The Marwar Festival recognizes the culture of Rajasthan’s Marwar region. It’s held for two days over the full moon, in memory of the state’s medieval heroes. The highlight of the festival is classic folk music and dance, which brings alive the myths and legends of the area. The festival also includes horse riding, horse polo — and bizarrely — camel tattooing.

Marwar Festival
Marwar Festival
Time Ashwin (Sept-Oct)
Venue Jodhpur
How to Reach Jodhpur is well connected with Jaipur, Jaisalmer and Delhi by road, rail and air network.
Significance Dedicated to the folk heroes of Rajasthan.
Highlights Display of the folk music and dance of the Marwar region.

The Marwar Festival is organized in the Hindu month of Ashwin (Sept-Oct) in the city of Jodhpur. It is dedicated to the folk heroes of Rajasthan. Also known as Rajasthan Maand Festival, this festival lasts for two days during the full moon of Sharad Poornima. The main feature of the Marwar Festival is the Rajasthani folk music that revolves around the romantic and passionate lifestyle of the former rulers of Rajasthan. This classical folk music is known as Maand.

Marwar Festival of Jodhpur, Rajasthan is a kind of display of the heart capturing folk music and dance of the Marwar region. One can see the folk dancers with pots on their heads and folk singers bringing to life the bygone era of the state. They provide a window to the past days of yore, of battles and of brave and noble heroes. Apart from this, the other attractions of the festival include the camel tattoo show and camel polo. Against the backdrop of Umaid Bhawan Palace, Mandore and Mehrangarh fort, this festival gains an added attraction.