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Literature in Rajasthan

Jaipur Literature Festival

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

Nagaur Camel Fair

Camel and cattle fair that focuses on livestock trading but still colours the town with festivities.
in Rajasthan

Thar Festival

Just after the Jaisalmer Desert Festival, this features cultural shows, dancing and puppetry.
in Rajasthan

Cattle Fair

One of Rajasthan’s biggest cattle fairs.
in Rajasthan

Bundi Ustav

Cultural programs, fireworks and processions.
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Kolayat Mela

Held at the same time as Pushkar Mela, but with sadhus rather than camels.
in Rajasthan

Winter Festival

Focuses on music and folk dance.
Film in Goa

International Film Festival of India

Film screenings and Bollywood glitterati everywhere.
in Goa

Shigmotsav (Shigmo) of Holi

Goa’s version of the Hindu festival Holi sees coloured powders thrown about and parades in most towns.
in Goa

Sabado Gordo

Part of the statewide Carnival, this festival is held on the Saturday before Lent. It’s celebrated by a procession of floats and raucous street partying.