Festivals and fairs that can be included in any of our tours:
Camel Festival - Bikaner
A galaxy of exciting events revolving around the legendary camels of Rajasthan. Discover the range of different breeds, their dancing skills, their strength and their stamina in coping with the hazards of the desert.
21-22 Jan 2008 / 10-11 Jan 2009 / 30-31 Dec.2009 / 18-19 Jan 2011 / 8-9 Jan 2012
Nagaur Cattle Fair in Nagaur - near Jodhpur
This colourful Cattle Fair is the second largest in Rajasthan. Discover the artful buzz of the trading of over 70,000 bullocks, camels and horses held annually here. The Mirchi Bazaar (largest red-chilly market of India), wooden items, iron-crafts and camel leather accessories are enjoyable highlights of the fair.
13-16 Feb 2008 / 2-5 Feb 2009 / 22-25 Jan 2010 / 10-13 Feb 2011 / 30Jan-2 Feb 2012
Desert Festival - Jaisalmer
Organised annually by the state tourism department it showcases the very rich and colourful Rajasthani folk culture.
19-21 Feb 2008 / 7-9 Feb 2009 / 28-30 Jan 2010 / 16-18 Feb 2011 / 5-7 Feb 2012
Elephant Festival - Jaipur
Take plenty of film and batteries to capture the fabulous ceremonial display of caparisoned elephants, horse riding lancers, colourful chariots, snooty camels, regal cannons, and elegant palanquins. Keep your eyes focused on the centre of attraction, the enchanting elephants who participate in many races and even a beauty pageant.
21 Mar 2008 / 10 Mar 2009 / 28 Feb 2010 / 19 Mar 2011 /7 Mar 2012
Marwar Festival - Jodhpur
Welcoming the advent of Spring, the festival is a riot of colours, movement and sound. The religious ceremonials over, the festivities start focusing on the wide range of Rajasthani culture showcased in its range of songs, dance, puppetry and acrobatics.
13-14 Oct 2008 / 3-4 Oct 2009 / 21-22 Oct 2010 / 10-11 Oct 2011 / 28-29 Oct 2012
Pushkar Camel and Cattle Fair - Pushkar
India’s most famous gathering of men and beasts. This legendary fair is considered to be one of India’s most exciting rural cultural extravaganzas. In the day time, watch camels at the races, enjoy photos of camel stock on sale and investigate local handicrafts stalls. At night, the camp site is ablaze with campfires and cultural programmes featuring ballads and dances, skits and folk songs.
5-13 Nov 2008 / 25 Oct.-2 Nov 2009 / 13-21 Nov 2010 / 2-10 Nov 2011 / 20-28 Nov2012
Diwali in Rajasthan
India’s five-day Festival of Lights that celebrates the victory of good over evil is at its colourful best all over the state.
28 Oct 2008 / 17 Oct 2009 / 05 Nov 2010 / 26 Oct 2011 / 13 Nov 2012