Start your new year with a cultural tinge! Rajasthan this January

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The vibrant land of Rajasthan

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Book your January for a tour to Rajasthan and feel the rich culture and mores the land possesses. No other place in India flaunts the ethnicity, the traditional believes and generosity as Rajasthan. The cities of Rajasthan celebrate some magical moments with those cultural fests and folk art, creating a compelling ambiance for visitors.

Rajasthan is a perfect destination for January, not only because of the festivals and fairs but the cold and cozy weather that is ideal for your artistic excursion. The lukewarm days and pleasant chilling evenings can only be experienced in Rajasthan. The beauty of the place begins with the beaming sun and ends with the grime of desert.

The deserted sand glittering in the sunlight with the footprints of those beautifully adorned camels and the traditionally styled natives is the gem that is hidden only in Rajasthan.”

Rajasthan celebrates most of the fairs to honor the Camels

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Festivals and fairs of Rajasthan

MOUNT ABU WINTER FESTIVAL

Moving a bit earlier won’t cost you much. Let’s start with the end of December celebrating the grand New Year at the small hill station of Rajasthan, Mount Abu. The winter fest is a tribute to the rich culture and tradition of Rajasthan. The two to three days event in Mount Abu invites the folk performers and other artists from every part of India.

The vibrancy of culture, aromatic taste of food and the folk art lures the heart of every passerby, creating magic in the scenic ambiance. Not only the cultural events, but many sports event such as cricket matches, kite flying and rowing competitions are also organized during the festival.

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The Mount Abu winter festival is marked with the stunning picturesque backdrop, the magical cultural shows and the religious ceremony that starts the occasion with Deep Dan at Nakki lake. The numerous illuminating deep at the lake makes the environment vivid and pure. With your short escape to Mount Abu, you can enjoy the religious prosperity and the scenic beauty of Mount Abu.

Dates; Starts from 29th of December 2017

How to reach; The nearest airport is in Udaipur from where you can commute via public transport or by hiring a cab. The distance is 175 kms.

BIKANER CAMEL FESTIVAL

camel safari is the major attraction in Rajasthan

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The art and culture of Bikaner come as a delight at the camel festival that is celebrated every year in the month of January. An honor to the lifeline of desert, camels, and the fest is organized to pay homage or tribute to them.

The two days event in Bikaner marks the vibrant beginning, with camel parade where those beautifully adorned camels march at one step and offers a heartily welcome to the visitors. The camel race events, camel games and other cultural performances are then listed on the itinerary for the following days.

What else aids more charm to the cultural fest is the folk performance and the cultural dance shows. The Rajasthani legendary music and dance along with puppet show add a glam to the entire event making the ambiance more vibrant and ethnic.

Don’t miss the opportunity to taste the delicious camel milk sweetmeats and camel milk tea at the fair. You can explore more of the handicraft and cultural art at the Bikaner camel festival.

Date; 13th-14th January 2018

How to reach; Jodhpur Airport is the nearest airport to Bikaner from where you can board a bus or hire a taxi to reach Bikaner. The distance is around 251 km away from the city.

THE INTERNATIONAL KITE FESTIVAL JAIPUR

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The pink city organizes the splendid kite fest with all the vivid varieties of illustrious kites. The sky looks so dazzling with all bright multihued kites. This festival is celebrated on the occasion of Makar Sankranti when entire India flies kite from the rooftop or streets and lawns. But this city of Rajasthan has its own colour for the occasion. People from the all walks of life, gather together to create the breathtaking sense.

To make the event more vibrant, some cultural events are planned and the evening is marked with the amazing fireworks that add charm to the beauty of the blue sky. You can explore the endless tints from dawn to dusk during the Kite festival in JAIPUR.

The grand Umaid Bhawan Palace premise is booked by the department of tourism for the inauguration and closing ceremony of the fest. The Kite completion and prize distribution make the crowd more enthusiastic about the event.

Date; 14th-16th of January 2018

How to reach; Jaipur city has its own airport, railway station and is connected by a good network of roads from various cities of India.

DESERT FESTIVAL JAISALMER

every festival in Rajasthan is incomplete without the Camels

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The festival of desert celebrated at Jaisalmer witness the maximum footfall of a major number of tourist from and outside India. The glittery Sam dunes during the day make the festival more alluring and lively. Celebrated at the Thar desert, this festival presents the most vivid phase of Rajasthan and the culture prevailing there.

The antique and romantic golden city of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer is itself one of the most visited places by tourist. The forts, the majestic havelies, temples and the villages of Jaisalmer appear so lively and dynamic to allure the sight of everyone.

The natives with all their traditional attire mark the beginning of the festival by signing the folk songs, depicting the tragic and achievements of the desert. The folk artist, Bhopa’s Langhas and Manganiars, sets the fire with the touching folk lyrics, recitals and ballads.

A fantasy of scenic backdrop, the aromatic cuisines, cultural tint and recreation of the desert city, the desert festival of Jaisalmer is overall a blessing for the people living in the shelter of their rituals and values.

Date; 29th-31st of January 2018

How to reach; Jodhpur Airport is the nearest airport to Bikaner from where you can board a bus or hire a taxi to reach Bikaner. The distance is around 300 km away from the city.

Now don’t wait and decide your dates to witness the vivid colour of tradition and art at the land of desert. Your tour to Rajasthan, this January will be wondrous and exhilarating to get a perfect start or your New Year.

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