Jodhpur is one of the best places to visit in Rajasthan, for its wonderful palaces, museums, landmarks and parks. But there is another way to experience its lively and vibrant culture – with its annual festivals and events. Here they are, for you to know more about and perhaps book your tour around.
Usually held between September and October, this festival is a celebration of the Marwar region, its rulers, history and heritage. Over two days, you can sample it all through song and dance that tell of these glorious past stories. The game of polo is also played as one of the events, which only adds to making this one of the most interesting Jodhpur events.
January sees the Jodhpur skies turn as vibrant as its heritage, with the iconic Desert Kite Festival. Said to mark the harvest season, kites and balloons of all shapes and sizes are released into the air. Meanwhile, on ground activities like exhibitions, stalls and fun-fairs only add to the excitement. This Jodhpur festival promises to leave you full of joy.
Jodhpur RIFF is one of the most popular events in Jodhpur amongst tourists, held usually in October. Folk musicians and artists from all over the world come together to the landmark Mehrangarh Fort to put on one of the most enthralling shows of Rajasthan. Do look to book your tickets in advance!
The lovely Mehrangarh Fort plays host to a spectacular display of cultural exchange between Rajasthan and Spain, in the month of April. Folk performers from both places as well as other parts of the world take stage and put on show gypsy music, dance and much much more! For those who attend this Jodhpur festival, it’s a truly memorable and unique three-day experience.
Now that you know all the main annual events in Jodhpur, consult with SOTC about your preferred dates to book Jodhpur packages.