Religious in Kota

Dussehra Mela

During the Dussehra Mela massive effigies are built then spectacularly set aflame. The festival commemorates Rama’s victory over Ravana, the demon king of Lanka – a victory re-enacted through costume plays during...

Cultural in Bundi

Kajli Teej

This traditional Rajasthani festival marking the onset of the monsoon is celebrated somewhat differently in Bundi, where it is observed on the third day of the month of Bhadrapada.

Cultural in Bundi

Ghans Bheru Festival

If you’re in Bundi on the day after Diwali, head 10km northwest to the small village of Bharodia, off the Jaipur road, to witness the spectacular Ghans Bheru festival.

Cultural in Bundi

Bundi Utsav

This cultural festival showcases the colourful traditions of the region with a procession, classical raga performances, magic and fireworks.

Religious in Kota

Kartik Purnima

At Keshoraipatan, between Bundi and Kota, the celebration of Kartik Purnima sees thousands of pilgrims descend onto the Keshav Rai Mandir, on the banks of the Chambal River.

Cultural in Mt Abu


If you arrive in Mt Abu is spring, you may come across the local variation of this festival celebrated by Garasia tribespeople.

Cultural in Mt Abu

Summer Festival

The Summer Festival hits town before the monsoon, with music, fireworks and boat races on Nakki lake.

Religious in Udaipur


Experience the festival of Holi, Udaipur-style, when the town comes alive in a riot of colour.