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Desert Festival Fair
Desert Festival Fair is held in the
sands of Jaisalmer city, representing the heat and the cold of the sand
dunes. Jaisalmer, the city of Royal Palaces and Havelis is one of the most
beautiful cities of Rajasthan. It is here that the Desert Festival Fair is
celebrated every year.
Every year in the months of January and February, the city of Jaisalmer
comes to life with the sun dunes and the traditional music of Rajasthan. All
around the city, there are colors, lights and trinklets which come out with
the vibes. There is this wonderland which brings out the ages old Jaisalmer
About Desert Festival
The legend goes like that while Lord Krishna was lying on his death bed he
proclaimed that one day Descendant of Yadavs ( Lord Krishna himself was from
Yadav Clan) will one day build a Kingdom on the Trikuta Hills. His prophecy
became true when in 1156 A.D. King Rawal Jaisal left his Lodurva Fort and
declared the city of Jaisalmer built on the Trikuta Hills as his Capital. It
is the same clan which made the Jaisalmer City prosperous. With loads of
precious silk and spices crossing the territory to reach Sindh, these
cravens earned a lot of money for the city, thus adding prosperity and name
to the City of Jaisalmer. To make merriment of this auspicious day, the
Desert Festival Fair Day is celebrated each year on the sands of the Thar
Desert of Jaislamer.
What more elegant can be then the mighty Fort
Jaisalmer built in the 12th Century. The Snadstone Fort, still stands
with full Vigor and Vitality, attracting its visitors. One of the most
charming man made structure in the City of Jaisalmer, its the best
showcase of the yesteryears.
One of the most popular attractions of Jailsamer used to be the only
reservoir of water in the olden days. This Man Made water reservoir was
made by King Raja Raswal - the first ruler of Jaisalmer. The main
attractions here are the Chattris, Temples, Shrines and Ghats
surrounding the Gadi Sagar.
Celebrated in the Thar Desert with the Jaisalmer
Fort as the background, the Desert Festival goes on for ten days with a lot
of fanfare. The base of the Fort is circled by a wall of solid rocks and
stones over which the Trikuta Hill projects itself in a majestic way. As you
stand on the sands you can see the colors of Rajsathan in each and every
form. Camels with the colorful backs and the dancers dressed in colored red
and black can be seen from a distance.There are the famous snake charmers,
dancers, musicians, chanters, gymnasts adding to the charm of the Desert
Fair. To add more there are popular Rajasthani Puppet Shows and the Ghoomar
A number of competitions too are held. Like the turban tying competition,
longest mustache competition, best dressed Rajasthani, camel polo, camel
race, camel dance, traditional rajasthani dance competition and so on. But
this does not stop here. The fair goes on in the night too. There is dance
and music programme in the night. Those who want to spend the night in the
sand dunes can enjoy the sands by spending the night amongst the artists.
The night in the sand dunes have a different experience. The day when Desert
Festival Fair is held the night has a Full Moon. In this Moon Lit Night the
entire Desert comes to life, with each and every sphere lighting up with the
glowing sand. The 12th Century fort of Jaisalmer built in yellowstone
provides a perfect fairy tale story in this moonlight.
A perfect place, the best days and the frevour of Rajasthani Culture makes
it a perfect Holiday. To add the sand dunes are the favourite of all.
- Desert Festival Fair is the perfect place to see the true Culture of
Rajasthan. In this one place you can see all the colors. What more the
sand dunes are never so welcoming then this time of January and
- There are no fees for seeing the Desert Festival Fair of Jaisalmer
as the Fair is organised by the Govt. Of Rajasthan. So if anyone asks
for the fees, don't pay.
- There are best Hotels and Restaurants where you can stay in
Jaisalmer during the Fair. For further information, contact us.
- Desert Fair is also the best place to buy the Rajasthani Souveniers
at the nominal price. As a number of Merchants from all over Rajasthan
come to sell their products, they are priced less than the market
- Rajasthani Food is known world over. So if you are in Jaisalmer then
do not forget to taste the Rajasthani Delicacies like
Dal Bati Choorma and
- For the exact dates of the fair, contact us.
- For Tours and further information, contact us.