Festival is an event conducted by the Department of Tourism, Art and
Culture, Government of Rajasthan, every year in the month of January
in the beautiful city of Bikaner. The city of Bikaner is an exercise
town of Bikaner is located in the Northern part of Rajasthan. Desert
region's Folk dances and Music; add on to what is otherwise an
exclusive camel affair. Camels fascinate tourists from all over the
world with their movements. Charm and grace. In camel festival the
ships of the desert are seen at their best. A sight of extraordinary
camel activities like camel races, camel dances, and the bumpy, neck
shaking camel rides highly fascinates the viewers. The camels display
amazing footwork, dancing gracefully to the slightest direction of
their riders The two day festival is marked by different interesting
activities. Their displays and competitions accompany the color, music
and rhythm distinctive to a fair in Rajasthan. The jubilant skirt
swirling dancers, the awe-inspiring fire dance and the amazing
fireworks light up the fortified Desert City. The festivities reach to
the peak with a different sense as the well-known artists show a
medley of folk dances and songs. Finally, the festival concludes on a
fine note by wonderful display of sparkling fireworks which
illuminates the desert city of Bikaner.
of Camel Festival
festival starts with the parade of beautifully ornamented camels. The
procession heads towards the open sand grounds. Here, the festivities
commence in earnest. The Camel Pageant is held on the first day
wherein the camel owners demonstrate their Camels' ornaments and
jewellery. Camel dance performances are also held. A competition for
best ornamented camel, fur cutting design, camel milking and the most
excellent camel hair cut is structured The camels show remarkable
footwork, dancing stylishly to the slightest direction of their
drivers. Colourful bridles, bejewelled necks, jingling anklets and
long, lanky camel darkness on dusky sands, cast a miraculous spell.In this festival tea and sweets prepared by camel milk are made
available to the visitors who are interested in enjoying them.
On the second day, the fleetest camels of the region take part in the
camel races. The competition is violent as the best camels compete for
the honors. Thousands of eager tourists and locals cheer the
On both days, the evening ends with a appointment with the well-known
folk artists of Rajasthan. The jubilant, skirt swirling dances, the
awe inspiring fire dances and many other equally exciting performances
entertain the visitors. The grand finale is a wonderful display of
fireworks which illuminates the desert city of Bikaner.
always an unapproachable land Positioned in the heart of the desert
belt, Before the arrival of modern motor vehicles the survival of the
people of this region depended on the 'Ship of the desert' - the
Camel. The camels of this region were well-known for their endurance
as well as their power and attractiveness.
In fact, the Bikaner army had an Exclusive camel corps called the
Ganga Risala which took active part in both the World Wars. The Ganga
Risala was a Camel unit in the army even after the independence and it
took part in Indo-Pak wars. Bikaner also boasts of the only Camel
breeding center in India.
Camel can still be seen pulling heavy loads on carts in this area.
With such a long association with Camels, it is but usual that the
Department of Tourism, Art and Culture chose to hold the Camel
festival in Bikaner.
well-known for Junagarh Fort, The Suraj Pol or Sun Gate, Lal garh
Palace, Ganga Golden Jubilee Museum, Gardens and Parks and many other.
How to get
some trains link it to vital cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai and
Rajasthan Roadways run very comfortable deluxe buses from Delhi
(Bikaner House, Near India Gate) to Bikaner. The roads are very fine,
and it takes around 8-9 hrs from Jaipur.
With superior road conditions you can also travel by private car/taxi.
The nearest airport service is at Jodhpur.
Tourists can celebrate in stylish charm and grace exuded by the “Ship
of the Desert” through the different contests and events that are
held. In addition to celebrating the camel, tourists can also wonder
at the beautiful cultural performances being enacted by celebrated
folk singers and dancers from the region. As a fitting finale,
tourists can enjoy the magnificent display of fireworks that marks the
end of the festival.
township of Bikaner is magnificent with marvellous architecture and
attractive camels. The Bikaner Camel Festival is held with the main
plan to emphasize the significance and celebrate the animal often
referred to as the “Ship of the Desert”.
Activities like camel races, camel milking contests, fur cutting
design; best breed competition, camel acrobatics and camel bands are
also held much to the joy and appreciation of the tourists gathered
there. Also tourists wonder at the graceful and delicate steps that
the camel dances as directed by their trainers and handlers. With
their delicate necks, stylish long legs and decorated body the camel
paints the perfect picture as an animal that has its own attraction
Bikaner, In The Midst of Thar Desert In Rajasthan, Is A generous
State. Bikaner Is Famous for Its red Sandstone Forts, beautiful
Architecture of Its Palaces, Havelis and Camel Safaris.Rajasthan Desert Camel Festival Bikaner is a miracle of Rajput
Architecture. It is among the three vital cornerstones of the
Rajasthan Travel route and offers a glimpse into the Real Rajasthan.Established in 1488 AD, Rajasthan Desert Camel Festival Bikaner the
previous generous State of the same name, is a shing example of
Rajasthan Heritage.Bikaner used to be
a significant trade route connecting the country with China and
Rajasthan Desert Camel Festival Bikaner is well-known for its
buildings made of red and yellow sandstone, outstanding Forts, Palaces
and Camel Safaris. Bikaner is proud of riding quality of its Camels
and its Camel Festival is very popular among the Tourist.Rajasthan Desert Camel Festival Bikaner city is surrounded by high
fortification comprising of a seven km long wall, that encircles the
old city and has five Entrances, all build in the eighteenth Century.
Well-known places to see in Rajasthan Desert Camel Festival Bikaner
comprise the Junagarh Fort.
The Fair and Festivals of Rajasthan Desert Camel Festival Bikaner
comprise the Akshaye Tritya, Karni Mata Fair, Kapil Muni Fair and
in Rajasthan Desert Camel Festival Bikaner
Offering most brilliant of the facilities and warm hospitality, the
accommodation options in Bikaner are many in numbers. The Heritage
hotels in the city area most important attraction for Tourists as they
present a Royal stay. A number of of the popular Deluxe Heritage
hotels of Bikaner are Hotel Lalgarh Palace,Gajner Palace Hotel, Hotel
Bhanwar Niwas. Hotel Maan Bilas, Hotel Bhairon Vilas and Hotel Jaswant
Bhawan are also in Heritage catagory. Depending on your need and
budget you can also choose from budget hotels such as Dhola Maru,
Hotel Palace View and Hotel Thar.
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