Shops with beads of miniature lights hung from the ceiling; the homes with earthen diyas filled with oil, lit up, the flame ever so flickering and yet over a hundred of them being enough to light up a home; the delicious scent of flower petals spread everywhere and the fragrant, holy smoke of the incense sticks providing relief from the pollution all around; the great Indian festival of Diwali, also known as Deepawali, is celebrated with whole hearted enthusiasm and devotion in Rajasthan as in the rest of India. In cities, Diwali in Rajasthan is celebrated for 5 continuous days, starting from the festival of Dhanteras, followed by Choti Diwali, Badi Diwali (the main festival), Padwa, and Bhaiduj. Every city of Rajasthan has a unique ardor and although the underlying theme of colors, lights, and celebration is recurrent for Diwali, each of these has its own noteworthy way of giving the festival a personal touch. Being in Jaisalmer during Diwali is a treat to the senses. It is always a colorful, magical place. But if you are fortunate enough to visit it during Diwali, you will see it at its finest. The Golden City shimmers in lights of earthen lamps, artificial lights, bonfires, flowers, and sweets. The highlight of the evening is the Diwali parade marching through the narrow streets of the city. Every person present there takes part in this spectacle of dancing, music, camels, and confetti. All you see are people in brightly colored clothing, celebrating.
This year’s venue is the beautiful Lakhmana Dunes where we will be hosted by Desert Dream Royal Camp. About a 40-minute drive from Jaisalmer town the venue is on the same route to Sam Sand Dunes.
FLY: You can fly to Jaisalmer now directly from Delhi or Jaipur. There’s no direct flight from any other city. Jodhpur is the closes airport other than Jaisalmer so alternately you could fly to Jodhpur and either cab it from there or there’s plenty of public transport.
ROAD OR RAIL: However, if you choose to drive, the roads are beautiful all the way to the festival in the dusty Royal Desert Camp in Jaisalmer. Trains are frequent from Calcutta to Uttarakhand as well as the south of India.
1.Carry really warm clothes for the night and summery clothes for the day in Golden Camp in Jaisalmer.
2.Don’t forget any medication you may be on. In case you have any medical issues that we must be made aware of please contact us in advance on firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can ensure we have you covered in case there is something to worry about.
3.In case you’re travelling with children please carry all baby foods, medicines with you as well as warm clothes for the baby. Jaisalmer is an hours drive from the festival and is generally equipped with whatever you may need in Luxury Tent in Jaisalmer.
4.However sometimes specific things might not be available.
Remember we’re in the wild so respect all nature around you. In case you encounter any wild animal please keep your distance and do not approach it and inform our security team.