Rajasthan International Folk Festival 2017 (RIFF Jodhpur)

Rajasthan is the destination of natural beauty, exotic culture, unique cuisine, markets, camels, hospitality and others. It is also famous for many interesting festivals and events. One of among them is the Rajasthan International Folk Festival (RIFF). This festival attracts many music lovers including the royal heirs of the state.

When to Celebrate?

This festival is going to celebrate from 5th October to 9th October 2017.

The dates of the festival changes from year to year.

5th October – 9 am to 2 pm and, 8:30 pm to 10 pm.

7th October – 5:30 am to 7:30 am and 10 am to 5 pm and, 8:30 pm to midnight.

8th October – 5:30 am to 7:30 am and 10 am to 5 pm and, 8:30 pm to midnight.

9th October – 5:30 am to 7:30 am. Timing for 9th October is subjected to change.

About the RIFF?

This is an event where many international artists come together and present many music shows, new collaborations and much more. More than hundreds of artists create interesting stage performances, which highlight the music heritage of the state. The festival opens with a welcome dance and is followed by many other performances. Every day, you can find separate performances by famous artists who are also available for fans to talk and autograph.

On 5th October

  1. String puppetry
  2. Local dance performances
  3. Circus performances
  4. Music performances with woodwind instruments
  5. Song performances
  6. Fire dance
  7. Drum performances

Musical Performance RIFF

6th October

  1. Music performance
  2. Fort festivals
  3. Dance performances
  4. Martial art performances

Jodhpur Riff Dance Performance

7th October

  1. Performance by Anwar Khan Manganiyar
  2. Fort festivals
  3. Dance performances
  4. Martial art performance
  5. Performance by Mir-e-Alam
  6. Vocals by Nihal Khan

Jodhpur RIFF Manganiyar Musicians Performance

8th October

  1. Vocal performance by Mangka
  2. Fort festivals
  3. Dance performance
  4. Performance by Kamad community
  5. Group performances
  6. Snake dance
  7. Woodwind instrument performances

9th October

  1. Screening of films
  2. Carnatic music
  3. Humanitarian speeches
  4. Song performances

The event details of 9th October tend to change.

Where will be Celebrate?

5thOcotber:

Morning – Veer Durga Das Memorial Park, Masuriya

Evening – Jaswant Thada Parking

6th October

Morning – Jaswant Thada

Evening – Throughout Mehrangarh Museum

7th October

Morning – Jaswant Thada

Evening – Throughout Mehrangarh Museum

8th October

Morning – Jaswant Thada

Evening – Throughout Mehrangarh Museum

9th October

Morning – Jaswant Thada

What will be Ticket Cost?

5th October – Morning: Free for all; Evening: free for all

6th October – Early morning: Free for all; Rest of the day: day pass/full festival pass

7th October – Early morning: Free for all; Rest of the day: day pass/full festival pass

8th October – Early morning: Free for all; Rest of the day: day pass/full festival pass

9th October – Early morning: Free for all

There are two types of passes; day pass and full festival pass. All day passes and full festival passes are non-refundable. The full festival pass includes entry to museum, festivals and performances for all five days. The day passes include entry to museum and festivals on the day for which the pass is purchased.

The pass does not include food, drinks, souvenirs and others. Children below the age of 12 does not need a pass but proof for the age should be presented.

6th October – INR 5000

7th October – INR 5000

8th October – INR 5000

Full Festival Pass – INR 12,500

How to Reach?

The festival takes place near and in Mehrangarh Fort. The fort is located in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Jodhpur has an airport, which is just 5 km away from the city center. The nearest international airport is located in Jaipur. The most commonly used international airport near Jodhpur is in New Delhi. You can find connecting flights from Delhi to Jodhpur in daily basis. Jodhpur is well connected with buses, cabs and trains from all important cities around the country.

Read More : How to Reach Jodhpur

Where to Stay?

There are many luxury and budget hotels near Mehrangarh Fort. You can also stay in any hotel in Jodhpur as you can easily travel to Mehrangarh Fort from any part of the city with the help of buses, cabs, autos or others.

Read More : Where to Stay in Jodhpur

Are Children Welcome?

Many programs and events entertain children. There is a bar available inside the event region where children are not allowed. Other than this area, children are allowed throughout the event.

Also Read : Top Tourist Attractions in Jodhpur

5 Best Luxury Hotels to Stay in, During Rajasthan Tour

Top Festivals in September and October India

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