6 amazing festivals in Jaipur 2017-05-20T13:47:18+00:00

6 amazing festivals from Pink city Jaipur

festivals of jaipur

The land of Jaipur is always covered with the colors of fairs and festivals. At global tourism map, Jaipur is known as the city of festivals.

These festivals of the city have their roots in old traditions and culture of Jaipur and are celebrated with all the excitement and fervor in spite of any caste or creed.

No doubt, these festivals share unique customs and traditions.

And you can also check our list on top tourist places in Jaipur and top tourist places near Jaipur, to plan a entertaining holiday.

1. Teej Festival

Teej festival in Jaipur

Teej festival

Teej Festival the most famous festival of Jaipur. In Teej, we see a lot of women dressed in traditional attires and jewelry.

This festival is dedicated to Hindu God and Goddess Shiv and Parvati. Women usually fast on this day. Married women fast for long-life and happiness of their husbands and girls fast for a desirable match. Women apply heena on their hands, sing welcome songs for monsoon and dance.

This festival is celebrated in the month of July-August during monsoon.

2. Jaipur Literature Festival

Jaipur Literature Festival

Jaipur Literature Festival

Jaipur Literature Festival is an annual fest, which takes place in Jaipur in the month of January every year since 2006. Now it has become the biggest literary festival in Asia-Pacific region.

This festival is attended by thousands from India and international boundaries. It is a great platform for new writers to indulge in reading and writing sessions.

Apart from all that, there are stalls of handicraft, local food, and various music dance programs are held during in the evening.

3. Gangaur Festival

Gangaur Festival in Jaipur

Gangaur Festival

Gangaur is the most colorful festival of Pink city Jaipur. This festival is celebrated by carving beautiful idols of Lord Shiva and Parvati.

This festival is observed in Chaitra during the month of March-April. In this festival, many women and girls pray for the well-being of their husbands and future husbands.

On the final day of celebration, the newly carved idols are taken to johars and baori, and women bid them farewell with the hope of marital bliss.

Gangaur is celebrated with great fervor and devotion throughout the Rajasthan & is a must see program especially for the urban travelers.

4. Jaipur Jewellery Show

Jaipur Jewellery Show

Jaipur Jewellery Show

Jaipur Jewellery Show is an annual jewelry and gems trade show. It is the biggest jewelry event of Northern India and second largest show in India.

This annual show is held in December, and the exhibition is based on a theme every year. In its inaugural year 2003, the theme was Redefining colors.

The latest theme was “Ruby-Red, Royal, Rare.” Around 30,000 visitors witness it every year from all over the world.

5. Elephant Festival

Elephant Festival

Elephant Festival

This matchless festival of Pink City is celebrated on the full-moon day of Phalgun Purnima, which is in the month of February & March. It is celebrated a day before Holi.

For this event, many elephants are nicely groomed with colorful velvets and rugs. This festival is dedicated to elephant headed God, Lord Ganesha. Elephants are embellished with heavy silver jewelry like danglers and anklets.

The venue of this festival is Jaipur Polo Ground which is opposite Sawai Man Singh Stadium.

6. Kite Festival

Jaipur Kite Festival

Jaipur Kite Festival

The kite festival is celebrated on 14th of January, the day of Makar Sankranti every year. It is the most attended, beautiful and colorful festival of Rajasthan. Kite lovers from all over India visit Jaipur during this festival.

That’s all from festivals from Jaipur and if you are planning to visit the pink city, then have a look at Rajputana Cabs Jaipur Sightseeing Package.