One of the popular festivals of Rajasthan is Jaisalmer Desert Festival, which was initiated with a purpose of providing the tourists particularly those from outside India, a glimpse of the culture of Rajasthan which has always fascinated and bewitched them.
Jaisalmer Desert Festival 2018 is a popular annual festival, which will be focused towards attracting more travellers this year. Be ready to explore the rich culture and colors of Rajasthan under the warmth of the winter sun- one of the best experiences of life indeed. People come here in traditional attire, women in large ghagras and hands adorned with Mehendis and big bangles while males make their moustaches twisted, wear large turbans around their head with dhoti and Jaipuri printed Kurtas.
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Lets know about Jaisalmer Desert Festival in detail:
Jaisalmer Desert Festival Events, Competitions, The Fusion of Music, Dance and Attire
The sand of Jaisalmer comes alive with dazzling colors, vibrant music and sounds of the laughter during the festive days. People specially get dressed up in brilliantly hued costumes and sing the poignant ballads of valor, romance and tragedy.
Major attractions of the fair are camel polo, adventurous stunts performed by gymnastics, tug- of – war, turban tying and best moustaches competition, Mr. Desert contest, musical concerts, regional food and folk dance performances.
While the most special attractions of the desert festival this year would be a kite festival and a horse race, Kailash Chand Meena, chairman of district collector, has also asked the festival officials and tourism board to make this year’s edition of the event more tourist centric and thus directed them to invite the participation of local renowned folk artists along with folk artists from Bollywood, Gujarat, Punjab and Haryana.
The festival closes with an enchanting music and light show in the moonlit night amid sand dunes with a promise to come back with even more fun and entertainment next year.
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Jaisalmer Desert Festival 2018 Dates
Desert Festival will take place at Jaisalmer, near the Sam Sand Dunes from 29th January 2018 to 31st January 2018.
The duration of the festival is three days and it comes to an end on Poornima, the full moon day.
The Jaisalmer Desert Festival 2018 is thus a sheer opportunity for you to traverse the traditional fusion of music, dance and attire that you cannot get from the modern cities.
Why not enjoy the few days of your busy life in a place where the Incredible India tag fits the best.
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You can see a little glimpse of Jaisalmer Desert Festival here: