Jodhpur Folk Festival

Rajasthan International folk festival is conducted in Jodhpur. Being India’s first annual folk festival and celebrating the regional root music and the arts, this festival is organized in order to give open platform to all the folk artist and musicians from India and overseas. Around 150 art performers from Rajasthan, India and outside, gather in the Gigantic and splendid Fort of Mehran Garh for four nights and three days of events under the brightest full moon.

Rajasthan International folk festival which is also known as Jodhpur folk festival, begun in year 2007; since then, the Rajasthan International Folk Festival (RIFF) society tries to bring together more than 250 Musicians and performing artists from every nook and corner of the world. Each year in October for five days, RIFF celebrates different musical heritages and creates new sounds through innovative collaborations of connoisseur of folk arts & music. RIFF Jodhpur features a series of events and concerts based in and around Mehrangarh Fort.

Besides, opening of the folk festival is timed to coincide with the brightest full moon of the year in north India that is called, Sharad Purnima. Voted as "Asia's Best Fortress" by Times Magazine, Mehrangarh Fort gets decorated as the beautiful bride during this Folk festival. Jodhpur RIFF includes performances by some musician maestros from local Rajasthan communities, by showcasing sensational headline acts each night on the master stage, and sharp global dance grooves. This will surely keep the party banging till late at the Club Mehran. Interactive daytime sessions for visitors, school children and families are staged against the breathtaking backdrop of the Fort.

Located in the heart of the Jodhpur city, one of the grandest forts in India, Mehrangarh Fort is playing the great host to the Rajasthan International Folk Festival. The fortress with its intricate carvings & expansive courtyards has a long history to define. The Fort, that has bred a number of great warriors, is a symbol of the glorious past and remarkable history in Rajasthani culture.

Best Time to Visit: October