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In India, music, especially Sufi music and the very concept of Sufism is considered as a way of connecting with one’s inner-self and finding the divine within. Yes, the musical retreat which has been present on the mystical lands of India since ancient times is simply beyond words. It is an incredible melange of poetry, soothing rhythm, emotions all blend into one. 

And this is what precisely the World Sufi Festival happening in Rajasthan depicts in its essence - a way of transcending personal identities via the soul of music. The major highlight of this festival is that it is known for bringing together artists from all over the country to showcase their talent to the audience. 

In 2020, the World Sufi Festival will be celebrated from 14th-15th February. Talking about Mehrangarh Fort, it sits dramatically at the top of Jodhpur city perched under the immense sky. The major part of this festival taking place in this fort is filled with nights of revelry, fun, music and classical dance performances. 

Major Attractions of World Sufi Festival Jodhpur

Presented by the Mehrangarh Museum Trust, the World Sufi Festival is an incredible concoction of great talent from all over the globe. Various artists take part in this festival to showcase their calibre under the starlit sky of the royal Rajasthan. Earlier artists like Madan Gopal Singh, Irfan Tuqfail, Rura from Scotland, The Kurdish Sufi Qaderi have performed here. The very aim of this festival of Rajasthan is to particularly highlight the soulful music which has been a part of our culture since ancient times. During the whole time frame, the fort of Mehrangarh reverberates with cultural ecstasy, coming across as a memorable experience.  

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The main action of this festival starts on the 2nd day when the celebrations start early in the morning. People, generally after having a heavy breakfast head to the fort and take part in the joyful celebrations. These celebrations continue on both 2nd and 3rd day. On the fourth day, people can attend the last dawn concert happening at Jaswant Thada. 

How to Reach

Held in Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur the World Sufi Festival is known for bringing a diverse range of talent under one roof for 2 days. To experience what we are talking about here you will need to head towards Jodhpur. This city is situated at a total distance of 577, 985, 1,874, 1,948 km from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru respectively. Let’s discuss how you can reach Jodhpur via the following routes.

By Air. Jodhpur Airport (JDH) is well connected with other Indian cities. Operated by Airport Authority of India, it shares its airside with Jodhpur Airbase of the Indian Air Force (IAF). Many airlines like Vistara, Spicejet, Air India, IndiGo operate to and fro Jodhpur Airport with fairly good connectivity.

As you deboard at the airport, you can take a cab or some other means of public transportation to reach Mehrangarh Fort. You can either take the route via NH62 and Banar Road.

By Road. Jodhpur is fairly well connected with nearby regions and other cities by well-maintained road networks. Here is how you can reach Meharangarh Fort, Jodhpur from the following places:

  1. Delhi - 578 km via NH62 or NH9
  2. Bikaner - 245 km via Bikaner-Barmer Road or NH62 
  3. Jaipur -   341 km via NH48 or NH162
  4. Ahemadabad - 455 km via NH62
  5. Indore - 658 km via NH58

By Train. Jodhpur has its own railway junction of the same name. This train station has overall good connectivity with other Indian cities. Here is how you can reach Jodhpur via train.

  1. Delhi - Mandor Express from Jodhpur Junction
  2. Agra - HWH JU EXPRESS via Tundla Junction
  3. Kota - Ranthambore Express from Kota Junction
  4. Kanpur - HWH JU Express via Kanpur Central
  5. Lucknow - Marudhar Express from Jodhpur Junction

After you deboard at the train station, you can easily board a cab or some other means of public transportation to reach Mehrangarh Fort. It is located at an approximate distance of 6-7 km from the junction.

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  • 2 Days

  • Dance & Music

  • Rajasthan
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    14 February 2020 - 15 February 2020

  • Venue

    Mehrangarh Fort

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