With fall approaching, the Indian state of Rajasthan is preparing for its annual, months-long festival season.
Elephants and their Mahouts wait for riders behind the Amber Fort in Rajasthan’s capital city of Jaipur. Rajasthan’s festival season begins this month, and numerous thrilling cultural celebrations will take place through the end of the year. .
Rajasthan will host a continuous series of religious and cultural celebrations between now and the end of the year.
“A large number of tourists - both domestic and international - attend the fairs which are held in the tourism season after a hiatus of two-and-a-half summer months,” Vikram Singh, Director of Rajasthan Tourism, recently told IBN Live.
The season starts with the Teej Festival, a traditional fair where Hindu women perform merit making rituals to promote marital bliss, this August. The Dussehra festival, Abhaneri Festival, Marwar Festival, and Pushkar Fair are just a few of the celebrations that will be held in Rajasthan over the coming months.
"We are further streamlining organization of such festivals to make them even more alluring for tourists," Singh added.