The desert festival in Jaisalmer is held each year in the month of February. This colorful desert festival is held at the Sam Sand Dunes which is at a distance of 42 kilometers from the city of Jaisalmer. There are several cultural events, camel races, folk performances to showcase the rich cultural heritage of the state of Rajasthan.
Not exciting enough! Attend the contests to judge the man with the best moustache. Everything is exotic in the Desert festival, amidst the golden sands of the Thar Desert. With a final musical performance by folk singers under the moonlit sky at the dunes in Sam, just outside Jaisalmer, the festival comes to its end. The rich culture of the region is on display during this three daylong extravaganza. Dance & Songs by Folk artists, Acrobatics by Local Nomadic Gymnasts, Entertaining, Puppet Shows, Snake Charmers Dance, Turban tying competition, Longest moustaches competition, Mr. Desert contest, Camel Race, Camel Polo, Camel Dance competition, Camel Decoration competition are one of the few cultural events.
You will never forget marvels like the famous Gair and Fire dancers that are the major attraction of the desert festival celebrations. Interesting contests including a tying competition and a Mr. Desert contest further enhance the fun of the occasion. A trip to the Sam sand dunes marks the grand finale, where you will enjoy camel rides and brilliant performance by the folk artist under the full moon against the backdrop of picturesque dunes.