Vibrant Rajasthan - Tour to the Land of History, Legends, Hotels....
Mesmerising Jaisalmer, golden against the yellow desert sands, is the location of the Desert Festival, in the month of February each year. Brilliant colours of the Rajasthani people and their captivating folk music and dances, draw people magnetically.
Rajasthani men in colourful turbans and traditional garments play the music and sing of brave warriors, royal romances and tragedy; while women decked up in multi-hued skirts and veils perform the traditional dances.
Desert craftsmen bring exquisitely embroidered skirts, rugs, hand-woven shawls, wood and stone carvings, camel decorations, embroidered leather bags, ethnic silver jewellery and terracotta wares from all over Rajasthan to sell at this festival. You can pick up excellent bargains!
The Desert Festival is a mega showcase of all things Rajasthan. It is not linked with any legend. Instead, the Desert Festival is simply a celebration of life in the desert. For entertainment, there are camel races, camel dances, camel acrobatics, best dressed camel competition, camel polo and tug of war. There are even turban-tying contest and Mr. Desert contest to liven up the proceedings.
The Desert Festival is a three day long affair of sheer fun and revelry.