List of Rajasthan Fairs and Festivals

List of Rajasthan Fairs and Festivals

When we think about Rajasthan, we think of colors and brightness, royalty and hospitality, celebrations, music, dance, culture and tradition.

These Rajasthan fairs and festivals are stunning spectacles of vibrant colors, delectable delicacies, traditional. The real experience of Rajasthan is never complete unless you have a taste of the myriad fairs and festivals that it has to offer. They are a celebration of life, culture, heritage, and nature, in true Rajasthani style.

Here are some of the fairs and festivals of Rajasthan you must experience at least once in your life.

Fair & Festivals of Rajasthan

Camel Festival

Where: Bikaner
Duration of Festival: 2 days 
Attractions: Spectacular and unusual camel performances.

Bikaner camel festival showcases the creative side of the people as they perform various activities like camel decoration, camel hair cutting, camel milking and camel dancing. Every year camel fest is organized by Department of Tourism, Art and Culture, of Bikaner, Government of Rajasthan. On the final day of camel fest, there is a magnificent firework which lights up the entire city of Bikaner.

Nagaur Fair

Where: Nagaur
Duration of Festival: 4 days 
Attractions: Cattle Fair, Methi & Mirch (chillies)

Nagaur feast provides the largest platform for trading cattle, cows, bullocks, oxen, camel and horses. In this feast People are seen wearing vibrant dresses and long moustaches. Nagaur Fair is the 2nd largest cattle feast in India. Here various games like tug-of-war, camel races, cock fights etc are organized for the entertainment of tourists. 

Mewar Festival

Where: Udaipur 
Duration of Festival: 3 days 
Attractions: Cultural performances on folk music!

The Mewar festival is one of the most important festival of Udaipur and the rich culture of Rajasthan is at its all-time best. During this festival, Rajasthani women carry the statues of Isar and Gangaur towards Lake Pichola. The whole city of Udaipur is decorated beautifully in colorful streamers and one can feel that a grand celebration is round the corner.

Pushkar Fair

Where: Pushkar 
Duration of Festival: 13 days 
Attractions: A Camel Safari, Hot Air Ballooning

Pushkar fair is considered as the biggest platform to buy and sell of camels, cattle and horses - most of the trading, however, is completed in the days leading up to the fair. Pushkar Mela is celebrated every year in the month of Kartik.

The Pushkar Fair gathers camel traders and associates from all the parts of the world. One can witness unusual performances like camel dancing, bump riding, neck shaking and various other things. By the end of the Pushkar Fair, live dance and music performances are organized to celebrate the culture of Rajasthan.

Gangaur Festival

Where: All over Rajasthan 
Duration of Festival: 18 days 
Attractions: Reverence of Lord Shiv and Goddess Parvati

The Gangaur festival is celebrated by the womenfolk with great enthusiasm and devotion for Gauri, the consort of Lord Shiva. While married women worship Gauri, unmarried women worship the Goddess to get blessed with good husbands.  All the female members gather to dress the image of Isar and Gangaur and then carry them in a ceremonial procession through different parts of the city.

Desert Festival

Where: Jaisalmer 
Duration of Festival: 3 days (Comes to end on full moon day)
Attractions: Cultural shows

This is a wonderful opportunity to experience the real sandstones and magical castles. The Desert festival lasts for 3 days- one can experience fancy camel ride, participate in camel races, polo matches, turban tying competitions and various other things. The best part about the Desert festival is the folk dance performance on the last day of the event.

Teej Fair

Where: All over Rajasthan (particularly in Jaipur) 
Duration of Festival: 1 day 
Attractions: Uplifting occasion filled with singing, swinging, and dancing

Teej Fair plays a very significant role in the women life as they celebrate Teej festival in the honour of Parvati, who is also known as 'Teej Mata’. Other than, to improve the marital status of their lives, women in Rajasthan fast on the day of Teej for marital bliss. It is a colorful festival where all the ladies enjoy swing, sing, apply heena and adorn themselves with all the jewelry.

