Venue: Sam Dunes, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, INDIA
Date & Time: 23rd December 8PM to 25th December 10PM
Ticket fare: Rs.5500 onwards
Being a parched desert region, Jaisalmer has always been a momentous tourist puller In Rajasthan. Famed as “The Golden city”, Jaisalmer is the largest district of Rajasthan and prone to intense warmth. So, this winter if you are still in a dilemma whether outing a frosty location or be a part of the LURM desert festival, believe me Jaisalmer is the place that you must try.
LURM festival is the biggest desert and ecological festival in India, which is going to be held this December in Jaisalmer. This three-day mega carnival will be unveiled on 23rd December 8PM and its festive ride will be continued till 25th December 10PM. LURM festival is a perfect blend of music, food, fashion, drinks, film, camping and adventure. The term ‘LURM’ stands for LOVE UNITE RESPECT MUSIC. So if you are fanatical to be a part of all these in an arid region, there is a lot that you can do in LURM desert festival.
During its three-day existence, the LURM desert festival will let you explore its desert extravaganza to a great extent. Apart from trying some luscious cuisines to be cooked by some of the finest chefs, the live musical show will also catch your attention here. The LURM desert festival promises you to witness a fascinating experience during these three days. The drinks and colourful fashion will add a new level of enjoyment during your stay here.
Before moving ahead, here is a glance of LURM constituents:
Music: No matter what form of festival you are into, music always makes an event livelier. Just imagine an evening in the heart of a desert and you are shaking your legs with some riveting musical beats. It will give you Goosebumps right away. The LURM desert festival has already outlined its power packed live musical performances that will include a blend of Sufi, folk, EDM and fusion. Some of the expected resident DJs to rock the event includes DJ U.D. & Jowin, Dj Genus and Nosh & Sj. In addition, some extremely talented bands like Strings Attached, Across the Line and Ceaseless Juncture will also hold your breath. The melodious voice of Ustad Anwar Khan Manganiyar, Pankaj Kamble and Sachin Gowda will also unchair your during the live show.
Food: Presence of delicious food is always a stimulant in any carnival. If unremitting dance moves feel you hungry, there will be around 100 food exhibitors to take care a perfect care of your tummy. The livel cookery shows and mouth-watering cuisines will give you a new edge of rejoice in this greatest desert festival. In addition, galore of beer and wines, cookery workshop and success tales of some of the promising restaurants are also gouging to be a highlighted in this mega event.
Fashion: The LURM desert festival is all set to give your attire a complete carnival touch. You will find number of fashion stores here catering some quality and chic products from various promising brands. The organiser (Travalong) is also going to host an innovative way to exhibit some colourful products through FASHIONATION. It will contain an eye-catching collections of footwear, apparels, bags, jewellery and handicrafts. Though, more details about this FASHIONATION are yet to be confirmed from the organiser.
Film: During this three-day event, around 200 astounding films are going to be screened. It is believed that a blend of film and fashion will add a new level of excitement to this desert festival.
Adventure and camping: Getting an access to LURM desert festival will cover 3days festival and 3nights accommodation including a sheer music, food, films and fashion event. Camping and adventurous activities are also included in this event to excite the visitors by catering trekking, floor bedding (pillow and bed sheet), drinking water, common toilet and hot water facilities. However, to be a part of adventure and camping it is recommended to carry your own fest and byot.
With an expanse of 34 acres area located in Sam Dunes, Rajasthan, the LURM desert festival will also include various enthralling activities like Yoga, meditation, sports and camel safari. Besides, you will also be able to be part of the following workshops:
- Fashion Workshop
- Craft Workshop
- Pottery Workshop
- Art Workshop
Being the biggest desert and ecological festival in India, the event organiser will give equal importance to certain social and ecological awareness programmes as well. Keeping in mind the significance of ‘save paper’ slogan, all the tickets will be printed on seed plantation. There will no paper made tickets or event brochures. According to the organiser, all the information will be available in a digitized format on the app at the time of the event. Considering an expected footfalls of around 25,000 participants, the event will be organized on a zero-waste zone. Hence, unwanted littering on the venue may penalize the spectators. Number of water purifier tankers will also be arranged to cater free water during the show. The surrounding will be built by using various recycled items like old tyres, chairs and other unexploited scrap.
