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Fairs & Festivals
Jaisalmer Desert Festival
Once a year in winter and in the middle of the continually rising and falling stark yellow sands of the great Thar Desert, the empty sands around Jaisalmer come alive with the brilliant color, music and laughter of the Desert Festival.

The very rich and colorful Rajasthani folk culture is on show here for three days. The high points of the festival are - puppeteers, acrobats, camel tattoo show, camel races, camel polo, traditional procession, camel mounted band, folk dances, etc. The turban tying competitions are big draws and laughter. The Mr. Desert competitions, which are focused around the length and style of moustaches and rustic physique wrapped in traditional costumes, many visitors.
 
Shilpgram Festival
Shilpgram Mela is held annually in the west of the city of Udaipur. Shilpgram Crafts Fair is organized to promote art and craft of Rajasthan. Since, Rajasthan has always been famous for its handicrafts and artwork; this fair is a perfect destination to try out the hand woven clothes, embroideries, mirror works and handicrafts. The hand woven clothes and camel leather items grab the major attention of visitors in this fair.

Shilpgram Crafts Mela aids in encouraging the urban potters, visual artists and designers too. In the Shilpgram fair, a program is organized by the name of Shilpdarshan. The fair was conceived in the mind with an idea to encourage the cottage industry of Rajasthan. Being a desert land, Rajasthan is deprived of grown agriculture and tourism has been the main source of its income.

Winter season is considered as the best time to visit Udaipur and this fair is arranged with the due regard to that point. This fair continues for ten days in the months of November / December. During this season, Udaipur receives maximum number of tourists and people enjoy this fair to its most exploring the craft of Rajasthan.
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Kite Festival
A festival with a difference - as kites takes to the sky all over Jaipur. In the evening, kites with lights in them and fireworks brighten the skies above. If you like kite flying, you should be here.
 
Mewar Festival
The Mewar festival is celebrated to welcome the advent of spring. It coincides with the festival of Gangaur in Udaipur, and has a unique charm about it. The festival of Gangaur is very significant for women of Rajasthan.

It is a time for them to dress up in their best clothes and participate in the festival. They gather to dress the image of Isar and Gangaur and then carry them in ceremonial procession through different parts of the city.

The procession winds its way to the Gangaur Ghat at Lake Pichola. Here, the images are transferred to special boats amidst much singing and festivity. Once the religious part of the festival is over, it is time for cultural events where Rajasthani culture is portrayed through songs, dances and other programmes.

The festival culminates with an impressive fireworks display. Like other fairs and festivals celebrated throughout the state, there is a lot of activity which keeps the participants in a joyful frame of mind, eager to enjoy every moment of the celebrations.
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Pushkar Camel Fair
The largest fair in India, The Pushkar Camel Fair of Rajasthan a unique fair with no other equals. The Pushkar Camel Fair goes on for a number of days with activities ranging from live stock trading to horse dealing to pilgrimage and religious festival. As far as the religious aspect of the fair is concerned, devotees bathe in the Sarovar Lake.

The Pushkar Fair is organized in the Hindu month of Kartika (October-November). It starts on the eighth day (ashtmi) and ends on the full moon day (poornima), as per the lunar calendar. Attracting tourists to the fair are devotees, musicians, acrobats, folk dancers, traders, comedians, sadhus, etc dressed in bright colors.

You can even find accessories for everyone ranging from women to cattle, camel and other animals. Apart from the shopping purpose, other attractions are the camel and horse races. There is even a Camel judging competitions held at the fair. Other forms of entertainment include folk dances and folk music of Rajasthan, enthralling the crowd.
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Urs Fair
The Urs Fair is dedicated to Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, the Sufi saint. It is organized on the death anniversary of the great Sufi Saint, during the first six days of Rajab (seventh month of the Islamic calendar). The mortal remains of the saint lie buried in the Dargah Sharif (memorial of the saint) known as Chishti Ki Dargah. Devotees of the Saint hold so much respect him, that the city of Ajmer is at times called Ajmer Sharif (Holy Ajmer).

