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Enjoy a glimpse of the beautiful culture of Rajasthan at Bikaner Camel festival.

Enjoy a glimpse of the beautiful culture of Rajasthan at Bikaner Camel festival.

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.

Tribute to the Camel
Tribute to the Camel

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.

What to expect at the festival?
What to expect at the festival?

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.

Things to do in Bikaner Camel festival
Things to do in Bikaner Camel festival

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 to do at the Bikaner Camel Festival -

  • You can explore the city of Bikaner which is very famous for the sweets and snacks it has to offer.
  • The city of Bikaner has a lot of history to offer and you can indulge in this history by visiting the forts and the museums in Bikaner.
  • If you want to enjoy a vacation like the royals, then you can stay in one of the various luxury hotels in Bikaner.
  • Since you are visiting the Bikaner Camel Festival, then you can always hop on a camel and take a camel safari which will take you through the small villages and town.
  • There are many camel products available at the fest, you can get items made from camel milk like the camel milk ice cream, tea, plain milk, etc.
Highlights of the Bikaner Camel festival
Highlights of 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.

  • There is folk dance and folk music played all around the Junagarh Fort. This makes the atmosphere lively and energetic and gives a chance to the people to show their talents.
  • The one of its kind Camel Beauty Pageant is the biggest highlight of the festival. Camels are decorated by their owners in clothes, ornaments, and various types of jewelry.
  • There are several camel games that are held which allow the camels to experience a new side. There are games held like the camel race. The camels show their talents and people watch and laugh.
  • The place is a hub for all things camel and you will find camel products being sold in small huts and tents.
  • The fire dance and the showcase of various folk dances and music is another thing you should not miss out on.
Activities you can indulge in during the Bikaner Camel festival

  • Take part in camel trading if you are someone who likes to own camels.
  • There are puppet shows held everywhere which you can indulge in.
  • You can participate and learn from the folk dancers and musicians.
  • You can shop till you drop at the fair. The fair not only has items made from camels on display but also other famous attractive items from the whole of Rajasthan like the Puppets.
  • You can also participate in the camel Pageant by helping the owners to decorate the pageant and biding on whether which camel will win.
  • There are games for the people too. You can indulge and participate in these games and enjoy the festival.
  • Food is around you constantly when you are at the festival. You can stuff yourself up with all the delicacies the place has to offer.
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