Rajasthan: Jaisalmer Desert Festival begins
In Rajasthan, February is the time of myriad colourful festivals and fairs. The royal land enjoys folk dance, music, heritage and various cultural festivities in this month. The world-famous Jaisalmer Desert Festival is also known as Maru Mahotsav of the Golden City began at Pokaran today.
The four-day-long festival started with colourful grand procession followed by Miss Pokaran and Mister Pokran competitions.
Tourism department of Rajasthan associating with district administration is organising Maru Mahotsav this time after two years break due to spread of covid pandemic.
Four days long festival comprises of various tourist-attracting competitions including Turban tying, Panihari Matka , Mehandi and mandana competitions. Tomorrow Camel Safari and Camel beautification shows are scheduled to be organized.
On 15 th Feb, Camel Polo match will be an added attraction. BSF Camel Tattoo show will make this event memorable. Festival will conclude with Horse race, Camel dance and attractive firework display on 16 th of February.