Kite Festival

Where: Jodhpur
Attractions: kite competitions, helicopters releasing kites, balloon releasing

This is the iconic festival of Jodhpur, which takes place during January as a part of harvest festival. This three-day festival is all about flying and floating. You can enjoy kite competitions, helicopters releasing kites, balloon releasing and much more.

Summer Festival

Where: Mount Abu 
Duration of Festival: 3 days 
Attractions: Live shows, CRPF road show, processions

This Summer Festival starts with a procession, live dance program on the first day, followed by sports activities like skating race, horse race, boat race and various other on the 2nd and the 3rd day. To celebrate the exuberance and spirit of this small hill station, every year Mount Abu organizes a 3 days cultural festival on Buddh Purnima.


Facts about Barsingsar Thermal Power Station, Rajasthan

Facts about Barsingsar Thermal Power Station, Rajasthan 

Barsingsar Thermal Power Plant is 250 megawatt (MW) lignite based power station operated by NLC India Limited, formerly Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC), located at Barsingsar in Bikaner district, Rajasthan, India.

The first 125 MW power plants was commissioned on 28 June 2010. The second 125 MW was commissioned on 25 January 2011.

Lignite for the power project is being supplied from the Barsingsar Mine, which is owned and operated by Neyveli Lignite Corporation. The mine was commissioned in October 2009. About 1.9 MT lignite will be obtained from Hadla mine and 0.6 MT lignite from Palana mine respectively.

Also Read: Facts about Facts about Kota Super Thermal Power Plant

Ash and Sulphur contents in the lignite will be 4.0 to 58.2% and 0.59% to 2.2% respectively. Area requirement for ash pond dyke will be 44.5 acres, which is already available for total plant capacity.

Power Plant Unit

Units 1-2

Unit 1 (125 MW) was commissioned on June 28, 2010. Unit 2 (125 MW) was commissioned on January 25, 2011.

Lignite for the power plant project is being supplied from the Barsingsar Mine, which is owned and operated by Neyveli Lignite Corporation. The mine was commissioned in October 2009.

Unit 3

Unit 3 (250 MW) received its Environmental Clearance on July 30, 2012.

In its 2013-2014 annual report, Neyveli Lignite Corporation stated the company was seeking environmental clearance for its proposed Palana mine to fuel Unit 3. The company stated that the proposed Palana mine had been abandoned due to strong community opposition and coal for Unit 3 would be met by the existing Barsingsar and Hadla Mines.  

Also Read: Facts about Chhabra Thermal Power Station

In May 2015 the Neyveli Lignite Corporation Board approved investing in the 250 MW Barsingsar extension and Hadla lignite mine at a cost of Rs 2,628 crore.

The company was subject to a financial crunch as a result of delays in commissioning the plant. The first unit of Barsingsar Thermal Power Plant was commissioned in 2010, but it was reported that as of October 2011 but the unit had not reached its target output.  

In its July 2010 annual report, Neyveli Lignite Corporation stated that the second unit was scheduled to be commissioned in September 2010, but the second 125 MW was commissioned on January 25, 2011, and a media report in late 2011 stated that "the modification works for the second unit are progressing very slowly.


Facts about Giral Lignite Power Plant, Rajasthan

Facts about Giral Lignite Power Plant, Rajasthan

Giral Lignite Thermal Power Station (GLTPP) is a fully owned by subsidiary of Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited.

Rajasthan Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited is a state government owned corporation working in field of power generation.

The Giral thermal power station has total installed capacity of 250 MW. Two identical units of 125 MW each are built by Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) on EPC basis. It is a pit head plant. The fuel is lignite coal, which is procured from the mines just behind the plant.

The fuel is supplied by Rajasthan State Mines & Minerals Limited (RSMML). An additive to fuel is limestone, which is added in pulverised form to the lignite, for the purpose of neutralising the sulphur Oxides (SOx); Sulphur Oxides are formed as a byproduct of combustion of lignite containing sulphur as its constituent. Limestone is also supplied by RSMML. Lignite cost is nearly Rs400 per MT.

