Jaisalmer Desert Festival 2019

Jaisalmer Desert Festival held every year in the month of January-February in the golden city of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer. According to the Hindu calendar, the event is celebrated in the Magh month which is three days prior to the full moon. The Thar Desert welcomes large number of tourists every year to witness the 3-day extravaganza of desert festival amidst the sand dunes. The peaceful desert comes alive for three days and brings happiness and enthusiasm. Read more about the festival celebrations and enjoy the Jaisalmer packages.

When: 17 February- 19 February 2019

CelebrationsJaisalmer Desert Festival Celebrations

The festival begins with the procession from the Jaisalmer Fort in the morning and ends at Shahid Poonam Singh Stadium. One can witness the locals wearing traditional attire, singing and dancing. Gair and fire dance is performed to attract the visitors.

Competitions like camel polo, camel race, gymnast acts on back of camel, tug of war, Mr. desert, the longest moustache and turban tying are organized.  On the last day of the festival, Air force display, Rajasthan folk dances and parachuting are performed.

There are various food stalls where delicious and traditional food of Rajasthan is available. For shopaholics, there are stalls selling handicraft items, camel leather products, artefacts and souvenirs can be bought.

To enhance your experience, you can also book your stay at the Jaisalmer desert camp.  But make sure, you book a stay in advance, since the camps get full due to the over-crowd.

Desert safari Jaisalmer is a must do activity for every visitor. Without enjoying the camel/jeep safari, your trip would be incomplete. On the back of camel, you can explore the dunes deeply and in fact catch the splendid sunset which looks stunning.

Major Attractions to see in Jaisalmerjaisalmer fort Real Desert Man Safari Jaisalmer

After enjoying the festival, time comes for Jaisalmer Sightseeing to explore the major attractions of the city such as, Jaisalmer Fort, one of the live forts in the world, Nathmalji ki haveli, Patwaon ki haveli, Salim Singh ki haveli, Gadisar Lake and Vyas Chhatri.

How to Reach Jaisalmer?

There are several modes of transportation for you to reach Jaisalmer. You can choose one of them based on your convenience, travel budget and comfort level.

By Air: There is a direct flight from Delhi and Mumbai to Jaisalmer. But if you don’t get direct flight then you can board a flight to Jodhpur Airport and from there you can rent car Jaisalmer to reach Jaisalmer hassle-free.

By Train: Jaisalmer is well-connected with the rail network. Trains are easily available from major destinations.

By Road: Roads are well-connected with national highways and state highways. This is also a better option.

So, enjoy the Jaisalmer Desert festival and experience the vivid colors of the festival.

Jaisalmer Desert Life- A Thrilling Experience

Camping in the Thar Desert, discovering the golden sand dunes with camel safari, sunset views over the dunes, cultural evening at the campsite, is all that makes Jaisalmer desert life the most wonderful experience in Rajasthan that draws major attention of tourists towards the Golden City, Jaisalmer. Desert life of Jaisalmer offers one of the most tempting experiences in the never-ending sleek stretch of sand while enjoying a bumpy ride over the dunes and at night stare the sparkling stars in the night along with the cultural show at the campsite. Jaisalmer is famous for its desert life which is the most unbeatable experience in the Thar Desert. Here are enlisted things that you must try while enjoying the desert life of Golden Sand Dunes.Sunset-Desert-Safari-Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer Camel Safari

enjoying a bumpy camel ride in the golden sand dunes is the most enchanting part of desert life experience. Desert Safari Jaisalmer will make you relish the mesmerizing sunset and sunrise view over the dunes that are the most beautiful and photogenic view at golden sand dunes which you must capture in your cameras. Many desert camel safari tours are specially designed by the tour operators in Jaisalmer, these tours include short desert trip as well as a day-long desert tour. These tours usually start from Jaisalmer, Pushkar, Bikaner and the final getaway to desert tours is Jodhpur.Best-Camel-Safari-Tour-Jaisalmer-Rajasthan

Cultural Evening in the Thar Desert-

after a long day in the desert the best thing that can relish you is a cultural evening which is organized by the travel operators with a bonfire. The evening will make you witness the Rajasthani folk dance and music performance usually, this performance is done by Kalbeliya tribe who are clad in their ethnic Rajasthani costumes. With this fascinating cultural performance at the golden sand dunes, you may enjoy the famous Rajasthani dance form of Kalbeliya dance. This dance is performed by a female dancer and the male performer plays a musical instrument.Camel-Safari-in-Sunset-Rajasthan

Camping in the Thar Desert

the most wonderful experience of desert life is camping over the golden sand dunes with proper arrangement of camping essentials the campsite. An experience of sleeping under the canopy of stars over the campfire is the most wonderful attraction of desert life. Jaisalmer Desert Camp is also included in the day-long desert tours which require a night stay at golden sand dunes.Jaisalmer-Sand-Dunes

What is the best time to plan the Jaisalmer Desert Safari Tour?

