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Festival Overview
Desert Festival is a special feature of the Jaisalmer city. This city lying to the north west region falls in the desert belt of what is popularly called Great Indian Desert. The regional topography has a great influence on the lives of the people. Once in a year the people living here take a break and celebrate the popular desert festival, over the sands that lie far stretched. It is a cultural festival and sees a lot of traditional practices and performances. The festival thus reveals the dominant culture that people have been accumulating since the foundation of the city in the 12th century A.D.

Activities
Desert Festival is essentially a cultural festival and as such cultural performances play a major role in the celebrations. The festival, celebrated in the month of Jan-Feb, sees competitions like camel races and turban tying, traditional folk music, dance performances, setting up of crafts shops and many other artistic skills performed by the local artisans. Turban tying competition is one unique feature. The people participating in the event can be seen furling long bands of colorful cloths round their heads; the knots being included as a skill.
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As most of the events are celebrated out in the open, over the sands; it has ascribed to the festival the name Desert Festival.

Where to Reach
Desert Festival is celebrated in the city of Jaisalmer. The desert outback give a special charm to the festival. In the backdrop of sand dunes all activities look more enchanting and magical. To observe the festival in all its vigour one has to travel to the city of Jaisalmer. Roads and railway network connects the place with several cities of Rajasthan. Jodhpur is one ideal destination to travel from as means of transport are largely available from and to this city.


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Thar Desert, Rajasthan
Features : The package provides for the famous cities that lie in the desert outskirts. You will get enough time at famous desert city of Rajasthan - Jaisalmer. You can also witness the desert festival if you happen to book in the festive days (Jan-Feb). The tour plan will be Mumbai, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Mandawa, Jaipur, Agra, New Delhi, Mumbai.


Special Camel Safari, Rajasthan
Features : Visit the famous city of Rajasthan- Jaisalmer, the seat of Desert Festival. You have an entire five days time at your disposal at this place. During this time you will be exploring the popular attractions in the city and in the festive days you will be observing spectacular events. We give you the people and places at Jaisalmer.


Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Features : One of the destinations covered in the Palace On Wheels travel circuit is Jaisalmer. To watch the popular events during Desert Festival it surely would be a grand way of making an entry. Other destinations include Jaipur, Jodhpur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittaurgarh, Udaipur, Bharatpur, Agra.


Taj Mahal, Agra
Features : It is basically a heritage tour and covers the famous heritage places of Northern India. The tour will take you across several tourist destinations and Jaisalmer will be one of the places you will be visiting. You can reach your venue for Desert Festival and many other exciting cities. The tour plan will be Delhi, Varanasi, Khajuraho, Orcha, Gwalior, Agra, Jaipur, Chhatrasagar, Deogarh, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Delhi.




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