Giral Lignite Power is country's first lignite-based power plant in Rajasthan and is in fact first power plant in the world in operation, at-least partially, using lignite having sulphur content in the range of 6%. But as the technology was not fully proven and matured for smooth and efficient operation, it faced design problems in its main equipment.

Giral Lignite Thermal Power Project is a 2 x 125 MW plant owned by Rajasthan RV Utpadan Nigam (RVUN), the publicly owned power generation company in Rajasthan.

RVUN reportedly received environmental clearance for a 2 x 125 MW expansion (units 3 and 4) in 2004, although the permit is not posted online, and as of 2014 the expansion is not mentioned on the company's website.


Facts about Kalisindh Thermal Power Plant

Facts about Kalisindh Thermal Power Plant 

Kalisindh Thermal Power Plant is located in Jhalawar. The proposed capacity of coal based Thermal Power Project is 1200 MW. The power plant site is about 12 km from Jhalawar dist.  

The project Site comprises of 5 villages viz. Nimoda, Undal, Motipura, Singharia and Devri. It is 2km from state highway No.19 and 8 km from Ramganj Mandi - Bhopal broad gauge rail line The site was found techno-economical feasible for setting up of a Power Project.

The Govt. of Raj. included this project in 11th five year plan. The estimated revised cost of the power plant is Rs.9479.51Crores. M/s. TCE Bangalore was appointed Technical Consultant for the project. The state irrigation department has alloted 1200 mcft water for the Kalisindh project from proposed Kalisindh dam. 

The origin of the Kalisindh River is from northern slop of Vindhya Mountains.
The river enters from MP to Rajasthan near village Binda. After flowing 145 km in Rajasthan, the Kalisindh River merges in Chambal River near Nanera village of Distt.Kota. 

Its catchment area is about 7944 sq.km in Jhalawar & Kota Distt. The existing Dam is located at Bhawarasa village, primarily for P.H.E.D. purpose is being uplifted for providing storage of 1200mcft water for this power project. 

The GOR has allotted 842 bigha Government land and acquired 1388 bigha private khatedari land for the thermal project .Phase-1 will be constructed on 1400 bigha land only.EPC contract has been awarded to M/s. BGR Energy System, Chennai on dt.09.07.2008. Total project cost is Rs.Rs.9479.51 CroresCrores (Revised).

Ministry of Coal, Govt. of India has allotted ‘Parsa East and Kente Basan’ Coal Blocks to RVUN in Chhatisgarh state. The RVUN has formed a new company under joint venture with M/s. Adani Enterprises for mining of coal blocks and new company started the work. Annual coal requirement for the project is 56 Lacs TPA. Coal supply to Kalisindh Plant has been started from ‘Parsa East and Kente Basan’ Coal Blocks.

No National Park, Sanctuary and forest area is reported within 10 km of the proposed thermal power plant.  However, Dara Sanctuary is reported at a distance of about 15 km.  An old Shiv Mandir, protected archeological site is reported at a distance of 7 km from the proposed power plant.


List of 10 Best CBSE Schools in Ajmer, Rajasthan

List of 10 Best CBSE Schools in Ajmer, Rajasthan


Mayo College is a boys' residential public school in Ajmer, Rajasthan, India. It was founded in 1875 by Richard Bourke, 6th Earl of Mayo who was also the Viceroy of India from 1869 to 1872. The school is one of the oldest public boarding schools of India.
The College was opened in October 1875, with Sir Oliver St. John as the first Principal and one boy, Maharaja Mangal Singh of Alwar.

The present Director is Lt Gen Surendra Kulkarni (Retd), who joined in 2015 and is the seventeenth Principal of the School.
Mayo College is considered among the better-known boarding schools in the world and is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education - CBSE. The School has 12 Boarding Houses - 8 Senior Houses, 1 Holding House & 3 Junior Houses, home to over 800 boys from Class IV to XII.

