Rajasthan all set to host Ranakpur Jawai Bandh Utsav 2021 from December 22

The vibrant Ranakpur Jawai Bandh Utsav offers a series of fun activities that you just can’t miss!
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The Ranakpur Jain Temple is a popular holy site. Image: Shutterstock/YURY TARANIK.

Wish to experience Rajasthan and its culture in full glory? Arrive at the little village of Ranakpur in Pali district to attend the Ranakpur Jawai Bandh Utsav this winter. The desert state is all geared up to host the colourful festival from December 22, which has a series of fun, engaging events lined up for visitors.

The two-day festival offers an insight into the local culture and heritage through immersive activities like yoga sessions, nature walks at the foothills of the Aravalis, visits to the Ranakpur Jain Temple, hot air balloon rides, souvenir shopping sprees, and cultural programmes at the local open-air amphitheater.

Local folks are ready for a performance at ranakpur jawai bandh utsav.
Local folks ready for a performance at Ranakpur. Image: Shutterstock/S. Thiru.

Announcing the official dates, the Rajasthan’s official tourism department stated that along with Ranakpur Jawai Bandh festival, more such events are lined up to lure visitors in the months to follow, including the Utsav of Mount Abu will be held on December 30-31, marking the last official tourism event of the year 2021.

Gayatri Rathore, Principal Secretary Tourism, Rajasthan, referring to the event, said, “Rajasthan is a land of all seasons and pulsates with festivities all year long. In winters, the vast expanses of desert sand throb with life, sound, and colour as large numbers for the domestic festivals, some of which such as Desert Festival and Pushkar Fair have emerged to global recognition.”

Enjoy a series of cultural activities at the festival | ranakpur jawai bandh utsav
Enjoy a series of cultural activities at the festival. Image: Courtesy Facebook.

Earlier this month, Kumbhalgarh Festival had marked the onset of these cultural festivals in Rajasthan. As per the official statement, the festival calendar also includes Chittorgarh Durg Utsav in January 2022, followed by The Camel Festival at Bikaner (January 8-9) and Kite Festival of Jaipur (January 14), Baneshwar Mela in Banswara (February 10-14), Desert Festival of Jaisalmer (February 14-16), the Braj Holi in Bharatpur (March13-14), Dhulandi Mahotsav of Jaipur (March 18) and Shekhawati Utsav (March 20-22). These festivals will continue to reverberate the merry-making till the mega celebrations of Rajasthan Diwas Samaroh conclude the winter festival calendar for the state on March 30, 2022.

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