Sonaar haveli Fountain

When to visit

Desert Festival Dates:

  • 2015 --- 1st to 3rd February
  • 2016 --- 21st to 23rd February

Every year in February the Government of Rajasthan organises the popular Desert Festival with a series of events and competitions like:

  • Turban tying competitions
  • Finding the man with the longest moustache
  • Camel decoration & camel racing competitions

The festival is a colourful and photogenic affair with colorful Gair dancers and desert musicians displaying their talent and vivid musical instruments on the sun and moon lit dunes.

Jaisalmer Weather

October to March

The best time to visit Jaisalmer is in the winter months October to March when the temperatures fall to 24 degrees Celsius. From December through to March Jaisalmer is generally hot and arid during the day but the temperature drops substantially at night and can touch 5 -10 degrees Celsius.

April to September

The Summer months in Jaisalmer are extremely strong with temperatures touching over 42 degrees Celsius and dust storms and winds. Although one can be indoors in air-conditioning but people are likely to be affected by heat strokes if they are outdoors.