Jaisalmer is named after its founder Maharawal Jaisal Singh, a Rajput king in 1156 AD, "Jaisalmer" means "the Hill Fort of Jaisal". This festival is celebrated every year during the month of February. Jaisalmer is filled with many artistic structures and monuments of local historical importance. Jaisalmers medieval mud fortress and walled township make it a popular tourist destination. Witness cultural events like camel races, and a moonlit concert. You will enjoy the camel safari which is the popular mode of local transport.