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Desert Festival - 12th to 14th Feb, 2014

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Desert Festival Jaisalmer

Fair & Festivals (2013-2014)

Camel Fair, Bikaner
(15 - 16 Jan, 2014)
Kite Festival, Jaipur
(14th Jan, 2014)
Nagaur Fair, Nagaur
(6 - 9 Feb, 2014)
Baneshwar Festival
(10 - 14 Feb, 2014)
Brij Festival
(2 - 4 Feb, 2014)
Sheetala Ashtami
(3 April, 2013)
Desert Festival
(12 - 14 Feb, 2014)
Elephant Festival
(16 March, 2014)
Gangaur Fair
(13 - 14 April, 2013)
Mewar Festival
(13 - 15 April, 2013)
Summer Festival
(23 - 25 May, 2013)
Teej Fair
(9 - 10 Aug, 2013)
Urs Ajmer Sharif
(11 May, 2013)
Dusshera Mela
(12 - 14 Oct, 2013)
Marwar Festival
(17 - 18 Oct, 2013)
Pushkar Fair
(9 - 17 Nov, 2013)

Desert Festival Jaisalmer

Desert Festival

Desert FestivalJaisalmer exercise immense charm, but with the staging of the annual Desert Festival (January - February), it has also become one of the more important events on the annual calendar. Essentially, it is a showcase of the performing arts of the region on the stretching sands around this desert citadel. A number of amusing turban tying competitions and camel races.

Activities
The perfect time to visit the golden city is during the Desert Festival, held in Jan/Feb. every year, when the city reverberates to the sound of melodious tunes and rhythms. Folk dances, exciting competitions an contests, especially the turban-tying contest. Mr. Desert contest and camel races enliven the festivities. Colorful craft bazaars are set up for the occasion and a sound and light spectacle is organized wit folk artists performing against the splendid backdrop of the famous Sam sand dunes on the full moon night. Surely a not-to-be missed event.

History
The city has an interesting legend associated with it, according to which, Lord Krishna-the head of the Yadav Clan, foretold Arjuna that a remote descendent of the Yadav Clan would built his kingdom atop the Trikuta Hill. His prophecy was fulfilled in 1156 A.D. when Rawal Jaisal, a descendent of the Yadav Clan and a Bhatti Rajput, abandoned his fort at Lodurva and founded a new capital - Jaisalmer, perched on the Trikuta Hill.

Bahti Rajputs of Jaisalmer were feudal chiefs who lived off the forced levy on the caravans laden with precious silks and spices that crossed the territory enroot Delhi-or-Sind. These caravans earned the town great wealth.

Places to see
Jaisalmer is famous for Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon - ki - Haveli, Tazia Tower, Gadsisar Lake and many more. Jaisalmer city guide and travel information

Getting there
By Air
Jackson Airways has started flight to Jaisalmer from Delhi. You can also fly to Jodhpur and Jaipur. But the flight is 8-seated plane operates only in peak season (Dec-Feb). For the rest of the time Jodhpur is the nearest airport.
By Road
Rajasthan Roadways run very comfortable deluxe & air conditioned buses from Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner. The roads are very good and fairly comfortable.

By Rail
Jaisalmer is connected to Delhi Via Delhi-Jaisalmer Exp. The train starts from Delhi (17.00) and reaches next day at (12.45). There is also train from Jodhpur to Jaisalmer.

Hotels
Luxurious Hotels
These are five star property and luxurious heritage hotels. The hotels range anything from 200 USD - 400 USD. Some of the well-known hotels are Fort Rajwada and Gorbandh Palace.

Business Hotels
These are 2 - 3 star hotels, comes with all the comforts and are good enough when you do not want to spend a lot and looks for comfort also.

Budget Hotels
These are budget hotels, and the facilities vary with the hotels but still some are very good.

Jaisalmer Hotel Directory
For the complete hotel list, please visit our Jaisalmer hotel Directory

Tour operators
There are tour operators and travel agents to help you in planning and making arrangements to see the Desert Festivals. Jaisalmer tour operators and travel agents.



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Desert Festival Jaisalmer
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Desert Festival
General Information
Location:
Jaisalmer
Date
12 - 14 Feb, 2014
Population
50,000
STD code
02992
Famous for
Thar Desert, havelis, fort.
Temp
23.6 C - 7.9 C
Rainfall
15 cms.
Airport
No
Getting There
Train & Bus
Shopping
Embroidery, Rajasthani mirror work, rugs, blankets, old stonework and antique.
Near By
Osian and Sam
Next Year
1 - 3 Feb. 2015


Next Fair or Festival
Elephant Festival
Date: 16th March, 2014
Location : Jaipur
Desert Festival Jaisalmer