Duration: 16 Nights / 18 Days.

Destination : USA, Delhi, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Pushkar, Jaipur, Delhi

Price : USD 1220/ EURO 1,085

Rajasthan International folk festival is well-known as the Jodhpur folk festival. It was first held in 2007. The Jodhpur Riff Festival Oct 2022 will bring a huge number of performers and musicians from all corners of the globe in one place. Each year, in October, over five days, RIFF celebrates the various musical legacy and creates new sounds through the creative collaborations by a seasoned lover of folk music and folk art.

Jodhpur Riff Festival Dates

Jodhpur RIFF Festival 2022 starts on Thursday, 6 October 2022, and ends on Monday, 10 October 2022.

About Jodhpur RIFF Festival

About Jodhpur RIFF Festival

Jodhpur RIFF will feature shows by some of the most renowned musicians from the local Rajasthan communities, who are able to perform spectacular headline acts every evening on the stage master as well as sharp dance rhythms. The event will surely keep the party going until midnight at the Club Mehran. Daytime-long interactive sessions for school children, tourists, and families are set in front of the stunning background in the Fort.

The Fort is home to many legendary warriors, is a representation of the royal life and their martyrs as well as a fascinating historical significance of Rajasthani culture. And at this highly anticipated moment, when the Mehrangarh Fort gets dressed to celebrate each year’s Rajasthani International folk festivals, the gardens, yards, and rooms are decorated with lights and flowers to commemorate music.

In this festival, every part of the festival has a distinct theme such as intimate, dramatic serene, or spiritual. People can take a stroll through the lush gardens of a chokeslam, exploring these walls and reveling in the gorgeous cities of Jodhpur. The fort can also be visited to view the Maharaja’s collection of guns including books and manuscripts, tiny paintings, and vibrant artworks.


DAY 1 :- Arrive New Delhi
Day 2 :- Delhi
Day 3 :- Delhi – Jaisalmer ( By Flight)
Day 4 :- Jaisalmer ( By Flight)
Day 5 :- Jaisalmer
Day 6 :- Jaisalmer
Day 7 :- Jaisalmer
Day 8 :- Jaisalmer – Jodhpur
Day 9 :- Jodhpur
Day 10 :- Jodhpur – Bishnoi Village
Day 11 :- Jodhpur – Pushkar
Day 12 :- Pushkar
Day 13 :- Pushkar
Day 14 :- Pushkar – Jaipur
Day 15 :- Jaipur
Day 16 :- Jaipur
Day 17 :- Jaipur – Delhi

Tour Cost :-


Tour inclusion :-

  • Total 16 Nights hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis.
  • Daily Breakfast at the hotel.
  • One Welcome Dinner in Delhi at local restaurant.
  • Last day on 26th Feb, hotel for wash N change***for 04 hrs only.*
  • Air-conditioned vehicle with driver during the tour.
  • All Transfers & sightseeing as per tour programme.
  • Local Tour guide during the sightseeing.
  • One time monument Entry fee during the sightseeing.
  • Rick show ride in Old Delhi.
  • Bishnoi Village Safari with Lunch.
  • Elephant Safari at Amber fort in Jaipur.
  • One farewell dinner in Jaipur at local restaurant.
  • One domestic flight Delhi/Jaisalmer with 15 Kg Lugg + 07 kg hand Lugg.
  • All applicable govt. taxes.

Tour exclusion :-

  • Lunch/Dinner or any type of meal or Drink.
  • Welcome & farewell Dinner are without hard drinks.
  • International flight ticket/Visa etc.
  • Any type of personal expanses during the tour.
  • Anything which is not mentioned in Inclusions.

Hotel Details: Below or Similar


*09 Feb: Depart from USA*

 *10 Feb: Onboard*

 *11 Feb: Arrive New Delhi*

Arrive in at early morning.

 Meet and assist at the airport and transfer to the hotel.

 1. Hotel Check-in time: 12:00 Hrs

 2. Hotel will be booked 10/13 Feb.


 On arrival check in to your hotel.

