Bikaner Festival, Rajasthan
Dedicated to the indispensable ship of the desert, the festival starts with a magnificent procession of bedecked camels. It is a colourful spectacle of the beautifully decorated camels that fascinates the onlookers with their charm and grace. Several competitions are held, marked with typical Rajasthani colour, joyous music and lilting rhythms and gay festivities. The festival usually takes place in early January.