Desert Festival Jaisalmer - 16th-18th Feb 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Have you ever seen the vibrant colors of an arid desert? If no, then come to Jaisalmer during the celebrations of the Desert festival, and witness the actual colors of this land. Today it has become an important tourist attraction of this city, that attracts travelers from different corners of the world.

This year Desert festival has started from 16th Feb and will last till 18th Feb. Amazingly beautiful Sam sand dunes, is the location that has been selected by the Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation for this year fair.

Every year the Tourism Department of Rajasthan has come up with more innovative ideas to attract more and more tourists to this fair. This year the festival started with a huge procession of the beautifully decorated camels, along with the traditional dance performance by the folk artists of this state.

If you are visiting the Desert Fair today, then do not miss to see the competitions like the best mustache, finest turban tying, and the most popular of all Mr Desert. Also visit the various stalls put up by the local villagers, from where you can purchase the local handicraft items, lac bangles, printed dress materials. If you feel hungry then you can try the local delicacies at the different food stalls.

Fun activities like camel races and the camel polo are to going to grab the attention of the tourists. They are going to be a day long affair as it is the last day of the fair. With the setting sun and night coming into full swing the real aura of the desert will be enhanced with the dances performances like moria, ghoomar, dhap, chari, gair and kalbelia. The moonlight falling on the golden sand will definitely make your trip to the Desert Fair a very memorable affair.


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