Schedule

Spread across iconic venues inside the Majestic Nahargarh Palace, there is a kaleidoscope of unforgettable moments waiting for you at The Ranthambore Festival. A beautifully curated blend of eclectic music & dance, interactive talks, cultural workshops, thrilling nature activities, culinary delights and so much more, there is something for everyone. Step in, and let yourself be mesmerized.

12:00 - 13:00
Interactive Film Screening - Oliver Sinclair - Leopard Rocks

Watch an enthralling film about the leopards of Ranthambore, shot by acclaimed wildlife photographer/filmmaker Oliver Sinclair. Do stay back for the Q & A with the Oliver himself, after the film!

 Watch a spellbinding solo kathak performance by Minu Garu, a student of Guru Pt. Krishan mohan Mishra Maharaj ji

Watch the intriguing mystery of the vanished dominant Tiger in  ‘Looking for Sultan’. The film takes you on a journey and also looks at the broader issues of tiger conservation, and the current efforts being made. Filmed by celebrated wildlife filmmakers Gautam and Mike Pandey, followed by an immersive Q & A Session with the filmmakers themselves.

Folk Masti is a folk/fusion music band from Mumbai who keep on doing collaborations with artists to create unique sound. A Fusion group combining folk music with western elements and has a influences by folk rock band like The Raghu Dixit Project, Indian Ocean & similar artists. The band comprises musicians : Vipul Panchal (Vocals & Guitar) , Sachin Guldagde (Keys) & Roshan Aade (Percussions).

Indulge your senses and learn of all that goes into wine making in an exclusive wine tasting session organized by Grover Zampa Wines.

Immersive Experience

Dharmendra Khandal, an acclaimed conservationist, will be launching his book ‘Unexplored Ranthambore, a book chrinicling his myriad experience and immense knowledge.

Participate in an art auction fundraiser that showcases paintings created by the students of The Ranthambore Shool of Art,  a local not for profit institution doing some great work in art education and using art to further the cause of nature conservation.

17:30 - 18:00
Gher Dance Performance

Get immersed in the tales of ancient valour and pride with the The Gher dance of Mewar and Barmer. Based upon the legend of Raas Leela, this spellbinding ancient dance will take your breath away

Dance performance
Playing an eclectic blend of jazz and Indian classical music, Trio Benares is an international world music ensemble with Roger Hanschel (Germany) on Saxophone, Deobrat Mishra (Benares, India) on Sitar, and Prashant Mishra (Benares, India) on Tabla. Founded in 2014 between Germany and India, the Trio brings together two beautifully varied worlds, and weaves them together as a new story, resulting in a scintillating treat for the senses!
Music Concert

Catch a spell binding folk/world music performance by celebrated Bangladeshi musician ‘Labik Kamal’ with his band. Having performed at international festivals and collaborated globally, he brings his unique brad of world/folk music to Ranthambore Festival.

Watch an energetic performance by Composer and Vocalist Rochak Kohli

An acclaimed director, actor, producer and musician, the multi-faceted Farhan Akhtar supports a series of social causes, and we are thrilled to have him partner with The Ranthambore Festival this year. Catch an energetic live performance with his band and sway to his tunes!

22:45 - 23:45
Madbeth - Theatre Performance

One man. One throne. One crown. One hilariously tragic experience.

Welcome to a roller-coaster ride in the world created by Beth and Banquo. The Tragedy of Madbeth is a highly-interactive physical comedy inspired by Shakespeare’s classic. A profound allegory that dissolves the space between the observer and the performer. This performance is a combination of slapstick, acrobatics, mime, songs and improvisations.

Rupesh Tillu

A blend of western and Indian soundscapes, This performance is a live, improvised collaborative performance by Kanha Ram (Ektara and Khartal), Maharana Mohan Govind (Gadha Gambhira) with Mumbai based singer songwriter Shubhangi Joshi . With rich, unique sounds of folk instruments and the acoustic guitar forming the foundation, hear jazz influenced vocals dance with powerful traditional voices.

Shubhangi Joshi

A unique instrument with an equally unique sound, the Bakri ki Masak performance will be a one of a kind experience.

Music Performance

A beautiful intertwining of two magical instruments, let this folk performance of Meera’s bhajans serenade you into the deep end of the night.

Music Performance

The human race has looked up at the stars for answers since time immemorial..and with time, have weaved a mesmerizing fabric of tales, rituals and maps around it. Let us invite you to see the deep night sky through the eyes of the indigenous Rajasthani tribes. Guided and narrated by native villagers of Ranthambore, you will get a glimpse into their mind and lives, and what the stars meant to them.

