November to February are the best months to visit Jodhpur, although they are cold, with temperatures going close to 0 degree celsius for a few days in January. This is a good weather to visit the forts of Jodhpur. October and March also provides pleasant weather for a trip to Jodhpur. However, being in an arid land, Rajasthan and also Jodhpur is extremely hot during summers, so April to September must be avoided.
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With the backdrop of the imposing Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur will host the World Sufi Spirit Festival on 26th & 27th of February 2016. In the face of a world more and more dominated by materialistic values, the only connections that can be felt are through poetry, as proclaimed by the sufi saints.Through music and dance, the Festival aims at promoting this idea.
A colourful and musical festival celebrated in the sands of Rajasthan is the Jodhpur Flamenco and Gypsy Festival (JFG). This eccentric festival aims to promote a link between Rajasthani folk music, the traditional Gypsy culture and flamenco dancers of Spain, hence propagating a more contemporary view on music and dance. It is a platform that helps the artisans from the corners of the world to explore each others cultural heritage. Musicians, dancers, singer and all artists add charm to this festival. Each year the festival is hosted at the Mehrangarh Fort and this year it will be held from 3rd - 5th April 2019.
Jodhpur RIFF is a charitable, non -profit partnership project of India's two biggest heritage trusts-Mehrangarh Museum Trust and Jaipur Virasat Foundation which endeavours to showcase the talents of the Rajasthan region. Coinciding with Sharad Poornima, the brightest full moon night in India, the Jodhpur RIFF hosts a series of spectacular concerts and other events in and around the Mehrangarh Fort. UNESCO has also endorsed the festival as "Peoples Platform for Creativity and Sustainable Development", and the festival always witnessed a huge turnout.