Overview

Jodhpur RIFF (Rajasthan International Folk Festival) was started in 2007. Since then, every October, the impregnable fort of Mehrangarh reverberates with the confluence of the rustic tones of Rajasthan with music from around the globe. Around 250 musicians and artists come together from Rajasthan and elsewhere to become a part of the celebration. The festival has been endorsed by UNESCO as a "People's Platform for Creativity and Sustainable Development" with the Maharaja of Jodhpur as its chief patron and Sir Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones as the international patron.

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Guide to the event
curated information about the event

Schedule

Day Date Timing Activity Venue
Day 1 5th October 2017 9:00 am to 2:00 pm CHILDREN'S FOLK MORNING Veer Durga Das Memorial Park, Masuriya
    8.30 pm to 10.00 pm OPENING NIGHT - VARIETY CITY CONCERT To be confirmed
         
Day 2 6th October 2017 5.30 am to 7.30 am A Jodhpur RIFF Dawn with the Meghwal of Marwar Jaswant Thada (outside Mehrangarh Fort)
    10.00 am to 5.00 pm FORT FESTIVITIES Throughout Mehrangarh Museum
    11.00 am to 1.00 pm IN RESIDENCE I Chokelao Bagh (Mehrangarh Fort)
    5.45 pm to 7.15 pm LIVING LEGENDS I Near Dhana Bhiyan Chatri (Mehrangarh Fort)
    7.45 pm onwards MOODY RIFFS - Main stage performances Old Zenana Courtyard (Mehrangarh Fort)
    11.30pm onwards DESERT LOUNGE (All acoustic, Traditional – from Rajasthan) Rao Jodha Desert and Rock Park
         
Day 3 7th October 2017 5.30 am to 7.30 am A Jodhpur RIFF Dawn with the soulful repertoire of Anwar Khan Manganiyar Jaswant Thada (outside Mehrangarh Fort)
    10.00 am to 5.00 pm FORT FESTIVITIES Throughout Mehrangarh Museum
    11.00 am to 1.00 pm IN RESIDENCE II Chokelao Bagh (Mehrangarh Fort)
    5.45 pm to 7.15 pm LIVING LEGENDS II Dhana Bhiyan Chatri
    7.45 pm onwards STRINGS AND BEATS - Main stage performances Old Zenana Courtyard (Mehrangarh Fort)
    11.30 pm onwards CLUB MEHRAN Salim Kot (Mehrangarh Fort)
         
Day 4 8th October 2017 5.30 am to 7.30 am A Jodhpur RIFF Dawn with Sila Mangka and Rewben Mashangwa Jaswant Thada (outside Mehrangarh Fort)
    11.00 am to 1.00 pm IN RESIDENCE III Chokelao Bagh (Mehrangarh Fort)
    5.30 pm to 7.00 pm MOONRISE SPECIAL Jaswant Thada (outside Mehrangarh Fort)
    7.30 pm onwards INSIGHTS - Main stage performances Old Zenana Courtyard (in Mehrangarh Fort)
     11.30 pm onwards RIFF RUSTLE with Rajasthani and international percussionists, musicians and singers from Jodhpur RIFF 2017... and a superb 'rustler"! Old Zenana Courtyard (in Mehrangarh Fort)
         
Day 5 9th October 2017 5.30 am to 7.30 am A Jodhpur RIFF Dawn with TM Krishna and the Jogappa folk singers Jaswant Thada (outside Mehrangarh Fort) 

MEHRANGARH FORT,
FORT ROAD, JODHPUR, RAJASTHAN 342002

About the venue

General info

Mehrangarh Fort stands a hundred feet in splendor on a perpendicular cliff, four hundred feet above the sky line of Jodhpur. Burnished red sand stone, imposing, invincible and yet with a strange haunting beauty that beckons . Much has been written about the Citadel of the Sun, for truly, it is one of the most impressive in all Rajasthan. So colossal are its proportions that Rudyard Kipling called it “ the work of giants”. Today, it is acknowledged as one of the best preserved fort in India.

 

Stages:

  • Old Zenana Courtyard (Main Stage)
  • Daulatkhana Chowk (Club Mehran)
  • Jaswant Thada
  • Clock Tower (Outside Jaipol Gate)
  • Shringar Chowk
  • Chokelao Bagh
  • Mehrangarh Museum

Reaching the venue

Inside the venue

Event specific info

Food & Beverages:

  • Mehran Terrace (Traditional Rajasthani thali)
  • Café Mehran

 

Inside the Venue:

Item

Allowed (Yes/No)

Comments

Alcohol

No

 

Animals (Service Animals)

No

 

Bags

Yes

 

Banners, Signs

No

 

Beverages (non-alcoholic)

Yes

 

Binoculars/Camcorders

No

Not allowed only during the festival.

Cameras (Still Photography)

No

Not allowed only during the festival.

Chairs

Yes

Collapsible chairs are allowed

Commercial Signs/Merchandise

No

 

Food/Baby Food

Yes

 

Fireworks

No

 

Laser Lights and Pointers

No

 

Medicines

Yes

 

Noisemakers And Horns

No

 

Strollers

Yes

 

Tripods

No

 

Umbrellas

Yes

 

 

Amenities:

  • Lockers are available to put the restricted items safely outside the gate.
  • The Mehrangarh Museum Shop
  • Restrooms are available in various parts of the venue.
  • You can take the elevator to reach the higher points of the fort.

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