Address: Mayo College, Srinagar Road, Ajmer, Rajasthan (305001)
Telephone: 0145 - 2661154, 2664393
Fax - 0145 - 2660697
Website - http://www.mayocollege.com/


Mayo College Girls’ School is the boarding school for girls’, affiliated to ISC and ICSE. It is the embodiment of excellence, maintaining the balance between traditional and modern education, constantly moving forward in the quest for knowledge. It gives an open environment to students for expressing their creativity and building their skills.

Address: Mayo Link Road, Ajmer, Rajasthan
Phone No.: 0145 – 2661286, 5130286
Email id: mcgs.office@gmail.com


Mayoor School, Ajmer was founded on the 9th of July, 1980 under the auspices of the Mayo College General Council. It was the vision of erstwhile President of Mayo College General Council late H.H. Maharao Bhimsinghji of Kotah to serve the noble cause of providing high-quality education to the inhabitants of Ajmer region. The motivation of the Council led to the founding of Mayoor School – a co-educational day school that would function along the lines of a public school.

It was decided that Mayoor School being a sister concern of Mayo College would be set up just opposite Mayo College behind the two grass football grounds adjoining the Kota Sanatorium. The space occupied by vacant staff bungalows and the historic Waddington Ground was utilized to build the school.

Mayoor School Ajmer was inaugurated by the late Maharana Bhagwat Singhji of Udaipur (Mewar). Mr. Danmal Mathur served as the first headmaster of the school and Mr. G.R. Naidoo as the first Office Superintendent.

Address: Alwar Gate Road Opp. LIC, Ajmer, Rajasthan 305007
Phone No.: 0145-2660090
Fax No.: 0145-2660199
Email Id: office@mayoorschool.org


St. Stephen's Senior Secondary School, Ajmer, is an educational community, working towards assuring learning experiences that empower young minds to come into confident possession of their innate talents, act on their beliefs with thoughtfulness and humanity, and make their mark as active citizens and stewards of society.

Affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi, the School has over 2500 students and a campus of over 119 rooms and spacious playgrounds.

The School is committed to being a model employer and social citizen, contributing its resources to social causes and continual improvement, in addition to the scholastic and co-curricular well-being of its students and the development of its teachers.

Address: Makarwali Road, C Block, Baldev Nagar, Ajmer, Rajasthan 305004
Phone: 0145 264 0851, 2641851
Email: contact@ststephensajmer.com

Maheshwari Public School, AJMER

Maheshwari Public School, Ajmer had its premiere on 17th of July,1989, under its parent body Mahesh Shikshan Sansthan, Ajmer an Educational Society of Maheshwari Community of Ajmer. It is a Co-Educational, English Medium Sr Sec. institution affiliated to CBSE New Delhi, which offers both Science and Commerce faculty.

The institution has its own building with spacious classrooms, laboratories. library and playground. It is situated in an open area which is considered to be an ideal location and environment for the academic attainment. It is an English medium institution but not at the cost of Hindi, which too receives due attention and respect. The institution is striving to maintain our heritage.

Address: Capt. D. P. Choudhary Marg, Mahesh Path, Vaishali Nagar, Ajmer, Rajasthan 305004
Phone: 0145 264 1508, 2641351
Email: mpsajmer123@gmail.com


Sophia School, Ajmer established in 1919, is managed by the Mission Sisters of Ajmer (MSA), members of a Religious Indian Congregation which belongs to the Christian Religious Minority Community governed by Article 30(i) of the Indian Constitution. The Sisters have dedicated their lives to God and humanity to render devoted service in the Educational field.

