“Kolayat Fair: Nov 17th to 26th”

Kolayat Fair is also known as the Kapil Muni fair. This is the main fair of Bikaner in the state of Rajasthan. It is celebrated on Kartik Purnimaa. Thousands of tourists visits this fair and take a dip in this holy lake and float clay lanterns in the lake. There is a huge show of cattle, horses etc at this place as well. Competitions for best breed of animlas is conducted, this show attracts the best breed of animals from across the country. It's quite a spectacle as buffaloes, camels, horses, cattle etc in thousands are assembled here for trade -. It is believed that one day stay at Kolayat is equivalent to spending 10 years at any other holy place. Sewag Brahmins perform the daily rituals in the temple.

Pushkar Camel Fair: 18th to 24th

Pushkar Camel fair is celebrated in Pushkar in the state of Rajasthan. It is a five day festival held on the day of Karthik Purnima in the month of November. Pushkar Camel fair is one of its types in the world, where nearly 50,000 camels are on display to participate in the competitions held exclusively for camels, which are brought from across the country. On this day all Camels are dressed up, paraded, raced, and traded. This Camel exhibition attracts many tourists from all parts of the nation. A huge celebration is held, with an array of musicians, magicians, dancers, acrobats, snake charmers and camel rides to entertain the tourists.

Guru Nanak Jayanthi: Nov 28th

Guru Nanak Jayanthi is celebrated by Sikhs on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Ji. The festival is celebrated all over India with great honor, respect and enthusiasm. Guru Nanak was the first Sikh Guru and founder of Sikhism. Guru Nanak Dev was not only admired by the followers of Sikhism, but also by the Punjabi Hindus in Amritsar and Sahajdhari Sindhis residing across the Indian subcontinent for his noble words and deeds.

Muharram: Nov 25th

Muharram is the first month of the Islamic Calendar. Some Muslims fast during day time in the 9th - 10th or 10th - 11th days of the month and they also attend special prayers and meetings in mosques. Some Muslims in Kerala paint their bodies with tiger markings, wear masks, and parade through streets playing, dancing and mimicking a tiger - which is called “Pulikali”. This year Muharram will be celebrated on 25th of November 2012. Muharram is one of the most important festivals in Hyderabad. Ashura is the last day of the festival. On this day they perform Surah Ikhlas (Prayer) 1000 times.

Festivals of the month

Diwali: November 13th

“This year Diwali the ‘Festival of Lights” falls in the month of November. It is celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm all over India. Diwali is celebrated with the lighting of small clay lamps filled with oil to indicate the victory of good over evil. The illuminated house is a sign of welcoming the Goddess Lakshmi. In the North India, Diwali is related with the returning of Lord Rama, Lakshmana & Seetha to Ayodhya after completing 14 years of exile and victory over Ravana. He was welcomed to Ayodhya Kingdom with thousands of Deepa’s (lights) illuminated throughout the kingdom..

Tourist Destinations of this month