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 th…
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.
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.
This cultural festival showcases the colourful traditions of the region with a procession, classical raga performances, magic and fireworks.
Focuses on music and folk dance. Check with the tourist office in Mt Abu for dates.
A huge and lively cattle fair that consumes the town with trading and festivities.
Udaipur’s own version of the springtime Gangaur festival.
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.
If you arrive in Mt Abu is spring, you may come across the local variation of this festival celebrated by Garasia tribespeople.
The Summer Festival hits town before the monsoon, with music, fireworks and boat races on Nakki lake.