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Welcome to the land of the kings and queens,
the realm of forts and luxurious palaces;
welcome to the haven called Rajasthan!

RajasthanCREDITS: THE UDAIPUR STORE

All across India, you will come across splendid architectural marvels that reflects the true spirit of the country’s history. Yet, it is only Rajasthan that will truly fascinate you with its fairy-tale mirages. As enchanting as the cultural wonders of this mesmerising land is, there is nothing that beats the plethora of festivals and celebrations that occur here. Be it Jaipur or Jaisalmer, Rajasthan is an experience that will make your soul groove. So dance to the music of history, sing to the tunes of the desert wind and enjoy the celebrations of life, for it is Aapno Rajasthan getaways after all!

Here are the most exciting festivals and celebrations you must attend to witness the majestic heart of refreshing Rajasthan! We’ve even thrown in some exciting stays too, so you’ll know exactly when and where to go this February to experience these amazing Rajasthan getaways and witness their magnificent cultural substance.

RAGASTHAN FESTIVAL, JAISALMER
11TH TO 14TH FEBRUARY 2016

India’s Craziest Desert Music Festival

Ragasthan Music FestivalCREDITS: RAGASTHAN

Camping under the stars, riding on camelbacks, discovering new music and hazarding dangerous loo’s; exactly an Indian idea of a fantastic Music Festival. No pun intended. This is RAGASTHAN, a magical journey of music and self-discovery that fits our perfect description of life. With hot ginger chai and sand in your toes, the chafing desert air will make you want to pull on five layers of clothing during the numbing nights. Lose yourself in the sound of music that echoes through the night alongside hammocks and bonfire while your days are ushered to discover the magical arts, the creative activities and the scrumptious food.

Check out this fantastic desert camp stay for your adventure craving soul!

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ALWAR FESTIVAL, ALWAR
13TH TO 15TH FEBRUARY 2016

Fun and Festivities in Shilp Gram

Alwar FestivalCREDITS: WORDPRESS, MAVERICK BIRD

A time of festivities, unbridled fun and creativity, the Alwar Festival is your must-visit-destination this February! This 3-day celebration is a majestic opportunity to observe, experience and take away memories of the exciting folk music, the multi-hues traditions, creative handicrafts and the extraordinary culture. With such amazing Rajasthan Getaways, experience the diversity of the locals while indulging in exquisite competitions and  witnessing a game of elephant polo. Don’t forget to explore the ostentatious display of antiques and other exciting treats like film and documentary screenings!

This exciting stay in the charismatic town of Alwar will trigger your travel spirit!

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NAGAUR CATTLE FAIR, NAGAUR
13TH TO 16TH FEBRUARY 2016

Breed Bargains & Camel Races

If your understanding of Rajasthan is sprawling palaces, sandy deserts and formidable forts, then you have not seen it all. The Cattle Fair of Nagaur has a unique meaning to the locals and is celebrated with a lot of gusto and zeal. This traditional flea market is renowned for trading cows, sheep, camels, horses and bullocks; while their owners flaunt long moustaches and colourful turbans. Enjoy witnessing a ritualistic bargaining to your heart’s content! Explore the Mirchi Bazaar and treat yourself to iron crafts, wooden items and leather accessories. What more, an entertaining camel race or a cock-fight will ensure you a complete Rajasthani experience!

Although located in Khimsar, we just cannot get over this indulgent Rajasthan Getaways stay!

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BANESHWAR FAIR, DUNGARPUR
19TH TO 24TH FEBRUARY 2016

A Tribal Affair

Rajasthan CultureCREDITS: WORDPRESS, TRIBUNE

Extraordinarily popular with the tribals of the region, the Baneshwar Fair is a religious gathering accompanied by simple rituals of the Bhils tribe. One must visit this wonderful gathering to observe the practices which are held at the Mahadev Temple. The Shiva statue here is anointed with saffron in the morning while ash is smeared to the linga in the evenings. One will be astonished to witness the generous offerings of the devotees in the form of flour, ghee, jaggery and even cash! Don’t miss out on the folk dance and song routines performed here and while you are entertained with magic shows, acrobatic stunts and typical fair-like merry-go-rounds and more!

Live an extravagant lifestyle with this exotic stay.

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DESERT FESTIVAL, JAISALMER
20TH TO 22ND FEBRUARY 2016

A Cultural Extravaganza

Jaisalmer Desert FestivalCREDITS: CLOUDINARY

This vibrant festival that is held in February each year has attracted more than a million travellers, exclusively to experience the rich and culturally facets of Rajasthan. The 3-day exotic Jaisalmer Desert Festival in the Sam Sand Dunes changes something in everyone. Amidst moon-lit nights with traditional folk music and dance performances, one can engage and be amused by witnessing stirring contests such as turban tying and the moustache competition! You will not forget marvellous moments like the Gair and Fire dancers; so squeeze in this cultural experience in your itinerary during your exciting Rajasthan holiday!

This stay has melted our hearts with it’s luxurious yet heart-warming hospitality in Rajasthan Getaways.

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WORLD SUFI SPIRIT FESTIVAL
22ND TO 24TH FEBRUARY 2016 – NAGAUR
26TH TO 28TH FEBRUARY 2016 – JODHPUR

A Spiritual & Musical Journey

Sufi Festival, JodhpurCREDITS: NOMADTRAVELS

Sufism goes beyond the realms of religion. It is a direct connect with the Creator for one’s quest for self-discovery and enlightenment. Finding its expression through music, poetry and dance, the Sacred Sufi Festival reflects the insolent beauty of life. Various Sufi artists from across the globe come together to create this picture-perfect event. It lights up with the sparkling incandescence of a thousand candles in the beautiful sites of the Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur and the Ahhichatragarh Fort of Nagaur. Engage in a soul-seeking journey with the magnificence of the spiritual arts that promises an unforgettable Rajasthan Getaways experience. Link yourself to the history of the past, the spirit of the present and the inspiration for the future!

The Mehrangarh Fort is truly a magical place and this stay in Jodhpur proves it just about right.

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Rajasthan’s spirit is commendable in the month of February, for we cannot wait for the festivities to begin! With a plethora of exciting festivals, cultural fairs and colourful extravaganzas to indulge in, Rajasthan’s cultural events combined with their exciting stays makes for a vibrant and joyous experience. This cultural revolution is taken up a notch with the amazing experiences, allowing you to get a sneak-peak into the lives of the locals. So let’s head to Rajasthan this February and indulge in experiencing these exciting cultural activities, which will refine you as a true traveller.

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