 Day free for your independent activities (No Transport).


 We organize welcome dinner at a local restaurant (Vehicle will be

 available for this).

Night stay in Delhi.


12 Feb : Delhi


After breakfast, you will visit Old & New Delhi :

First Visit OLD DELHI:


Jama Masjid – the largest mosque in India.

Red Fort – The Red Fort is considered one of the finest pieces of Mughal architecture.


Chandni Chowk – a place with a history of about 400 years. Old Delhi provides more evidence of ancient times that once existed can be seen by riding a rickshaw through the labyrinthine lanes of Chandni Chowk. Rickshaw rides here are the ultimate pleasure.


The rickshaw rides give passengers a chance to view Chandni Chowk from a different angle, which is otherwise only viewed as a favorite shopping avenue in Delhi.

Afternoon proceed to New Delhi: Visit Bangla Shahib Gurudwara (Holy Place Sikhism), including a drive on the ceremonial avenue – Rajpath, by Parliament House, the President’s House, and through the Diplomatic Enclave.

In the evening, you are free to explore the sidewalk vendors of Janpath road and the Tibetan market for tribal antiques and textiles.

Night stay in Delhi.

13 Feb : Delhi – Jaisalmer ( By Flight)


 Breakfast at the hotel.

 Later proceed to the airport to board your flight for Jaisalmer.

 Flight: SG (Spice Jet) 8440

 At 13:50 depart from Delhi airport.

 At 1515 arrive at Jaisalmer airport.


 On arrival meet and assist, proceed to your hotel.

 Night stay in Jaisalmer.


14 Feb : Jaisalmer


Early breakfast.

Later proceed to Local sightseeing of Jaisalmer.


Visit Jaisalmer Fort, over the Trikuta hill, this fort is the biggest and the most beautiful landmark of the city. The Jain temple, situated inside the fort, made between the 12th and 15th century bears testimony to Rajasthan’s unique artistry. The Havelis like the Patwon-ki-Haveli and Salim-Singh-ki-Haveli are remarkable for their exclusive cutwork, yellow and red stone treatment and the bracket-shaped decoration of peacocks.


From Today Desert Festival start.


As we explain to you that I visited Rajasthan tourism and the Festival schedule will be declared soon.

Jaisalmer local sightseeing we can adjust as per festival schedule.


 Later transfer to your hotel.

 Night stay.


 15 Feb : Jaisalmer


 Breakfast at the hotel.

 Desert Festival

 Night stay in Hotel.


16 Feb : Jaisalmer


 Breakfast at the hotel.

 Desert Festival

 Night stay in Hotel.


 17 Feb : Jaisalmer – Jodhpur (05 Hrs drive approx)


 After breakfast drive to Jodhpur. On arrival check in at your hotel.

 Later in the evening, you will visit the Old City, the Local Bazaar, etc.

 Night stay in Jodhpur.


 18 Feb : Jodhpur


 Breakfast at the hotel.

 Later proceed to sightseeing Jodhpur.



 Visit: Mehrangarh fort + Within the fort visit Moti Mahal and Phool

 Mahal. Also, visit Jaswant Thada.

 Night stay in Jodhpur.


 19 Feb : Jodhpur – Bishnoi Village – Jodhpur


 Breakfast at the hotel.

 Later proceed on a same-day excursion trip to Bishnoi Village.


Bishnoi Village: The Bhishnoi Village Safari was founded by Rajas and Anant. A glimpse of rich cultural life in their state of Marwar is offered to Indian and foreign guests by the Maharajas of Jodhpur. Here you can spot wildlife and meet Bishnoi families.


You can observe wild animals in their natural habitats, several of them a variety of desert animals can be found there, including our Antelopes, Mazelle, Dumessille Crane, Rabbit, Blue Bull, migrating birds, and peacocks, etc. With my family, we’ll eat traditional Rajasthani cuisine in the village salawas. Which food you never eat before.


 Night stay in Jodhpur.


