The folk culture with distinct dance forms and music of Rajasthan attracts tourists from all over the world. If you are planning to visit Rajasthan and want to know about the best places and time then, in this article, we will discuss everything about it.
What is the best time and places to visit Rajasthan and why?
All the places in Rajasthan are worthy of a visit at different times and seasons. The temperature varies in this state a lot. In the summer, it goes around the average of 45 degrees Celsius. And in the winters it gets down to the temperature till freezing of water.
Rajasthan is worthy of a visit in every season
You will experience different atmospheres in every season here. So, you must plan everything about your trip after knowing every detail about the proposed location and seasons.
Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
Winter season in Rajasthan remains from November to February and it is the best time to view many chilling places here. Hills and snowfalls are the most preferred things to see on a winter tour but if you are a lover of culture and traditional monuments then there is no place better than Rajasthan for you. The places which are worth seeing in winter are listed below:
- Jaigarh Fort
- Nahargarh Fort
- Albert Hall Museum
- Hawa Mahal
- Jantar Mantar
- Amber Palace
- Jaipur City Palace etc
Why winter is the best time to visit these places?
Places like Jaipur, Jodhpur etc gets too hot in summers. So, in order to get full impressions and experience the beauty of these places without super hot sunlight, then considered going here in winters. Also, there are lots of fairs and festivals which are celebrated in these places only in the season of winters. So, winter is not a bad choice to enjoy the beauty of Rajasthan.
Rajasthan is considered as the hottest state in the season of summer. Sometimes, it becomes hard to get outside the houses and hotel when the temperature comes across 50 degree Celsius. But there are still some places which are worthy of your visit only in the season of summer. Summer is also a good choice if you don’t want to experience rushed places and want to spend some private time with your family and friends. Lots of places are available in Rajasthan which never gets too hot in the summers and attracts lots of visitors only in the summer.
- Mount Abu
- Ranthambore National Park
- Keoladeo National Park
- Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary etc
Why summer is the best time to visit these places?
Mount Abu is the only place in the Rajasthan which has hills and huge cliffs and it remains cool as compared to other places in the summer. Secondly, the national parks give us more chances to see different animals and wetlands in the season of summer. Lots of birds and rare species are seen here only in summer season. So, it is a myth that Rajasthan is not a good place to visit in summers.
Monsoon is the season of festivals in India and especially in Rajasthan. The rainy season comes with lots of happiness and celebration in this wonderful state of deserts. It is the time when everything starts getting renewed and green after facing a tremendous summer. If you are planning to visit Rajasthan then Monsoon will be good for this. The things which are good to visit in monsoon are listed below:
- Mount Abu
- Ranakpur etc
Amer Palace Jaipur Rajasthan
City Palace Udaipur Rajasthan
Why monsoon is the best season to visit these places?
Rajasthan has very small areas which have jungles and greenery. Everything is surrounded by deserts. So, to see the green and refreshing valleys you must come to these places in the Monsoon. If you are lucky then you will be able to experience the rare moment of rain in these places of Rajasthan.
The spring commonly known as ‘Saawan’ in India is the most eccentric and celebrated season. It is the time when the trees start to grow new leaves which were lost in the Winters. Lots of festivals are celebrated in this season in India and Rajasthan is the main destination where the colors of joys can be seen in every dimension. The activities performed in this season are listed below:
- Teej Festival
Why spring is the best season to come to Rajasthan?
Rajasthan has different rare kinds of plants and flowers available in its jungles and mountains. They appear very beautiful in the season of spring when new sprouts start to grow on them. A mild fragrance starts to spread all around the environment. To experience this amazing thing, you have to come here in spring.
Famous Fairs and Festivals of Rajasthan and their dates
There are many national/international fairs and festivals celebrated in Rajasthan. Details about them and their dates are given below:
Desert Festival Jaisalmer
This festival is celebrated in Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan. People come to this festival to enjoy various types of activities and competitions like:
- Camel Race
- 4WD Driving
- Moustache Competition
- Belly Dance
- Gymnastic stunts etc
Date: Upcoming Desert Festival date is 07/02/2020 to 09/02/2020.
Rajasthan International Folk Festival
This festival is organized in and outsides of Mehrangarh Fort. It is the annual art and music festival organized to promote and motivate traditional music and artists. There are lots of things to see including:
- Traditional Dancers and singers
- Musicians from different genres
Date: Upcoming date of Rajasthan International Folk festival is 10/10/2019 to 14/10/2019.
It is a famous festival of Rajasthan celebrated in the whole state. In this festival, you can see celebrations everywhere and different rituals in the temples. Lots of marches could be seen on the streets devoting their gods with different singers, music instruments and artists.
Date: Upcoming date of Teej festival is 03/08/2019.
Camel Fair Pushkar Rajasthan
Pushkar Camel Fair
Camels are the most used transportation medium and domestic animal in the deserts of Rajasthan. This is the fair totally dedicated to the camels. There are lots of things can be seen fully based upon the camels like:
- Camel Race
- Camel Beauty Contest
- Camel Trading
- Dancing and Singing Competitions
Date: Upcoming Pushkar Camel Fair will be celebrated from 04/11/2019 to 12/11/2019.
Kite Festival Rajasthan
It is the most colorful and charming festival of Rajasthan celebrated in its Jaipur district. It is celebrated for three days in Jaipur Polo Ground with lots of visitors and contestants. Lots of activities, celebrations, and competition are being organized in this festival including:
- Kite Competitions
- Balloon Releasing
- Friendly kite sessions etc.
Date: The festival is celebrated from 14th January to 16th January.
Mewar Festival Rajasthan
Mewar festival is one of the oldest and exciting festivals in Rajasthan. It is celebrated to welcome spring in the Udaipur district of Rajasthan. During this festival, all the markets and houses of Udaipur are decorated in colors. Each region celebrates this festival in its own way. Many handicrafts and memorials are sold on the stalls during this festival.
Date: This festival is celebrated from 18th March to 20th March of every year.
It does not matter that, on which season or month you are visiting Rajasthan. You will get a traditional and ancient feel all over there. You must decide your trip according to your interest and time because Rajasthan and its people are always ready to refresh your mind with its various colourful destinations and activities.
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