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Festivals, Fairs, Events and Holidays

The Rajasthani's love for color and joyous celebrations, music, dance and festivals makes the region one of the most colorful deserts in the world. Most holidays and festivals follow either the Indian lunar calendar or the Islamic calendar. Therefore they change annually relative to the Gregorian calendar.
The following represents major national festivals:

  • Camel Festival in Bikaner (January)
  • Nagaur Fair in Nagaur (January/February)
  • Desert Festival in Jaisalmer (January/February)
  • Baneshwar Fair in Baneshwar (January/February)
  • Gangaur Festival in Jaipur (March/April)
  • Mewar Festival in Udaipur (March/April)
  • Elephant Festival in Jaipur (March/April)
  • Urs Ajmer Sharif in Ajmer (lunar calendar)
  • Summer Festival in Mount Abu (May/June)
  • Teej Festival in Jaipur (July/August)
  • Kajli Teej Festival in Bundi (July/August)
  • Independence Day, public holiday (15 August)
  • Ramadan (August/September)
  • Dussehra Festival in Kota (September/October)
  • Marwar Festival in Jodhpur (October)
  • Pushkar Camel Fair in Pushkar (November)










For more information please see:
WebIndia123 Festival Calendar