20 Feb : Jodhpur – Pushkar (04 Hrs approx)


After breakfast drive to Pushkar. On arrival check into your hotel.

Pushkar possesses temples, although fewer of them are as old as you might expect at a pilgrimage site as important as this one, since many were abandoned by Aurangzeb and later rebuilt.


Later visit: One of the most popular temples is the Brahma temple. It is probably the only temple in the world devoted to Brahma.The shrine is marked by a red spire, and the goose symbol Hans, or the symbol of Brahma, is located over the entrance gateway. He is believed to have specially selected Pushkar as the site.

Night stay in Pushkar.


21 Feb : Pushkar


Breakfast at the hotel.

Proceed to visit other religious places: Shiva Temple, Savitri Temple, and Saraswati Temple.

Also, visit Pushkar lake near Brahma temple and also Witness of Evening Aarti.


 Night stay in Pushkar.


22 Feb : Pushkar


Breakfast at the hotel.

Visit Local Bazaar (Sarafa Bazar – A Colourful Market) and other sightseeing of Pushkar.

Rest day free for your own activity.

Night stay.


 23 Feb : Pushkar – Jaipur (03 Hrs drive approx)


After breakfast drive to Jaipur – “the pink city” located in the desert and named after Jai Singh, the ancient Maharaja of Jaipur.


 On arrival check in at the hotel.

 Visit: Birla temple (or Laxmi Narayan Temple) + visit local Bazaar and explore local life and do some shopping for traditional clothes, crafts, etc.


Today evening our local guide will meet you and explain about rest day tour and schedule.

Night stay in Jaipur.


24 Feb : Jaipur 


Morning after breakfast goes for an excursion to Amber Fort. Amber is a classic romantic palace fort in Rajasthan.*

The construction of the palace was begun by Man Singh I in 1592 and finished by his descendant Jai Singh

Also enjoy elephant safari (Guide will help you on this) one the elephant is for 02-03 persons.*


 Later proceed to local sightseeing of Jaipur with the tour guide :


CITY PALACE – Spanning more than one-seventh of the fortified city, the City Palace is a stunning example of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture. The City Palace Museum, the Shri Govind Dev Temple, the Chandra Mahal, is located here.


JANTAR MANTAR – The most prominent and well-preserved among the five observatory Jai Singh II built around the country. In spite of its outsized size, this astronomical observatory is still in use today.


HAWA MAHAL – This “Palace of Winds” stands out as an outstanding landmark in Jaipur. Five-story sandstone structures are encrusted with intricate trelliswork and balconies. There are 953 niches and windows in the palace. As a royal grandstand, the Mahal was built by Pratap Singh in 1799.


 Night stay in Jaipur.


 25 Feb: Jaipur

 Breakfast at the hotel.

 Today vehicle and driver will be with you. You can move around Jaipur.

 You are free for your own activity.


 Today you can also enjoy Indian movies at a Very famous Cinema Hall or you can say like a museum.



Today Evening will organize a farewell dinner for you at a local restaurant.

 Night stay in Jaipur.


26 Feb: Jaipur – Delhi (06Hrs drive approx)

 Breakfast at the hotel.

 Later proceed to Delhi. On arrival at Delhi airport, will provide your hotel room for wash n change.

 *Hotel Room will available for 04 Hrs only (From Check in time).*

Our vehicle and driver will wait for you.

 Later move to Delhi International airport to board your flight to the USA.


 27 Feb: Fly from Delhi

History Of Jodhpur RIFF FESTIVAL

History Of Jodhpur RIFF FESTIVAL

It is important to note the historical significance of the site Mehrangarh Fort is the symbol of pride and glory of Rajput rulers. It still is a stronghold for their heritage and their legends. The fort was built to perfection, with a hint of Mughal and Rajputana architecture on a hill that is 400 feet above the ground. Mehrangarh Fort is an example of a bold and impressive structure that dates back to the past.

In its 16th year of existence, Jodhpur RIFF has transformed into India’s most prestigious roots music festival. It’s an independent, non-profit event run by Bhatia under the direction of Mehrangarh Museum Trust, Jodhpur.

