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Enjoy The Bikaner Camel Festival 2016 - Rajasthan

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Date :22nd January To 24th January 2016

Venue : Bikaner Festival, Rajasthan

Country : India

Category : Fair & Festivals In India




Bikaner Festival Tour to Rajasthan India - 2016

Dedicated to the indispensable ship of the desert, the festival starts off with a magnificent procession of bedecked camels. It is a colourful spectacle of the beautifully decorated camels that fascinates the onlookers with their charm and grace. Several competitions are held, marked with typical Rajasthani colour, joyous music and lilting rhythms and gay festivities.

Bikaner festival is dedicated to the indispensable 'ship of the desert', camel. The desert town of Bikaner is located in the Northern part of Rajasthan. This festival starts off with a magnificent procession of bedecked camels against the red sandstone backdrop of the Junagarh Fort (1588-1593) in the town. It is a colourful spectacle of beautifully decorated camels that fascinates the onlookers with their charm and grace. The festivity advances to the open sand-spreads of the Polo Grounds, followed by camel races, camel milking, fur cutting design, the best breed competition, camel acrobatics, camel bands and so on.

The camels display amazing footwork, dancing gracefully to the slightest direction of their riders.

Bikaner festival is dedicated to the indispensable 'ship of the desert', camel. The desert town of Bikaner is located in the Northern part of Rajasthan. This festival starts off with a magnificent procession of bedecked camels against the red sandstone backdrop of the Junagarh Fort (1588-1593) in the town. It is a colourful spectacle of beautifully decorated camels that fascinates the onlookers with their charm and grace. The festivity advances to the open sand-spreads of the Polo Grounds, followed by camel races, camel milking, fur cutting design, the best breed competition, camel acrobatics, camel bands and so on.

Their displays and competitions accompany the colour, music and rhythm unique to a fair in Rajasthan. The jubilant skirt swirling dancers, the awe-inspiring fire dance and the dazzling fireworks light up the fortified Desert City. The festivities reach to the peak with a different tenor as the renowned artists display a medley of folk dances and songs. The dates of the festival differ every year.

There is a unique camel-breeding farm just outside the town. Other interesting places are the Junagarh Fort and Karni Matha Temple where thousands of holy rats are worshipped.
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Every January, the small village of Ladera in Bikaner, Rajasthan becomes the venue of the two-day and night Bikaner Camel Festival. People from all over the world come to India to attend the Bikaner Camel Festival where camel owners flock to show-off their camels.

Camel and owner alike, dressed in their finest designer jewellery and accessories, kick-off the Bikaner Camel Festival with a regal march. This is a spectacular sight as the camels parade past spectators to the open sands with the Royal Junagarh Fort in the background. Colorful bridles, bejeweled necks, jingling anklets and long, lanky camel shadows on the dusky sand casts a magical atmosphere over the Bikaner Camel Festival.

The Bikaner Camel Festival also holds numerous sports and cultural activities, but the camel race is the essence of the festival. Hundreds of camels are corralled to the starting line, and with an explosive gunshot launches a growing swell of dust that follows the camels to the finish line. If that isn't enough, enjoy the camels as they dance to traditional Rajasthan music: swaying their necks and tapping their feet to the beat of the music. The camel milking competition is another very popular game at the Bikaner Camel Festival. The milk is salty in taste but has many nutritious values. Throughout the Bikaner Camel Festival you can enjoy the sweets and tea made from camel milk.

The Bikaner Camel Festival activities define the culture and traditions of Rajasthan, and in the evening, you can enjoy the gypsy dance or folk songs of the state. No matter what part of the world you come from, the music will cast its spell on you. Evenings at the Bikaner Camel Festival are lit by campfires, as folk dancers and musicians lure droves of eager spectators. A desert fireworks spectacle concludes the festivities on the second evening. Enjoy the lustrous traditions of Rajasthan while celebrating the humble camel, ship of the desert, at the annual Bikaner Camel Festival.

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When to Go to Bikaner Festival

The Bikaner Camel Festival is typically held in late December or early January. The city is well connected with all the major cities in Rajasthan. However, being a desert region, the summers here are very hot and the temperature range is 48°-50°C. Winters are pleasant, and you can enjoy the outdoor activities like the wildlife safari or desert trek.

Reaching the Bikaner Camel Festival is also very easy by various routes. The nearest airport is located in Udaipur and is well linked with Bikaner. The city is connected by railways with Chandigarh, Jodhpur, Delhi, Mumbai, and other major parts of the country. Bus services are also available to Bikaner from all major cities. Odds n' Ends

The Bikaner Camel Festival is the best means of witness to the rural lifestyle and culture of Rajasthan. The jubilant skirt-swirling dances, the awe-inspiring fire dances, and many other equally interesting performances entertain visitors at the festival.

The city of Bikaner was formerly known as the Princely State of Bikaner, and it's the only camel breeding grounds in Rajasthan. There are lots of things on offer within the city, and you can take a walk around and inside Junanagar Fort, which was built by Raja Rai Singh in association with Mughal emperor Akbar. This is one of the rare forts in Rajasthan that is not built on a hilltop.

Bikaner also has another impressive feat of architecture-the Lalgarh Palace, which was built by Maharaja Ganga Singh. The Palace is an example of hybrid architecture combining Mughal, Rajput and European styles. The exterior of the Palace is distinctly Rajput style, while the interiors of the Palace are distinctly oriental. One can also see the Usta art here in which miniature paintings and gold embossing is done on camel hide. This is a world-famous craft of Bikaner.

Bikaner is also famous for its Indian food delicacies: Bhujiya & Namkeen

India is known for being the largest democratic country of the world and there by the country has number of fairs and fests that makes it happening on the world map. Some fest are just weird and some are deep rooted to the heritage and culture.

Bikaner Camel Festival is weird and yet deep rooted. Held in Bikaner Rajasthan, the fair is organized by Departement of Tourism, Art and Culture. This is a charming fest that showcases the culture of Rajasthan in subtle way. A great way to experience something raw straight from the rustic village of Rajasthan. The fest also give opportunities to shopoholics who could indulge in shopping some handicraft material from this place.

As the name suggest the major attractions of the fest are the camels. They are at their best and display some unusual stunts that you wouldn't find it happening on any other days. That includes the Camel Race, Dances and even a beauty peagent!, exclusively for camels. Evenings adds charm to the fest. Various musical concerts, dances and puppet show increase the interest of the traveller by many fold.

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