Songlines Music Travel, in association with Master Travel, invites music lovers and travellers alike on this trip to the 'Land of the Kings', Rajasthan, where you will get a chance to experience the majestic Rajasthan International Folk Festival (RIFF), as well as gain an insight into the culture and heritage of this enchanting region of India.
Full Tour Price: £2,350| Dates:28/09/17 - 10/10/17 |Duration:13 days
Upon arrival in Delhi, make your way to the hotel, where you can rest after your flight. In the evening, meet Georgie Pope, who will accompany you on the rest of the trip, and the rest of the group.
Friday 29th September: Delhi – Mandawa (B/L)
From Delhi, drive to Mandawa, stopping for lunch on the way at Piramal Haveli. Enjoy your first taste of Rajasthani music in the evening.
Saturday 30th September: Mandawa (B)
Explore Mandawa and the surrounding villages. Experience two exciting drumming traditions.
Sunday 1st October: Mandawa – Jaipur (B)
Drive to Jaipur, where we will check into the beautiful Diggi Palace Hotel.
Monday 2nd October: Jaipur (B)
Tour Jaipur city and meet local classical musicians in the old part of the city.
Tuesday 3rd October: Ajmer-Pushkar (B)
Drive to the holy shrine of Ajmer Sharif, where we can hear qawwali music. Travel onwards to Pushkar where we will spend the night.
Wednesday 4th October: Pushkar (B/D)
Rise early to visit a hill-top temple at dawn, accompanied by our guide Mukesh who will share stories and cultural insights. Take part in a percussion workshop in the afternoon before embarking on a camel safari and overnight in a desert camp.
Thursday 5th – Sunday 8th October: Jodhpur Rajasthan International Folk Festival (RIFF) (B)
Drive to Jodhpur and spend the next 4 days enjoying the atmosphere and sounds of the RIFF.
Monday 9th October: Jodhpur – Delhi (B)
Rise early for a dawn devotional performance at the Jaswant Thada. Head back to Delhi and spend overnight.
Tuesday 10th October: Delhi (B)
Our tour ends at breakfast, where we will say farewell before leaving for your flight home or onward journeys.
Accommodation: Eleven nights’ accommodation on a twin share basis, either in hotel rooms or in simple guest rooms in the villages. Single rooms available upon payment of a supplement however these rooms are limited
One night in a desert camp. Twin shae basis
Flight from Jodhpur to Delhi
Meals as per the itinerary
All visits and live music as per the itinerary
Tour Leader and english speaking guide
The cost excludes
International flights to/from Delhi
Tips to hotel staff, drivers and guides
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Alcoholic drinks, snacks or any purchases of a personal nature
Anything not specified in the inclusions and itinerary
Feedback from previous Songlines trips
“This is an incredible tour. We had the privilege of meeting musicians in their own homes and villages – and listening to their music was an experience of a lifetime that I will never forget.”