Fair in Pushkar

Pushkar Camel Fair

Come the month of Kartika, the eighth lunar month of the Hindu calendar and one of the holiest, Thar camel drivers spruce up their ships of the desert and start the long walk to Pushkar in time for Kartik Purnima (F…
Religious in Jaipur


Rajasthan’s most important festival, especially for women, celebrates the love between Gan (Shiva) and his consort Gauri (Parvati). It commences on the day following Holi and is celebrated with particular fervour in…
Cultural in Jaipur

Elephant Festival

Elephants painted with amazing patterns and dressed in ribbons and jewellery (spot the females by their jangling anklets) lumber through the streets at this festival held the day before Holi. Activities include matc…
Religious in Jaipur


Heralding the onset of Sravana (the monsoon month), Teej is celebrated across Rajasthan in honour of the marriage of Shiva and Parvati, but is at its best in Jaipur.
Cultural in Jaipur

Jaipur Literature Festival

Featuring international and Indian authors with a program of talks, films, debates and theatre. See the website for exact dates.