Ragasthan, Where You Unbelong

Ragasthan unique and yet somewhat, mercurial, is a 3-daydesert camping festival where music, art, cinema, adventure, culture come together under an interrupted canopy of stars, a majestically stark landscape and a total sense of letting go of daily life – to simply, unbelong.

Brought together by a group of passionate individuals – Keith Menon, Supriya Sobti, Anshuman Jeswal& Sanmeet Singh – the vision behind the festival is to get people to visit the great outdoors and unite them with the universal language of music and art. To create a platform that showcases great new talent, an engagement with art, culture and adventure – not just adventure of sports, but the great adventure of being on the road, sleeping under the stars, feeling the desert chill and warming up with hot chai, meeting people from different places and walks of life and listening to music you love or better yet, will fall in love with.

The Festival has 3 music stages – Morio (which means Peacock in the local language) is grand, theatrical and showcases Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop, World Music and more. Birakha (‘rain’ in the local language) is the more personal stage, which gives closer access to performers and showcases Indie, Singer-Song Writers and experimental artists through the afternoon into sunset. Then there’s Ammara (‘shining star’ in the local dialect) – the only way to stay warm at night is to find yourself dancing the night away where DJ’s and live acts from across the electronic music spectrum spin some of the grooviest dance tunes. With over 40 performances – and no overlapping stages you get a chance to catch each act live.

An integral part of Ragasthan, is camp life – where late night bonfires, open air movie screenings, artists and festival goers spontaneously jamming together are a common sight. Not to mention, the hot air balloon rides, rolling down soft sand dunes, crazy art installations including a 40 foot see-saw, workshops and off-course star gazing at a spectacular night sky (we counted more than a 100 shooting stars) all come together for a magical holistic festival experience.

As an effort to leave the space pristine and respect for the desert, Ragasthan provides free water and chai to everybody at the festival. Festival goers are given thermos flasks to reduce plastic and wastage and the space is cleaned responsibly after the festival is over.  With a 0-plastic bottle and plates policy we pride ourselves in ensuring that we use minimum electricity as well to power the festival and do not waste any non-potable water either.

Touted as the Burning Man of the East, Ragasthan is a feat of extraordinary. Setting up here means, creating a temporary township with electricity and running water in the middle of a desert – 52km of cabling, 87,000 litre’s water, 5,000 litres of free tea, an army of adventure seeking volunteers and a common unifying spirit to create an unforgettable experience for all who visit.

Life in the desert is spirit lifting but it is also arduous. The desert sun pitted against the full moon will embolden your spirits, the terrain will test your limits but the spectacle, the deciduous celebration of life that unfolds within, can only make you regret you missed it last time around.Don’t let that happen again.

What: Ragasthan Music Festival

Where: Thar Desert, Jaisalmer

When: 23-25 February 2018

You might also like


Scoot starts flying to India’s Pink City

Jaipur becomes airline’s third new Indian destination of 2016! Scoot has taken the next step in its Indian expansion strategy with the launch of its inaugural flight to Jaipur. The


PATA elects new executive board

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the election of Dr. Chris Bottrill, Director, International and Dean of the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts at Capilano University in


J.D. Power – North American Airports effectively Navigating construction, capacity challenges

This year’s study found that passenger satisfaction has reached an all-time high, since airports are effectively managing the challenges of ongoing construction and increased capacity through tech investment and creative


Sabre empowers the travel industry to re-imagine lodging with new aggregator content

New lodging solution will give travel buyers access to more than 900,000 hotel choices via Sabre Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR), the leading technology provider to the global travel industry, today


Monaco Yacht Show 23 – 26 September 2015

-Greatest Showcase of Luxury Yachting In The World- Every year in the end of September, the Principality of Monaco hosts the world’s greatest meeting of superyachts: the Monaco Yacht Show.


Sands Resorts Macao launches exclusive Diwali Package

Tailor-make your dream Diwali break at The Venetian Macao; The Parisian Macao; Conrad Macao, Cotai Central or Holiday Inn Macao Cotai Central. Celebrate the festive season at Sands® Resorts Macao


VFS Global launches new centre on behalf of Cyprus in Goa

VFS Global now accepts visa applications on behalf of Cyprus at their new centre in Panjim, Goa. Residents of Goa planning a visit to Cyprus can now apply for their


Plaza Premium Lounge honoured for its outstanding service and hospitality at Delhi Airport

Plaza Premium Lounge, the world’s largest independent airport lounge network, won “Hospitality of the Year Award” at GMR IGI Airport Awards, 2018. GMR IGI Airport Awards have been institutionalized to


Air India & Ethiopian expands codeshare

The partnership between Air India and Ethiopian Airlines commenced in 2011 and currently includes 14 sectors each. Air India and Ethiopian Airlines, both members of Star Alliance and with an


Royal Caribbean to return to New Orleans for first time in three years

After a three year hiatus, Royal Caribbean will return to the city of New Orleans, Louisiana, with the newly announced repositioning of Vision of the Seas for the 2018-2019 winter


SOTC focuses on experiential travel, curates bespoke products dedicated to discerning travellers

Indian travellers today are increasingly looking for immersive holiday experiences while vacationing. Over the last couple of years, SOTC – the leading Travel and Tourism Company has observed huge demand


Singapore Tourism Board celebrates 10th year of partnership with Messe Berlin at ITB Asia 2017

Singapore is the 2017 Partner Country and Singapore Pavilion will showcase local talents and their passions. The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) is celebrating its long-standing 10-year partnership with Messe Berlin.


No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!