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Jaisalmer Desert Festival

by Madhav Srinivasan 1727 days ago

Have you ever come across festivals that have events like the best man with a moustache or camel races amidst the golden sand dunes of a Desert? Welcome to the Jaisalmer Desert Festival, which celebrates the exotic Rajasthani culture with exotic festivals

About the Festival

The Desert festival of Jaisalmer is a very colorful festival and is held in February each year. It is celebrated in the Sam sand dunes, which is located approximately 42 km from the city of Jaisalmer. The festival has major attractions like turban tying competitions, cultural events and camel races. If that was not enough for you, attend the man with best moustache contest. Jaisalmer is a popular holiday as well as honeymoon destination included in most of North India honeymoon packages

Celebrated amidst the golden sands of the Thar Desert, this festival presents a very exotic picture of Rajasthan. The festival ends on a beautiful note, with an amazing musical performance by the folk singer in a moonlit desert. The rich culture of Jaisalmer is flaunted during this 3-day festival and it a good time to book Jaisalmer holiday packages

What can you Expect at This Festival

This mid-desert festival was initiated to attract international tourists who want to explore the diverse facets and culture of the region in a very short amount of time. This three day event emphasizes more on the heritage and elements existing in the local culture. For this reason, the events are carefully chosen and showcased. These events are presented by exponents in the field. Events like the turban tying competitions are included in the festival to give it a very colorful and exotic feel. The moustache competition is very popular among the foreigners as it adds a surprise value to the festival.

Watching the performances of the famous Fire and Gair dancers is a major attraction of the festival. Some more interesting competitions include a tying competition and a Mr. Desert competition to further enhance the fun factor in the festival. You can also enjoy camel rides to the Sam sand dunes and listen to the folk musicians play under the bright full moon light. Book your Jaisalmer tour packages in Rajasthan for an enchanting holiday experience. 

What’s in it for Tourists

Tourists can revel in the fun-filled atmosphere and soak in the various cultural performances being enacted. There are also several shops that sell a variety of souvenirs and handicraft items crafted in the state of Rajasthan. You can also cheer for your favourite camel while it races or try your hand at tying a traditional turban. All kiosks have been equipped to accept credit cards in case you run out of cash and there are money exchanging facilities as well.

There are mobile money exchangers in case you need to exchange currencies. And, don’t panic if you run out of cash and still have a list of items on your shopping checklist; almost all the kiosks there have the facility to accept credit cards. Youa can comfortable reach Jaisalme by booking holiday tours from Delhi

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