Jaisalmer Desert Festival 2022: All You Need to Know

Jaisalmer Desert Festival 2022: All You Need to Know

Jaisalmer Desert Festival
January 29, 2022
Categories : Rajasthan Trip

The international desert festival of Rajasthan is celebrated every year in the Jaisalmer district. This three-day event is organized in pleasant weather of winter by the tourism ministry.

Jaisalmer Desert Festival 2022

It will be celebrated in the month of Magh according to the Vikram Samvat calendar. The Jaisalmer desert Safari festival starts three days prior to the full moon in the month of Magh.

The tourism department of the Rajasthan government takes care of the event and gives exposure to local talent with the motive of increment in tourism.

  • Inauguration ceremony: 14 February 2022
  • Closing ceremony: 16 February 2022

It is organized 42 kilometers away from Jaisalmer city. Spectacular natural views of Sam Sand Dunes increase the beauty of the three-day event.

History of Thar Desert Festival in Rajasthan

The whole story behind the idea of the Jaisalmer desert festival is of ancient importance. This festival is celebrated to give homage to Lord Krishna’s prediction. 

According to many, Lord Krishna predicted that a Yadav would rule the Trikuta hill of Jaisalmer. Rawal Jaisal set his kingdom on the hill and made a fort, and locals have started celebrating ever since.

This event portrays the best side of the desert, culture, and heritage of Rajasthan.

Events and Activities at Jaisalmer Desert Festival 2022

The Thar fair is coordinated in pleasant weather in the state when tourism is at its peak in the season. Here are the fun activities that happen at the Thar Safari desert festival:

Cultural Programs

The culture of western Rajasthan is promoted in the festival. Many performances from local musicians, dancers are performed here to encourage local talents and showcase the art of the desert.

One can also see puppet shows and the world-famous Kalbelia dance at the fair. Competition in Ghoomar will also be a spectacular event in desert festival Jaisalmer 2022.

Bike racing in the dunes is also a competitive sport in the event. Gair dance and other folk dance and folk singing competitions grace the occasion.

Sunset View

Sunset view is quite popular in Jaisalmer as you can see the sun go down behind dunes. Many international tourists visit Jaisalmer city for sand dunes and sunset views.

Dune Bashing

Dune bashing is yet another fun activity in the Thar. Jeep safaris are famous, but for dune bashing, many choose closed vehicles where sand is all over the vehicle.


Campfire and the tent in the dunes are a godly feeling. A large number of tourists spend the night in the desert while enjoying a campfire.

Camel Safari

You can enjoy a camel safari in the desert as it will give you once in a lifetime experience. This activity majorly increases international tourism in the state.

Camel Shows

Camel races are quite popular in these kinds of events. With camel race, Camel dance and camel polo games are also organized. Camels with anklets and necklaces perform for entertainment. Decorated camels take part in various activities.

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Handloom Products

You can shop for the best handmade products from the locals. Craft stalls and clothing stalls are there, adding fancy flavor to the Thar desert festival.

Fashion Shows

Fashion shows are also organized at the festival. Turban tying competition is the key event in the fashion sense. Mustache competition is also held in the event.

Mr. ARID, Maru Sri, and Mr. Desert Pageant are also given in the fashion shows.

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Nearby Places to Visit

Nearby places that are significant in the tourism other than Sam are:

  • Sonar Fort
  • Gadisar Lake
  • Kuldhara Village
  • Delicious Food

There are plenty of stalls there for delivering tasty food to the tourists. There are plenty of Rajasthani spicy snack stalls.

Things That Make 2022 Desert Festival Special!

The local authority takes adequate steps every year to promote tourism in the event. As per the reports, many Bollywood celebrities are expected to participate in the event. 

To witness the royal culture of Rajasthan, one must take part in this international festival.

Since the army plays a crucial role in safety on the border near Jaisalmer, senior officials of the Indian Air Force assured air warrior drills during the festival.

Book your cab in Jaisalmer to enjoy the Jaisalmer desert festival.


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