A Moustache Contest?
As the first words of the Jaisalmer Desert Festival fell upon my ears, the interest had already been thoroughly implanted. Along with a series of other bizarre events and a good share of camels, this event is too atypical to pass up! With the information that the gathering begins tomorrow, I don’t hesitate to pack my bags and board an overcrowded bus leaving in the early evening.
Around eleven we enter what seems to be small scale urban development. Many short buildings gradually crowd around a large castle city glowing orange against the dark night sky. We pass several large illuminated fountains and I wonder how they can waste so much water in this parched land. I imagine it could be sewer water, pumped out from underneath the fort. But I don’t see any more of the city this night and I don’t do any more than crash onto the bed.
Tags: - Transport & Travel, Asia, Festival, India, India: Rajasthan, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan