The celebrations of the desert festival make the desert region come alive with color, zest and enthusiasm . The festival commences with a procession in the morning from the Jaisalmer Fort to the Shahid Poonam Singh Stadium. The gair, gymnastic acts and the fire dance are highlights of the festival. The tribes of the region create an enchanting environment with their poignant folk music recitals and ballads.
Be a spectator of rare competitions like camel polo, camel race, gymnastic stunts on camelback and camel formation dancing. These competitions are followed by the Border Security Force camel tattoo, tug-of-war, turban tying, Maru-Shri (Mr. Desert competition) and the longest moustache competition. The grand finale of the festival is the Rajasthani folk concert following an Air Force display, cricket match and parachuting. Desert safari and camping can be also enjoyed at the eve of the festival.
New additions have been made this year to enthrall the tourists coming to witness the Desert Festival in Jaisalmer. for the first time horse race will be organised in which 200 horses will be included.
Also for the first time information about Tharparkar cows will be disseminated. Live demonstration will be given at Dhedhania ground. The District collector of Jaisalmer, KC Meena informed that the Desert Festival will commence with a procession from Gadisar Lake. Several popular festival competitions like Mr Desert, Miss Moomal, Tourist Turban Tying, Camel Race, Tug-of-War will be organized to attract both domestic and foreign tourist.
Venue– Don’t miss your chance to be in Jaisalmer to enjoy delicious food, interesting stalls displaying artifacts, handicrafts and other souvenirs.
Date- Prepare yourself for some mind-blowing experience from 29th to 31st of January.
Jodhpur Airport is the nearest international airport to reach Jaisalmer. The airport is 337 kilometers away. You can either hire a prepaid or a private taxi from the Airport to reach Jaisalmer.
Jaisalmer is well connected with a wide network of trains covering most of the Indian cities. The railway station is located in the centre of the desert city. Once you reach the railhead, there are many auto-rickshaws and private taxis connecting the city.
Jaisalmer has excellent road connectivity. It is easy to commute to the city. Normal state owned buses, luxury coaches, sleeper AC buses, cabs, taxis and private vehicles can reach the city.