Jaisalmer faces very hot climatic condition during summers as the temperature extends to the 42 to 45 degree Celsius approximately which makes it very difficult to explore Jaisalmer during these days. In the months of monsoon, the golden city observes very less rain and increase humidity in the atmosphere. Winters are an ideal time to visit Jaisalmer because at that time the temperature remains stable with freeze evenings. So the best time to plan your Jaisalmer Desert Safari is during the months of winters that is October to March.Camel-Safari-Tour-Packages

Some important tips for desert safari-

  • Book your desert safari with the best tour operator.
  • Discover the unexplored track of desert wherein you can enjoy the tranquil aura at the golden sand dunes.
  • Pack your essentials along with you such as water, food, medicines etc.
  • Travel in the group tour to the desert will make your journey fun, magical, and memorable.
  • Get all the desert camping stuff along with you.
  • Plan a day-long desert tour so that you can witness the charm of desert life and visit nearby desert villages.See the Sunrise next morning Real Desert Man Safari Jaisalmer

Nothing can beat the experience of enjoying the desert life of Jaisalmer which is the most delightful and enchanting part of Jaisalmer Sightseeing. Don’t miss this experience while exploring beautiful diverse land of India. So, plan your tour with the best Jaisalmer Tour Package and embark upon the most beautiful golden city of Rajasthan. 

Desert Diary: A Memorable Trip to Jaisalmer

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I went on a trip to Jaisalmer in the month of November with a group of 5 friends. We reached Jaisalmer Railway Station in the morning. We had booked a Full Day Desert Safari Tour Package from the Real Desert Man Safari Jaisalmer. It was our best and smart decision to book a package online. The company cab came to pick us on the Railway Station. It had saved our time in hiring a cab and guide.jaisalmer tour packages

Our tour started here. Our guide was giving us information about the history of Jaisalmer and its majestic architecture. We reached Kuldhara Village which is an abandoned site. We could see very few people around us. People were in their traditional dress, probably it was Rajasthani dress. Women wearing ghaghra and silver ornaments, men wearing dhoti and turban. We loved clicking few pictures with them.

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We moved on ahead and we had lunch under the shade of a tree. The food was simply scrumptious and much better than 5-star hotel food. The way food was served with love and magic, we were so impressed.  We had an amazing experience to have lunch in this way.

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We further went for camel safari. The camels were decorated colorfully. Initially, I was scared but later when ,my ride started, I got comfortable and enjoyed till it ended. We were taken through the sand dunes and some majestic sites. In the evening, we clicked some splendid shots of sunset. I wished my ride to never end, I was enjoying at fullest. In fact all my friends had so much fun during the camel safari.

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We were dropped at the Camps where we were asked for welcome drinks and snacks for refreshment. There was an open fire where we cooked food together. This was another interesting activity when we enjoyed so much. We had dinner and we didn’t know we will cook so delicious food. We clicked some more pictures and selfies.

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Finally, our driver dropped us at our hotel safely. The tour ended and we would love to come back again to enjoy the desert safari on the sand dunes.

Next day, we enjoyed sightseeing at Jaisalmer city. The fort and havelis were so mesmerizing. In the evening, we departed for our next destination.

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We loved our trip to Jaisalmer. All this could not be possible without the support and management by Real Desert Man Safari Jaisalmer. Thank you so much for making our trip memorable and fun-loving.

Some of the Best Golden Sand Dunes Experiences at Jaisalmer

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The golden city, Jaisalmer is bejewelled with a never-ending sleek stretch of sand that is Golden Sand Dunes which makes the desert an ideal allure for the travel buff. The most enchanting thing which one cannot miss in Rajasthan is Desert Safari Jaisalmer which is a reason that makes a city known as the Golden City. From a leisurely walk in the yellow sand to the desert camping, there are plenty of things to do in the city tour. A trip to Rajasthan is incomplete without experiencing the charm of the Golden Sand Dunes. A cultural show over the desert in the vibrant nights, gazing at the stars, sleeping under the canopy of stars, making food over the campfire, capturing the most wonderful sunrise and sunset view over the desert is what all about Jaisalmer desert dairies.

