Mar 7, 2011
RAHJASTAN INTERNATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL
EXOTIC EASTERN SOUNDS. ALL NIGHT DANCING ON FORT ROOFTOP. BRIGHTEST FULL MOON NIGHTS
Location: In and around Fort Mehrangarh; City of Jodhpur in the state of Rahjastan, India
When: October 12-16, 2011; The dates change annually.
Entry Requirements: Visa and passport for US citizens.
* Fly to New Delhi and connecting flight to Jodhpur.
* Train or bus from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and other major cities.
* Local and international folk musicians perform annually.
* International DJ provides the sounds and beats all night long.
1. To be at the heart of the RIFF festivities, base yourself at the Royal Tented Camp at Mehrangarh Fort. Rate starting at $204.80 per person/ night, full-board.
*The following lodgings are in the city of Jodhpur:
2. Haveli Inn Pal: 15 mins walk to Fort Mehrangarh. Rate starts at $23.63
3. Durag Niwas Guest House. Rate starts at $5.60
4. Hotel Haveli: Rate starts at $20
5. Krishna Prakash Heritage Haveli: Rate starts at $30. Located right by Fort Mehrangarch.
6. Hotel Megh Niwas: Rate starts at $20. About 15-20 min walk to Fort Mehrangarch.
7. The Blue House Guest House: Rate starts at $6.15. Great location.
8. Yogi Guest House: Rate starts at $9. Great location.
9. Veggie Guesthouse: Located just outside of Fort Mehrangarh
10. Ranga Bhawan
11. Pal Haveli: Minutes away from Fort Mehrangarch
12. Shivam Paying Guesthouse: Minutes away from Fort Mehrangarch.
13. Jee Ri Havali: Walking distance from Fort Mehrangarch
14. Haveli Guesthouse: Minutes away from Fort Mehrangarch.
15. Hotel City Palace
17. Heaven Guesthouse
More options on affordable hotels and guesthouses
* Greaves Travel: Offering a 9-night tour from £2,599 ($4,210.80 USD) per person, staying one night each at Mihir Garh, the Royal Jodhpur Tented Camp and Ranvas during RIFF, plus two nights each at Bal Samand Lake Palace, The Taj Palace in Delhi and The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai. The price includes return BA flights, internal flights, a three-day festival pass, tours, transfers and full board at Mihir Garh (other hotels b&b).