Jaisalmer Desert Festival

Jaisalmer desert Festival is held in Jaisalmer,  in the month of January or February  every year.

2016 Dates are Announced – 1st feb to 3rd fed 2016

The duration of the festival is three days and it comes to an end on Poornima (the full moon day).

The  Jaisalmer desert festival is a wonderful opportunity to experience the sandstone city of Jaisalmer and surroundings at their magical best.

The festival starts with exhibiting the life and culture of the desert, from Sonar Fort to the Shahid Poonam Singh Stadium. Competitions, including Mr. Desert and the longest mustache, are held next followed by music and dance performances.


The second day-

with a host of bizarre camel related activities at Dedansar Stadium.

Camel decorating, camel fur cutting, and camel polo will keep you amused for hours.

In the afternoon, the activities again return to Shahid Poonam Singh Stadium where the Border Security Force Camel Tattoo takes place.

Marvel over gymnastics on camel back, and camel band with formation dancing.

The third day,

the festival culminates with a gala Rajasthani folk concert under the stars in the Sam sand dunes. Also catch a cricket match, camel race, parachuting, and Air Force display in the dunes.

Events and Activities of   jaisalmer Desert Festival

  • The famous Gair and Fire dancers
  • Camel polo and camel dance
  • Display of the most glorious Mustaches
  • A turban tying competition
  • Mr. Desert Contest
  • Folk performers such as snake charmers, puppeteers and acrobats

A trip to the Sam sand dunes marks the grand finale,

where you will enjoy camel rides and brilliant performance by the folk artist under the full moon against the backdrop of picturesque dunes.

The Rajasthan tourism organizes the Jaisalmer Desert festival.

There is tourist help cell to deal  with the problems faced by tourists.

The arrangements are monitored by local administration and state of the art Medical vans, equipped with the best of medical amenities, are kept on alert.

If you want to buy gifts or souvenirs for your dear ones, this is the place to be. For this place not only have items from and around Jaisalmer but of the whole Rajasthan.