Desert Camps in Jaisalmer
Every year during the Desert Festival in Rajasthan, the barren land around Jaisalmer comes alive with the beats of traditional musical instruments, songs, colors and remarkable enthusiasm. The festival of Rajasthan displays the best of traditional Rajasthani folk culture that will leave you mesmerized. This attractions in this usual fair in Rajasthan include the breathtaking performances by the skilled jugglers and snake charmers. But the major attractions of the fair remain the camel acrobatics, camel races and docor, camel polo, tug of war and countless other such events.
Dedicated to the Goddess Gauri (Parvati), Mewar Festival in Rajasthan offers the best of Rajasthani culture. This festival in Rajasthan is celebrated to welcome the spring season with various rituals and fireworks. The grand climax is seen when group of women dressed in rainbow hues of scarlet, yellow, green and purple carry images to the Gangaur Ghat of lake Pichola and a stately boat procession starts from the Lake Palace.
Elephant Festival, Jaipur
Held every year around the colorful festival of Holi, Elephant Festival in Rajasthan unveils the majesty and grandeur of camels. The major attractions of the festival include a royal procession of sixty elephants in their best finery, a match of elephant polo, an elephant race and playing Holi on mammals. It will surely be a time to cherish for a long time to come.
Camel Fair, Bikaner
The Camel Fair in Rajasthan is popular in Bikaner and is held in January. The "ship of the desert", the camel, is adorned with colorful saddles, anklets and necklaces. A procession is carried out displaying the camels, while the camel owners hold their heads up in pride. Contests and shows are a part of the celebrations. The crowds cheer as the tug-of-war contests, the camel races and the camel dancing competitions are held.
Teej Festival, Jaipur
Held in Jaipur, the Teej Festival of Rajasthan commemorated the union of Goddess Parvati with Lord Shiva. As the desert scorches with the hot summer sun, everyone waits impatiently for the advent of the monsoons. Teej marks the arrival of the long awaited rains and is the festival of swings. Swings are decorated with flowers and young girls sing merry songs. The Teej idol is adorned and worshipped.