Bikaner Camel Festival is referred to as the festival celebrated annually with a great devotion to the camel, an animal without whom the desert is incomplete. Camel festival of Bikaner is dedicated to the indispensable ‘ship of the desert’, camel. The beautiful desert city of Bikaner is located near to the Northern part of Rajasthan. | Bikaner Camel Festival | Camel Fair in Bikaner |
During the annual Pushkar Fair, thousands of camels converge on the tiny desert town of Pushkar. The ultimate intention behind the celebration of Pushkar camel fair was to attract the local camel and cattle traders to do business during the holy Karthik Purnima festival which is held in Pushkar around the full moon day according to the Hindu Lunar month of Kartika.
Bikaner camel festival 2019 is celebrated in the pleasant weather of January on 12th and 13th January. This festival was organized as an initiative by the Department of Tourism, Art and Culture of the Rajasthan government. The festivities start off with a colorful parade of beautifully adorned camels against the backdrop of majestic Junagarh fort. Some of the celebrations include camel milking, camel races, fur cutting design, and camel acrobatics.
Pilgrims also come to this festival to bathe in the holy waters of Pushkar’s lake and be absolved of their sins. Although the festival is solely arranged to glorify the ship of the desert- camels, the Rajasthani traditional folk dance performance along with music will add a huge charm to the festival when it comes to amazing puppet shows, the colorfully dressed puppet dolls will narrate the fascinating local folklore.
The Bikaner camel festival would also give you an excellent opportunity to be indulged into the unique sweat meats made by the camel milk. The charming fire dance will also add more glamour to the festival. The event mainly includes spectacular camel performances like camel dances, camel races and neck shaking camel rides.
Bikaner Camel Festival is a colorful and exotic Indian festival where you will get a chance to sample some of the most popular dishes in Rajasthani cuisine which includes local delicacies like Choorma and Dal Baati. Every year, the festival is inaugurated in Bikaner city but the actual events of the festival are held at Ladera village.