Camel Safari-Camel Safari Jaisalmer Real Desert Man Safari Jaisalmer

sitting on the back of a camel and enjoying a bumpy ride over the sand dunes, is what makes camel safari the most popular attraction in Jaisalmer. Camel Safari Jaisalmer in the dunes takes you to witness the charm of the non-touristic area (offbeat track) of the desert is the best thing that you can do in Jaisalmer. Discover the wide riches of the desert and enjoying the mesmerizing sunrise and sunset views over the desert. You can visit Kuldhara- an abandoned village while riding a horse over the dunes.

Jeep Safari-Jeep Safari Real Desert Man Safari Jaisalmer

a ride along the blustery wind is the second most popular activity in Jaisalmer wherein one can enjoy jeep safari which takes you across the unexplored desert area of the Golden Sand Dunes with utmost comfort and ease. The jeep safari can take you to explore the never-ending sleek stretch of sand, Padholi sanctuary, and Desert National Park of Jaisalmer.

Enjoying the desert safari in Jaisalmer, here are some of the most important tips to follow in the tour-

  • Wear a hat to protect your hairs from the blowy wind.
  • Apply sunscreen to protect your skin from sun damage.
  • To guard your eyes against gusty winds wear sunglasses.
  • Wear long sleeves shirt, trouser, sneaker/boats to cover yourself properly.
  • Get your phone charger, memory card, and cameras along with you to capture the magnificent beauty of the Golden Sand Dunes.
  • Carry a towel, tissue paper, medical kit, toilet paper, and torch along with you.

Musical evening & Desert camping at Golden Sand DunesMusical evening & Desert camping at Golden Sand Dunes Real Desert man safari Jaisalmer

Safari in the desert is incomplete without experiencing a musical evening and camping in the desert. Spending a whole day in the desert, and later refreshing yourself at the desert camp while enjoying a cultural show is a what makes your Jaisalmer tour the most memorable tour of India. The Kalbeliya dance performance by the tribes who are dressed up in a black dress with beautiful mirror work on their dress is the best way to experience the cultures of Rajasthan at the golden sand dunes. Jaisalmer Desert Camp offers you an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of vibrant nights, gazing at the sparkling stars capturing the beautiful sunset view of the desert, sleeping under the canopy of stars which is the most happing thing in the desert.

How to reach Jaisalmer?

By air- Jaisalmer airport is 5 kilometres away from the city which is well connected with Jaipur, Delhi, and Jodhpur.

By Train- The railway station at Jaisalmer which is almost 2 kilometres away from the city.

By bus- You can reach Jaisalmer by bus from Jaipur. no direct bus is available from Delhi to Jaisalmer, so you can opt for Delhi-Jaipur-Jaisalmer which is almost 800 kilometres.

Embark upon the golden city and feel pleasure from Desert Safari Jaisalmer and make your tour a memorable one.

Camping in Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer is the golden city of India, known for various activities to be enjoyed at the Thar Desert. From the Jaisalmer Sightseeing of fort & havelis to the boat ride at Gadisar Lake and from the camping under sky to the desert safari Jaisalmer, there is so much to see, do and enjoy in Jaislamer. People come Jaisalmer and enjoy exploring the major attractions such as, Jaisalmer Fort, Nathamal ji ki haveli, Patwaon ki haveli, Salim singh ki haveli, Gadisar Lake, Vyas Chhatri, Jain Temple and so on. But only few people experience the camping in Jaisalmer.

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Sleeping under the sky studded with glittering stars is an amazing experience that everyone should have once in a lifetime.  To experience the camping, head towards the Sam Sand Dunes which is 42Kms away from the city of Jaisalmer. En route, watch the local people, their lifestyle, culture and villages. It is better to arrive on the dunes in the late afternoon. Camping is not only about sleeping under the sky, there are lot more to do at the Sand Dunes. The best time to enjoy the camping is during the winters. People also plan during Christmas Eve and Ney Year Eve to have the blasting celebrations.  

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Jaisalmer Desert Safari is one of the best things to do in Jaisalmer. You get two options in safari- Jeep Safari and Camel Safari. Both the safaris have their own experiences. Sitting on the back of camel and riding around the remote areas while enjoying the sunset is altogether a different experience. Click the splendid pictures of the sunset. Another option is to enjoy the Jeep ride where a group of people can ride at a time. Traveling on the bumpy sand dunes with ups and downs is very entertaining. So, you can either experience both the safaris or choose one as per your interests.

Folk Dance of Rajasthan: KalbeliyaFolk Dance of Rajasthan-Kalbeliya Real Desert Man Safari Jaisalmer

A group of women are dressed traditionally in black color, perform Kalbeliya dance. Men play instruments like dholak, been, khajari and sarangi. The performers belong to the Kalbeliya community and are from nomadic tribes. Enjoy this dance performance and during this time, you can have some snacks with drinks. If your trip is planned during the winters then you can also enjoy the bonfire.

