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Ranthambore Festival
19 – 21 January 2018

There are few places on earth that combine a profusion of wildlife with valuable historical heritage. Ranthambore is one such destination that lies at the junction of two iconic hill ranges, the Aravalis and the Vindhyas. Ranthmabore National Park takes its name from the formidable fortress of Ranthambore of 5th century AD and is one of the best place in the world to encounter "The Royal Bengal Tiger" that roam around in this dry deciduous, dry thorn forest.

Ranthambore festival is one a kind festival and has something to offer for all, from folk music and dance performances under the moonlit sky to pop-up souks, cookouts, wildlife safaris, movie screenings and discussions, it has something for everyone. The festival would take place at Nahargarh Palace from 19th to 21st January 2018.

All activities of this festival are set against the backdrop of the amazing venue, the Nahargarh Palace. The festival is organizing by not-for-profit organization known as "Puqaar", this non-profit festival aims to act as an integrated platform for local and international performers.

The festival puts spotlight on the area's rich heritage as during these three days, Ranthambore would see influencers and spectators from different ways come together and connect for one reason. By dusk one could enjoy and watch the eye-catching "Hathikund" main stage illuminated with paranormal folk activity and synthesis musical boogie performances under the stars.

19th January 2018:
1800-1830 hours: Gher dance performance – Get immersed in the tales of ancient valour and pride with the The Gher dance of Mewar and Barmer. Based upon the legend of Raas Leela, this spellbinding ancient dance will take your breath away.

1840-1930 hours: Trio Benaras (India & Germany) – Playing an eclectic blend of jazz and Indian classical music, Trio Benares is an international world music ensemble with Roger Hanschel (Germany) on Saxophone, Deobrat Mishra (Benares, India) on Sitar, and Prashant Mishra (Benares, India) on Tabla.

1940-2020 hours: Labik Kamal (Bangla folk / Jazz / Indian Classical) – Catch a spell binding folk / world music performance by celebrated Bangladeshi musician "Labik Kamal" with his band.

2035-2115 hours: Farhan Akhtar Live – An acclaimed director, actor, producer and musician, the multi-faceted Farhan Akhtar supports a series of social causes.

20th January 2018:
1200-1300 hours: Grasslands – a documentary (screening and questions & answers session with World Cup winning Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh)

1330-1430 hours: The Hunt – Screening – The Hunt takes a detailed, audio-visual study of predator-prey relations – as well as the importance of respective ecosystems within a world facing greater environmental challenges brought about by the impact of the human race.

1500-1600 hours: Interactive talk with Ranjit Singh Wankaner

1630-1730 hours: Shores of Silence – Whale sharks in India by Mike Pandey (screening and questions & answers session) – Watch the landmark film by Mike Pandey that brought about major legislative changes to protect whale sharks worldwide. This documentary depicts the needless killing and harvesting of whale sharks by poor Indian communities. In response to the film, the Indian government introduced legislature to ban fishing of whale sharks, declaring them endangered species and protecting them under the Wildlife Protection Act of 1972.

21st January 2018:
1000 hours onwards: Folk music at The Bageechi – Begin your Sunday morning with some beautiful folk music from the Barmer district of Rajasthan.

1130-1300 hours: Sunday brunch – Indulge in a Sunday brunch with fellow festival goers, surrounded by music and revelry.

1300-1430 hours: Open mic performance (all are welcome to perform!) – As we come to the day, the festival attracts those for whom culture, music and the performing arts truly mean something, The festival takes pride in providing a platform to perform your craft before an audience, be it singing, playing an instrument, dance, poetry or anything, this festival would love to have you perform!

Other than the above program, there are plenty of other activities to be done at this majestic festival. Guests have a wide variety to choose from like drum circle, folk instrument masterclasses, meditation and yoga, hot air ballooning, culinary experiences, bicycle tour in Ranthambore environs, midnight star gazing, traditional block printing workshop, the souk, pottery rejuvenation workshop and the royal secret supper.

Tappas Voyages have a dedicated team of professionals who specialize in creating itineraries that are designed keeping in this festival mind these one time in a year festivals. Please contact our travel advisors for a specially designed trip to Ranthambore to soak all the colors, culture, food and music this most welcoming state called Rajasthan.