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Jaisalmer Desert Festival 2016 and its festivities call you right away!

February 13, 2016

The colorful land of Rajasthan invites all folks to its enchanting Jaisalmer Desert Festival 2016 which is to be held in the Sam Sand Dunes (around 42 kms from Jaiselmer city). Set amidst the backdrop of beautiful Thar Desert, the Jaisalmer Desert Festival is a cultural showcase of the colorful and rich heritage of the state of Rajasthan.It attracts tourist not only from India but also from other parts of the world. The highlights of the festival are the traditional dance and songs and other works of art and craft that Rajasthan is so full of.

If you want to know the Jaisalmer Desert Festival Dates, here they are! The festival starts on 20th February and ends on 22nd February. The three day long festival lets you plunge into the art, music, dance and food of this culturally rich state, Rajasthan.

The history of Jaisalmer Desert Festival dates back to the days of King RawalJaiswal. This festival was organized to celebrate the establishment of the Kingdom of RawalJaiswal in the year 1196 and continues till date. It was organized on a small scale then. But Rajasthan Government took it to an international standard by promoting it. Lots of foreign nationals from other countries visit this festival every year to see the vibrant culture of Rajasthan.

And if you are wondering what’s in store for you in this festival, you will have so much so see in these three days. The grand festival starts with a huge procession from the Jaislemer fort to the Shahid Poonam Singh Stadium. The locals present their enchanting dance to the tunes of their local songs. Camel Polo, camel races, gymnastic stunts on the camels and formation dancing by the camels are worth watching. Interesting competitions like turban tying, Mr. Desert, tug-o-war and longest moustache competition are also held to entertain the tourists. The gair and fire dance is a highlight of the desert festival jaisalmer, Rajasthan and the locals present a wonderful show. The nat’s or kalabaz, a popular name for gymnastics group take everybody by awe for their spectacular performance.

The fun and festivities don’t stop here, they continue till the last minute of the third day of the grand festival. The finale of the festival is marked by Rajasthani folk concert followed by Air force display, cricket match and parachuting. Not to forget the delicious local delicacies that Rajasthan is famous for! One can never satiate with the rich food here. Also famous worldwide for its carefully crafted colorful art pieces, wooden and mirror showpieces, bed sheets, paintings and more will all be available for sale during desert festival Jaisalmer 2016. Take back some souvenirs and restore your memories forever and ever. Desert safari and camping are some of the added delight of this magnificent desert festival Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.

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