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Fairs and Festivals in Jodhpur

It won't be an overstatement to describe Jodhpur as the "land of festivities." Jodhpur's rich culture and royal legacy have endowed this country with several vibrant festivals. Every festival is observed here with the utmost dignity since the people of Jodhpur are incredibly proud of their heritage and are always eager to preserve that atmosphere. During these fairs, people dress in vibrant clothing and jewelry, gather together, sing songs, prepare and consume delectable food, and share their love and happiness. The peculiarity is that there is a festival in Jodhpur for the majority of the months of the year. As a result, everybody who visits Jodhpur at any moment can see at least one. Jodhpur is an exhibition of splendid architecture and vibrant culture. During the fairs and festivals of Jodhpur, its ethnicity becomes even more magnetic.

List of Fairs and Festivals in Jodhpur

Kite Festival Jodhpur

As the name implies, it is a kite flying festival (more of a contest, really), when the top kite flyers from all over the country (or even from outside) come to the Polo Grounds each year to participate and display their talents. The goal is to climb higher into the sky while trying to cut off your opponent's kite. So you would still have enough visual treats to enjoy even if flying kites is not your strong suit. To the point where the sky resembles a great sea of multicolored splendor, schoolchildren release hordes of colorful balloons into the sky, and Air Force helicopters launch even more kites. When the Jodhpur International Desert Kite Festival starts, the sky gets painted with colorful kites, and you can witness sheer bliss in the aura. Myriad tourists visit Jodhpur to attend this famous festival.

Marwar Festival

Mawar Festival, or Maand Festival, is one of the city's most talked-about festivals. Held on the grounds of the Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, and Mandore on the eve of Sharad Poornima, the two-day festival is dedicated to Rajasthan's heroes. It is celebrated by performing the Marwar dance and music. Camel tattoos and camel polo are other attractions of the Marwar Festival.

Nagaur Festival

The second-biggest fair in India, the Nagaur Festival, takes place in Jodhpur and spans eight days. However, the festival's main activity is trading animals, but storytellers, jugglers, puppeteers, camel races, etc., will surely keep you engaged. The fairs and festivals of Jodhpur are an expression of the royal traditions and rich culture of the Rajasthan state.

The Jodhpur RIFF

The Rajasthan International Folk Festival (RIFF), established in 2007, is a musical extravaganza. UNESCO supports it as a Rajasthani cultural celebration. Famous musicians from Rajasthan and other countries travel here to captivate the audience with their musical heritage. Even artists from the state's remote interior travel to display exquisite ethnic dances and songs. Jazz night and some intriguing Indo-Western Jugalbandis (collaborations) are a treat for the ears and the soul. Like the Marwar Festival, the RIFF is held on the grounds of the Mehrangarh Fort and is timed to coincide with the significant full moon of the season (Sharad Poornima).

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List of Fair and Festivals in Jodhpur

Start Date: 16/10/2024
End Date: 20/10/2024
Mehrangarh, Jodhpur

RIFF stands for Rajasthan International Folk Festival 2024, meant to flaunt the cultural lifestyle of India and beyond. UNESCO regarded this... read more»