The Desert Festival at Jaisalmer is a colourful festival that contains camel races, cultural programs, competitions for tying the best turban, judging the man with the longest moustache and many or exciting games. Held in the month of February every year, this festival captures the soul of the desert in its fullest form. The festival comes to an end with a scintillating performance by the folk music performers with the vast moonlit skies as the perfect canopy – cover. This festival is held for 3 full days of fun, fervour and excitement.
The desert festival is a treat for the eyes for the foreign tourists who are mesmerised at the display of the local talent and exhibition of Rajasthani culture at its grandest form. The music performances too are based only on local songs. This is a festival that gives extreme importance to the local culture and heritage. The turban tying and moustache competitions are enjoyed to the core by the foreign tourists, as they don’t find such games in their native countries. These tourists enjoy taking pictures of themselves with the winners of these strange competitions.
The Mr.Desert contest gives more colours to the festival and the tourist can finally get to go on camel rides and enjoy the best local talents on display in the music performances, to mark the end of the grand festival. The scenic full-moon, combined with the exhibition of the rich cultural heritage of this place, make this festival, a truly memorable experience for the visitors.