Rajasthan, located towards the north-western part of India, is a desert region. However, it is one the most-toured destinations of the country. Being home to grand palaces, scenic lakes and holy temples, this destination can be an ideal location for a holiday with friends and family. It is also known for its traditional culture that has been kept alive by the local people. Be it their dressing, lifestyle or cuisine, Rajasthanis have a great love for their culture. Another interesting highlight that draws a number of tourists, especially international tourists to this region is the festivals and fairs that are held here all across the year. Some of the prominent fairs and festivals organised in this state are Pushkar Fair, Nagaur Fair, Kumbhalgarh Festival, Kite Festival, Summer Festival, Vintage Car Rally and Desert Festival. Most packages of Rajasthan tours offer a chance to be a part of any these and other festivals and fairs of this wonderful destination.
Vintage Car Rally
The car rally of vintage cars happens in January every year in the Pink City of India – Jaipur. Over the years, it has created a niche for itself and has become popular among car lovers from across the globe. This event sees cars from yesteryears congregating from different parts of the country. Their proud owners take part in this gala of a event to showcase their prized possessions. Over the years, some of the vehicles that have been part of this festival are the Morris 8 of 1938, the Mercedes Benz 170V of 1936, the Humber of 1903, the 1923 Austin, the Fiat 501 and the Erskine of 1923. A good thing about these old vehicles is that they are well-maintained and in usable condition. It is a treat to take rides in them as they give an opportunity to enjoy the classy lifestyle of the people from the bygone era. Interestingly, these vintage cars are offered for joy rides and marriages.
In general, the year decided for considering a car to be vintage in European countries is after World War I; however, in India, the cut-off year is before 1939. All motor cars that were manufactured after 1939 are classified into the Classic category. Though this event has gained popularity across the nation; however, the only drawback is the number always remains constant as import of classic cars in the country is not allowed.
Hot Air Ballooning
In recent times, another exciting thing that has been happening in Rajasthan to attract foreign tourists is hot air ballooning. This activity is offered at Pushkar, Jaisalmer, Jaipur and Jodhpur. The ideal time to indulge in this activity is considered to be the time when wind is calm. Since there are no seats in the basket, which is attached to the air balloon, partakers need to stand that too in a confined space. However, flying in the air and witnessing natural surroundings from a height can be a wonderful experience. So, tourists on a Rajasthan tour can enjoy these fairs, festivals, rallies and adventure activities for a fun-filled vacation.