There will be several stores as well from where you can purchase many crafts at reasonable price and the amount will directly go to the artisan. Many fashion artists will be exposing their fashion talents as well during this three-day event. To make this festival a grand success, Travalong (organiser) has teamed up with various famed partners. Some of them are Red FM, BookMyShow and 9xO. The organisers are also planning to give some exciting discount offers to the first goers. Hence, the ticket window is expected to face an intense rush well-before the event. The expected ticket fare is Rs.5500 onwards. You can access BookMyShow website or its mobile app to get more information about the ticket.
- Age limit of all the participants must be above 18.
- Carry and retain a valid ticket through the entire event.
- Tickets once purchased cannot be exchanged, sold, transferred and refunded.
- You are not permissible to enter the event carrying any food or drinks from outside.
- No illegal substances are permitted to carry during the event.
- Online charges may be levied while booking ticket.
- Spectaculars are requested to reach venue at least 20 minutes before the event.
Sam Sand Dunes is around 42kms away from the main town of Jaisalmer. Therefore, the best way to reach there is from Jaisalmer. From Jaisalmer, you will find SUVs and camel to reach till Sam Sand Dunes. Frequent bus service is also there from Jaisalmer to reach Sam Sand Dunes. Alternatively, you will also get private cars and bus from Bikaner and Jodhpur to reach there. Daily bus is also there from Jaipur that runs under RSRTC (Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation).
The following table lists an approximate by road travel distance from various locations:
On the other hand, visitors coming to this event from other parts of the country beyond Rajasthan, can reach Jaisalmer by train. You will get many trains to Jaisalmer from some of the major cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Ahmedabad. From Jaisalmer station, you will get many cars and autos to enter the town areas.
If you are planning to reach there by flight, the nearest airport is Jodhpur. From Jodhpur, Jaisalmer is around 5hours journey by road. There is no airport in Jaisalmer.
There is one more way to reach Jaisalmer from Bikaner, which is by Camel. Though, this camel ride is bit time consuming.
Places to Stay
If you reach here a day before the event or want to continue your stay in Sam Sand Dunes after the event, you will find number of camps, cottage and quality hotels here for staying purpose. Some of the good staying options are listed as follows for your convenience:
|Payal Safari Camp Sam Sand Dunes, Sam ,Rajasthan, India 345001Charges: Rs.1500 Per Room Per Night||Mahadev Resort Opp. Sam Sand Dunes,Rajasthan, India 345001Charges: Rs.2000 Per Room Per Night|
|Le Royal CampsSAM Dunes, Near kanoi Village, sam road,Rajasthan, India 345001Charges: Rs.3650 Per Room Per Night||Om Desert Resort At Lakhmana Road, Behind RTDC Parking Sam Sand Dunes,Rajasthan, India 342001Charges: Rs.6600 Per Room Per Night|
|Note: The charges may vary|
In addition to the listed options, you will find several quality hotels in Jaisalmer. Some of the famed names are
- Fort Rajwada (Heritage Hotel)
- The Gulal Hotel (Luxury Hotel)
- Jasmin Home (Guest House)
- Helsinki House (Guest House)
- Hotel Sohan Deep (Budget Hotel)
Apart from the LURM desert festival Jaisalmer, Sam Sand Dunes is also a favourite tourist puller during winter. This is because, from the month of October to December the temperature comes down to a soothing level and visitors flock here to enjoy the camel ride in the wide Thar Desert.
So this December get ready to unveil the biggest LURM desert and ecological festival in Jaisalmer.