Festivals give you a break from the daily monotonous routine and add relaxation and refreshment in the dull boring life. In addition to the festivals celebrated as a sense of devotion, there are some festivals that are organized by tourism department to celebrate music, literature and beauty of nature. Some of the most amazing fairs and festivals that you can look forward to, are described below.
1. Magnetic Festival Rajasthan
When: December 18 to 20, 2015
Where: Alsisar Mahal, Rajasthan – The magnificent ancient fort that has been renovated and reopened as a luxurious fort. It is 1.5 kilometers away from Jhunjhunu.
Magnetic Fields is not just a musical festival. It is a composite festival with treasure hunt activities, Yoga sessions, kite flying and stargazing workshops. Camel rides and savoury traditional dishes are added highlights of Magnetic Fields Festival.
If you are planning to come by train, the nearest railhead is Jhunjhunu or Sadulpur. It is around 13 kilometers from Jhunjhunu and 45 kilometers from Sadulpur.
Flights are available till Jaipur or Delhi and then you can hire a cab.
It can be reached through roadways too.
2. Jaipur Literature Festival 2016
When: January 21 to 25, 2016
Where: Diggi Palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan
If you love reading or writing, Jaipur Literature Festival in the capital city of Rajasthan is the ultimate source of joy for you. It acts as a scaffold for authors, publishers and literary personalities to share their views. You never know you might even get a contract with the reputed publishing house.
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Jaipur is one of the most prominent cities of Rajasthan. It is easy to reach through airways or railways. If you are based in Delhi or nearby cities, you can even drive your way to Jaipur.
3. Ragasthan 2016
When: February 11 to 14, 2016
Where: Khuri sand dunes near Jaisalmer – the city of havelis and palaces, Rajasthan
Crazy music fans, Brace yourselves! The most remarkable music festival is here. For couples who have already tried candle light dinner dates and long drives, you can try something new this Valentine’s week. Visit Ragasthan Music Festival and enjoy onsite camping, adventure sports and movies along with melodious music.
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Jaisalmer sees many Indian as well as foreign tourists every year. Being one of the most visited tourist destination, Jaisalmer has several transportation facilities. It can be reached through flight and train quite comfortably. Moreover, there are R.S.T.D.C buses too running to Jaisalmer from nearby cities.
4. Camel Festival 2016
When: January 22 – 26, 2016
Seeing camels decorated as beautiful as a bride is something that would not happen again and again. Camel Festival of Bikaner gives you that rare opportunity to witness camel games, races and other cultural programmes in the background of Junagarh Fort, Bikaner. The amazing folk dance performances and musical shows also await you at this festival.
Cities like Jaipur, Delhi, Kolkata, Agra and Allahabad are connected quite well with Bikaner through railways. If you wish to travel through flight, you can take a flight to Jodhpur and cover the remaining 250 kilometers through roadways to reach Bikaner.
5. World Sufi Spirit Festival 2016
When: February 22 to 24 and February 26 to 27, 2016
Where: Nagaur Fort, Jodhpur for the first three days and then at Mehrangarh Fort
If you wish to reveal your spiritual side, World Sufi Spirit Festival is a great option or you. Mesmerizing music along with dance and soothing poetry would leave you relaxed and reinvigorated with positive vibes at this festival.
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Jodhpur is an important city of Rajasthan. Transport, therefore, is not much of a question. Be it railways or airways, you can easily make your way to this city. If you are based in Rajasthan or nearby cities of Gujarat, you can even hire a cab and enjoy a pleasant drive.
6. Desert Festival 2016
When: February 20 to 22, 2016
Some very delightful competitions like turban tying and best moustache competition are the major attractions of Desert Festival that takes place in the background of Jaisalmer Fort. Handicrafts, dance and music also add to the grandeur of this festival. Games like camel tug of war and polo would totally enthrall you. You can even enjoy camel rides and pompous camel processions during the festival.
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Owing to the increasing promotion of Jaisalmer as a tourist destination, comfortable transportation has become possible. You can travel to Jaisalmer through airways, railways or roadways according to your budget.
Rajasthan is truly one of the most colourful states of India. If you get a chance to witness these festivals, nothing can be better than that. For all those who are planning a trip to Rajasthan, match your dates with the festival that interests you the most and get your transportation as well as accommodation ensured for an enjoyable mini vacation.
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