Camel Festival, Bikaner
Camel Fair, Bikaner is a sought after event in Rajasthan. Organized by the Department of Tourism, Art and Culture, Bikaner Camel Festival is a yearly event in January that Bikaner celebrates in honor of the ship of the desert, Camel. The festivities are at par with the other celebrations of Rajasthan. The event mainly includes spectacular camel performances like camel dances, camel races, neck shaking camel rides etc.
Month : January
Duration : 2 days
Timings : All day and Night
Location : In and around Bikaner
Highlights : Camel Race, Best Decorated Camels, Tug Of War, Camel Shows (Camel Show Their Footwork, Dancing and Aerobic Skills), Fireworks Show and other exciting games are some of the major attractions of this festival.
The Bikaner Camel Festival starts off with a magnificent procession of brightly adorned camels against the beautiful backdrop of the Junagarh Fort. The festival then proceeds to the sandy spread of the Polo Ground, which is followed by interesting events. Camels and owners both are dressed in their finest clothes and accessories and enjoy the festival. The festival also features the famous camel dance which is fun to watch as the camels follow instructions by their owners. This is also a place where you can enjoy some delicious, traditional food, such as the famous Bikaner Bhujiya (a savoury snack) and tea and sweets made from camel milk. The interesting highlights of the festival are: camel races, camel milking, fur cutting design, best breed competition, camel bands, traditional folk dance and music. With music and dance performances, food, crafts display and lot more, this festival is one of the most energetic and colourful ones in the country and has made the city of Bikaner a must visit for tourists.