After the Makar Sankranti festival, people of Jaipur returned to their routine life thinking that there is no fun before JLF, but hey, guys! Did you forget about the Ranthambore Festival which made its debut just last year? Ranthambore Festival 2018 is here with lots of folk music events and experiences.
It is a not for profit cultural festival which aims at preserving and nurturing indigenous Folk Culture as well as promotes awareness about Nature and Wildlife Conservation. The first edition of the documentary series on folk music was showcased last year and the second edition will be up this year.
What is the festival about?
Ranthambore Festival brings a beautiful and perfect blend of a wide range of music and dance, interactive talks, cultural workshops, thrilling nature activities, culinary delights and so much more. The three-day festival will begin on 19th January at the Nahargarh Palace and will last until 21st January.
How to reach?
The most preferred and convenient way to reach there is by Railways. The nearest railway station is Sawai Madhopur which is a ten to twenty-minute drive from the Nahargarh Palace.
However, you can also reach there by air or by road. The nearest airport is Jaipur Airport, from there it is a 3-hour taxi journey by road.
What will you experience?
Various events will be conducted to make it worth for the spectators. The events are hot air ballooning, meditation and yoga, open mic performances, pottery rejuvenation workshop, block printing workshop etc.
Ranthambore Festival is going to give you one memorable lifetime experience.
There will be international and local musicians, filmmakers and actors, folk artists to lighten up the festival.
Some of the prominent faces which you will see are Farhan Akhtar, Roger Hanschel, Tritha Sinha, Trio Benaras, Fiddlers Green and so many.
The food fete
We talked about culinary delights above and yes, the food fete is all about mouth-watering dishes.
The sole motive of the food fete is to let you experience the authentic aroma and taste of Rajasthani dishes passed from generation to generation, prepared by native chefs.
After all daal baati choorma and pyaaz ki kachori have got no competition in front of western dishes.
To all those people, who don’t know what is a souk, here it is, souk is a market where you can purchase different kinds of products.
The Ranthambore Souk has collaborated with various local NGOs who will put their artistically crafted products on display. The products range from apparels, chocolates, accessories and etc.
You can now book your passes for the festival at www.bookmyshow.com and www.ranthamborefestival.org
Ranthambore Festival was a masterpiece in 2017 and will surely rock the city this year. It will host 18 concerts, 12 wildlife documentaries and 6 workshops in just three days. By this time, I think you have made up your mind to attend the festival. No? What are you waiting for? The countdown has already begun.
For more information, visit the page – www.ranthamborefestival.org