Jaisalmer Desert Festival 2019 – Explore the Culture of Rajasthan

Why spend a dull New Year when all colors, fun and frolic awaits you at the Jaisalmer Desert festival. What makes this festival so special?

Exploring the rich culture and colors of Rajasthan under the warmth of the winter sun can be an immemorial experience. People come here in traditional attire, women in large ghagras and hands adorned with Mehendis and big bangles while males make their moustaches twisted, wear large turbans around their head with dhoti and Jaipuri printed Kurtas.

The Fusion of Dance, Music and Puppet Shows

While one part of the fair is crowed with snake charmers, puppet shows, folk singers and dancers, the other part showcases the beauty of the place with stalls on handicrafts, leather shoes, boutique apparels, handbags, silver jewelry and many more.

Puppet shows in Jaisalmer

Puppet Shows, Jaisalmer

Taste a Delicious Food during Jaisalmer Desert Festival

The fair is also a great place to taste authentic food of Rajasthan. From the spicy laalmaas to sumptuous Dal Bati Churma from Bikaneri namkeens to simple kher sangria, the fair ground is filled with the aroma of delectable cuisines.

Dal Baati Choorma Jaisalmer

Dal Baati Choorma

Last but not the least, witness the unique rituals of Rajasthan at the Desert Festival. Camels are decked up in the ancient style with Gorbands around their neck and these dance to the tunes of sarangi. Camel races and camel polo are other fun filled activities of the fair.

Desert Festival will take place at Jaisalmer, near the Sam Sand Dunes from 17th February 2019 to 19th February 2019.

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Jaisalmer Desert Festival

Scared about the weather? Want some comfort? Well, Palace on Wheels helps you celebrate life at this desert festival. How?

Let us check out.

The 7 nights and 8 days tour package of this luxury train picks you up from Delhi and then takes you to Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Sawai Madhopur, Bharatpur, Fatehpur Sikri and Agra. Besides exploring the forts and palaces of other cities, you can also visit the Desert Festival, stay at the desert camps of Jaisalmer and enjoy the serenity of the Thar.

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Palace on Wheels ensures that you get a homely feeling on-board. It has 14 coaches, each with a mini pantry and a lounge to meet your mid-day or midnight snack needs. Every coach has classic furniture with inlaid motifs, giving a regal edge to the suites. The rooms are spacious, fresh with the aroma of flowers, walls adorned with rich paintings and large mirrors, floors covered with soft wall to wall carpets, life on Palace on Wheels is just like staying at a 5-star hotel.

Palace on Wheels is equipped with facilities like

  • Air conditioned coaches
  • Round the clock attendant
  • Running hot and cold water
  • Channel music and intercom
  • Free internet and newspapers
  • SPA, library and indoor games
  • On-board medic and medicines
  • Attached bathroom with showers
  • Wash basin with high end toiletries

The train comes with an exquisite dining car where you can get an array of Indian and global cuisines while the bar provides you with high quality drinks, hot and cold beverages.

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So why wait? Get ready to enjoy the magic of moonlight with bonfire and enticing melodies at the Desert Festival this New Year with Palace on Wheels.

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