The Maharaja of Marwar HH Maharaja Gaj Singh is the main sponsor of this festival and Sir Mick Jagger the frontman of the rock group, known as the Rolling Stones, is its international patron. Every year Bhatia as well as his crew of volunteers tour the country to showcase the talent that could be displayed at the festival. The festival has been recognized by UNESCO as a platform for people to promote sustainable development and creativity.

Pabuji Phach, Maand, and Panihari are three different forms of folk music that tell the stories of the past period in the most melodious surs and ragas. These styles of music define the rich history of the Rajasthani folk tradition, making it a significant part of India’s culture. The festival aims to keep the art of folk and the music that is Rajasthan alive and well. In this festival experience famous folk artists such as Dare Kahn Manganiyar, Chiranji Kanji, Anwar Khan, Shamsuddin, and Pampa Khan Manganiyar.

Apart from the legends, one will also get to listen to young artists like singer Jayateerth Mevundi and banks such as Asia Manga, Sondorgo a Hungarian Band, and Bixiga 70 which is a Brazilian music group. Additionally, Rajasthan is regarded as the heart of folk festivals in India.

Rajasthani folk dances like Ghoomar, Kalbeliya, Bhavai have received world-class recognition. These are traditional dance forms that have been preserved and developed by professional dancers who live in Rajasthan.

Highlights of Jodhpur RIFF Festival Oct 2022

Highlights of Jodhpur RIFF Festival

Rajasthani artists:- There are a lot of Rajsthani folk artists such as Chiranji Kanji, Shamsuddin (Maand) and musicians Kamaycha Ghewar and Dare Khan Maganiyar and the singer Anwar Manganiyar have been invited to perform a spectacular performance.

The “Living Legends” series will also feature four legends: Lakhs Khan Manganiyar Kadae Khan Lang (Sindhi Sarangi and Vocals), Pampa Khan Manganiyar (Shehnai and Murli) and Sawn Khan Manganiyar (Sufi).

Jayateerth Mevundi: – One of the best vocalists to emerge out of the Kirana Gharana. He is an expert in his Santvaani (words of saints) and Daasavani (words of devotees) traditional music from Karnataka and Maharashtra is a major attraction at Jodhpur RIFF.

Sondorgo:- It’s a band from Hungry. The group plays lesser-known serb-croatian music that is played by the communities who live on the banks of the Danube river. Danube and the Gypsy and Balkan tracks from all over the world. They perform a variety of styles of music using 17 instruments.

Davy Sicard:- Davy Sicard is from the island of La Reunion. Sometimes called the”Maloya” mastermind”.

Robust:- It will include master percussionists along with Ben Walsh. He is an expert percussionist from Australia.

 Maru Tarang:- It’s an Australian Rajasthani music group that includes Jeff Lang and Bobby Singh from Australia as well as sin Lang and Bhungar Manganiyar from Rajasthan.

Bixiga 70:- It is among the most adored modern instrumental music groups in Brazil. Their music is heavily influenced from Africa as well as Brazil and consists of Samba and Reggae as well as electronic ethnic carimbo and jazz.

Interesting Facts About Jodhpur RIFF FESTIVAL

Interesting Facts About Jodhpur RIFF FESTIVAL

It is a charitable non-profit partnership initiative of India’s two largest heritage trusts, the Mehrangarh Museum Trust as well as Jaipur Virast Foundation. It is in conjunction with Sharad Poornima which is the brightest full moon night in India. Jodhpur RIFF is home to a number of breathtaking concerts as well as other events each year within and around the Mehrangarh Fort.

Jodhpur Riff promises the most captivating performances by performers from both the local and international scenes. The performances begin after sunset, and the heartwarming and soulful tunes begin to echo through all corners in the Mehrangarh Fort. The crowd is amazed by the spirit of Rajasthan music and culture.

Every kind of musical instruments such as sitar, table, violin, and mridangam. along with classical dancers from across the country participate in this traditional musical event.

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