Activities of the Fiesta
Desert festival is the perfect time to plan a tour to Jaisalmer i.e. between January/February. This is the time when the city showcases performing arts and organizes several competitions. The dances performed by the local artists called Gair, the captivating folk music and the Fire dance represents the true heritage and culture of colorful Rajasthan. Besides the folk music and dances, a number of competitions are also held to add to the beauty of the festive occasion. The variety of competitions include-
Mr. Desert Competition: The longest moustache competition is organized in which the winner is honored with the title of 'Mr. Desert'.
Camel Sports: When it comes to sports and lively activities, Camel, the 'ship of the desert' cannot stay behind. Camel Polo and Camel Dance are performed which brims the city with unmatched enthusiasm. Furthermore, the different types of lip smacking Rajasthani cuisines like Daal Baati, Gatte ki Sabji, papad and snacks fully lures the food lovers. In addition, people who are fond of shopping and want to buy handcrafted materials, Desert festival is a better option as the grounds of the occasion is a shopper's delight too. Here people can buy colorful tiny decorative items as well as beautiful puppets for their home.
In the peaceful atmosphere of Rajasthan, the Desert festival adds up glistening charm. It enlivens the whole city and leaves behind nostalgic feeling among the visitors as well as the locals.