Jaisalmer Desert Festival
Jaisalmer Desert Festival is observed in the city of Jaisalmer. The city is known as the Golden City of India for the gold colored fortress of sandstone known as the Sonar Qila. And not just these fortresses, various other beautiful architectural buildings of the city are the significances of the festival. The magnificent palaces and the temples are well deserving of being the main subjects of the festival.
In 2013, the Jaisalmer Desert Festival was observed in the period between 23rd and 25th of February.
The city has numerous examples of the great works by the master sculptors and the stone smiths. The popularity of seaports and Surat and Bombay and the discovery of the sea routes have given the rightful exposure the city deserves. Also, the collections of the gemstones, opium, silk and gold have made the city’s outlook richer. The markets, houses and the haveli’s of the city are populated by the families of the merchants and the artisans.
The population of Jaisalmer consists of the people who are living there for generations. This means that they are carrying well enough the rich heritage of the city in different forms. The experience of their predecessors regarding the rulers and the traders of the city is full of prosper, making Jaisalmer a true city of gold. Therefore, it is needless to say that the city has every reason to stage the concerned festival.
Various highlighted points of the city are revolving around the famous forts, temples, haveli’s, lakes, cenotaphs, Sam Sand Dunes and so on. The festival is one of the chief features of tourist attraction. As a matter of fact, there are several tourism companies which arrange for special visits for the tourists while keeping the festival at the center stage. Viewing the web reviews regarding the tourism packages of the city can be more than just worthwhile to experience the grandeur.
Celebrating Jaisalmer Dessert Festival
The celebration of the Jaisalmer Dessert Festival consists of various activities such as folk dances, camel races, tug-of-war sport, and so on. The days of the festival become colorful deliberately with the arrangements of the lightings in the forts and the haveli’s. Different other cultural and ritual works are also performed by the citizens of Jaisalmer. The designs of the camels are something worthy of experiencing. On the whole, each and every activity performed in the Jaisalmer Dessert Festival is worth of photography and videography.
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