F of X Festival
F of X Festival
Started in 2019, the F of X Festival is a four-day, invite-only residential festival held inside Jim Corbett National Park. F of X is named after the mathematical term ‘function of x’ or ‘f(x)’, and is designed to help creative professionals identify “their ‘x’” or that “one variable that makes life feel more meaningful, happy and purposeful”. It is a space for the audience to “exchange perspectives, find collaborators and grow creatively” in the fields of art, music, design, fashion, film, food, photography and tech.
Among F of X’s distinguishing factors is the absence of demarcation between the speakers and the attendees who mingle and converse with each other through the event. Talks and workshops are conducted during the day and concerts and open mics are held in the evenings. The venue is divided into four zones, the Heart, the Mind, the Hand and the Soul, named after the elements the organisers (The Experience Co.) believe need to be in alignment for each creative person to thrive. The Heart zone is where speakers share their inspiring journeys. The Mind zone is where they provide industry insights and hacks. The Hand zone is a spot for art and craft workshops. The Soul zone is where participants engage in yoga, meditation and movement therapy sessions.
Artist Raghava K. K., cinematographer Jay Oza, journalist Rega Jha, poet Aranya Johar and the independent music acts Lifafa and When Chai Met Toast were among the speakers and performers at its two editions so far. The festival, which did not take place in 2021 and 2022 owing to the pandemic is slated to return in 2023.
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How To Get There
How to reach Jim Corbett National Park
1. By Air: Corbett National Park doesn’t have an airport of its own. The nearest airport to the town is the Dehradun Airport, Uttrakhand, located at a distance of 156 km from NH34. Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, is the nearest international airport, located at a distance of 243 km. Flights from all over the country fly down to Delhi airport, and a number of them also go down to Dehradun Airport. These airports are further linked to Jim Corbett by means of roadways, with a road journey of a maximum of 5 hours between two cities.
2. By Rail: The nearest railway station to Corbett National Park is in Ramnagar, located around 12 km away. It is connected by regular trains to New Delhi, which further connects it to all major cities in India. Ranikhet Express and Sampark Kranti are preferred trains to travel between Delhi and Ramnagar. Another railway station close to Jim Corbett National Park is the Kathgodam Railway Station, located around 60km away. Taxis and cabs are easily available from Kathgodam to cover the three and a half hour journey by road.
3. By Road: Connected with the NH34 and a wide network of roads with the nearby cities, roadways are one of the most preferred options for the tourists to travel down to Jim Corbett. The most convenient way of reaching Corbett is by road from Delhi, and the 245 km journey usually takes around 6 hours with scenic routes. The roads are in decent condition except for a little rough patch near Ramnagar. The shortest route to reach Corbett National Park from Delhi is Delhi – Gajrola – Moradabad – Kashipur – Ramnagar. Other popular routes for travelling to Jim Corbett National Park by road are – Bareilly – Kichha – Haldwani – Ramnagar (around 160 km) Nainital – Ramnagar (Via Kaladhungi) (62 Km) Lucknow – Bareilly – Kicha – Rudrapur – Kashipur – Ramnagar (435 km) From government to private and AC to sleeper, many buses ply down to Corbett from Delhi, Ramnagar, Dehradun, Gaushala and Kotdwar, major connecting links to Corbett.
- Free drinking water
- Wheelchair access
- Masks mandatory
- Only fully vaccinated attendees allowed
- Sanitiser booths
- Socially distanced
Items and Accessories to Carry
1. Temperatures vary between 22°c and 9°c in February in Uttarakhand, so make sure you carry wollens to keep yourself warm along with winterwear accessories like thick socks and scarves
2. COVID packs: Hand sanitiser, extra masks and a copy of your vaccination certificate at things you should keep handy.
About The Experience Co.
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