Festival

Jaisalmer Desert festival

Jaisalmer Fort

To keep the royal heritage and culture of the state intact, the 3 days long desert festival is held every year at Jaisalmer in the month of February. Thronged by people from different parts of the country as well as from foreign lands this annual festival has earned a good reputation among the tourists and travelers of different ages, languages, castes and religion.
Turban tying competition: Turban has a traditional significance in Rajasthani culture and is considered as a symbol of pride and reputation. The Jaisalmer fair organizes turban tying competition to keep the culture alive.
Moustache competition: Moustache might have become a thing of the past for the young urban India. But this does not stop the organizers here to host the moustache competition where the competitor with the longest and thickest moustache wins.

 

Vintage retro hipster style travel image of Rajasthan travel background – Indian cameleer (camel driver) with camels in dunes of Thar desert. Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India

Folk dance: Folk songs and dances are a part of almost every Rajasthani fair and this fair is not an exception to this! If you feel exhausted while roaming in the fair the music and dance will give your senses a chance to rejuvenate.
Camel race: If you have never experienced a camel race before, then this event will be an experience to remember. Capture the moment through your lens or in your heart and keep it safe for years to come.

Other facilities:
Keeping in mind the importance of the event some other facilities are being provided for the benefit of tourists:
Souvenirs: You will be spoilt for choice if you decide to go for shopping here. Various handicrafts, wooden items, painting, jewelries and food items are available in plenty.
Medical van: Proper medical facilities are arranged so as to react quickly in case of any emergencies. Medical vans, fast aid kits and doctors are present to face any circumstances.
Local administration monitoring: The area is closely monitored by local administrative bodies that are equipped with facilities to handle any circumstances.
Security: The security of tourists and travelers are given top priorities and adequate number of security forces is deployed in the area.