Taalbelia Festival: A Four-Day Event that Celebrates Music, Art and Food of Rajasthan

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Taalbelia Festival

The soothing sound of the sarangi; the sturdy yet melodious voice of the folk singers; and the swinging arms and waggling feet of the dancers on every beat of the music, all this have made many of us fall in love with Rajasthan. In the month of January, you have an opportunity to fall in love with Rajasthan all over again. Sounds good, right. Well, in the last week of January, Taalbelia, a music, art and food festival is being held in Mandawa of Shekhawati Region by the initiative of marketing agency, Event Crafter, in joint collaboration with the Royal Family of Mandawa; and it does look quite promising! Here’s all that you as a Rajasthan and music lover should know about this one-of-its-kind festival:

When is Taalbelia Festival

It is a 4-day event that will take place between January 26 and 29, 2017.

Where is Taalbelia Festival Being Held

The festival will be held in Mandawa Town, Jhunjhunu District in Shekhawati Region of Rajasthan. Two venues – Castle Mandawa and Desert Resort have been fixed for this festival.

What to Expect at Taalbelia Festival

Expect four days, three stages and about 30 gigs by artists of different music genres like contemporary, classical and folk. Along with it, will be the opportunity to enjoy adventure activities, gastronomica, Rajasthani art, workshops and royal hospitality all through the day and EDM and underground music by the night.

The festival is also keen to organize workshops for visitors who can choose to stand behind the console and jam with the DJs or learn the art of pottery or play the Morchang. Visitors will also have the chance to get acquainted with horses at the royal stables; learn about the rhythm of the Khartaal and the skill of making Rajasthani Lac bangles. For the adventurists at heart, there are also options of sand surfing and dirt biking. Meanwhile, the epicureans can enjoy the Gourmet Fiesta on offer at the festival. Since the Shekhawati Region takes pride in its culinary delights, one is likely to get the best options to treat his taste buds. Season specials like dry vegetables, bajra and corn along with traditional preparations such as Raab, Gatte ki Sabzi, Kachri ki Lunji, Pithod Pyaaz ki Sabzi, and popular non-vegetarian Shekhawati dishes are likely to be in the menu. However, the gourmet fiesta will not be limited to only Rajasthani cuisine, one would be able to enjoy world cuisines such as Middle Asian, Mongolian and Mexican as well.

Artists at Taalbelia Festival

  • Indian Ocean
  • Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt
  • George Brooks
  • Ankur & The Ghalat Family
  • Arambola
  • Arjun Vagale
  • Grain
  • Bhanwari Devi
  • Rapper Divine
  • Dualist Inquiry
  • Ghazi Khan
  • Anwar Khan Manganiyar
  • Nicholson
  • Parvaaz
  • Prateek Kuhad
  • Prem Joshua
  • Rajasthan Josh Group
  • Reggae Rajahs
  • Ritviz DJ Producer
  • Shadow & Light
  • Sid Vashi
  • Soulmate
  • Sound Avatar
  • Sumitra
  • Sunita Amin
  • When Chai Met Toast
  • Manganiyar Classroom by Roysten Abel

Tickets of Taalbelia Festival

The festival pass for non-residential guests is for Rs. 8,500. Tickets can be booked at Taalbelia.com.

It seems the fest is certainly going to be Killing! Are you considering to plan a visit? Well you should, it’s not often that we get to attend something as amazing as this festival. And in case you are wondering about the accommodation arrangements or the flight/train/bus ticket bookings, we are always here to help you. Call us at +91-9212553106/07 or drop us an email at info@tourmyindia.com and we shall do our best to make your visit hassle free as well as memorable.

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