Jodhpur is the second-largest city in Rajasthan and a prime destination for tourists who travel from across the world to visit this wonderful city. Situated amidst the sheer landscapes of the great Thar Desert, Jodhpur is a scintillating destination for the travelers who love to explore the colorful culture, art forms, wonderful historic architecture, and cuisines. Read about some fun activities and excursions in Jodhpur.
Jodhpur RIFF- Rajasthan International Folk Festival
Celebrated every year in October, this 5-day festival is one of the biggest cultural amalgams of Rajasthani culture with over 200 artists that perform and display the rich art forms, folk dances, and history. Various activities and competitions to keep you engaged and entertained is a perfect blend of culture, religion, talent, and history. Plan your Jodhpur trip around the month of October so you can grab this exciting opportunity of attending RIFF.
International Desert Kite Festival
Every year in the month of ‘Sakrant’ i.e. January, the festival of kites is celebrated. During this 3 day festival, the sky is painted with a colorful exhibition of hundreds of Kites of various shapes, patterns, and colors. Have a gala time in Jodhpur and participate in exciting competitions and win prizes.
Every year in the month of September or October the 2 day Marwar festival is bestowed in the appreciation of the Kings and rulers of the bygone era and to reminisce their royalty. This live entertainment festival is held in popular palaces and forts like Umaid Bhawan, Mandore and Mehrangarh fort where native dancers and folk singers perform for entertainment. There are many other cultural and fun activities going on like turban draping competitions, camel tattoo shows and Polo matches.
It is a unique trade fair of cattle where approximately 7000 cows, bullock, horses and camels are decorated with vibrant and colorful accessories and drapes. The fair goes on for 8 days and people from across the world visit to get a glimpse of this hustle of cattle trading. The festival also has many activities for people to enjoy i.e, tug of wars, camel race, bullock race, and many other astounding experiences.
Bishnoi Village Safari
A true village experience for tourists to explore the earthy environment of rural ongoing. Bishnoi village is a display of the Bishnoi tribes who are famous for their devotion to protect the environment especially some endangered species. With over 15 activities to indulge in such as Pottery, spinning, weaving, carpet making, bangle making, and everything you expect to see in a rural commune. But don’t forget to try the delectable traditional food and Opium tea.
So, the next time you plan to visit Rajasthan, don’t forget to keep your dates around one of these exciting and intriguing festivals and make sure these celebrations are a part of your exciting and memorable Jodhpur Tour package.