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Bikaner Camel Festival


Bikaner Camel Festival is an ode to the friend of the desert, Camel. Join the celebrations with Ashoka Holidays' tailor-made itineraries

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Two days of ‘camel at their best’ at the Bikaner fest…camel show & show-off… hoofs & humps...dance & thumps marks the time when we salute this friend of the unfriendly terrain!!!


An annual festival in honor of the Camels, 'Ship of the Desert', organized by the Department of Tourism, Art and Culture, in Bikaner. Considering the role and significance of camels on Rajasthan's vast unfriendly terrain, since the beginning of the desert civilization, it is certainly a rightful attempt. Thousands of foreign and Indian tourists migrate to the deserts of Bikaner to enjoy the 3 days of extravaganza showcasing camels at their best - as competition is open for the best-decorated camel, best fur-cutting design on the camel, best breed of camel and fastest camel. The camels are well groomed for the occasion and ornamented with colorful bejeweled harnesses, saddles, anklets et al from face, neck and withers to the feet. It is certainly a delightful sight to see charms of these creatures all gracefully spruced up for the processions and dances, and contests.



Dates: 10 -  12 Jan 2017, 31 Dec - 02 Jan 2018, 19 - 21 Jan 2019, 08 - 10 Jan 2020 

Venue: Bikaner, Rajasthan

Timings: The events begin in the afternoon and continue throughout the day 

   

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bikaner camel festival tour : 5 DAYS ITINERARY  
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This itinerary covers any two days festival in the minimum possible time. It incorporates the major sightseeing places and excursions (from the festival venue) with the main events of the festival. The program can be customized as per your requirement.

DAY 1 - New Delhi
Welcome to Incredible India :
Welcome to Incredible India! You are welcomed & picked up by our executive from the International airport and transferred to the hotel in your private car. (Our executive will be waiting outside the custom area with a placard of your name) We will have a welcome briefing covering the various aspects of the tour (ensuring that you have the best of the Indian holiday) and you will be handed over the India travel kit containing all relevant documents of your trip (air/rail tickets, hotel vouchers, transport, guide, sightseeing vouchers, writing pads with other travel related documents). No pre-planned activities for the day but the car & the driver will be at your disposal.


Day 2 -  New DelhiMandawa (270 km / 6 hrs)
Paintings, Havelis & Frescos:
 After Breakfast we proceed to Mandawa, a town full of havelis with gold paintings & frescoes, these Havelis were once built by wealthy merchants who hailed from this region and proved their mettle all over the world with popular nickname given as "MARWARI.
Overnight in Mandawa.
  
Day 3 - Mandawa > Bikaner (200 km / 3.5 hrs)
The Desert Citadel: Driving in west we reach the desert citadel - "Bikaner" where the desert is in its full mood. Tucked away in the harsh desert region of western Rajasthan lies the relatively remote city of Bikaner.

Join the festivities happening at the Karni Singh Stadium. The events mentioned above like the camel acrobatics, camel dance, Mr. Bikaner Competition, songs, music, dances etc sets the mood for the coming 2 days. 
  
Day 4 - Bikaner
Festivities: We move to the Ladera village to attend the day-2 of the festival.
Events for the day & evening are the fire dance, Kabbadi, wrestling etc.

Beside the festival, make sure you do not miss out the attractions of Bikaner – unusual Junagarh Fort & weird Deshnok Temple. Junagarh Fort, unlike all the major forts of Rajasthan which are on hilltops, this one was built on the desert plains itself. The palace complex's sumptuously decorated interiors are better preserved than in almost any other region. Also visit the camel breeding farm and famous rat temple at Deshnok. Overnight at Bikaner.

Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
 
Day 5 - Bikaner > Jaipur (380 km / 6-7 hrs)
Tour Ends: The celebration comes to an end and its time to bid adieu but with vibrant impressions of Rajasthan’s vivid culture in your memory book. After breakfast we will drive you to Jaipur airport from where you catch your flight for Delhi or can continue your Indian Sojourn.
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DAY 1: PROPOSED ACTIVITIES
 
  1. Ceremonial procession
  2. Inauguration   
  3. Camel Acrobatics by BSF   
  4. Mrs. Bikana Competition   
  5. Miss Marwan Competition   
  6. Mr. Bikana (Senior) Competition   
  7. Mr. Bikana (Junior) Competition   
  8. Camel decoration competition   
  9. Camel dance competition   
  10. Fur cutting competition    
  11. Grand cultural competition   

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm: Junagarh fort to Dr. karni singh stadium for Ceremonial Procession

1:30 pm to 8:30 pm: Dr. karni singh stadium (Rest all events)

 DAY 2: PROPOSED ACTIVITIES
 
  1. Camel safari competition  
  2. Villagers wrestling competition   
  3. Village Ladera Mela Ground
  4. Villagers kabbadi competition    
  5. Villagers women matka phod competition  
  6. Dunes race competition    
  7. Motor bike race competition    
  8. Grand cultural competition    
  9. Fire dance   

9:00 am to 12:00 pm:  From Village Raisar to Ladera for Camel Safari competition

12:00 pm to 8:30 pm: Village Ladera Mela Ground (Rest of the events)

 DAY 2: PROPOSED ACTIVITIES

 
  1. Kho-kho competition (Men)   
  2. Village Ladera Mela Ground
  3. Kho-kho competition (women)    
  4. Women Musical chair competition    
  5. Villagers Matka Race competition    
  6. Tug of war competition    
  7. Camel race competition    
  8. Grand cultural competition    
  9. Grand cultural programme    
  10. Fire dance    
  11. Fire works   

12:00 pm to 9:00 pm: Village Ladera Mela Ground


 
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