Jaipur shows complete honesty to sustain its designation of being the Pink City of Rajasthan. The city acts as the perfect host to many popular events, fairs and festivals with attendees in large numbers and from all parts of the world. Every year, the options of accommodation in Jaipur get occupied in advance during these occasions. However, the enthusiastic visitors don’t mind staying at a guest house in Agra, New Delhi, Jodhpur or any other neighbouring city just to attend them. The year 2013 is about to begin and it is the right time to explore the calendar to find the most worthwhile reasons to be in the city. To help you, here is a discussion about the top 4 such reasons. Kite Festival in January The occasion of Makar Sankranti in India is the time when the sky shimmers with colourful kites. Jaipur is among the top cities to be a part of the celebrations and see the kites of all sizes and colours flaunted in the sky. In addition to the International Kite Festival, a 3-day long competition organized by the government, there are many other kite flying festivals that take place during the event. Try your hand at fun-filled kite flying or take a holy dip at the popular pilgrimage site called Galtaji. Jaipur Literature Festival in January Since 2006, the city’s Diggi Palace Hotel has been acting as the venue for the prestigious Jaipur Literature Festival, showcasing the writing excellence in different languages. It is among the events when one needs to get an accommodation in Jaipur booked in advance. Homestays and bed & breakfast options in the city witness huge flocks of visitors from international locations. It has been reported that the visitors even take up homestay Delhi and Agra options to not miss the festival. Elephant Festival in March The symbols of royal grandeur, elephants are integral parts of many celebrations and events in Jaipur. Coinciding with the colourful Holi festival, the popular Elephant Festival in the city is worth a watch. The elephants are painted and embellished astonishingly during the festival and participate in ramp-walk to entertain the passionate audiences. Elephant races, dances and polo games are other highlights. Make sure to book a Jaipur homestay or a guest house in Agra to have this unique experience.
Gangaur Festival in March The 18-day long festival is dedicated to Lord Shiva (Gana) and his consort Goddess Parvati (Gaura).
The city celebrates the festival through activities like processions and folk dances. The festival is a wonderful occasion to watch women and girls dressed up beautifully. They can be seen decorating their hands and feet with mehandi and dancing with lighted pots (called ghudlias). It also provides the opportunity to relish ghewar, a scrumptious Indian sweet.The hosts of homestay Delhi and Jaipur can act as great guides to these festivals. Take their help to make your holidays exceptionally enjoyable.