When : 08 February - 10 February 2017
Location : Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Yellow hue of the sand spread all around the city, along with the yellowish tinge of the architecture (made up of yellow sandstone), go on painting the entire Jaisalmer in the allure of yellowish- golden shade, which has in turn given it the title of the ‘Golden City of India’. Jaisalmer was founded by the Rajput King, Maharawal Jaisal Singh in 1156 AD and has been named after him only. The aura of this desert city and famous places of tourist attraction call globetrotters from various parts of the planet to come and unlock the beauty that it possesses.

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Desert Festival Celebration

Jaisalmer commemorates a three day long festival called the ‘Desert Festival’ during the month of February, when the entire Rajasthan is sleeping under the sheet of retrieving winters. With the arrival of this grand festival, Jaisalmer comes back to life and springs into action to start making preparations for welcoming this splendid celebration every year. People from nearby places and far off countries flock the city to experience the richness of Jaisalmer winter festival.

Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation organizes the Desert Festival that records presence of thousands of visitors and tourists each year. The localities can be spotted draped in their culturally bright attires all across the fair and charming up its allure all the more. The ethnicity of the traditional Kalbelia dance, folk songs and folk music performances can be witnessed throughout this cultural extravaganza of fun, frolic and laughter.

A cultural mix of diverse people, happiness, jubilatory vibes and enthusiasm turns the Desert Festival of Jaisalmer, India, one of the popular festivals that take place in Rajasthan. 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. The stalls put up in the fest sell traditional Rajasthani cuisines, handicrafts and souvenirs to the attendees that can be bought as a beautiful memory of the Desert Festival.

Desert Festival 2017 will be celebrated from 8 February to 10 February 2017 and for buying attractive Jaisalmer tourism packages, you can contact us!

Places of interest in Jaisalmer

1. Bada Bagh
2. Jaisalmer Fort
3. Jain Temples
4. Kuldhara Abandoned Village
5. Salim Singh Ji Ki Haveli
6. Desert National Park
7. Gadsisar Sagar Lake
8. Maharaja's Palace
9. Longewala War Memorial
10. Tanot Mata Temple

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