Spread across 3 days, Taalbelia takes you through the most royal experience right in the heart of Rajasthan!

Lauded as India’s first destination festival to take place in 2017, Taalbelia brings back the experience for a second time this December 23-25th. This destination music festival captivated its audiences with its eclectic mix of music, food, art, adventure activities and workshops, during its debut edition earlier this year on January 26-29. Held at the royal locale of the Castle Mandawa Hotel, in Mandawa, Rajasthan, the festival provides for an absolutely lush experience!

Listed below are some reasons why you absolutely cannot miss out on Taalbelia this year:

It’s Unlike Any Experience You’ve Had Before 

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No, we’re not kidding! The festival strives to be a unique offering in its curation of musical genres that are rarely ever heard, while also bringing together elements such as workshops, adventure activities, world-class cuisines, art, and a whole lot more that truly encapsulate and deliver the heart and soul of Rajasthan and its heritage.


While any mention of Rajasthan automatically sings to the heart, you’ll be pleased to know that Taalbelia will be held at two of Rajasthan’s most deemed and royal settings. The Castle Mandawa Hotel and the Desert Resort is where the festival will be held for the entire duration from 23-25th December. Trust us, you won’t feel anything short of royalty while you’re here!

Music & Stages

Taalbelia offers a never-seen-before kind of musical curation in terms of giving the audience a taste of sounds such as contemporary, classical, folk and electronic music, making it a multi-genre festival in every sense. 30 artists will perform across 4 stages – Meera Chowk, Risala, Dhobhi Ghat, and The Big Ibhah – and is sure to keep you entranced with the nomadic vibe of Rajasthan for 3 nights and 4 days. View the complete schedule below:

Musical Collaborations You May Never See Again! 

Witness some of the best musical collaborations you’ll ever see, only at Taalbelia! Some of the ones to look forward to are Prem Joshua & Band with Mahesh Vinayakram, Indus Creed with Lou Majaw, and Maati Baani with Kutch artist, Moorlala – a collaboration that will send you to an oasis dreamland with its arabic music influences! There are a lot more collaborations in store, that for now remain a surprise! Another key highlight is that we get to see Mohit Chauhan churn out some of his best non-Bollywood music that will also be infused with elements of Chambayee folk music. 

Adventure Activities & Workshops

There’s no room for boredom at Taalbelia, literally! Make your way through Taalbelia’s extensive offering of adventure activities and workshops that are sure to be as informative as they will be fun! Choose between learning to use a DJ console, riding horses, making the traditional Rajasthani Lac bangles, playing instruments such as the Morchang, or indulging in activities such as sand surfing and dirt biking!

The Grand Taalbelia Gourmet Fiesta!

Be spoilt for choice with all the culinary delicacies on offer at Taalbelia. Choose between the scrumptious authentic delight of the Shekhawati cuisine, that is home to the region of Rajasthan. Other cuisines such as Mangolian, Mexican and Middle-Asian will also be available and should fill your belly and keep you content!

Taalbelia is the joint effort of experiential marketing agency, Event Crafter, and the Royal Family of Mandawa. The 3 day multi-format festival encapsulates the spirit of Rajasthan while bringing an energetic and unique mix of music, art, adventure, setting, and more!

Be sure to make it to Taalbelia this December 23-25th, at Mandawa, Rajasthan!

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