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.

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.

Camping under the skyCamping under the sky Real Desert Man Safari Jaisalmer

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.  

Desert SafariDesert Safari Real Desert Man Safari Jaisalmer

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.

Rajasthani Dinnerjaisalmer dinner Real desert Man Safari Jaisalmer

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.

Car Rental in JaisalmerCar Rental in Jaisalmer Real Desert Man Safari Jaisalmer

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.