The Desert Festival is a famous and awaited event in Jaisalmer. It overlaps a full moon night during the spring season (usually in the month of February) and is held over a few days to celebrate the Thar Desert with brilliant colours, folk dance and music in the midst of sand dunes in front of the Jaisalmer Fort. Each year, artists from villages and cities nearby travel to Jaisalmer for this event. The bright coloured caravans that people use to reach the venue are often spotted in and around the city. It is the best time to explore Jaisalmer because the rich and colourful cultural heritage of Jaisalmer can be experienced in its glory.
Desert Festival in Jaisalmer consists of activities like races, games, some more performances, competitions etc. Visitors can witness Camel Dances, Camel Polo, Camel Formations and thrilling stunts on Camelbacks. Then there are other contests like Tug-of-War, Mr. Desert, Longest Moustache competition, Turban Tying competition etc. held on the second day. On the last day of the festival, which is the night of the Full Moon, the event is organized in front of the Jaisalmer Fort amidst Sam Dunes. This day is full of colourful performances accompanied by some adventure activities like Parachuting and Air Force Display. The celebrations ring in late into the night making it as magical and memorable as possible for the spectators.
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