Desert Festival 2021 in Jaisalmer Rajasthan

About Jaisalmer Desert Festival

It is an annual event of three days held in the month of Magh (February), before the full moon with pomp and pride. The last day falls on the full moon day. This year Jaisalmer Desert festival will be held on 25- 27 February 2021 at Sam Dunes which is 42 km from the city of Jaisalmer. Jaisalmer Desert Festival is one of its kind.

It takes you on a mesmerizing journey of experiencing Jaisalmer’s rich cultural heritage of performing arts, local artistry, and beautiful wood carvings, and lip-smacking regional delicacies. Artists, musicians, and dancers from various parts of Rajasthan paint Jaisalmer into a beautiful canvas of fun, thrill, and excitement.

These days you will be amazed to see the colors and contrast, fun and thrill of the otherwise rugged landscape. This experience will stay with you for a lifetime. It is one of the most popular cultural events of the Jaisalmer Desert festival which makes sightseeing in Rajasthan more interesting. The basic structure of the Jaisalmer Desert Festival remains the same every year with the addition of some new events.

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Things to Experience in Desert Festival Rajasthan

  1. Tune into the blissful vibes and melodies of folk musicians under the beautiful stary night. Soothe your ears with special folk songs.
  2. Enjoy the beautiful sunset and moonlight that blows your heart.
  3. Explore the vast golden sam desert on camels. Sights of the spectacular dunes of that desert are a lifetime experience.
  4. Dance with the rhythm of folk dancers dressed in colorful kalbeliya costumes.
  5. Experience the different dance forms named Gair dance, ghoomar, kalbeliya, fire dance, and other acts by a local artists.
  6. Engage in the thrill and excitement of beautifully dressed camels ready to win the best-dressed camel competition along with the camel race.
  7. Camel polo, camel dance, camel race are the top things to experience in Jaisalmer desert festival.
  8. Enrich your experience of Jaisalmer by participating in unique events like Turban tying, Mr desert pageant, and the largest mustache contest.
  9. Taste the delecious aunthentic food of rajasthan DAL BATI CHURMA, Gulab jamun ki sabzi, Gatte ki sabzi, Ker-sangri panchkuta ki sabzi that tickle your taste buds.
  10. Shop the souvenirs, handicrafts, jewelry, and traditional Rajasthani dress from the local Haat Bazar.
  11. Feel the royal experience by staying in a luxury camp near the sand dunes under the starlit sky.



Top Tourist Attractions in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Jaisalmer is a popular winter getaway in India and is also one of the exotic honeymoon destinations. Further, the city is dotted with traces of several sandstone heritage from the yore… revealing a wealthy history of the place. It also unfolds the indigenous Jain culture that reflects from carved walls and pillars of ancient Jain temples secluded within the Jaisalmer Fort. 

Moreover, the desert safari in Jaisalmer is one of the most demanded activities.

Check Out my dedicated article for top places to visit when you are in Jaisalmer Rajasthan.

How to Reach Jaisalmer?

Jaisalmer is easily accessible by road from different cities in Rajasthan. The city also hosts its own railway station that connects to the farthest corners of India. Daily buses and trains ply from Jaipur, Udaipur, Bikaner, Jodhpur, and New Delhi to Jaisalmer that makes an easy getaway for travelers.

Further, the tourism department has announced that the city will come up with its own airport by the next tourist season.

You can visit the Official website of Rajasthan Tourism.

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