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After watching the dance performance, relish your taste buds with the authentic Rajasthani cuisines, dal-bati-churma. The food offered here is very delicious and spicy. If you are a non-vegetarian, then you can also have laal maas.

Sleeping beneath Moon and StarsSleeping beneath Moon and Stars Real Desert Man Safari Jaisalmer

Now, you need to get in the best desert camp in Jaisalmer for spending an overnight. You will be delighted to see the clear sky with a huge number of stars. Sand dunes Jaisalmer is away from the city pollution, thus, one can gaze at the clear sky lit with countless sparkling stars.

See the Sunrise next morningSee the Sunrise next morning Real Desert Man Safari Jaisalmer

In the morning, wake up early to see the beautiful sunrise from the sand dunes. Click some pictures of the sunrise and colorful camels. Have breakfast at the camp and now you can say good bye to the Sand dunes and drive towards Jaisalmer. Explore the major attractions of Jaisalmer within Jaisalmer tour package.

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To travel hassle-free, you can rent car Jaisalmer for the sightseeing, airport /railway transfers etc. You can choose a car ranging from economy to luxury as per your travel budget. The economy cars offers you a great mileage whereas, luxury cars offer you a luxurious ride with ultra-modern features and technology. Hire vans and coaches, if you are traveling in a group.

So, plan your stay at the camp in Jaisalmer and enjoy various activities at the sand dunes.

Experience the thrilling Desert Safari in Jaisalmer & Camping in Jaisalmer

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Exciting desert safari tour, jaw-dropping camping in the golden sand dunes, the grandeur of Jaisalmer Fort, royal heritage havelis, musical evening over the dunes, awe-inspiring view of the sunset over the dunes is what conjures in mind when one talks about Jaisalmer. The city was nicknamed as the “Golden City” because of its yellow sandstone structural designs of monuments and yellow sand dunes which gives a golden-yellowish shade to the city and thus the city is widely known as the Golden City. The exhilarating experiences in Golden sand dunes of Jaisalmer are what makes it one of the major attractions of tourists in Rajasthan. A trip to Jaisalmer may consist of a leisurely walk over the golden sand dunes, bumpy camel ride, or many other several things to do to make your desert safari trip the most memorable experience of life. Let’s get a glimpse of the major activities you can enjoy in the desert area which you can cherish for a lifetime-

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Enjoying a desert tour in two different ways which can be of Came Safari or Jeep Safari over the dunes is what comprised in the Jaisalmer Desert Safari. Here are the two different ways which you can enjoy the Desert safari Jaisalmer tour-

  • Camel Safari –Camel Safari in jaisalmer

During the bygone era, when no other vehicle could travel, camels were the only transport which helps in carrying goods from one place to another in the deserted regions. The camel safari is one of the best safaris which you can enjoy in the desert sands of Jaisalmer. Having a bumpy ride on a camel in the isolated, yet lively areas of the desert will be the best part of your Jaisalmer Diaries that you will cherish for a lifelong. Major attractions of Camel Safari are the magnetic view of the sunrise in the desert, witness the desert hot wilderness, capture the mesmerizing view of the sunset over the dunes, visit the abandoned Kuldhara village, etc.  

  • Jeep Safari – Jeep Safari in jaisalmer safari

The speedy Jeep Safari in the cloudy storms of the deserts delight you then this is amongst the activities which you must try in Jaisalmer. Enjoying a ride in the desert with the uncovered top of the jeep will make the safari even more open for you to experience the charm of nature. The major attractions of Jeep Safari are it will make you explore pitstop at the sand dunes, experience the tradition of the households of nearby villages,  etc.

Some important tips for Desert Safari in JaisalmerDesert Adventure Camp Jaisalmer | Desert Adventure Camp and Safari Jaisalmer

  • Wear a hat for protecting yourself from the harsh sunlight strokes on your head.
  • Wear sunglasses to keep out bright light
  • Carry plenty of water with yourself
  • Don’t forget to carry your general medicines, toilet paper, towels, torch, and other necessary items.

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Camping in the desert is something which you can’t afford to miss in your Jaisalmer dairies. With a good arrangement of camping, you can easily enjoy- an overnight sleep under the canopy of stars, in the isolated desert area, enjoying a cultural evening with a proper sitting arrangement, is all about the desert camping. The musical evening extravagance includes lively folk music and dance performance show over the dunes. Enjoy the beautiful Kalbeliya dance performance and cultural evening in the desert. Jaisalmer Desert Camp is something which one should experience in a lifetime.

These activities must be included in your things to do list, which will surely make your trip a worth exploring. So, plan your tour to Jaisalmer and have a chance to witness the engraved beauty of Jaisalmer.