31.01.2007 18 °C
Rajasthan is synonymous with the Thar Desert of India. The Thar Desert has transcended the fact of being just a geographical entity and is now a part and parcel of every Rajasthani. Hence it is no wonder, that a special Desert Festival is organized to commemorate the spirit of Rajasthan in the desert state of Rajasthan.
Held during the winters, the desert festival of Jaisalmer can rightly be called a showcase of Rajasthan's culture and vibrancy. The first thing you notice on reaching the venue is color splashed everywhere. Be it the gaily-decorated shops or the colorfully dressed people, you can find it everywhere. The desert festival provides a lot of scope for fun and enjoyment. Shop for mementos, enjoy camel rides or gush at the unique spectacle of camel dances - you can never have a dull moment in Jaisalmer.
A day at the Jaisalmer desert festival would be an out of the world experience but the merriment seems to grow as the day wears on. A huge number of folk artists and performers descend on the festival venue around evening and regale visitors with their lively performances. Bon fires and colorful camps further make it an ideal place to spend a delightful evening complete with music, food and folk tales. If you want to be a part of the desert festival of Jaisalmer next year, make sure to visit Jaisalmer between January 31 - 2 February (2007).