There can be no better medium than Sufism to attain profound soulfulness. And there is no venue that can match the majesty of Mehrangarh Fort of Jodhpur to organize something like a Sufi festival. Come February and the fort will repeat the grand event that has been luring the adherents and practitioners of Sufism for the past five years. The 3-day long festival in February will boost the number of tourists visiting Rajasthan and jam-pack the Jodhpur accommodation options. Schedule or reschedule a Jodhpur tour, if you wish to be the part of unique celebrations.
Crossroads of Distinct Cultures
The annual World Sufi Spirit Festival in Jodhpur and Nagaur is all about celebrating Sufism, an art to purify soul and revive intense emotions. Exponents and disciples from all parts of the world travel miles of distances to take the common road to sanctity. Like every year, the festival will have artists from Iran, Egypt, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Turkey, Pakistan and India. Hosts of heritage homestays in Jodhpur count it as an opportunity to increase propinquity with the almighty.
Distinctive Flavors of Arts
Sufism takes devotion towards one’s art to a new level altogether. The upcoming festival will witness the extremely mystical and truly imposing arts from individual artists and groups. From Sufi poetry and music in Rajasthan to Sufi dance rituals from Egypt, every part of the festival will engage the minds, souls and senses of the attendees. Other noteworthy performances planned for the festival include Kerala martial art called Kallaripayyat; Indian classical form called Kathak, the art of rubab from Afghanistan and qawwali from Pakistan.
Exploring the Perfect Venue
Jodhpur is a celebrated tourist destination in India, with grandiose forts, stately palaces, arrays of temples and numerous historical sites. Picnic spots like Balsamand Lake and Gulab Sagar Lake are worth exploring in the city. Mehrangarh Fort is a grand structure which accommodates enticing palaces like Moti Mahal, Phool Mahal and Sheesh Mahal. The folk music and dance in Jodhpur makes every day worth celebrating for the tourists.
The city has accommodations in the form of budget and luxury hotels. Jodhpur home stays, heritage homes, guesthouses and bed & breakfast options are available in all parts of the city. Tourists can avail local transportation facilities and hire guides to carry out expeditions in and around Jodhpur.
Preparations for Tour
Apart from booking a suitable Jodhpur accommodation option in advance, you must pack important things like cotton and woolen clothes (for hot days and cool nights); sun protection accessories like sunglasses, hats and sunscreens. You may also plan to visit Nagaur, where the festival is extended for the next 3 days.
Jodhpur Sufi Festival is held in February which is a suitable time for the tourists to explore the desert land of Rajasthan. In other words, you can enjoy attending the festival under all soothing conditions.