This Music Fest Happening In The Middle Of The Desert Is Giving Us Major #FestivalGoals


Mahindra Open Sky is travel, music and adventure, all rolled into one big extravaganza. Taking place from November 24 to 26, this intimate mehfil or gathering of 500 people promises you the chance of living the nomadic life, exploring the wilderness, listening to great music while you chill on the soft sand, eating authentic home cooked meals, staying in a nice tent, camping in the desert and doing the things you always wanted to. This fest is the physical manifestation of Mahindra's tag line – ‘We live young, we live free, we are the living!’

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Photo of Osian, Rajasthan, India by Aakanksha Magan

Credits: Wikimedia Commons

Photo of Rajasthan, India by Aakanksha Magan

The state of Rajasthan is a magical destination. The majestic forts and magnificent landscapes, the history, culture and colourful traditions, the stories of valour and romance, all make Rajasthan the most sought-after holiday destination by Indian and international tourists alike. Club it with the magical Thar Desert with twinkling nights and blazing days, and you cannot ask for a better experience in life. Right? Wrong!

What if you were told that your fascinating Rajasthani vacation can be enhanced? Yes! Imagine open skies, sand as far as the eye can see and some of the best artists performing on the stage in the middle of it all! That is exactly what Mahindra Open Sky offers.

What is the Mahindra Open Sky?

Held in Osian, a small town near the blue city Jodhpur, this spectacular event will have electrifying performances by Papon, Ayushman Khurana, Sam Lewis, Parekh & Sons and many more. The performances will begin as the sun sets and a million stars decorate the inky desert skies. An open air movie screening on the soft sands with some hot chocolate and cozy blankets will follow the performances, converting a simple evening in the desert into an enchanting musical experience. But that's not all. There's more! As the day ends, you get a chance to unwind around a bonfire, with an eclectic acoustic set by the inimitable Nikhil D’Souza singing his signature melodic tunes.

The venue map. Credits: Mahindra Open Sky

Photo of This Music Fest Happening In The Middle Of The Desert Is Giving Us Major #FestivalGoals by Aakanksha Magan

For those who wish to mix adventure with music, there will be off-roading expeditions where you can learn how to handle big, burly 4x4s in their element. Experts will introduce you to the world of four-wheel drives and teach you the basics of off-road adventure driving in the desert. You get to drive vehicles from the Mahindra fleet in a thrilling two-hour session. There is also a chance to explore the villages around the campsite in a luxury vehicle, giving you a truly Rajasthani royal experience.

For those who like fine things in life, what can be better than seeing the sun set, and the skies buttered in golden hues, with a champagne flute in hand? Yes! Champagne sunsets is a special experience that you can sign up for while at Mahindra Open Sky. You will be taken to a quiet spot on the dunes (not hard to find) and you can sit, watch the sun set, as you enjoy a glass of bubbly champagne!

There are many more activities on offer for those who wish to indulge in them. You can check out the entire list of activities here.

The festival is from 24th - 26th November 2017

This is the schedule of all the performances and all the activities available. Credits: Mahindra Open Sky

Photo of This Music Fest Happening In The Middle Of The Desert Is Giving Us Major #FestivalGoals by Aakanksha Magan

How to get there

Mahindra Open Sky is hosted in the desert near the blue city of Jodhpur.

By air: The nearest domestic airport is Jodhpur that is 65km from the venue and it takes about 60-90 minutes to get there by road. From there, a complimentary shuttle will take you to the venue. The nearest international airports are Delhi and Mumbai.

By rail: The nearest railway station is Jodhpur, 60km from the venue and there are overnight trains from Delhi and Mumbai and trains from many other major cities in India. You can easily take a taxi from the railway station to the venue. The expected cost is around ₹400.

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