Rajasthan Holidays 2020

The state government of Rajasthan has announced the calendar of regional, public, bank, and national holidays for the year 2020.

FestivalDateDay
New Year's day01 JanuaryWednesday
Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti02 JanuaryThursday
Republic Day
26 January
Sunday
Mahashivratri
21 February
Friday
Holi
10th March
Tuesday
Ugadi25 MarchWednesday
Ambedkar Jayanti14 AprilTuesday
Maharshi Parasuram Jayanti25 AprilSaturday
Ramzan/Eid-ul-Fitr
24 May
Sunday
Bakrid
31st July
Friday
Rakshabandhan03rd AugustMonday
Janmashtami
12th August
Wednesday
Independence Day
15th August
Saturday 
Ram Dev Jayanti/ Teja Dashmi
28 August
Friday
Muharram30 AugustSunday
Gandhi Jayanti
2nd October
Friday
Ghatasthapana17th OctoberSaturday
Maha Asthami24th OctoberSaturday
Dussehra
25th October
Sunday
Diwali
14th November
Saturday
Deepavali Holiday15th NovemberSunday
Bhai Dooj16th NovemberMonday
Guru Nanak Dev Jayanti
30th November
Monday
Christmas day
25 December
Friday

Popular Rajasthan Holidays 2020

Besides National holidays, the notable festival holidays in Rajasthan for the year 2020 include Maha Shivratri, Ambedkar, Ramdev and Mahavir Jayanti, Raksha Bandhan, Muharram, Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti, Gurunanak Jayanti, Dussehra and Christmas Day. Shivratri provides a reference to God Shiva. Raksha Bandhan is one of the popular Hindu festivals. The festival denotes the bonding between sisters and brothers. Finally, we have Christmas Day, the last and global festival, is celebrated every year on 25 December.

Notable Holiday Destinations in Rajasthan

Like mentioned earlier, people prefer going on a trip during holidays. The most popular holiday destinations in Rajasthan include Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Pushkar, Sawai Madhopur, Chittorgarh, Mount Abu and Ajmer.

Jaipur

It is the capital city of the state of Rajasthan and is the largest city as well. The destination attracts travelers across the country and the globe with many tourist points, which include City Palace, Amer Fort, Jal Mahal, Birla Temple, Jantar Mantar, Jaigarh Fort, Galtaji, Hawa Mahal, Pink City Bazaars, Nahargarh Fort, Albert Hall Museum and Govind Dev Temple. The city is famous for cuisine, forts, heritage and shopping. The people residing outside the city of Jaipur should spend 1-2 days.

Udaipur

Udaipur, the city of lakes, is renowned for its palaces that demonstrate the delicacy of Rajputana Style architecture. Apart from its several palaces, the city is also famous for temples and shopping. The city of Udaipur has a lot to offer to both domestic and international tourists. Tourist points include City Palace, Lake Palace, Shilpgram, Jagdish Temple, Moti Magri and Lake Pichola.

Jodhpur

After Jaipur, Jodhpur is the second biggest city of Rajasthan. The city is an important tourist destination since its lies in the middle of the state. The major attractions include Hill Forts, palaces, Jain Temples, Bada Bagh, Gadisar Lake and Salim Singh Haveli.

Jaisalmer

The city of Jaisalmer is popular for its architecture. You may require packing a lot of paperbacks and almost 2-3 days to relish the life in the city to its fullest. It is ideal to plan a tour to this city in the months of December and November. Consider this destination if you are planning a trip during holidays in Rajasthan in 2020. The major attractions consist of Sam Sand Dunes and Jaisalmer Palace. The city is well-known for its heritage.

Bikaner

Bikaner is another prime tourist destination in Rajasthan and is renowned for its sweets and snacks. The various arts and crafts make the city unique. If you are willing to experience the taste of Rajasthani cuisine, Bikaner should be visited. The prime attractions of the city comprise of Karni Mata Temple and Junagarh Fort.

Pushkar

Pushkar is designated as the king of pilgrimage sites in India and is sited at the coasts of the Pushkar Lake. The prime attractions include Varaha Temple, Pushkar Lake, Apteshwar Temple, Brahma Temple and Savitri Temple. Camel races also attract tourists.

Chittorgarh

Chittorgarh is known to be the place of birth of many great warriors and historical figures such as the Hindu Saint and the Great Maharana Pratap. Chittorgarh Fort is the largest fort in the country. Rani Padmini Palace is another notable point to visit.