DatesStart Date: 11-01-2020 End Date: 12-01-2020
Rajasthan is the epitome of the Indian culture and is known for its glimpses of royalty. It is famous for holding many magnificent forts, grandiose temples and havelis and also the expansive desert.
The humungous structure narrates the historical stories while the desert is the lifeline for “the ship of the desert”, the camel. This animal is known for surviving on one of the harshest and dry lands in India. Hence, it seems worth celebrating and dedicating a festival to their survival.
The Bikaner camel festival is conducted annually in the month of January with great enthusiasm and participation in honour of the camels. These animals are not only known for surviving these harsh weather conditions but also known for their act of bravery. “Ganga Risala”, the camel corps, are also known for participating in the World War and many Indo-Pak wars. They are also known for being very loyal and supportive of the Border Security Force.
The camel festival is a two-day fest and starts with a magnificent camel parade against the backdrop of the gigantic Junagarh fort.
In this festival, there are hundreds and hundreds of camel participating. The camels are all dressed in colorful and attractive necklace and anklets dancing on the classic tunes of the land. Throughout the fest, there are many activities going on like camel race, dancing, and many other cultural performances.
At night, apart from star gazing, the sky is illuminated with some mesmerizing firework. In the land, there are beautiful souls showing of great dance steps on the flaming fire stones, folks enjoying great classical melodies and the very famous puppet show, wherein hand stuffed dolls all colored and decorated dance on the rhythm of the owner and depict a spectacular story.
This festival gives us a lifetime chance and experience to taste the camel milk made tea and sweets, which are very exotic and limited. This colorful festival of joy happiness and celebration is for a very short span, but people throughout the world don’t fail to take part in it. Thousands and thousands of people throughout the world come to visit this glorious festival. Everyone should save the dates for this festival to enjoy great food, dance, and pleasure of celebrating the Indian culture with such great enthusiasm.
The Bikaner Camel Festival is a vibrant festival celebrating animals and people at the same time. The festival has gained a lot of attention from people all over the world and is one of the most popular festival of Rajasthan. Many people recognize the town of Bikaner mainly because of the Bikaner Camel Festival. Here are few things you can do at the Bikaner Camel Festival -
The Camel Fair is one of it is kind and is known for the display of camels and the emotion the people of Rajasthan show towards them. Following are the highlights of the Camel Festival.
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