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Matsya Festival, Alwar

The Matsya festival of Alwar held in November over two days is the foremost of all fairs and festivals of Rajasthan. It is celebrated to glorify the prosperity, traditional values and colourful customs of the region. Known as the city of Rajputs, Alwar is also known as Matasya Desh, where the Pandavas, spent the last years of their 13-year exile. This festival is renowned for its colourful processions, cultural performances, an array of sporting events and impressive artistic exhibitions. The magnificence of Alwar’s numerous palaces and forts, lakes, hunting lodges, archaeological sites and thick forests, make it a delightful setting for a flamboyant celebration. This year the festival will be held on November 25 to 26.