajasthan with fabulous festivals and events round the year 🙂

Jaipur to have its first Art Festival

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Undoubtedly, Pink City is turning into a prominent platform for both artists and writers, after being a spectacular host to many national and international festivals. Yet another festival to debut in the city is “Jaipur Art Festival” which is starting from 18th to 22nd March, 2013 at Diggi Palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan.

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Adding diverse and vivid colours to the already colourful Pink City, the event will see the participation of more than 150 artists from all across the globe. The festival will not only showcase some of the exquisite art forms but will also bridge the gap between the artists and art lovers. Another highlight of the festival will be the live demonstration session of painters. The artworks will be exhibited from March 21 to 24.

Artists will give live demonstrations of some of the unique and rare art forms like miniature art, calligraphy, maandana, fresco, blue pottery, wash technique, glass painting, enamel art, sand sculpture and lac bangle making. To acquaint the young artists with the contemporary painting styles, art seminars and sale of artworks will also be held.

Art Festival

Some of the international artists who are expected to participate in the five-day long festival include Christopher Griffin from Canada, Lisa Kovvuri from US, David from UK, Daria Raldugina from Russia, Nagendra Paudyal from Nepal, Mohammad Eunus from Bangladesh, Walmir Benhotti and Emanuel Vasco Da Graca from Brazil, Tala from Iran and Nutan Arthur from Hawaii.