11:00 am - 17:00 pm
All Day Pottery Rejuvenation Workshop

Creating a vessel from clay is an ancient art. Since the beginning Indian potters have prospected raw earth and used it to create priceless vessels that have withstood the test of time and are our primary mechanism to date ancient civilizations when they are unearthed.

Each step in the overall pottery process is an art in its self.   The glazing process and firing techniques affect the finished piece as much as the throwing process. This two-day pottery workshop will teach you techniques like coil and slab work and help you create pots of various shapes and sizes.

Immersive Experience

Quench your thirst for experiencing a block printing tradition first hand – an immersive two-day interaction with a grass root NGO in Sawai Madhopur to create magic with your hands through the fine art of block printing. Return home with a block-printed masterpiece!

Conservation can be fun and for everyone! Make your own festival souvenir using everyday, Eco friendly materials at our all-day Toy making workshop organized by Dhonk Craft, A Ranthambore based Social enterprise.

The Ranthambore Festival is a rare chance to not only marvel at our country’s infinite cultural treasures, but to make it a living, thriving part of you forever. Learn the ancient art of Khartal performance with a masterclass from stellar khartal maestro Immamuddin Khan, as he narrates its rich legacy, and teaches you its mesmerizing rhythmic patterns. We can’t wait to watch this magic happen!

Learn to play the joyful sounds of the ancient instrument, Bhapang, in this masterclass with maestros Yusuf and Mehmood Khan!

Watch the traditional, beautiful lac bangles being made and get your own pair of bangle-souvenirs, customized to your preference and size!

00:00 onwards
After Party

Unwind at the fabulous festival After Party at the Den

After Party
6:00 - 9:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Wildlife Safari (Jeeps, Canters)

Explore Ranthambore’s unique terrain and familiarize yourself with its flora, fauna and wilderness with a wildlife safari!

Start your day on an energetic and refreshing note with a guided cycle tour of Ranthambore’s environs, and travel in a canter on your way back to preserve energy for the activities in store for the day ! Organized by our partners Let’s Trip.

Learn the art of crafting lip smacking cocktails with internationally acclaimed mixologist and flair bartender, Ami Berhman Shroff!

Soar like a bird and watch the festival from the sky with a tethered hot air ballooning experience!

Match the beats with your fellow festival goers at the guided drum circle with percussionist Omkar Salunkhe! A great way to bond with new friends and the perfect ice breaker, the drum circle was a big hit last year, and we’ve brought it back for you this year too !

The Hunt takes a detailed, audio-visual study of predator-prey relations – as well as the importance of respective ecosystems within a world facing greater environmental challenges brought about by the impact of the human race. Rather than simply concentrating on ‘the blood and guts’ of predatory behaviours typical of past documentary series, The Hunt focuses more upon the diverse strategies predators use to catch their food, and also the various evasive techniques prospective prey use to escape death by predator.

Documentary screening

Dr. Ranjitsinh was a principal author of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. A die-hard conservationist and member of the erstwhile royal family of Wankaner, Saurashtra, Gujarat, he has been a Madhya Pradesh cadre Indian Administrative Service officer virtually all his life. After having served as the Collector of Mandla, the headquarter town of the Kanha Tiger Reserve, he went on to dominate that state’s forest policies for over two decades. Some say he has probably been responsible for the declaration of more wildlife sanctuaries in India than any other human being alive.

Interactive Talk

Be part of an engaging discussion with leading architects on eco friendly and sustainable construction practices, organized by our partners First Stone.

Catch a vibrant musical performance, put together by the students of Fateh Singh School, an educational institution based in Sawai Madhopur.

18:10 - 18:40
Martin Dubois and Tritha Sinha Feat. Kartikeya Vashist and Vaihvali Mannava

A delightful collaboration of world music, classical influences, tribal folk elements and a rare Rajasthani percussion instrument, witness a stunning performance with French Musician Martin Dubois, Indian Songstress Tritha Sinha featuring stellar bansuri musician Kartikeya Vashist and Vaishnavi Mannava, who will lend her traditional meets contemporary dance to this eclectic performance. Dont miss this!

Music performance

Their instruments belong to the ancient traditions of the east, allowing the musicians to combine mystical sounds with modern influences. In their music, Mediterranean landscapes weave an enchanted soundscape, a magic carpet to take the listener on a voyage to faraway lands. The band has Roy Simla on Kamancheh, Refael Ben-Zichry  on percussion and Gad Tidhar playing the Oud.

The theme of the 5 elements; earth, water, fire, air and space. Mixing voices, Indian raagas and Mongolian diphonic songs, the rhythms intersect with unusual instruments such as the hand-pan (or hang), the kora (African harp), nagara, singing bowls, flutes, kalimbas and more.

