An annual Winter is here, Desert is calling…come and be part of the 3-day full-throated extravaganza on the Golden sands of Jaisalmer!!
The Desert Festival is a 3-day of celebration of rajasthan’s rich arts and crafts, designed especially for the tourists. Besides, the lively folk music and dances, colorful bazaars and curio stalls what makes this event delightful is the venue itself, which is the golden Sam’s sand dunes near Jaisalmer. Mr. Desert contests, Camels races, Camel Polo, turban-tying contest and a contest for the longest moustache are the highlights of the event.
Dates: 08 - 10 February 2017 | 29 - 31 January 2018 | 17 - 19 February 2019 | 07 - 09 February 2020
Venue: Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
Timings: Morning and Evenings
Desert festival tour : 6 DAYS ITINERARY
This itinerary covers the entire 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 Delhi > Jodhpur > Jaisalmer
(305 km /5-6 hrs)
Moving to the desert land : You fly from Delhi to Jodhpur. From here drive to Jaisalmer - the golden city of India. En route we stop first at Osyian and later at Keechan. At Osiyan there are intricately carved temples erected by the wealthy merchants of the area. They are said to compare to the world class Hoysala temples of Karnataka and Sun temple of Konark. While at Keechan you get to see flocks of Demoiselle cranes, 300 or more birds that migrate over 4,000 km mainly to India. As the smallest of the 15 species of cranes found worldwide, the Demoiselle is docile and easily domesticated.
Later drive to Jaisalmer to check in to the hotel for the night stay.
DAY 3 - Jaisalmer The Golden Oasis :
Wake up early in the morning to attend the Mangal aarti (prayers sung in praise of God) at the Gadsisar Lake. On completion of the aarti you return to the hotel for breakfast after which you set out to see the astounding Jaisalmer fort and the royal cenotaphs.You will then be dropped at the venue of the festival.
Rest of the day is for you to enjoy and even participate in the various programs of the day that include the Turban Tying Competition for Indians and foreigners, contests for the best moustaches, Mr. and Miss. Desert followed by Surya Kiran Show (acrobatic performance) by the Indian Air Force. At the end of the day are held various folk dance and music programs and fire works display - but we suggest you to return to the hotel after air show and attend the music programs the next day.
DAY 4 - Jaisalmer Go sporty! :
Ladies and Gentlemen do your breakfast well and energize yourself as today, at the festival venue, you have a chance to participate and contribute to your team's win in a Tug of war - Indians Vs Foreigners (both men and women). Ladies also have the opportunity to test their balancing act in the Matka (earthen pitcher) race competition. Besides enjoy the camel decoration, camel polo and other programs.
Later you can visit a few heritage havelis (Mansions of rich merchants) and spend the evening roaming about in the city. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
DAY 5 - Jaisalmer Festive finale in untrammeled sands :
After breakfast set out to enjoy the cricket match (Indian Vs Foreigners). Then you will drive to Sam sand dunes, the venue for the grand finale of the desert festival. On reaching there you first go for a ride on the 'ship of desert' i.e. camel.
Today, along with other programs, you enjoy the grand cultural program by Rajasthani folk artists in a perfect milieu. The day is concluded with an opulent display of fireworks late in the evening. Overnight in a tented accommodation here.
DAY 6 - Jaisalmer > Jodhpur
(305 km /5-6 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 Jodhpur airport from where you catch your flight for Delhi.