The Bikaner Camel Festival 2013 is organized in the month of January every year by the Department of Tourism, Art & Culture, Rajasthan. It is held in the city of Bikaner with the magnificent Junagarh Fort as its backdrop. The Bikaner Camel Festival commences with a splendid and colorful procession of ornamented camels. The procession then moves ahead to the Polo grounds, where it finally concludes.
The grace and charm of the brilliantly ornamented camels leave the onlookers mesmerized. After the end of the procession, the festival carries on with a number of other activities like tug-of-war contest, camel dance, acrobatics, etc... In the camel dance, one could see camels dancing perfectly to the command of their trainers, flaunting an incredible footwork. With their bridles, ornamented necks, and jingling anklets, the camels form amazing shadows on the ground to leave the audience spellbound.
Tourists from far and wide come to the Bikaner Camel Festival to see the camels in all their revelry. The evenings liven up with the various folk shows by performers of both the renowned artistes of Rajasthan and the local folk artists. Some of the best performances comprise those of the rapturous dancers swirling their skirts with effortless ease and the breathtaking fire dancers.