Catch the energetic acoustic folk jam band from Kolkata peform their brand of uplifting, joyful and quirky music to get you on your feet !

22:30 - 23:10
Puqaar Diaries - 2 - Unveiling

Witness the exclusive screening of the second edition of Puqaar’s folk music documentary, The Puqaar Diaries II, and get mesmerised by the tales and tunes of undiscovered folk legends that we met on our journeys.

Get enraptured by folk musician Dayaram Bhand’s powerful renditions of devotional melodies that were sung by Meera Bai for Lord Krishna. A beautiful echo from deep within the the mythology of India, the songs will be emblazoned in your memories, to be cherished long after you have left the walls of Nahargarh Palace.

Get enraptured by folk musician Rami Devi’s powerful renditions of devotional melodies that were sung by Meera Bai for Lord Krishna. A beautiful echo from deep within the the mythology of India, the songs will be emblazoned in your memories, to be cherished long after you have left the walls of Nahargarh Palace.

The Narh or Nad produces music most evocative of the desert. It is a vertical flute with a single long hollow tube, into which the player whistles, at the same time gurgling a song in his throat or actually singing intermittently. The effect is haunting and mesmerising together, an experience you will never forget.

11:00 - 17:00
All Day Pottery Rejuvenation Workshop - Day 2

Creating a vessel from clay is an ancient art. Since the beginning Indian potters have prospected raw earth and used it to create priceless vessels that have withstood the test of time and are our primary mechanism to date ancient civilizations when they are unearthed.

Each step in the overall pottery process is an art in it’s self.   The glazing process and firing techniques affect the finished piece as much as the throwing process. This two-day pottery workshop will teach you techniques like coil and slab work and help you create pots of various shapes and sizes.

Quench your thirst for experiencing a block printing tradition first hand – an immersive two-day interaction with a grass root NGO in Sawai Madhopur to create magic with your hands through the fine art of block printing. Return home with a block-printed masterpiece!

Immersive Experience

Imagine being invited to a secret supper under the stars, whose each dish is signature of a different Rajasthani Royal household. Imagine this upper being hosted by a member of the Royal family, who discusses the history behind each flavour and recipe with you. To top it all, enjoy this delectable cuisine with the finest single malts. Welcome to The secret supper at The Ranthambore Festival.

Conservation can be fun and for everyone! Make your own festival souvenir using everyday, Eco friendly materials at our all-day Toy making workshop organized by Dhonk Craft, A Ranthambore based Social enterprise.

The Ranthambore Festival is a rare chance to not only marvel at our country’s infinite cultural treasures, but to make it a living, thriving part of you forever. Learn the ancient art of Khartal performance with a masterclass from stellar khartal maestro Immamuddin Khan, as he narrates its rich legacy, and teaches you its mesmerizing rhythmic patterns. We can’t wait to watch this magic happen!

Learn to play the joyful sounds of the ancient instrument, Bhapang, in this masterclass with maestros Yusuf and Mehmood Khan!

Watch the traditional, beautiful lac bangles being made and get your own pair of bangle-souvenirs, customized to your preference and size!

6:00 - 9:00, 14:00 - 17:00
Wildlife Safaris (Jeeps, Canters)

Explore Ranthambore’s unique terrain and familiarize yourself with its flora, fauna and wilderness with a wildlife safari!

Start your day on an energetic and refreshing note with a guided cycle tour of Ranthambore’s environs, and travel in a canter on your way back to preserve energy for the activities in store for the day ! Organized by our partners Let’s Trip.

A massive success last year, we are proud to bring this fun and educational workshop for you again, this time by taking you on an excursion. Learn the tips and tricks to get started with wildlife photography with acclaimed wildlife photographer, Aditya ‘Dicky’ Singh. Don’t forget to bring your cameras!

Soar like a bird and watch the festival from the sky with our tethered Hot air ballooning at the festival!

Ami Behram Shroff has been a flair bartender, mixologist and performing artist since 2003. Being amongst the first few ‘flair’ bartenders of India; flair bartending still being a rare niche in India. She travels across the globe flipping bottles and more; and searching for the unexplainable.  Watch a spellbinding fire juggling performance by her and learn the ropes of the same!

00:00 onwards
After Party - Day 2

Unwind at the fabulous Festival after party at The Den

10:00 onwards
Folk Music at The Bageechi

Begin your Sunday morning with some beautiful folk music from the Barmer district of Rajasthan

As we’d seen last year, our festival attracts those for whom culture, music and the performing arts truly mean something, This year, we are proud to give you a platform to perform your craft before an audience. Be it singing, playing an instrument, dance, poetry or anything, the festival would love to have you perform !