Bikaner Folk and Handicraft Festival
Bikaner Folk and Handicraft Festival
The Bikaner Folk and Handicraft festival will spotlight the talents of the Mir community of traditional folk musicians and the artisans of the Usta form of painting and engraving, both of which are resident to the Bikaner district of northwest Rajasthan.
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, the festival will provide visitors a chance to meet with Mir musicians and Usta artists and learn about the history and practice of their art and craft forms.
A cultural show will be held on both days of the event. Folk music vocalist Mir Basu Khan, bhajan singer Jalal Ram Meghwal, Kalbelia dancer Suva Devi, and puppeteers Mukesh Bhatt and Rakesh Bhatt from Jaisalmer are among those will perform.
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How To Get There
How to reach Bikaner
1. By Air: Jodhpur Airport is the airport nearest to Bikaner, located around 251 km away from the city. From the airport, you can board a bus or hire a taxi to reach Bikaner.
2. By Rail: The city has two railway stations, Bikaner Junction and Lalgarh Railway Station, located at a distance of 6 km from each other. These two stations connect Bikaner to major Indian cities such as Jodhpur, New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai.
3. By Road: Bikaner is well connected by a network of roads. Regular buses from New Delhi, Jodhpur, Agra, Ajmer, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Udaipur and Kota are available for Bikaner. You can avail the services of both state-owned government buses or private buses to travel to, in and around the city.
- 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.
2. A sturdy water bottle.
3. COVID packs: 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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