Address: Jaipur Road Nr Sophia College, Mirsali Colony, Ajmer, Rajasthan 305001
Phone: 0145 242 0443
E-mail: sophiaajm@gmail.com


St.Mary’s Convent Sr. Sec. School Ajmer, the first of the missionary schools in Rajasthan is a Christian Minority institution- under the article 30 of the Indian Constitution run by the Franciscan Sisters of St. Mary of the Angels (FSMA), a religious charitable order of nuns that saw the light of day on 3rd February 1896 with 57 students and 4 boarders in the present St. Anselm School campus. The school shifted to the present premises in 1913. Our school has enriched the minds of boys and girls alike till the late 1960’s where the boys used to study till grade II to be then transferred to St. Anselms Ajmer. Sr. Baptista was the first Head Mistress.

The French Sisters had to face many difficulties – each day was a struggle. The inclement climate of the Desert State (then known as Rajputana under the British Rule), the language and customs were alien to them and caused their human bodies to succumb to illness and even death. But their spirit enriched by their love for and faith in the Holy Eucharist enabled the Sisters to forge ahead. The Sisters worked hard giving their all to their mission- that of spreading the light of knowledge especially to the girls of the Parsi families, the British Officers and Rajput families in the initial years.

Address: St. Mary’s Convent Sr. Sec. School, Vivekanand Marg, Nasirabad Road, Ajmer, Rajasthan– 305008
Email id: contact@stmarysajmer.org
Phone No.: 0145 2429842
Website: https://stmarysajmer.org/


founded with the vision, “Nurturing the Leaders of Tomorrow”, Sanskrit. The School was founded more than a decade back by eminent select few to cater the needs of the Future Generations, where imparting World Class Academics was the prior initiative but with keeping in mind the Holistic Development of each and every child enrolled with us.

The magnificent Aravali Hills form a serene backdrop of the sprawling, 40 acres of land on which stands the epitome of dignity, pride and values, a centrally air-conditioned progressive co-educational institution located approx. 9 Kms away from the heart of the city of Ajmer, on the National Highway (NH-89) next to Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati University.

Address: Shiv Shankar Marg, Near MDS University, Kayad Road, Ajmer, Rajasthan 305023
Phone: 0145 278 8111
Email: info@sanskrititheschool.org


Rashtriya Military School, Ajmer", with its panoramic view of surrounding hills, spread over 92 acres was founded on 15th Nov, 1930 as King George's Royal Indian Military School to take care of education of sons of defence personnel.

In 1952, the school was reorganized on public school lines and admissions were made open to the sons of Defence Service Officers and Civilians. In 1954, the school became the member of the Indian Public School Conference (IPSC). The School was renamed Military School in 1966 and its old motto 'play the game' was replaced with 'Sheelam Param Bhushanam' which means 'character is the highest virtue'. On 25th June 2007 the school got its present name 'Rashtriya Military School Ajmer'.

The Rashtriya Military School Ajmer, an English medium school affiliated to CBSE, New Delhi is a category 'A' establishment run by the Ministry of Defence and is an active member of the IPSC. The school has several of its alumni occupying high positions in the Armed Forces and in other sectors doing stellar service to the motherland.

Address: Ajmer-Jaipur Expy, Paltan Bazar, Kundan Nagar, Ajmer, Rajasthan 305001
E-mail :   rashtriyamilitaryschoolajmer@gmail.com
Website:  www.rashtriyamilitaryschoolajmer.in
Telephone: 0145-2624105
Fax           :0145-2426643


Maharaja Agrasen Public School is a unit of Agarwal Pathshala Sabha Ajmer. A registered society constituted by Agarwal Samaj inyear 1904.The Agarwal Pathshala Sabha is commited to serve all caders of society irrespective of cast creed & religion. The Sabha is already running many institutions successfully for the last 100 years to fulfil the long-cherished need of the society, the management of the Agarwal Pathshala Sabha had ventured to start an ultra-modern English medium co-educational Public School.

The School provides ample opportunities for the all-round development of the child through its carefully designed co-curricular activities and stress-free environment congenial to natural growth of the child.

