Arrive into Jodhpur, where you will be met by our car and driver, who will transfer you to your hotel or the Mehrangarh Fort, depending on where you're staying. Head to the fort at your convenience. Founded in the 15th century, Mehrangarh towers over the city of Jodhpur and is one of the best maintained forts in the country. It also houses a fascinating museum, full of historical artifacts including paintings, palanquins, clothing and ancient weaponry. This is the venue for the RIFF. The performances run late into the night.
After breakfast, take a day trip to Osian (an hour's drive). Osian is an ancient desert town with some incredible temples dating from as far back as the 8th century AD. The refined stone carving work at Osian has given it the nickname of 'the Khajuraho of Rajasthan'. Spend some time exploring the temples- you can even take an optional camel ride through the desert. Return to your hotel in the afternoon, freshen up and head to the festival at the fort.
You can hang out at the festival through the day or, if you like, take a tour of the bazaars of Jodhpur in the daytime and head to the festival for the main events during the evening.
After a leisurely breakfast, check out and transfer to the airport/ train station with our car and driver. Or if you're not quite ready to end the holiday, we have some great places for you to explore in Rajasthan, like the golden city of Jaisalmer in the heart of the Thar Desert and Khimsar, another gem of a place about 2 hours away with a beautiful fort and a village where you can stay amidst the sand dunes.