If you haven't yet planned the year's first long weekend, (26th Jan – 29th Jan) and even if you have, dump it, for Ranthambore Festival in the stunning Nahargarh Palace in Ranthambore Forest! And trust you will have a great time here! After all, where else will you get the perfect winter ambience, a golden chance to see majestic Royal Bengal Tigers, and relish Rajasthani cuisine, outside of this amazing Ranthambore Festival? This three-day event in Rajasthan has everything that makes it a perfect outing for cultural aficionados; from folk music to an open-air wildlife film festival, Tiger Safaris, to interactive talks on conservation, photography and music workshops, and from Wellness camps to pop-up souks, you will find it all here!
The Ranthambore Festival is organized by an NGO, Puquaar, and is supported by BookASmile of BookMyShow and First Stone. It's an initiative to bring together nature and music lovers, nature and wildlife conservationists, business thought leaders, and social influencers from across the globe to give a boost the music and nature conservation effort and influence a wide audience towards the cause. This is the inaugural edition of the Ranthambore Festival, a new cultural festival that seeks to showcase the richness of Rajasthani folk music and wildlife landscape. It's unique in a way that it is one of the few festivals in India whose objective is preservation and awareness about the efforts of music and nature conservation stakeholders. It is a perfect platform for music and nature lovers to engage with each other.
Expect a matchless line-up in this unique travel event! The festival will open with the screening of ‘The Unforgotten Music of Rajasthan’ and also include moonlit performances by artists like Mallika Sarabhai and Ustad Ma Zila Khan in collaboration with Rajeev Raja and Fabrizio Cassol, never seen before performances by 35 handpicked Rajasthani folk music legends, workshops on music, and more, all in the dazzling backdrop of the royal Nahargarh Palace. There will also be World music acts like Maati Baani, Neeraj Arya’s Kabir Cafe, UK-based piano maestro Karl Lutchmayer. If you appreciate music then there something more for you; workshops by Zila Khan and UK-based piano maestro Karl Lutchmayer & sound meditation and Mongolian singing workshop with Tritha Sinha and Martin Dubois. Also included in the schedules are the activities like Food festival, Art & Craft Souks, Hot Air Ballooning, Wellness camp and Tiger Safaris.