The saint came from Persia and founded the Chishti order of fakirs in India. Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti is also known by the name of Gharib Nawaz, the protector of the poor. This is so because the entire life he remained committed to the service of mankind. He lived a simple and austere life and graced this world by his presence for almost a hundred years. In the last days of his life, he retired to his cell and died in complete peace and solitude. Lakhs of devotees from different communities assemble at the shrine of the saint at the time of the Urs Fair of Ajmer, Rajasthan. The devotees come not only from the various cities of Rajasthan, rather from all parts of the country.
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Wild life of Rajasthan
Ranthambore National Park
Ringed by the Vindhyas and the Aravalis, amid vast arid tracts of the desert, The Ranthambhor National Park is one of the largest Tiger Reserves in India. The objective of establishing this huge wildlife sanctuary was to be able to protect the dying population of tigers in India. Ranthambhor is popular for its dense forest cover and the ancient ruins that can be found at different parts of Ranthambhor in Rajasthan, India. The wide grasslands with short stunted bushes and gushing streams make the most interesting and picturesque sight. The natural water bodies and the artificially created water holes and lakes are the perfect places to visit during your wildlife tours to Ranthambhor in Rajasthan, India. This forest was declared as a wildlife park in the year 1955 and was later given the status of a National Park in the year 1984, after the Project Tiger was launched.

Ranthambhor National Park is home to more than 30 tigers. Besides the tiger Ranthambhor is a sanctuary for a variety of animal and bird species. Some of the commonly sighted animals at Ranthambore are the jungle cat, hyena, langur, spotted deer, crocodile, sloth bear, sambhar, nilgai, caracal and leopards. Ranthambhor is rich in archaeological monuments too and the fort here is situated on a hill-top.

Recently the Kaika Devi Sanctuary, famous for its tiger population, has been included in the Park and is now a part of the Ranthambore National Park.
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Sariska Tiger Reserve
Once the hunting reserve of the Maharajas of Alwar, the Sariska Tiger Reserve is a marvel of ecological adaptation. Sariska is located in the midst of the Aravalis that are covered with deciduous dry forests.

The Sariska National Park in Rajasthan, India is especially known for its population of Tigers and the best time to visit the Sariska wildlife sanctuary is perhaps during the months of October through June, though the sanctuary is open for wildlife tours all year round. You successfully spot quite a few wild animals as they come to the water holes to freshen up during the summer months when there is an acute shortage of water at the Sariska wildlife national park.

The Sariska wildlife reserve in Rajasthan, India is home to wild animals like the Leopard, Hyena, Wild Dog, Jackal, Jungle Cat, Bengal Fox, Common Palm Civet, Indian Hare, Ratel, Indian Grey Mongoose, Northern Palm Squirrel and the Tiger. Sariska National Park provides a home to animals such as the Sambar, Chausingha, Nilgai, Chital, Wild Boar, Langurs and Rhesus Monkeys.

Sariska is historically significant too. The Kankwadi Fort, the remains of the centuries-old Hindu and Jain temples as well as Hanuman temple at Pandupole are worth seeing.
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Kaoledeo Ghana National Park
Pre- Independence, the British used to head for Bharatpur for a fine afternoon of a duck shoot. It is declared a National Park in 1983 and finally recognized as a world heritage site.

Its shallow, fresh water marsh attracts thousands of migratory birds. Over 10,000 nests of egrets, darters, cormorants, grey herons and storks hatch nearly 20,000 to 30,000 chicks every year. There is an infinite variety of migratory birds. Mammals like the sambhar, black buck, chital, nilgai, fishing cat, otter and mongoose also roam freely here.

Several species are migratory birds who journey to the Park from as far as Siberia. The most famous of these is the Siberian Crane. Predatory birds like the Tawny Eagles, spotted Eagles and Fishing Eagles fly down to the park, attracted by the heavy influx of water fowls.
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Desert National Park
The scenario changes in widescreen as you enter the Thar Desert. The Desert National Park with its craggy rocks and sand dunes provides shelter to an altogether different kind of wildlife. The wildlife wealth here comprises fox, desert cat, hare, spinney tail uromastix and sand fish. Thousands of sparrows, imperial sand grouse, bustards, falcons and eagles migrate here during the winter.

The park is also the habitat of the Desert Fox, Wolf and Reptiles like the spiny Tail Lizard, Monitor Lizard and Russel’s Viper amongst others.
 
Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary
The Aravalis hills, which remain barren for most of the year, turn green rains and provide shelter to sloth bear, leopard, Jackal, Nilgai, Sambhar and flying squirrel. It is also the only sanctuary where the Indian wolf is breeding successfully and a well known archeological site.
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Royal Wedding Jaisamand & Sajjangarh
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Places To See

Ajmer
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Bikaner
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Jaipur
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Jodhpur
Kota
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Rajasthan City Tour Packages

City of Lakes - Udaipur
Golden City - Jaisalmer
Pink City - Jaipur
Sun City - Jodhpur
City of Victory - Chittorgarh
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