Desert Festival Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer the Yellow City or the "The Golden City" is also known as Desert city of India.. The reason for these names is because Jaisalmer is situated on the edge of fort that is constructed with yellow sandstone. Jaisalmer is also a home for exquisite and splendid ancient and heritage temples, with unique display of architecture. Jaisalmer is also famous for many Jain temples. The place is a renowned tourist destination among foreigners and Indians. Every year millions of people come to see the beauty of Jaisalmer from India and abroad. Numbers of festivals are held in Jaisalmer but Desert Festival in Jaisalmer attracts the maximum tourists and is well known. Desert festival held in the month of February is quite vibrant, bright and colorful.
Tourism in Rajasthan is grandeur due to various festivals, which is an integral part of Rajasthan culture and tradition. The festivals in the entire Rajasthan are celebrated with gusto and enthusiasm. Along the same lines Desert Festival is also celebrated with pomp and show depicting famous traditional art and culture of Rajasthan. The Desert festival Jaisalmer, like other festivals of Rajasthan, reflects the traditional rural culture and heritage of the place. The other reason to celebrate festivals is to practice the age old rituals and culture of Rajasthan.
About Desert Festival Jaisalmer
The Desert Destival in Jaisalmer offers lot of excitement and joy to the tourists. There are number of colorful events and you can see cultural events, camel races and turban tying competitions. The environment, weather and atmosphere during the month of February add to the delight of the festival. Other unique event during the Desert Festival is the moustache competition. You can see people with different kinds of moustaches taking part in the competition and he people with best moustache are awarded.
The events during the Desert Festival are captivating and exotic in nature. Traditional Musicians from all over Rajasthan perform here during desert festival especially the folk performances are liked by the tourists. The spirit of the festival is lifted by the Folk dance competition from artists from various regions of Rajashan.
People who love Handicrafts and traditional art should not miss the craft bazaar. The Craft Bazaar is especially set up during Desert Festival. You can get here some of the best handicrafts items. The performance by the Fire Dancers and Gair are breathtaking and is the major attraction of this festival. The traditional Fire Dancers and the performance is a loved and adored by people from over the world
How to Reach Jaisalmer Desert Festival
Location of Desert Festival: Desert Festival is celebrated amidsts sand dunes around 40 Km from Jaisalmer. The area is known as Sam Sand Dunes.
Nearest Airport is Jodhpur around 300 Km from Jaisalmer. Jodhpur is connected by flights from al major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Udaipur etc.
Jaisalmer is connected by rail to Jodhpur Delhi and other cities of India. Jaisalmer can also be visited on Palace on Wheels luxury tourist train.
Jaisalmer is also connected by well maintained highways from other parts of Rajasthan. Number of buses including deluxe and Volvos ply ro Jaisalmer from Jodhpur, Ajmer, Jaipur, Bikaner and other cities of Rajasthan,