PADHARO MHARE DESH
Held in the Hindu Lunar calendar month of Magh (February) three days prior to the full moon, the Desert Festival of Jaisalmer is a colourful annual event being celebrated from 29th January to 31st January 2018 at the Sam Dunes (42 km from Jaisalmer). The Indian state of Rajasthan meaning “Land of the Kings” with its beautiful forts and brilliant architecture, its diverse culture and heritage portrays a perfect picture of harmony with the vast expanse of the pristine Thar desert which played a very important role in the glorious history of Rajasthan.
The Desert Festival of Jaisalmer is an initiative by the Rajasthan Tourism when the desert becomes a canvas coming alive with the colors of laughter, fun, and energy. The beautiful Sam Dunes of the Thar Desert play host to the magnanimous extravaganza of dance, music and food. The desert odyssey of Jaisalmer in the state of Rajasthan, India attracts tourists from all over the world who get a glimpse of the various facets of Rajasthan.
The vast expanse of the Sam Dunes promises a soul – rejuvenating experience of a life time with Rajasthani folk music, folk dance with an array of competitions like the longest mustache, Mr. desert and the turban tying event add to the charmed aura of the Sam.
The magnificence of the desert festival evokes some breathtaking moments with the famous Gair and Fire dancers who keep you transfixed. The 360 degree view of the scenic horizon spread over the sprawling dunes of the Thar serve as a perfect backdrop to the Desert Festival of Jaisalmer which is incomplete without a ride on the ship of the desert.
The Jaisalmer Desert Festival provides a glimpse into the imperial culture of the land away from the modern day life with a chance to showcase the culture and heritage of Rajasthan. The thrilling acrobatic performances by the local nomads known as Nats and the incredible puppet show add to the enjoyment of the revelers Camel who are decked up in all their splendor for the festival.
The culmination of the Desert Festival in all its grandeur is completed with a firework display which sprays the night sky with its vibrant colors.