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.
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.
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.
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- 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.
- 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.
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
4. Jaipur Polo Season- December 28 – January 31, 2016
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.
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.
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
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.
Fireworks fill the sky, splashing the town with even more burst of colors and bringing the Jaisalmer fort to life for three days.
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 🙂