Blooming Festival of the Desert - The Desert Festival
Come February and Jaisalmer begins to bloom with the colourful folk dances
and songs of the desert land - Rajasthan. Every year, the Desert Festival
organised by the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation at Jaisalmer is a
major tourist attraction.
One of the most popular of all festivals - Desert Festival in Jaisalmer,
Rajasthan is a journey into the heart of the desert,the golden city of
Jaisalmer that has an allure of its own. A completely true show of Rajasthan
on the sands which attracts even the much traveled visitor.
A Cultural Show
A spectacular event appears with the full moon in the heart of the desert.
The rich culture of the region is on display during this three day long
festival when city reverberates to the sound of melodies tunes and rhythms.
The famous 'Gair' and 'Fire' dances folk dances, contests, especially the
turban tying contest. Interesting competitions including Mr. Desert contest
and camel races enliven the festivities. A trip to the Sam sand dunes marks
the grand finale, where one can enjoy camel rides and brilliant performances
by folk artists against the backdrop of tranquil dunes.
dances, colourful costumes, folk music and unique competitions mark the
perfect ambience for a flamboyant desert festival in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.
The Desert Festival is witnessed by hundreds of tourists from across the
The annual desert festival in Jaisalmer, about 450 km from Jaipur, has it
all and much more. A colourful dance and acrobatic dance by camels are the
high-points of the last day.
Preservation of the Historical Monuments
The Desert Festival at Jaisalmer, Rajasthan also aims to preserve
historical monuments and local culture of Rajasthan, a princely State dotted
with forts, palaces and lakes. The desert festival in Jaisalmer has been
described as a symphony in the Golden city, a name that Jaisalmer draws from
the local yellow stones used in most of its buildings.
Be Part of the Festival
Desert Festival of Jaisalmer is one of its kind.
is difficult to resist, after knowing the events of the Desert festival,
rare to find elsewhere. Desert Festival is a true enjoyment of songs, dance,
music and drama. The festival displays a real picture of Rajasthan, India.
This truly cultural festival is the best way to acknowledge yourself with
the real tradition of Rajasthan. So, if you are really interested in the
true culture and tradition of India, then just reach in time at the venue of
the festival - Jaisalmer. The Desert Festival of Jaisalmer is celebrated in
the month of January - February, the most pleasant time to visit the desert
land of Rajasthan - Jaisalmer.
Jaisalmer can be reached from all the parts of India by either air, train
or bus. If you are starting from Delhi, then either board a flight till
Jodhpur, from where you can pick a train or bus to Jaisalmer. Some Alliance
Air flight connects Jaisalmer directly with Delhi and other major cities of
India. And, if you are ready to make this journey truly a royal affair, then
the best option would be to board, the Palace on Wheels, one of the most
luxurious trains of India.
Jaisalmer can be reached from all the major cities of Rajasthan, India - by
train or bus. The Rajasthan Tourism Department also operates buses to the
venue of the festival. Pick the one which is easiest for you - but, be sure
to reach well in time.