Jaipur is a city that is known for its historically relevant attractions, culture, heritage and tradition. Popularly known as the 'Pink City', Jaipur is one of the most sought-after travel destinations in Rajasthan. A trip to Jaipur isn't complete if you haven't explored the rich culture of the place.
Let us take you to some of the best fairs and festivals of Jaipur.
Rajasthan Diwas is celebrated in the city in March every year to mark the unity of the erstwhile princely states of that area. It is celebrated with dance, music and cultural performances on the streets. This week-long celebration takes place every year from the 24th to the 31st of March.
Gangaur festival is celebrated in Jaipur between March and April. This 18-day-long festival is dedicated to Goddess Parvati. 'Gan' stands for Lord Shiva and 'Gaur' stands for Gauri or Goddess Parvati. Married women worship the Goddess on this day for long life, happiness and prosperity of their husbands, and thereby their marital lives.
The Teej Fair is celebrated in July-August every year on the onset of monsoon. The day signifies the marriage of Lord Shiva to Goddess Parvati. Swings are hung from trees and decorated with flowers. Young girls sing songs of love and monsoon, remembering the times of the celestial wedding. A procession takes place and it starts from the City Palace, which is held on the streets for two consecutive days.
The Kite Festival is celebrated here on 14th January every year, as a part of the Makar Sankranti festivities. The skies are adorned with colourful kites and children can be seen running gleefully with their kites. Kite competitions are also held at several places within the city. The most famous International Kite Festival also takes place during this period.
The Elephant Festival is celebrated on Phalgun Purnima, which falls on the full moon day in February/March. It is celebrated on the day before Holi, and is a tribute to Lord Ganesh, the elephant-headed God.
Jaipur has enough reasons to attract you to its vibrant culture and traditions. What are you waiting for? Pack your bags and travel to the Pink City to explore, indulge and encounter the rich culture and heritage of the royal land.