Address: Opp. Patel Stadium, Near JLN Medical College, Ajmer-305001 (Rajasthan), India.
Phone:    0145-2623105
Email:      mapsajmer@gmail.com


Interesting Facts about Makrana Marble

Interesting Facts about Makrana Marble

Makrana is a municipal council and a tehsil in the Nagaur district of Rajasthan, India. There are more than 136 villages under Makrana tehsil, making Makrana one of the biggest tehsils in Nagour District. Makrana is famous for the white marble taken from the mines around it. 

Makrana marble is a high quality type of white marble for use in sculpture and building decor. It is mined in the town of Makrana in Rajasthan, India, and was used in the construction of several iconic monuments such as the Taj Mahal and the Victoria Memorial in Kolkata.

Makrana is regarded as the oldest place in India with a marble quarry. Upon mining, Makrana marble is not subjected to any form of treatment, but used in cutting and chiseling straight away. Makrana marble is one of the two calcitic marble varieties in India, with all others being dolomitic. It has two varieties: white and albeta. The quantity of marble reserves in the region is estimated to be 55 million tonnes by the state government. About 120 thousand tones of the marble are produced annually from over 400 mines in the region.

Makrana marble has high percentage of calcium and is therefore resistant to water seepage. The water absorption of Makrana marble is said to be the lowest among all types in India, and the marble is claimed to contain 98 percent of calcium carbonate and only two percent of impurities. 

The different shades of Makrana marble are pure white, white with grey shades and white with pink shades, depending on the level of impurities. The close interlocking property of the marble makes it strong, hard and translucent. It is said to retain its shine and white color for a long period of time

Geology Facts about Makrana Marble

In the Makrana area, marble is found as five steeply-dipping bands. They form part of the Ajmer Formation of the Delhi Supergroup, which is a sequence of sedimentary rocks that was deposited in the Delhi Basin during the Proterozoic. About 1450 Ma (million years ago) these rocks were affected by the Delhi Orogeny, causing the metamorphism that transformed the original limestone’s to marble and the folding that caused the steep dip and the current outcrop pattern.

Types of Makrana Marble

Makrana Marbles splits into various categories according to its design and pattern. The following are the exclusive marbles which are mined and manufactured at Makrana.

Makrana White Marble- Makrana marble is highly used in residential & commercial buildings and numerous temples, mosques, churches, and monuments; it can be used for decorative purpose in houses, hotels, corporate offices and Restaurants, western and Indian sculptures, handicrafts.

Brown Albeta Marble

This marble stone is a calcite stone. It is a milky white marble and also available in grey and panther brown pattern. The stone is available in various forms such as natural blocks, large & small slabs, and regular tiles.

Dungri Marble

Dungri Marble is one of the oldest and finest quality marble of makrana based mines. This stone is widely used in flooring, and wall cladding due to its special qualities like no chemical reinforcement, no color changes, and no pin holes.

Albeta Marble

Albeta Marble is one of the best as well as highly recommended stone for floor designs which gives luxury look to the home. The color of albeta makrana marble is milky white with a brown texture

Notable Monuments and Buildings

Prominent Buildings/Monuments that Used Makrana Marble in their Construction are:

Taj Mahal, Agra, India.

Victoria Memorial, Kolkata, India

Makrana marble was chosen over various other European types in the construction of the Victoria Memorial, after several tests concluded Makrana marble to be superior. Sir Thomas Henry Holland, a British geologist, was given credit for recommending the use of Makrana marble in the construction of Victoria Memorial.

Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Moti Masjid, Lahore, Pakistan

Dukhnivaran Sahib Gurdwara, Ludhiana, India

Use and Export of Makrana Marble

Marble from Makrana, Rajasthan is exported overseas mainly to the Persian Gulf countries, the European Union, Southeast Asia, Canada, Pakistan and Russia. In India, it is mainly used for handicraft and sculpture work, apart from construction of buildings. Makrana marble was given the geographical indication status in 2015 by the Geographical Indication Registry, Chennai.
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