Camel basically Known by the name "Ship of the Desert". The Camel has been a cultural part of the Rajasthani lifestyle. In order to increase knowledge about the importance of this useful animal, the Camel Festival of Bikaner is celebrated on a grand scale in Rajasthan. In the month of January, Bikaner comes alive in the month of this celebration of the Camel Festival. No one want to miss this grand celebration in case you traveling to rajasthan in India in the month January. The Department of Tourism, Art and Culture and Government of Rajasthan financially assist the organizer of the festival so that the celebrations can win the heart of tourists.
The festival starts with a decent procession of beautifully decorated camels that march gracefully against the backdrop of the massive Junagarh Fort. The procession goes till the open grounds of desert sandsThe wonderfully decorated camels participate in camel races, camel dances, and the rutted, neck shaking camel rides. Various contests for best festooned camel, fur cutting design, camel milking and the best camel hair cut takes place and the winning camel is awarded with a prize too. All activities are enjoyable and are worth a visit.
The camel dance is something that entertain all visitors who come to see this Camel Festival. The trainers train their camels very skillfully and which play a very fine