Where: Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
One of the most famous of the festival, the Desert Festival of Jaisalmer concurs with the full moon in February. A three-day venture into the core of the Thar Desert and the golden city of Jaisalmer it is a genuine show on the sands. The desert throbs with a bunch of Rajasthani dances: Ghoomer, Gangaur, Gair Dhap, Moria, Chari and Tehratal. The well known Gair artists and the Fire dances are the uncommon features of the festival. Folk performers like musicians, ballad singers, snake charmers, and puppeteers all exhibit their traditional skills.
There are energizing camel dances, camel aerobatic exhibition, camel races, and camel polo, rivalries for the best decorated camel, tug-of-war between musclemen, a turban tying rivalry and a Mr. Desert challenge. The culmination is a sound and light exhibition on a moonlit night in the midst of sand rises.