States Rajasthan Festivals Abhaneri Festival

Abhaneri Festival Rajasthan

Celebrated with great pomp and show, the Abhaneri Festival is a joyous mix of the rich culture, tradition and folk-dance forms of Rajasthan.

About Abhaneri Festival

The Abhaneri Festival is celebrated in the historical Abhaneri village, situated at a distance of 80 km from Jaipur. The village is famous for its ancient and medieval period heritage. The main dance performances of the Abhaneri Festival like the Kachhi Ghodi and Bhawai take place in the thousands of year old Chand Baori Step-well.

The Kachhi Ghodi is a famous folk performance of Rajasthan. It is a heroic style dummy horse dance performed by the Bavaria bandits of the Shekhawati region. The Bhawai Dance is a traditional folk dance of Rajasthan. It is performed by skilled women dancers dressed in bright ghagra cholis, silver neckpieces and armlets.

Another important tourist attraction of this festival is the Raas Leela. It is a cultural performance which depicts the lives of Radha and Krishna. The Kalbelia Dance, a traditional snake charmer dance of Rajasthan, attracts tourists with its rhythmic beats and exotic moves.

This cultural festival of Rajasthan is incomplete without puppetry, the famous traditional art form of this state. Witness numerous interesting stories of Rajasthani folklore enacted through these expressive puppets. The Abhaneri festival also offers you the chance to shop for exquisite handicrafts and artifacts in the Art and Crafts Exhibition.

After witnessing the many spectacular sights of the festival, you can also try the Camel Cart Rides and experience the rustic charm of Rajasthan.

Festival Dates/Months: The Abhaneri Festival is celebrated usually in September and sometimes in October.

Special highlights of the festival:

  • It is organized by the Rajasthan Tourism Department once every year.
  • The purpose of this festival is to promote the rural tourism of the area with its folk performances and art exhibitions.
  • It is organized for 2-4 days (changes every year).
  • It is celebrated in the time period between the Kajli Teej and Marwar festival of Jodhpur.

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