A Small Town Comes Alive During the Camel Festival in Bikaner

One of the famous festivals in Bikaner is the Camel Festival. It is a fair and a festival held every year, mainly during the month of January, and thousands of people throng the place to get a glimpse of the camels adorned beautifully. The camels look very colourful and vibrant.
The festival, a tribute to the ship of the desert, the camel, is the most important festivals for the people of Rajasthan. During the earlier days, there were no automobiles; the only means of transport for the people were the camels. This festival is to honour these beasts for their service.

The festival begins with the procession of the camels. They adorn the camels in beautiful coloured clothes and against the backdrop of the Junagarh Fort, the entire atmosphere adds to the beauty of the place. Even the owners of the camel dress up in shiny and beautiful clothes. The festival enlightens the people about the importance of the camels and their usefulness to the humans.

Camel Festival in Bikaner

Camel Festival in Bikaner | Image Resource : rajasthanvisit.com

Camel Art

Camel Art | Image Resource : aceguide.blogspot.com


After the procession, the people perform various dances and skits to display their talents. Meanwhile, there would be several stalls set up within minutes and people could purchase the various Bikaneri and other Rajasthani items from here. The artisans display their work both by attiring the camels and by keeping their wares for sale. During the dusk, dancers and singers perform to exhibit their talents too.

The camel festival is a two-day festival and during these two days the events held for the camel are the camel race (held on the second day), tug-of-war, the camel with the best attire, the camel dance to name a few. The festival includes camel milking competition, and the camel with the best haircut wins a prize too.

The stalls sell many sweets; some made from camel milk while others are the Bikaner specialities. The otherwise sleepy town of Bikaner becomes a place thronging with tourists and locals alike during these festive events. By the end of the day, on both the days, there are fireworks, which add to the beauty of the place. I have not seen anything like this before. This festival is a must-visit event and since it takes place in January each year, which is the winter month, staying outdoors is not a big issue.


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