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Jigyasha Prasad Feb 07 2014

What is the Jaisalmer Desert Festival all about?

Pritha Manchanda Feb 07 2014
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Organized annually every year in February, the Jaisalmer Desert Festival, one of the famous festivals celebrated in Jaisalmer, observes a series of interesting activities; from beautifully painted and adorned camels to women performing amazing folk dances, this city offers on display everything that Rajasthan symbolises. This festival spans for three days and is organised in association with the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation.

When: February 11, 2014 to February 14, 2014

Where: Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Photo of Jaisalmer Desert Festival (by nevil zaveri)

During the festival, the desert folks dance and sing to the victory of the famous places in Rajasthan. The festival observes many other major celebrations including puppet shows, turban tying competition and snake charmers.

Photo of Jaisalmer Desert Festival (by Venkasub)

For music lovers, this city plays host to musical extravaganza where renowned artists & musicians participate and further the enthusiasm of the occasion. Apart from these, one can be a guest to an engaging itinerary of highlights, housing longest moustache competition, camel dances & polo and traditional gymnastics. As, Jaisalmer is a hub of interesting activities, you can plan a trip without worrying about how you’ll end up spending your time here.

Photo of Jaisalmer Desert Festival (by rajkumar1220)

It’s interesting to learn that the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation, makes sure to address all the issues faced by national as well international tourists, relating the festival. Even the arrangements are taken care of, by the local administration. From the best of medical amenities to medical vans, everything is managed really well.

Photo of Jaisalmer Desert Festival (by Manish Pareek)

The Jaisalmer Desert Festival also plays host to Mr. Desert contest where eligible candidates are given a platform to perform and showcase their talent. The festival comes to closure with a trip to the Sam Sand Dunes, one of the famous places to visit in Jaisalmer, while you are here. You can book hotels in Jaisalmer and stay comfortably near the main attractions. If you wish, you can take road trip from Jaisalmer to Jaipur by car and further explore the various colours and regions of Rajasthan.

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