One of the famous cultural events that dominates the sand of Rajasthan in the month of February - the popular Jaisalmer Desert Festival. It reflects the culture and heritage of Rajasthani people. Being an annual event, the fest garners attentions of many itchy feets. It showcases some of the best cultural traditions that have remained with Rajasthan for years now!
Jaisalmer Desert Festival is all about camel races, polo matches, puppeteers, jugglers, men with long mustache, turban tying competitions, locals dressed in colorful traditional dresses, etc. It’s a complete bundle of fun for all three days.
This exuberant festival of Jaisalmer is generally held in the end of January or in the beginning of February every year in the sand dunes of Sam, which is 42km away from Jaisalmer. This three day celebration glorifies the rich culture of the region.
The desert festival in Jaisalmer was initiated in order to attract foreign tourists, who always look forward to explore more and more facets of Rajasthan. This no-nonsense festival showcases a variety of Rajasthani folk songs and dance to promote Jaisalmer culture and traditions.