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The Rajasthan is love for color and joyous celebrations is proved by the elaborate rituals and the gay abandon with which he surrenders himself to the numerous fairs and festivals of the region. In addition to the festivals celebrated by the Hindus, Muslims and others, there are also the traditional fairs.  There are animal fairs, there are religious fairs and there are fairs to mark the changing seasons. In fact, celebrations occur almost round the year and are a splendid opportunity for the visitor to gain an insight into the life of the Rajasthani. Other than the traditional fairs, recently established festivals, which involve elephants, camel races, dance and music, have been specially organized for the tourists. Among the better known fairs of Rajasthan are : -

FAIRS & FESTIVALS CALENDAR 2003-2010

Fairs & Festivals Place Tithi 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Camel Festival Bikaner Paush-Shukia (14-15) 17-18 Jan. 6-7 Jan. 24-25 Jan. 13-14 Jan. 2-3 Jan. 21-22 Jan. 10-11 Jan. 31 Dec.,1st Jan.
Brij Festival Bharatpur - 2-4 Feb. 2-4 Feb. 2-4 Feb. 2-4 Feb. 2-4 Feb. 2-4 Feb. 2-4 Feb. 2-4 Feb.
Alwar Festival Alwar - 7-9 Feb. 13-1 5 Feb. 11-13 Feb. 10-1 2 Feb. 9-11 Feb. 8-10 Feb. 13-1 5 Feb. 12-14 Feb.
Nagaur Cattle Fair Nagaur Magh-s (7-10) 8-11, Feb. 28-31 Jan. 15-1 8 Feb. 4-7 Feb. 25-28 Feb. 13-16 Feb. 2-5 Feb 22 -25 Feb
Desert Festival Jaisalmer Magh-s(13-15) 14- 16 Feb. 4-6 Feb. 21-23 Feb. 10-12 Feb. 31 Jan.-2Feb. 19-21 Feb. 7-9 Feb 28-30 Jan.
Baneshwar Fair Beneshwar (Dungarpur) Magh-s (11-15) 12-16 Feb. 1-5 Feb. 19-23 Feb. 8-12 Feb. 29 Jan.-2 Feb. 17-21 Feb. 5-9 Feb. 26-30 Jan.
Elephant Festival Jaipur Phalgun-s-15 17 March 6 March 25 March 14 March 3 March 21 March 10 March 28 March
Shitala Ashtami Chaksu, Jaipur Chaitra k-8 24 March 13 March 1 April 23 March 12 March 28 March 19 March 8 March
Kailadevi Fair Karauli Chaitra-s (3-4) 4-5 April 23-24 March 11 -12 April 1-2 April 21 -22 March 8-9 April 29-30 March 18-19 March
Gangaur Festival Jaipur Chaitra-s (3-5) 4-6 April 23-25 March. 11-1 3 April 1-3 April 21-23 March 8-10 April 29-31 March 18-20 March
Mewar Festival Udaipur Chaitra k-1 2 29 March 18 March 6 April 26 March 16 March 3 April 23 March 12 March
Mahavirji Fair Mahavirji Chaitra-s (9-1 5) 10-16 Apni 30 March-5 April 18-24 April 7-13 April 27 March-2 April 14-20 April 3-9 April 24-30 April
Summer Festival Mt. Abu Baisakh (13-Budh Pumima) 14-16 May 2-4 May 21-23 May 11-13 May 30 April-2 May 18-20 May 7-9 May 26-28 May
Teej Festival Jaipur Shravan-s (3-4) 1-2 Aug. 19-20 Aug. 8-9 Aug. 28-29 July 15-16 Aug. 4-5 Aug. 24-25 July 12-13 Aug.
Kajli Teej Bundi Bhadra-k (2-3) 14-15 Aug. 31 Aug.-1 Sept. 20-21 Aug. 11-12 Aug. 30-31 Aug. 18-19 Aug. 8-9 Aug. 26-27 Aug.
Ramdevra Fair Pokaran (Jaisalmer) Bhadra-s (9-10) 4-5 Sept. 22-23 Sept. 12-1 3 Sept. 2-3 Sept. 21 -22 Sept. 9-10 Sept. 29-30 Aug. 17- 18 Sept.
Marwar Festival Jodhpur Aswin-s (14-15) 8-9 Oct. 26-27 Oct. 16-17 Oct 6-7 Oct. 25-26 Oct. 13-14 Oct. 3-4 Oct. 21 -22 Oct.
Dussehra Festival Kota Aswin-s(8-10) 3-5 Oct. 20-22 Oct. 10-1 2 Oct. 30 Sept.-2 Oct. 19-21 Oct. 7-9 Oct. 26-28 Sept. 15-17 Oct.
Pushkar Fair Pushkar (Ajmer) Kartik-s(8-15) 31 Oct.-8 Nov. 18-26 Nov. 8-15 Nov. 29 Oct. -5 Nov. 17-24 Nov. 5-13  Nov. 25 Oct. 02 Nov. 13-21 Nov.
Chandrabhaga Fair Jhalawar Kartik-s 14 Magh-k 1 7-9 Nov. 25-27 Nov. 14-1 6 Nov. 4-6 Nov. 23-25 Nov. 12-1 4 Nov. 1-3 Nov. 20-22 Nov.
Kolayat Fair Kolayat (Bikaner) Kartik-s11 Magh-k 5 4-1 3 Nov. 22 Nov.-1 Dec. 12-21 Nov. 1-9 Nov. 20-29 Nov. 9- 18 Nov. 29 Oct-7 Nov. 17-26; Nov.
Winter Festival Mt.Abu - 29-31 Dec. 29-31 Dec. 29-31 Dec. 29-31 Dec. 29-31 Dec. 29-31 Dec. 29-31 Dec. 29-31 Dec.

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