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Desert Festival of Jaisalmer from 23 to 25 February 2013

The Desert Festival of Jaisalmer is one of the most popular cultural events on the annual festival calendar of Rajasthan. This colorful festival is scheduled from February 23 to 25, 2013. The festival is a showcase of the performing arts and crafts of Rajasthan. The melodious tunes and rhythms of the folk musicians and amazing folk dance performances by renowned artists create a spellbound effect on spectators. The event is organized on the famous golden sand dunes at Sam near Jaisalmer. Colorful craft bazaars set up for the occasion are an added attraction of the festival.


Many exciting competitions are held during this colorful event. Camel races, the turban-tying contest, Mr. Desert contest and a contest for the longest moustache add more color and charm to this cultural extravaganza. The colorfully decorated camels take you to the beautiful sand dunes in the nearby regions. While in Jaisalmer, you can also visit the famous mansions and forts of Jaisalmer. A visit to Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon – ki – Haveli and Gadsisar Lake among many more can be a rewarding experience for you.