Exploring the Festivals of Alwar

Welcome to Alwar, a city in the heart of Rajasthan that pulsates with rich traditions, captivating history and a calendar filled with lively festivals. This blog will take you on an amazing tour through Alwar's festivals, where you can see the fusion of colours, music and cultural traditions. Join us as we explore the enchanting tapestry of cultural celebrations that make Alwar a truly remarkable destination.

Matsya Utsav: A Celebration of Alwar's Heritage

One of the most prominent cultural festivals in Alwar is Matsya Utsav, which pays homage to the region's rich cultural heritage. The city comes alive with captivating folk dances, melodious music and spectacular processions throughout this colourful festival. The festival showcases the traditional art forms, handicrafts and cuisine of Alwar, offering a captivating experience for visitors.

women dancing
man playing instrument

Sawan Teej: Embracing the Monsoon Magic

As the monsoon showers bless the land, Alwar celebrates Sawan Teej. This Alwar festival is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati, symbolising the eternal bond of love. The women of Alwar adorn themselves in vibrant attire and intricate jewellery and participate in joyous processions. Witness the city brimming with happiness as the air fills with music and laughter.

Bilali Fair

Bilali Fair, held in the month of April, is a fascinating blend of spirituality and merriment. Devotees from far and wide congregate at Bilali Dargah to seek blessings of Sufi saint Hazrat Khwaja Bilal Chishti. The fair showcases traditional Qawwali performances, mesmerising Sufi music, and a bustling marketplace where you can indulge in local delicacies and traditional handicrafts.


Pandupole Fair

Pandupole Fair is an occasion to commemorate Alwar's mythical connection with the heroes of the Mahabharata. Legend has it that the Pandavas spent a significant part of their exile in the forests of Alwar. The fair witnesses vibrant processions, cultural performances and the reenactment of mythical episodes. Immerse yourself in the intriguing tales of the past as you witness the grandeur of this festival.

Jagannath Fair

Bringing together devotees from different walks of life, Jagannath Fair is a spectacle of spiritual devotion and celebration. It commemorates Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra and is marked by grand chariot processions, melodious bhajans and a vibrant market offering various local products. The fair creates an atmosphere of unity, where people come together to revel in divine energy.


To fully immerse yourself in the festivities, we recommend staying at our exquisite property, Tijara Fort-Palace, 19th century Alwar. Our accommodations provide a comfortable and luxurious retreat, allowing you to unwind after a day filled with cultural exploration.