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

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.