Camel Festival

Location:

Bikaner, Rajasthan

Main Attraction:

Parade of beautifully ornamented camels

Dates 2014:

15-16 January

 

Known as the Ship of the Desert, the Camel has been a fundamental part of the lives of the Rajasthani lifestyle since time immemorial. In order to acknowledge the importance of this useful animal, the Camel Festival of Bikaner is celebrated on a grand scale in Rajasthan. Every year in the month of January, Bikaner comes alive with the grand celebration of the Camel Festival. This grand spectacle should not be missed in case you travel in India in January. The Tourism Department of Rajasthan Government organizes it. Read on about Camel Festival of Bikaner. The festival starts with a vibrant procession of beautifully decorated camels that march gracefully against the backdrop of the massive Junagarh Fort. The procession goes till the open grounds of desert sands and then begins the various activities that include tug-of-war contests, camel dance competitions, puppet shows, acrobat etc. There is also a competition where the best breed of camel is chosen. All activities are enjoyable and are worth a visit.

 
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