Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Bikaner Camel Festival 2011

The Bikaner Camel Festival 2011 begins today i.e. the 18th of January. The Bikaner Camel Festival 2011 held in the desert village of Ladera in the Bikaner town of Rajasthan, India is dedicated to the hardy and surly “ships of the desert” - the camels, and the frenzy of the fair will be on till 19th January 2011. The curtains of the Bikaner festival of Rajasthan will be rolled up with a beautiful parade of these all decked up Bikaner camels. The Bikaner camel festival 2011 will be followed by different other events ranging from camel races to even fun filled camel beauty pageants!!

On the camel festival of Bikaner, camel traders, artisans and craftsmen from the different parts of the desert state Rajasthan converge on the fair venue of the Bikaner camel festival and the entire fair environment comes alive with the bustling crowds of buyers, sellers, on lookers and tourists. The fair grounds of Bikaner camel festival 2011 Rajasthan bring along enough scope for indulging in local Rajasthani delicacies, souvenir shopping and of course unforgettable photo moments.

Like every year, the annual Bikaner Camel festival 2011 is organized by the Department of Tourism, Art & Culture of Rajasthan in the month of January. The fun and frolics of the frenzy filled Bikaner camel festival is held on the grounds with the magnificent Junagarh Fort of Bikaner filling the backdrop. This colorful camel festival of Bikaner, which begins with the mesmerizing procession of ornamented and festooned camels, concludes on the Polo grounds.

Some of the exciting activities which keep up the charm and the spirit of the Bikaner festival of camels for several days are the activities like camel dance, acrobatics, tug of war championships, local folk entertainment, camel riding, fire dances by expert performers and spellbinding fireworks in the evening. Activities like camel milking and food sampling of sweets made from camel milk also keep the visitors on the Bikaner camel festival merrily busy.

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