Cool, edgy, dramatic, explosive are some words that can best describe the soul of this ultimate showdown of adrenaline-fueled amalgamation of performances: Ranthambore Music and Wildlife Festival. It’s a colourful extravaganza of happiness and drama that goes on for about 2 nights and 3 days at the Nahargarh Ranthambore and is an effort to protect and preserve our nation’s wildlife while simultaneously promoting the craft of Indian music. And the preservation of the wildlife is one reason why it is held at Nahargarh Ranthambore situated at about 4-5 km from the Ranthambore National Park. 

In its essence, this festival honours the talent which is present right in the heart of the land of the royals in the form of its local musicians and artists. Happening in the month of December, the Ranthambore Music and Wildlife Festival 2020 celebrations might be curtailed or curbed partially due to the ongoing COVID situation.

Best time To Visit

Ranthambore Music and Wildlife Festival is an annual event, organised in December month. It is a two nights three days long musical fiesta that focuses on the need of preserving wildlife, while at the same time promoting diverse musical forms that are on the verge of extinction. 

History of Ranthambore Music and Wildlife Festival

This festival came into existence in 2017. It is a festival aimed at the conservation of music and wildlife in India. The festival venue is Nahargarh, Ranthambore. Visitors can look forward to enjoying a banquet of art, music, cuisines, and wildlife experiences. The backdrop of the festival is nothing short of spectacular. 

Major Attractions Of Ranthambore Music And Wildlife Festival 

1. A Composition of Several Great Events

The Ranthambore Music and Wildlife Festival is an event that offers the tourist and locals an opportunity to discover something that is a composition of timeless music, extraordinary performances, and the true flavour of Indian culture along with the wild wildlife. The events include DJ nights, stargazing, art auctions, wildlife photography workshops, tattooing, wine tasting and so much more. And after you are all done with all the brilliant performances, don’t forget to go on that jungle safari for some unrequited thrill. 

2. Honouring the Musical Glory of Rajasthan

The Ranthambore Music and Wildlife Festival is a perfect event that celebrates and honours the musical traditions which are ultimately the legacy of this spectacular land and soil. With this, it won’t be wrong to call Ranthambore Music and Wildlife Festival one of the greatest local fairs and festivals of Rajasthan.

Places to Visit When Attending Ranthambore Music and Wildlife Festival

Ranthambore National Park

It is located within a range of 10 km from Sawai Madhopur. The National park is famous for tigers. People can also witness a large variety of flora and fauna. The forest is beautiful and the tourists can avail the safari. It is one of the best places which the tourists do not want to miss when they visit Sawai Madhopur.  The forest guide is easily available and he can make the trip adventurers and enrich the tourists with all the required information.

Palighat Chambal Safari from Sawai Madhopur

The safari is a boat safari from Chambal River in Palighat. Marsh Crocs are also seen and the area looks mystic. The boat ride is a unique experience for the tourists and as they wade through the calm waters of Chambal, they fall in love with the area.

Jogi Mahal

It is located inside the Ranthambore National Park and is one of the most photographed places in the area. It offers a beautiful view which the tourists love to see. It is located on Padam Talab Lake. Recently the place is under the Forest Department and frequented by politicians and VVIPs.

Amareshwar Mahadeo Temple

It is located close to Ranthambore National Park in Sawai Madhopur. It is located in serene surroundings and offers a complete spiritual experience to the visitors. It is one of the places of interest other than the National Park.

How To Reach 

Sawai Madhopur is situated at an approximate distance of 344, 1,082, 1,472, 1,961 km from major Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bangalore respectively. Here are the travel details on how you can reach Nahargarh Ranthambhore, Sawai Madhopur to enjoy the Ranthambore Music and Wildlife Festival in Rajasthan by different modes of transport.

  • Nearest Famous City. Jaipur
  • Nearest Airbase. Jaipur International Airport
  • Nearest Railhead. Sawai Madhopur Railway station
  • Distance from Jaipur. 183.8 km

By Air

Deboard at the Jaipur International Airport. The airport is well-routed with several major cities of India via prominent flights. As you deboard at the airport, you can easily take a cab or book some other means of public transport to reach your destination.  

  • Distance Between Jaipur International Airport and Ranthambore. 175.8 Km

By Train

Deboard at the Sawai Madhopur Railway Station. The station is well connected with other Indian cities and states via regular trains. From the station, you can easily book a cab or some other means of public transport to reach here. 

  • Distance between Sawai Madhopur Railway Station and Nahargarh, Ranthambore. 7.3 Km 

By Road

Depending upon your location, you can also consider travelling here via well-maintained road networks. From the nearby regions and cities, you can easily make a trip via interstate buses, private cabs and even self-drive here. 

  • Distance From Jhansi - 273 km via NH27
  • Distance From Kanpur - 505 km via NH27
  • Distance From Agra - 268 km via NH23

Frequently Asked Questions Related to Ranthambore Music and Wildlife Festival

Ques 1. How is the weather during the Ranthambore Music and Wildlife Festival?

Ans 1. Ranthambore gets very cool during festival time as it is held in December in peak winters It is recommended to carry adequate woollens, thermals, etc., to ensure a comfortable trip to Ranthambore. 

Ques 2. Which items are not allowed during the festival time?

Ans 2. During the festival time, visitors are not allowed to carry items like drones, weapons, illegal arms, drugs, cameras or any other professional recording equipment, explosives, fireworks, etc.

Ques 3. Is it necessary to carry any identification card to get entry to the festival?

Ans 3. Yes, it is mandatory to carry any acceptable photo identity card to gain entry to this festival of music and wildlife experiences. 

Ques 4. What are the other places of interest in Ranthambore besides Ranthambore Music and Wildlife Festival?

Ans 4. The other places of interest in and around Ranthambore, worth exploring are Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, Ranthambore Fort, Trinetra Ganesh Temple, Kachida, Padam Temple, Jogi Mahal, etc. 

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PLEASE NOTE : Dates can vary due to cancellation or last-minute changes.

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