Jaipur or the Pink city of India is famous for its numerous beautiful forts and places of historical importance. This city is not just a place where you get to see forts, but it is a city which is rich of tradition. This is evident from the different cultural events that are held here throughout the year. Here are a few such important events that are held in this city.
1. Enjoy the various fairs in the months of January and February:
If you intend to take an Overnight Jaipur tour in the month of January and February then there are a number of fairs that you can enjoy. The department of Tourism of the State of Rajasthan organises the camel festival. Here you can see a procession of wonderful camels all decked up. You can enjoy the camel dance, tug-of war contest etc. The Beneshwar fair is held in Dungarpur. Here the tribals perform dances, magic shows etc.
2. Enjoy the elephant festival during Holi:
Held on the eve of Holi this is a wonderful event where you can see a procession of elephants. These elephants are beautifully decorated in colourful clothes. One of the most important attractions of this even is playing holi by sitting on the back of the elephant.
3. The Gangaur fair:
This is one of the most important fairs of the State. It involves worshipping Issar and Gangaur by women. Several processions are carried out during this fair. Tourist enjoys watching the procession and this festival which is celebrated with lots of devotion.
4. The Kite festival and the Teej festival:
If you want to enjoy kite flying then you should take Jaipur Agra day tour on 14th January. You can enjoy the kite flying and if you happen to stay back in the night then you can enjoy the fireworks and the kites with lights in the sky. They also have an International Kite flying festival, which is truly wonderful. In the month of monsoon the Teej festival is celebrated in all glory by the women and is wonderful occasion.
5. Literature and vintage car events and many other things :
If you want something more than just festival and cultural events then you must visit the Jaipur Literature festival. Several famous authors from across the globe participate in the event. There are programmes like debates and talks during the event. Those who like vintage cars should come over for the vintage car rally, which is held in the city. Here you will get to see a number of vintage cars which is a treat for the eyes. The Jaipur Jewellery festival is a must see for those who adore gems and jewels. It is one of the largest jewellery exhibitions in India.
Jaipur is a happening city. There are so many cultural and other events that are held here. These are held in different months. So depending on your interest and which events you would like to witness you must plan your trip accordingly.