Rajasthan is a state of fairs and festivals. Being a desert state one of the most important festival is the Desert Festival over here. This is held over three days in January or in February every year. This festival is celebrated in the city of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan which is also known as the Golden city. This is the best time to visit Jaisalmer to watch performing arts like Kalbelia dances and folk songs and music.
Desert festival in Rajasthan begins with many a magnificent events and last for 3 days. As the Desert festival is celebrated in the city of Jaisalmer, is a big charm among the people all over the Rajasthan state, also the tourist from all over the India and world around gathered here to participate and enjoy the real and typical Rajasthani lifestyle and their culture.
In the Desert Festival the travelers can have fun in open air acrobatics, folk dance performances, puppet shows, stalls are filled up with the bright items and snake charmers. In spite of of these, you can see many performance and play such as Ghair and Ghoomar dances, The Vivacious Fire Dance, colorful Spinning Skirts with sparkling mirror work dupattas with lots of folk music with desert stalls and decorated camels. The captivating folk music and dances performs by local artists, called Gair and Fire dancers create a truly entertaining event. Among the interesting things to see of the Jaisalmer Desert festival the stall, carpets, rugs, and tents displaying handcrafted goods and clothing are quite interesting.
Desert Festival falls on the day of Purnima and it represents the rich and colorful Rajasthani folk culture.. Besides folk dances & music there many other means of entertainment are hugely famous as number of competitions is held in the festival like the turban tying competition and longest moustaches competition, etc. World renowned puppet shows are also organized in the Desert- festival. This festival is held once a year during winters.
The different types of famous cuisines of Rajasthan like, Daal-Baati, Churma, Gatte ki sabji and Sweets and snacks are widely served in the Desert festival. Jaisalmer is also well connected by road and rail through all major cities.
Jaisalmer Desert Festival Dates in 2014: 12 Feb 2014 – 14 Feb 2014