Jodhpur Folk and Handicrafts Festival
Jodhpur Folk and Handicrafts Festival
The first edition of Jodhpur Folk and Handicrafts Festival was held in Jodhpur’s Chopasani village in 2022. 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 highlighted folk arts and crafts from the region, showcased Kalbelia dance performances, the folk music of the Langa and Manganiyar communities, the string puppetry of Jaisalmer and durrie weaving.
Attendees were able to watch performances by, interact with, and learn about the history of the art forms from dancers Asha Sapera and Kalunath Kalbelia, musicians Asin Khan and Kasam Khan, and puppeteers Mukesh Bhatt and Rakesh Bhatt. They could also browse and buy handwoven rugs and other items by durrie makers.
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How To Get There
How to reach Jodhpur
1. By Air: Jodhpur has its own domestic airport, which is located around 5 km from the city centre. Flights from New Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Udaipur and other important Indian cities serve Jodhpur on a daily basis. Cabs and autos are available outside the airport and can be hired to travel to any part of the city.
2. By Rail: Trains from New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Jaipur and several other cities serve the city of Jodhpur. Apart from regular express and mail trains, the luxurious Palace on Wheels also caters to Jodhpur city. Many local taxis are available outside the station, which can be availed to travel to any part of the city.
3. By Road: Direct buses from New Delhi and Jaipur make road connectivity with Jodhpur convenient. Government-run Volvo coaches as well as numerous private deluxe and luxury buses are available in this route. The road condition of Jodhpur Highway is quite good and therefore buses can be availed in this route.
- 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: 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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