Attracting best musicians from the country and the world over, RIFF is one of the most celebrated and most awaited music festivals in India hosted by His Highness, Maharaja of Jodhpur.
It is certainly no ordinary music festival. I am a musician myself, but when I first attended it in 2014, it was beyond words to describe the sound of this very rare international folk music festival. I witnessed a Jugalbandi between a rural Rajasthani folk musician and a global Flamenco musician – the result was spectacular! For such grandiose, Jodhpur plays the perfect host, which in my view is the Royal Capital of India. The by gone era of kingship of the Rajput Maharajas is still passionately preserved. To make the most of your time here, I recommend visiting the Jain Ossian temples and Khimsar Sand Dunes. A romantic or quiet dinner by the private lake in Bal Samand Lake Palace (Summer Palace of the royal family) is not to be missed. Overall, you may expect a scintillating experience!