The unimaginable beauty of Jodhpur lies not only in its historical sites, its forts, its palaces but also in its rich culture and festivities. It boasts of everything a desert can offer sand dunes, wildlife, desert safaris and delectable Marwari cuisines. Jodhpur is an oasis in the vast desert, a land of festivals, a city of joy and a city of never ending merriment. Visiting Jodhpur is a lifetime experience for all. If visiting Jodhpur plan a visit during fairs and festivals and you will be charmed by what the city offers. Colorful handicrafts, cultural dances and impressive firework displays will leave you enthralled.
Royal City Jodhpur welcomes you to indulge in a cultural extravaganza, visit the city for its famous fairs with a royal stay at Ranbanka Palace-The only classic Heritage Hotel in Jodhpur. Create some magical moments in your life; revel in the spirit of a city caught in the never ending fervor of fairs and festivities. A host of festivals await a visitor setting foot in this wonder city. Ranbanka is a magnificent sandstone building, built for Maharajadhiraj of Jodhpur, Sir Ajit Singh ji, the younger brother of Maharaja Umaid Singh. The hotel tastefully blends the lavish interiors and modern comforts. Present day facilities are harmonized so as not to disturb the antiquity of the royal abode. Ranbanka Hotel exudes an aura distinctly its own - enhanced by its rich and varied collection of paintings, treasure troves and hunting trophies of yesteryears. Ranbanka Hotel holds the lingering echoes of a bygone era, like no other place.
Get a whiff of how the erstwhile Rajput rulers rejuvenated their body, mind and soul as Ranbanka Palace gives you a chance to re-live the same glory. Soak in the splendor of ancient treatments like Abhyangam or Shirodhara. Immerse yourself in the throes of utter luxury and extravagance, in the supreme care of expert hands, only to come out totally satiated. Romantic settings, puppet shows, traditional music recitals and Kaalbelia dancers, signature spa therapies, romantic dinners at the many private terraces, Jodhana in-room shopping, tailor-made but reasonable RBJ mojaris, souvenir shops, on-premise tour operator, and much more mark the ideal antitheses to today’s fast paced life.
In Jodhpur, Ranbanka palace offers you a retreat that will take you away from the hum drum to a mystical journey, a celebration where you will experience the cultural grandeur of India at its best. Ranbanka palace offers the perfect backdrop to explore and experience the glorious carnivals of India.
Jodhpur has numerous fairs and festivals which express the rich cultural traditions of Rajasthan, in addition to the feasts celebrated by the Hindus, Muslims and others, there are also the traditional fairs. An entertainment not to be missed here is the Marwar Festival which celebrates and glorifies the heroes of Rajasthan. This is held every year, in the month of Ashwin, between September and October. The celebrations during the full moon at Sharad Poornima go on unabated for two glorious days. Through lilting music the lifestyle of the Rajasthan rulers is exemplified by musicians from across the country and the world. The vivacious folk dancers give a glimpse of the tales of yester years and the heroes live on in our midst through their songs. Another attraction at the fair is camel tattoo show and polo. It is held at Umaid Bhawan palace, Mandore and Mehrangarh fort.
The annual Nagaur Cattle fair is the second largest animal fair in the country where more than 75,000 camels, bullocks, cows, oxen and horses are traded every year. Activities like tug-of-war, camel and bullock races, cockfights etc. are further enhanced by the enchanting folk music. A special feature of the Nagaur Festival is the“mirchi bazaar” which is the largest Chili market in Asia. The largest literary festival in Asia Pacific is DSC Jaipur Literature Festival. This is a very major celebration of national and international literature in India.
The world Sufi Spirit festival held in February when impressive historic sites of Ahhichatragarh and Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur invite you to an authentic musical voyage. Soul stirring music enthralls the visitor as artists from around the world perform here
The popular kite festival began a few years ago and is immensely popular today, it’s held in the Polo ground at Jodhpur. It is a three day festival where thousands of kites color the horizon in vivid designs, the Air Force helicopters release a large number of kites, the children let go balloons and the sky is a fantastic plethora of vivid incredible hue. Kite flyers show their skills and the excitement that surrounds this festival is mind blowing.
A must do activity on any holiday is shopping and Jodhpur is home to trained and skilled craftsmen. One can get excellent tailor made breeches here, antiques, handicrafts, Bandini prints and not to forget the famous Mathaniya’s red chillis. All this and more awaits a visitor in Jodhpur the city where dreams become reality ,visit it any time of the year and stay at Ranbanka Palace a hotel that will treat you like royalty and make your stay here a treasured and prized holiday.
About Ranbanka Palace Heritage Hotel:
Ranbanka palace offers an array of cuisines and is famous for its elaborate rajasthani flavors. From in- room dining to buffets, a la carte, private gatherings and theme dinners; ranbanka palace offers it all at - the ranbanka bagh, in the garden. For further information, please visit http://ranbankahotels.com/
Festive Extravaganza @Ranbanka Palace Heritage Hotel, Jodhpu