Every year, the Chandrabhaga Fair in Rajasthan welcomes thousands of visitors and participants from all over the nation. It is held at Jhalrapatan, situated at a distance of about six kilometers from Jhalawar, in the month of Kartik (October and November). This year dates are 03/11/2017 – 05/11/2017. This fair attracts travelers, pilgrims and explorers alike with rituals and traditions practiced in this region. A lot of pilgrims assemble on the banks of river Chandrabhaga during the fair and participate in this gala event.
The festival, named after the river Chrandrabhaga, is considered very sacred by the people of Rajasthan. People travel from far just for a dip in the river as they believe this will purify their souls. A huge cattle fair is also organized here, where livestock such as cows, horses, buffaloes, camels, and bullocks are purchased from various parts for resale. The fair includes several spiritual and traditional activities. During the fair, the Department of Tourism organizes activities over a course of 3 days like traditional Deepdan, Shobha Yatra, and various competitions as well as cultural evenings.
You cannot miss the opportunity to visit Chandrabhaga fair, during your trip to the city. This fair is a rare mix of trade and festivity. Folk music mesmerizes everyone and colorful art & crafts are best to shop in the fair. Competitions like Matka race, Tug of War, Turban Tying, Rangoli Making, Cattle competitions, Moustache Competition are best for fun.
While you visit this fair you can also explore other tourist attractions nearby as Jhalawar is a relatively small town and easy enough to get around on foot, but there are plenty of auto – rickshaws, cycles – rickshaws and Tongas.
Following is a list of major tourist hotspots of the region that are worth a visit:
- Jhalawar Fort
- Bhawani Natyashala
- Government Museum
- Chandrabhaga Temple
- Gagron Fort
- Fort Of Gangadhar
- Rein Basera
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