One of the most popular festival in Rajasthan, it is a journey into the heart of the desert, the golden city of Jaisalmer, a veritable feast for the senses. It coincides with the full moon in February when the cherished moments of its glorious past and rich culture are on display. The entire fort is floodlit at night. The langa and Manganiyar musicians, Gair Dancers and the fire dancers are the special highlights of the festival. Further excitement is in the air with decorated camel display, turban-tying competition and Mr. Desert contest. The grand finale is a trip to the Sam Sand Dunes where one can have the pleasure of a camel ride and also view the musicians and dancers performing on the dunes. To cater to the growing demand of tourists wanting to stay in tents.
The perfect time to visit the golden city is during the Desert Festival, held every year, when the city reverberates to the sound of melodious tunes and rhythms. Folk dances, exciting competitions an contests, especially the turban-tying contest. Mr. Desert contest and camel races enliven the festivities. Colorful craft bazaars are set up for the occasion and a sound and light spectacle is organized wit folk artists performing against the splendid backdrop of the famous Sam sand dunes on the full moon night. Surely a not-to-be missed event.
Vikram Samwat Lunar Calendar