Barmer Folk and Handicrafts Festival
Barmer Folk and Handicrafts Festival
The Barmer Folk and Handicrafts Festival showcases and promotes the plethora of traditional cultural practices in the district of Barmer in Rajasthan. These include the folk music of the Langa and Manganiyar communities and handcrafted tradition of jutti and kasidakari shoe making.
The inaugural edition of the event provided an opportunity for attendees to witness performances by and interact with folk music maestros from the region such as Asin Khan, Bhunger Khan, Deu Khan, Gafur Khan, Meheruddin Langa, Multan Khan, Nek Mohammed and Samsu Khan. There were stalls for intricately embroidered products from jutti and kasidakari craftspersons.
The festival was organised as part of a collaborative initiative of the Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan and UNESCO to strengthen the intangible cultural heritage of western Rajasthan.
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How To Get There
How to Reach Barmer
1. By Air: The Jodhpur airport, the closest domestic airport, is located around 220 km from Barmer. The airport has frequent flights from New Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur and Udaipur. Taxis are available from the airport. The closest international airport is in Jaipur, around 320 km from Barmer.
2. By Rail: The Barmer railway station is connected to the city of Jodhpur. It is located along the Jodhpur to Munabao route.
3. By Road: The Barmer Bus Terminus is near the railway station. State-run buses connect the town with most of the cities in the state, including Jodhpur, Jaipur and Udaipur. Tickets are affordable and buses are frequent.
Source: Rajasthan Direct
- Food stalls
- Free drinking water
- Gendered toilets
- Parking facilities
- Unisex toilets
- Masks mandatory
- Sanitiser booths
- Socially distanced
Items & Accessories to Carry
1. Loose and airy cotton clothes with long sleeves to tackle the hot weather.
2. An umbrella, if you happen to get caught in a sudden shower.
3. A sturdy water bottle.
4. COVID packs: Hand sanitiser, extra masks and a copy of your vaccination certificate.
About Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan
Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan
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