If you are planning to visit India this October, there are more than a few reasons to visit the desert town of Jodhpur, not the least the stunning Mehrangarh Fort. A city of twisting alleys and delightful spices, of Jodhpur pants and antiques, Jodhpur is a town well worth exploring for more than a few days.
Jodhpur is known as the Blue City, because of the blue-painted houses that surround the majestic 500-year-old Mehrangarh Fort, where most of the festival events take place. The fort, one of the largest in India, towers over the town, and the winding, cobbled streets up to its entrance are a tough climb. But it was the ideal venue for the festival, as it has a long history of parties and celebrations, being also a former royal residence.
But it's the Jodhpur Rajasthan International Folk Festival that will provide you with unforgettable memories of your vacation in India if you time your visit for the brightest full moon of the year. More than 250 Musicians and performing artists from across Rajasthan and around the world will gather together to celebrate their musical heritage and create new sounds through innovative collaborations, for five days in October and you can be there to experience it all in one of the most romantic locations in the world.
Jodhpur RIFF features a series of spectacular concerts and events based in and around the spectacular Mehrangarh Fort and includes performances by master musicians from local Rajasthan communities, sensational headline acts showcased each night on the Main Stage, and cutting-edge global dance grooves that will keep the party going late into the night at Club Mehran. Interactive daytime sessions for visitors, school children and families are staged against the breathtaking backdrop of the Fort.
The Jodhpur RIFF is a joint initiative of the Mehrangarh Museum Trust and the Jaipur Virasat Foundation
WHEN: 26th - 30th October 2012