The Desert Festival is held
in Jaisalmer, usually in the month of January or February, every year.
The duration of the festival is three days and it comes to an end on
Poornima, the full moon day.
The main purpose of the Desert Festival is to display the rich and
colorful culture of the state of Rajasthan. Dressed in vibrant and
colorful attire, the locals dance to the tunes of lingering ballads of
heroism, romance and tragedy of the folk heroes.
The major attractions of the Desert Festival of Jaisalmer include
snake charmers, puppeteers, acrobats, folk performers, etc.
Especially, the Gair and Fire dancers, in their vibrant and colorful
costumes, capture your heart. However, amongst all these, the ship of
the desert, camel does not loses its special place. Apart from the
camel rides that are quite popular, camels take part in a number of
events. Of them, the most famous and unique ones are camel polo and