January is celebrated in India as Makar Sankranti - heralding the
transition of the sun into the Northern hemisphere. It is also a big kite
day in most parts of India when children from 6 to 60 can be seen with
their heads turned to the sky. In Jaipur kites virtually blot out the sky.
Everyone joins in this riotous celebration and shouts of " Woh Kata
Hai !" reverberate from rooftops to the accompaniment of drums as
adversaries’ kites are cut down. And everyone’s an adversary! Any kite
in the sky is fair game.
January of every year]
-A festival with a difference - as kites take 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.
A festival to celebrate Holi, this is a great occasion for the visitor to
watch several elephant sports and also play this festival of colors.
- 12th April 2005]
- A festival devoted to Goddess Parvati. It is time for young girls to
dress up in their finery and pray for grooms of their choice while the
married women pray for the well-being of their husbands.
to 9th August 2005]
- A festival to mark the advent of monsoon. Essentially a women's
festival, it is interesting to watch them enjoying in groups and at
various bazaars where they turn up to shop in all their finery.
u Jaipur Tourist Places :-
Amber Fort Hawa Mahal
City Palace Complex
Jantar - Mantar
Laxmi Narayan Temple
Meditation & Yoga
Fairs & Festivals
Art & Crafts
Modern Art Gallery
The Jaigarh Fort
The Nahargarh Fort
Sanganer & Bagru
Hotels in Jaipur