|WELCOME TO RAJASTHAN
Which means 'the land of royalty' - a state at
its colourful best all the year round. A favourite destination, it is an amazing fusion of
history, religion, music, dance, arts & crafts, desert sand, wildlife & birdlife,
lakes, palaces and friendly people.
And welcome to Jodhpur:
A city with countless bastions and towers. It was
founded by Rao Jodha, chief of the Rathore clan of Rajputs, in 1485 A.D. Exploring the
city promises a delightful ecounter with the unusual lifestyle & culture Of the
A treasure-trove for bargain hunters, the bazaars
here stock an array of fabulous art & craft creations and a collection of tie-and-dye
fabrics in extremely fine designs... some of the reasons that attract tourist from all
around the globe.
Fairs in Rajasthan are mythological in nature, relating
to Gods and Goddesses. They are even celebrated to commemorate the brave deeds of medieval
heroes. The Marwar Festival, held in memory of the heroes of Rajasthan, is one such
example. The festival is celebrated in the Hindu month of Ashwin (Sept.-Oct.) in Jodhpur,
the former capital of Marwar Province.
The massive Mehangarh fort and the impresive Umaid
Bhawan Palace which are symbols of ingenuity, might and valour of the Rajputs, make
Jodhpur an ideal location for the festival. It was originally known as the 'Maand
Festival', a classical style of folk music centred on the romantic lifestyle of
Rajasthan's rulers. The festival is held for two days during the full moon of Sharad
The Marwar festival has on display the music and dance of
the Marwar region. The spirited folk dancers assembled here, perform with gusto and
entertain the audience with Rajasthani folklore. These folk artistes bring to life the
myth and legends of the area and sing songs in memory of the brave heroes.
Other attractions of the festival include horse
riding and horse polo. Various other competitions are also held during the festival.
HOW TO REACH
Air: Indian Airlines flights from Delhi,
Mumbai Udaipur and Jaipur.
Rail: Direct rail connection to many
important cities of the country.
Road: Jodhpur can also be reached through a
dense network of road connections. Some important distances are: Agra - 570 kms. Delhi _
636 kms., Mumbai - 1013 kms., Bi8kaner - 301 kms., Jaisalmer - 285 kms. And Udaipur - 318
Have a good time at the Marwar Festival - a
unique blend of Colour, rhythm and melody.
Avail comfortable accommodation facilities
provided by RTDC, to make this irresistible and captivating experience all the more
DAY 1 Shobha Yatra, Various Competitions
and Cultural Programme at Mandore Garden.
Day 2 Display of Horse Rididng & Polo
and Cultural Programme.