Camel Festival

Bikaner

Camel Festival Rajasthan

A lively and colourful event, the Camel Festival is organised by the Department of bRajasthan Tourismb, Art & Culture, Rajasthan in BikanerCamel Festival Rajasthanevery year. January is just the right month for a desert spree, and Bikaner just the right place to see the Ships of the Desert. In the camel country Bikaner, these desert leviathans pull heavy cart loads, transport grain and even work at the wells.brbrrnThe Camel Festival begins with a colourful procession of bedecked camels against the red sandstone backdrop of the Junagarh Fort, the festivity advances to the open sand-spreads of the grounds, followed by the best breed competition, the tug-of-war contest, camel dance and acrobatics, etc. A variety of fairs & festivals in Rajasthan present a breathtaking extravaganza. A unique blend of color, rhythm and melody, these are the occasions when the common mass in Rajasthan takes a break from the chaos of daily life and enjoy the colors of festivity. brbrrnThe camels display amazing footwork, dancing gracefully to the slightest direction of their trainers. Bridal, bridles, bejewelled necks, jingling anklets and long, lanky camel shadows on dusky sands cast a magical spell. Hundreds of tourists and thousands of locals and dignitaries revel in this man-and-animal affair organised especially for the tourists.rnbrbrrnThe evenings close with a different tenor and tempo altogether a traditional rendezvous of renowned artistes of Rajasthan and the local folk performers.rnrnThe jubilant skirt-swirling dancers, the awe inspiring fire dance, and the dazzling fireworks light up the fortified desert city of Bikaner.rnrnBikaner is connected by rail and road with all the major cities. The nearest airport is at Jodhpur (243 kms.)