Desert Festival India Tour - Jaisalmer ( Jan-Feb. )
In the month of Jan-Feb, a feeling of festivity engulfs the residents of Jaisalmer, for it is the time when the annual Desert Festival takes place. Musicians, dancers and performers from all over Rajasthan make their way to this golden city and the empty sands around Jaisalmer resonates to the sound of music and laughter.
Organised the Rajasthan State Tourism Corporation, the Desert Festival held in the background of the 12th century Jaisalmer fort is a joyful celebration of the rich and colorful Rajasthani folk culture. The State's traditional performing arts and creative crafts are showcased in this festival.
Men and women all decked up in their colorful attire sing and dance lingering ballads of valor, romance and tragedy while snake charmers, puppeteers, acrobats, folk performers and craftsmen do rapid trade. A number of amusing competitions and contests like turban tying competition and the Mr. Desert competition, which focuses around the length of moustaches coupled with camel races, tug of war etc., further enliven the atmosphere.