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Festivals in Jaipur

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Jaipur is not only one of the most popular tourist destinations in the eastern part of the India but at the same time a cultural hub. There are a number festivals takes places in the city during various time of the year. Although many festival are celebrated in the national scale and many tourist from various part of the country visit Jaipur to witness the festivals. The city do not only host festival related to religion but at the same time the city hosts one of the major literary festival of the country. Many delegates from various part of the world take place in this event. Here is some information about a few popular festivals of this region:

 

Gangaur Festival:

This festival takes places in general cases in the March or April of every year. This festival is a tribute to Goddess Parvati. People buy ghewar and distribute them among their loved ones in this festival. The rally covers the whole city at the time of the festival. Read More

 

Teej Festival:

This is a three day long festival with various rituals and events. This event in general cases takes place in the monsoon season. This event generally occurs in end of July or at the very beginning of August. This festival is dedicated to Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva. Read More

 

Jaipur Literature Festival:

This is one of the biggest and oldest literary festivals of the country. From 2006 this event is being organized in the Pink city. Famous literary icons like Salman Rushdie, Amartya Sen, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak has been a part of this event in past few years. This event takes place at the end of January. Read More

 

Holi (Elephant) Festival:

Holi in general cases takes place in the middle of March every year. This is known as the festival of colors. People from various part of the country visit Jaipur during this event. Many folk singers, cultural activist and indigenous people of the land take part and portrait their talent in front of the world. The tourist traffic is highest at this point of year. One must book tickets related to transportation and accommodation facilities in advanced in case of any specific preferences. Read More

 

Kite Festival:

In general this event takes place in the very beginning of January or in middle of the month. People from various part of the country take places in this event. This event is been basically organized to celebrate Makar Sankranti. Photographer throughout the nation and many from outside the country arrives at Jaipur to capture this phenomenon. The duration of the event is one day. This event is also celebrated in other part of the country as well. Read More

 

These are some in general information about the festivals which takes place in the city of Jaipur during different time of the year. There are also numerous festivals which takes place in the city but many people are not fully aware of them.

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