Rajasthan Travel Guide

Jaisalmer Desert Festival 2015

01 Feb - 03 Feb

All Day


Cultural Festival

Want to explore many facets of Rajasthan, come to Jaisalmer during Jaisalmer Desert Festival. Colorful desert festival in ‘The Golden City’ Jaisalmer is being organized for three days in February 2015. One can witness real cultural and heritage at its full height during Jaisalmer Desert Festival. From folk artists dancing and songs, this desert festival has everything to allure domestic and international tourists. Jaisalmer Desert Festival is organized by Rajasthan Tourism Department at Sam Sand Dunes located at 40 km from Jaisalmer city.

Events and Attaraction

  • The very rich and colorful Rajasthani folk culture is on show here for three days.
  • Rajasthani men and tall beautiful women dressed in their bright costumes dance and sing lingering ballads of valour, romance and tragedy.
  • Traditional musicians attempt to outdo each other in their musical superiority.
  • The high points of the festival are – puppeteers, acrobats, camel tattoo show, camel races, camel polo, traditional procession, camel mounted band , folk dances, etc.
  • Proud mustached villagers, dressed in their ethnic best come astride their picturesquely caparisoned camels to join in the camel dances and competitions of camel acrobatics
  • Tug of war and Panihari Matka race are the events where visitors to the fair can participate and enjoy the thrill and taste of traditions.
  • The turban tying competitions are big draws and laughter. 
  • The Mr. Desert competitions, which are focused around the length and style of moustaches and rustic physique wrapped in traditional costumes, many visitors. 

Proposed Programme of Jaisalmer Desert Festival 2015

Sunday, February 01, 2015
09-00 A.M. To 10-30 A.M
Shobha Yatra (Ceremonial Procession)
Gadsisar Lake to Shahid Poonam Singh Stadium
11-30 A.M. to 02-30 P.M
Inauguration of Desert Festival, 2015 
Shahid Poonam Singh Stadium
Turban Tying Competition (Indian’s)
Turban Tying Competition (Foreigner’s)
Moomal Mahendra Competition
Moustache Competition
Miss Moomal Competition
Mr. Desert Competition
07-30 to 09-30 P.M.
Cultural Programme of Folk Music
 & Dance and Fire works Display
Shahid Poonam Singh Stadium
Monday, February 02, 2015
09-30 A.M. to 01-00 P.M.
Camel Decoration Competition
Dedansar Stadium
Shan-E-Marudhara Competition
Tug of War Competition
Indian v/s Foreigner’s (Men)
Tug of War Competition
Indian v/s Foreigner’s (Women)
Camel Polo Match
Panihari Matka Race Competition
Indians & Foreigners (Women)
Kabbadi Match
Camel Race
Shahid Poonam Singh Stadium
Air Worrior Drill Team Show Akash Ganga
04-30 To 06-00 P.M
Air Warrior Symphony Orchestra
07-30 to 09-30 P.M.
Camel Tattoo Show by B.S.F.
Cultural Programme of Folk Music
& Dance and Fire works Display
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
10-00 A.M. To 12-00
Showcasing of Village Life
Kuldhara Deserted Village
Khuri/Sam Sand Dunes
04-30 To 05-00 P.M
Kite Flying Show
06-00 To 08-30 P.M.
Cultural Programme of Folk Music
& Dance and Fire works Display

Venue: Sam Sand Dunes, Jaisalmer

Dates of Jaisalmer Desert Festival: 1st February To 3rd February 2015