The desert festival of Jaisalmer was initiated with a purpose of providing the tourists particularly those from outside India, a glimpse of the culture of Rajasthan which has always fascinated and bewitched them. The festival aims at giving an occasion to these visitors to add some lifetime souvenirs to their visit in a short period of three days.
All the events at the Desert Festival see a large participation and involvement of the masses indulging in unprecedented revelry. People are exulted and elated at the occasion. The turban tying and Moustache competitions are of special interest to everyone. Foreigners are absolutely amused getting an opportunity to be part of the rich Indian Culture and they are often seen clicking pictures with the locals and participating in the events. It is known for its extravagant celebrations which include:Rajasthani Folk DanceRajasthani Folk SongsTurban Tying CompetitionsMoustache competitionPerformances by popular regional artistsCamel ridesMr. Desert Competition.