Jaipur, Jan 11 : Camel races, safaris for tourists and camel fur cutting will be the highlights of the annual Camel Festival beginning in Bikaner from January 14.
Many fun activities have been lined up at the festival to attract tourists.
“Folk and fire dances and spectacular fireworks will light up the night sky in the desert city during the festival,” Ajay Sharma, Deputy Director of Tourism department said today.
The festival will begin with camel rides and camel safaris for tourists at the Gram Raisar on January 14 which will be followed by a grand procession from Junagarh to Karni Singh Stadium.
The inaugural ceremony will witness performances by Bagpiper Army Band and RAC Band.
Day two will begin with a heritage walk from Kote Gate to Bikaji Ki Tekri.
The visitors will also witness competitions like tug of war, rural wrestling, turban tying (for foreign tourists), camel milking, camel dance among others. Earthen pot race and musical chair competitions for the women will be held during the event, he said.
Camel Festival in Bikaner is an annual fair dedicated to the ship of the desert in which camels are beautifully bedecked and form a colourful spectacle.