If you plan on visiting Rajasthan for your holidays, you need to know when it is best to time your visit so that you get the most out of your trip. The best time for visiting Rajasthan, especially Jodhpur, would be around festival time, the most colourful time here.

Fairs and festivals undoubtedly bring out the best in local colour and are a good way of seeing the ethnic wonder of any place. Think of seeing Rio at carnival time, Pamplona for the Bull Run; who can deny that the event adds a whole layer of extra interest to the place?

Rajasthan is one of the best examples of India's love for color, spectacle, and a celebration at the drop of a hat. This phenomenon has led to the rise of numerous fairs and festivals which exemplify the typical Indian penchant for elaborate rituals, spectacular processions and cultural and religious abandonment.

Everyone lets their hair down at festival time in Rajasthan, and everyone has a wonderful time finding a break from the daily grind. While some of the festivals have been introduced recently as an inducement to tourists, both foreign and domestic, innumerable celebrations, and local and traditional fairs, have come down the centuries and are as much in vogue today as they ever were. Celebration is practically a year-round phenomenon in Rajasthan, and any of these amazing festivals is a very good way for a visitor to see the local life from up close and soak in the culture and art of this rich corner of the rich land that is India. Regardless of where you are from, India or abroad, these celebrations are guaranteed to take your breath away.

This is your chance to be a part of the magic that is Rajasthan! Getting swept away in the grand spectacle, soaking up the traditional finery, watching the elephants, the camel races, and enjoying the traditional dance and music, is a great way to experience this desert state. After all, these fairs and festivals spring from the same fount of rich cultural lifeblood that pulses under the surface of this amazing land. In addition, to giving the visitor the perfect opportunity to enjoy and participate, these fairs and festivals also provide a great platform for the display and appreciation of local customs and ethnic art forms.