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Thar Desert Festival -- to go or not to?

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Thar Desert Festival -- to go or not to?

Has anyone attended the festival and can tell me more? I am trying to decide if it is worth it to arrange my itinerary to be there for it or if it may be better not to. Does it get a very heavy number of visitors? Insight appreciated!

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1. Re: Thar Desert Festival -- to go or not to?


I am now in Desert festival and i tell you its not a good one ,less tourists and very over crowded by indian people!! Lots of dust ,if you have some respiration problem then please dont go!!Anyways today is the last day of festival but i advice everyone not to go in the festival,By the way everyone has his or her taste,according to me its just dusty!

best regards

Edited: 21 November 2010, 15:59
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2. Re: Thar Desert Festival -- to go or not to?

The desert festival happens in February. The above post refers to Pushkar Camel festival.

Its worth attending the Desert Festival if you happens to be in Rajasthan during that time. Yes it is touristy and people flocking are in good numbers. But Jaisalmer now can cater to huge number of tourists with the surge in number of hotels.

You wouldn't regret being there is what I can say

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3. Re: Thar Desert Festival -- to go or not to?

Thanks Pathfynder for your advice.

The desert festival of jaisalmer is completely different then the pushkar fair .

I have been to pushkar fair yet so i can not advice about what exactly different is..


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4. Re: Thar Desert Festival -- to go or not to?

The desert festival is a good icing on the cake if you happen to be in Jaisalmer when this takes place. Would I advise you to plan a trip just to be in Jaisalmer for the Desert Festival? No.

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