Breathtaking views, extravagant crowd and countless other charms make Jodhpur’s Rajasthan International Folk Festival one of the most prominent music festivals around the world. Those who have a love for folk music are certainly going to fall in love with this event.
Recognized as one of the most amazing international music festival, the Rajasthan International Folk Festival at Jodhpur (Jodhpur RIFF) takes folk music concert to a whole new level with its extravagant charms. Those who are planning on booking tickets for flights to India and looking to explore North India should definitely visit this event. More than two hundred and fifty performing artists and musicians join together and celebrate the rich musical heritage of ravishing Rajasthan. The event is mainly organized in Mehrangarh Fort, a spectacular place that is four hundred feet above the skyline of Jodhpur. The fort simply looks splendid when the gala takes place. One of the best parts about this trip is that when this confluence of artists happens, they all join hands together and create music by the fusion of international and folk; the experience is one of a kind. RIFF has been endorsed by UNESCO as a “Peoples’ Platform for Creativity. Here are few things to know before you go.
The event will start from 8th of October and will keep the visitors immersed in music and fun till October 12th. October is a peak season for holidays in India, particularly the desert state of Rajasthan. Those who plan to book tickets to India or take holidays to Rajasthan during October would do well to integrate RIFF in their itineraries for a generous dose of Indian culture, music and arts. With four months to go, cheap air tickets and accommodation can be easily booked.
How to Get Here
Jodhpur is the second largest city in Rajasthanand therefore has excellent flights connections. Regular flights can easily be found from Mumbai and Delhi. The city is seamlessly connected by road and rail from all over the country.
Jodhpur Airport is only five km from the main city and transportation is excellent. Flights are available from Mumbai and Delhi. Flights can be booked with Jet Airways and Air India.
Jodhpur is well-connected by trains to all the major cities in India. Jodhpur is 602 Km from Delhi, and travel by train may take approximately 9 to 11 hours. It is advisable to look for availability of train tickets in advance.
Buses are easily available. Private taxis must be booked in advance. Most taxi companies charge both way fare even if hired for one way in case of long journeys. Duration of travel by taxi from Delhi is around 10 hours.
When it comes to accommodation, Jodhpur has absolutely no shortage of hotels. Whether it is a budget hotel or a swanky one, there is a wide array of options available. Some of the world class hotels which offer nothing but the best services are located nearby the Mehrangarh Fort. As the festival draws closer, finding good hotels may become really difficult; therefore booking in advance is a good idea, especially for international travellers who are reserving tickets aboard India flights for exploring this cultural event. Some of the noteworthy hotels are Taj Hari Mahal, The Gateway Hotels, The Ajit Bhawan, Ranbanka Palace, Raas, Fort Chanwa in Luni and the official Sponsor of RIFF, The Umaid Bhawan Palace. All the hotels have exceptional service.