Bikaner Camel Festival
Bikaner Camel Festival - Dedicated to Ship of the Desert
Camel is popularly known as the “Ship of the Desert” and has been an integral part in the life of Rajasthan. To honour this, the people of Rajasthan celebrated Bikaner Camel Festival every year in Bikaner. This desert town is located right in northern part of Rajasthan. The Camel Festival is a special event organized in the city of Bikaner by the Tourism Department, Art and Culture, Rajasthan Government, in month of January every year. Desert region's Music and Folk dances; Makes its place in this fair making it an exclusive one. Camels attract tourists from different corners of world mainly with the special movements, with grace and Charm. A picturesque view of absolutely different performances by camels, races of camel, dances by camels, and last but not the least bumpy, l rides on the neck shaking camels.
The Bikaner camel festival begins with the camels which are beautifully decorated passing before the Junagarh fort in Bikaner. The journey continues to the open sand of grounds. This is how the festival is started with colourful pageant. On the 1st day of the festival, a contest is held for the best jewellery and decoration of cutting design of fur on camels. The best breed of camel is organized. Camel races, camel dancing performances are held on second day of the event. The amazing movements of foot and dance performances by the camels here manage to cast magical spell on mind of the spectators.
Cultural performances of folk dances and music add to the pageantry of the Camel Festival. The festival ends with a magnificent fireworks display, which lightens up the desert city named Bikaner. The colourful camel festival provides you the best opportunity to see the camels at their best. Thousands of tourist from all around the world visit Bikaner every year to enjoy this colourful cultural extravaganza. This is a wonderful sight when the well decorated camel's parade in front of the spectators to open up sands keeping Royal Junagarh Fort right in background. Colourful bridles, jingling anklets, bejewelled necks, and long camel shadow on dusky sand casting a magical atmosphere all over in Bikaner Festival for Camels.
Significance of Bikaner Festival
This festival holds significant role of the Rajasthani people. Tourists from all over the world visit this festival to enjoy the colourful shades of camel. This festival defines the true culture and tradition of Rajasthan. In the evening, you can enjoy the gypsy. The music will take you the peace of mind no matter from which part of the country you belong. So do no delay and pack your bags for this lovely festival this year.
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