Posted by : Prashant April 9, 2012
The city of Jodhpur is known for its rich culture and traditions. Fairs and festivals celebrated in the city form essential parts of Jodhpur culture. Jodhpur hosts many colorful festivals and fairs with great enthusiasm. Apart from the major national festivals like Deepawali, Dussera and holi the city of Jodhpur hosts many vibrant and colorful fairs and festival that attract thousands of visitors from across the country and from abroad as well. Fairs and festivals here offer opportunities for the visitors to have glimpses into the vibrant culture and traditions of the people of Jodhpur as the celebration of the festivals also includes several cultural and entertaining activities.
Marawar is prominent festival celebrated in the memory of great rulers of the state. The festival was earlier known as Maand festival. This two-day festival of Marwar comes in the month of Sept-Oct and includes the activities like folk dance, folk music and other cultural and fun activities. On the occasion of the festival Jodhpur is thronged by many domestic and foreign tourists to be a part of the charming event of the festival.
Nagaur fair is major fair in Jodhpur. The fair is famous for its cattle trading and is one of the biggest of its kind in the country. The fair is held every year in the month of Jan-Feb and goes on for eight days. The fair witness thousands bullocks, camels, horse being traded every year. Jodhpur International kite Festival is another charming festival of Jodhpur. Jodhpur hosts the festival every year on the occasion of Makar Sankranti which comes on 14th January. The festival is participated by thousands of people interested in kite flying from various parts of the country and from abroad as well.