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Desert Festival And Shopping In Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer Desert Festival

Desert Festival:

The four-day extravaganza of culture, art and entertainment is held every year in February coinciding with the full moon. Folk music and dance, handicraft display and sale, interesting contests like turban flying and Mr. Desert and races, camel polo, fire dances and much more entertain the visitors to Jaisalmer.The grand finale is held at the Sam sand dunes.


Shopping in Jaisalmer :

Master weavers who spin magic with thread in nearby regions like the Kutch find ready markets in Jaisalmer.Hence it is commonplace to find multi-hued rugs,bedspreads and table-cloths in mirror work,embroidries and applique styles.Camel leather goods like bags,hats,wallets and juttis with colorful embroidery make for a good buy.Stools designed with camel leather pieces of which sit well on a tripod are excellent buys. Even chunky silver jewelry is available in an appealing range. A good idea is to take home carved panels in stone. Bargaining for everything is much in practice. The shopping spots are within the fort and include Sadar bazar,Sonaron Ka Bas,Manak Chowk,Gandhi Chowk,Kadhi Gramodyog.