In the month of January
About Camel Festival
The Camel festival is organized by the Department of Tourism,
Art and Culture, Government of Rajasthan,
year in the month of January, in Bikaner. The festival is
a celebration of the ships of desert better known as Camels.
Camels attract tourists from all over the world with their
graceful movements. The festival has unusual camel performances:
camel races, camel dances, and the jolting, neck shaking camel
The Camel Festival starts with a colorful procession of
adorned camels against the red sandstone backdrop of the
Junagarh Fort. Then the festival progresses to the open
sand-spreads of the grounds, followed by the best breed
competition, the tug-of-war contest, camel dance and acrobatics,
The camels present surprising footwork, dancing gracefully
to the slightest direction of their trainers. Bridal, bridles,
bejeweled necks, jingling anklets and long, gangling camel
shadows on dusky sands cast a magical spell. This festival
is one of the most sought after events in Rajasthan which
attracts lots of tourists from all over the world.
In the evenings famous folk artists from Rajasthan perform
and entertain tourists. The enthusiastic Rajasthani dancers,
the fascinating fire dance, and the dazzling fireworks light
up the bastioned desert city of Bikaner.
Camel races, Camel dances and rides are the highlights of
this festival. Apart from these folk songs and dances in
the evenings are also an added attraction.
Other attractions, Bikaner is famous for are, Junagarh
Fort, The Suraj Pol or Sun Gate, Lal garh Palace, Ganga
Golden Jubilee Museum, Gardens, Parks and many more.