Rajasthan’s land has hues of grandeur and affluence. The sun parched sand state is an epitome of bravery and opulence which is celebrated profoundly in the Desert festival of Rajasthan at Jaisalmer. Crowned with the Jaisalmer fort, the city comes alive with dance, music, plays and competitions.
Falling between January 29 to 31, the festival is adorned with number of attractions like camel races, turban tying competitions, polo matches and also Marushree competition (Mr. Desert competition for men and Miss Mumal for women).
The exuberance is worth the thousand praising, as the festival colours become vibrant with every new glance. The more you adore it, the more colours and shine it will spill as the Rajasthan has a side of hidden beauty in it.
Every other corner recites something historic and astonishing. Desert festival is also accompanied with one such fable which relates it to the Mahabharat era. Shri Krishna had depicted to Arjuna that one powerful successor of Yadavs will establish a kingdom over the Trikuta hills in future.
The festival is linked to the event when Rawal Jaiswal achieved the triumph over Jaisalmer kingdom in the year 1196 justifying the historic oracle.
Placed amidst the beautiful Thar Desert, Jaisalmer welcomes the artists, musicians and performers from all corners of the world. The festival has a history of many renowned and influential visitors making it a world famous event to attend.
Being situated at the international boundary, the district celebrates the presence of Border Security Force (BSF) by organizing a separate event in their honor.
The otherwise lonely town clad in beige sand becomes the most happening place during these three days. Also, you will get all chances of riding and enjoying camel rides and sports as the animal remains the major attraction during this time.
The festival is celebrated annually with a bustle of activities including camel race, tug of war, beauty pageants and many more. Sporting event much like that of egg-and-spoon race too are organized in the festival that includes balancing water-filled earthen-pots on the head while racing. In the evening, the Golden fort of Jaisalmer twinkle with the golden brilliance of thousands of oil lamps.
Organised and sponsored by the Rajasthan tourism, the festival is an irreplaceable happy deal for the wanderers and culture explorers. Marvels like fire dance, turban tying competition and border security force camel tattoo show awaiting to amaze you to the core.