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Jodhpur’s fairs and festivals are an integral part of its rich heritage and vivacious culture. These festivals are so vibrant, colourful and one of its kind that they can compel anyone to come and become a part of their celebrations. The fairs and festivals are celebrated with frills n fancies, loads of fun, folk music, folk dance and folklore. Everyone young or old, rich or poor, male or female participate in the celebration with equal zest and enthusiasm. Some of the popular Jodhpuri festivals comprise of:

Marwar Festival

Marwar Festival

Jodhpur Marwar Festival is one of the most celebrated festivals in Jodhpur. It is held every year in memory of the heroes of Rajasthan. The festival was originally known as the Maand Festival. Marwar festival falls between the months of September-October and celebrated during the full moon of ‘Sharad Poornima’. It goes on for two days.

The key appealers of this festival are the folk music and folk dances centered on the romantic lifestyle of Rajasthan's rulers. The folk artists deliver entertaining performances and facilitate a peek in to the days of yore, offer glimpses of battles fought by the brave Rajput heroes through songs and dances.

Among other attractions at the festival, is the camel tattoo show and polo. The venue of this festival includes the famous Umaid Bhavan Palace, Mandore and Mehrangarh Fort.

Nagaur Fair

Nagaur Fair

Nagaur Fair also known as the Cattle fair of Nagaur is the second biggest fair in India. The festival is held every year during the month of Jan-Feb and goes on for eight days.

Nagaur Fair is popular for animal trading. Approximately 70,000 bullocks, camels and horses are traded every year in this fair. The animals to be traded are decorated lavishy and their owners also dress up in colorful turbans and long moustaches. Other items traded in the Nagaur Fair in Jodhpur, India consist of spices, wooden items, iron-crafts and camel leather accessories.etc

You can also enjoy a lot of sports activities in Nagaur Fair. The sports range from tug-of-war, camel races, bullock races and cock fights. Nagaur fair is also famous for its jugglers, puppeteers, storytellers, etc. Plan your trip to Jodhpur in the months of January and February, so that you can enjoy this splendid festival along with the other exotic sites.

Jodhpur International Desert Kite Festival

Jodhpur International Desert Kite Festival

The few years old, International kite festival of Jodhpur is quite a popular and exciting affair in Jodhpur. The best kite flyers from India as well as rest of the world participate in this festival. The aim of participation in the Kite festival is to show off ones kite flying skills. The festival involves loads of fun, excitement and thrill.

International Kite Festival generally falls on 14th January (Makar Sankranti) every year. It goes on for three-days and held at the Polo Ground in Jodhpur. Air Force helicopters and school children also release a large number of kites and balloons in the sky, on this day. The thrill and excitement that the Kite festival brings along is unmatched and unforgettable. Fun and frolic inundates the whole environment. The sky gets covered with colourful, big and small kites of various designs and looks extremely beautiful. Come to Jodhpur to experience this one of its kind festival and steal its pleasant memories to cherish forever.