Many of the events involve hump-backed creatures, but there’s also snake-charming, folk music, gymnastics and puppet shows to entertain visitors.

Why: The three-day festival is squarely aimed at tourists, but is none the worse for it.

Based by the Jaisalmer Fort, it was set up to showcase as much of Rajasthani culture and heritage to visitors in a short space of time as possible, but it’s the festival’s wackier elements that have made it popular.

Do it because: You can get involved with the longest moustache competition.

You don’t have a hope in hell of winning it, but overseas visitors are allowed to judge the competition and get a picture taken with the hirsute winner. 

India, Feb 23 -25


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