Magnetic Fields Festival – Where to Stay

Magnetic Fields Music Festival

Magnetic Fields festival is one of the biggest EDM festivals in India and one of the must experience things in Rajasthan. This three day event takes place in Alsisar Rajasthan and witnesses more than 50000 music lovers from India and around the globe dancing on the latest beats from some of the world renowned artists. Alsisar being one of the lesser known places in Rajasthan, becomes very difficult for visitors to get an understanding on travel and stay options. After attending Magnetic Fields for three years since its inception, I have jotted down all the stay options that you can explore while booking your tickets to the festival. You can go through the details and finalize the place where you’ll be staying.

Alsisar Mahal

Alsisar Mahal Magnetic Fields

Finding a booking at Alsisar Mahal is the most difficult thing one could do during the event. The palace has occupancy of 60 rooms, but it gets full in moments after the dates of the festival are announced. Apart from the rooms for the visitors, there are rooms for the performers and the special guests reserved here so it is more difficult to find a booking at the last moment. One needs to keep an eye on the festival dates and only book the room if their travel plans are absolutely confirmed and there is no chance of the trip getting cancelled at the last moment.

Rates – Starting from INR 30k per night (only during the festival) Festival passes are included with the stay

Hot Water – 24×7

Distance from the performance venue – 100 meters

Indoor heating – Rooms are hot

Washrooms – Attached; Western style luxury washrooms

Wi-Fi – Yes

Parking space – Palace has separate parking space

 

Bedouin Deluxe Tents

magnetic fields luxury tents

Apart from the enthralling music, if there is one thing that makes Magnetic Fields special then it is the camping. At a distance of six hours from Delhi, staying in the luxury tents makes the visit to the festival worth it. Spread in an area of more than one acre, these tents are set in the desert right next to Alsisar Mahal. The event starts at Desert Oasis which is 100 meters away from the camping site.  The tents are divided in two parts, the deluxe and the luxury. The deluxe tents withstand a capacity of holding more than 300 guests, each room has attached washroom, hot water, and every other facility that will make you feel like a royal guest of the palace itself.

Rates – Starting from INR 40k per person (All three days, festival passes included)

Hot Water – Morning to evening

Distance from the performance venue – Desert Oasis is 100 meters, the palace is 250 meters

Indoor heating – None

Washrooms – Attached; Western style washrooms

Wi-Fi – None

Parking space – Common parking space near festival venue

 

Bedouin Luxury Tents

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Another version of the tents is the luxury ones. These tents are more spacious and while the deluxe tents have an open seating area outside, the luxury ones too have a seating area but it is covered with a transparent curtain to block the sunlight.

Rates – Starting from INR 60k per person (all three days, festival passes included)

Hot Water – Morning to evening

Distance from the performance venue – Desert Oasis is 100 meters, the palace is 250 meters

Indoor heating – None

Washrooms – Attached; Western style washrooms

Wi-Fi – None

Parking space – Common parking space near festival venue

 

Classic Tents

magnetic fields campsite budget stay

Classic Tents are the budget category campsite located near the venue of the Bedouin tents. These tents are divided into multiple categories as per the occupancy. The tents can fit one, two, three, four, and six people inside respectively. Each tent gets mat and sleeping bag as per the number of occupants. While these tents are basic camping tents that you’ll see on the mountains during treks and they give you an authentic camping experience. Also the classic tents are less cold than the luxury tents because of their compact size.

Rates – Starting from INR 20k per person (all three days, festival passes included)

Hot Water – No; hot water depends how hot the temperature is so that it heats up the water tanks

Distance from the performance venue – Desert Oasis is 200 meters, the palace is 400 meters

Indoor heating – None; sleeping bags are provided at that can withstand 10 degrees in the night

Washrooms – Common toilet and washroom tents for the entire campsite

Wi-Fi – None

Parking space – Common parking space near festival venue

 

Pitch your own tents

magnetic fields campsite alsisar

PYOT is a small part allocated in the classic campsite location where the visitors can book a space to pitch their own tent. If you are open to carrying your tent and sleeping bag then you too can save some money on your stay. When you are taking the PYOT facility, you will be left on your own and the classic campsite will only rent you sleeping bags and mats if they have extra available.

Rates – Starting from INR 15k per person (all three days, festival passes included)

Hot Water – No

Distance from the performance venue – Desert Oasis is 200 meters, The Palace is 400 meters

Indoor heating – N/A; Depends on your tent and the number of blankets you are carrying

Washrooms – Common toilet and washroom tents that you’ll have to share with the occupants of classic tents

Wi-Fi – None

Parking space – Common parking space near festival venue

Stay homes and havelis at Alsisar

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The cheapest option to attend Magnetic Fields Festival is by booking your festival passes and then staying at the local haveli. Alsisar is part of Rajasthan where the old havelis are still intact. These homes open their rooms for the visitors during the festival. By booking a stay you will be able to experience a piece of Rajasthan in its truest form.

Rates – 2k to 5k per room (all three days, festival passes not included)

Hot Water – Depends on the stay home. Some provide water on extra cost while others have indoor geysers

Distance from the performance venue – Depends on the distance of the haveli from the festival venue. 

Indoor heating – Confirm with the stay home owner

Washrooms – Different homes have different facilities, can range from western and Indian; need to confirm with the owners first 

Wi-Fi – None

Parking space – Depends on the place you are staying

 

Magnetic Fields will return to Alsisar next year in December. If you want to experience this amazing event then start making your plans as soon as possible and keep watching this space for every update regarding the festival.

29 thoughts on “Magnetic Fields Festival – Where to Stay

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  1. Ok. This is just ahmazing. Never knew the Rajasthani travel climate had evolved so much. I am just longing to visit this festival where people can rent and pitch their own tents. Makes me wonder how much I can do at these forts that are lying barren. There is so much hope. http://bit.ly/2BxCZfA
    Kudos to the Indian government for making this happen.

  2. O wow, this is such a great article giving us so much information on where to stay and the pricing! Being a part of this festival must be an amazing experience. We have something similar back in Poland;)

  3. I wasn’t aware of such festival until I read your post. This sounds interesting. Love the pictures too. Thanks for sharing this.

  4. Learnt about a new place and new event trough your blog .Great pics too , have really whetted my appetite for travel .

  5. That’s a pretty comprehensive guide you have collected here. Your experience in the festival shows very well. Next post–food in the festival??

  6. Love hearing about new experience like this. I’ve never heard about Magnetic Fields festival before reading your post. I would probably love to attend such a music and cultural carnival that takes place inside a fort, where you laze on the lawns, enjoy the views of the desert, go to fun parties and much more!

  7. While I’m personally not an EDM fan, I can certainly relate to the charm of staying under the starry skies in tented camps or in an ancestral Rajasthani Haveli. The place looks absolutely amazing!

  8. I liked the luxury tents 🙂 Stated before in luxury rooms or classic tents…. but not this kind of tents. Something I may try.

  9. That is an absolutely huge crowd for a music festival, especially for India. This list is super comprehensive and helpful to organise accommodation for Magnetic Fields Festival. Those luxury tents are certainly the style we would love to stay in, who is the biggest musician to come to this event?

  10. This festival looks amazing. I love all the photos, looks like it would be so much fun and welcoming! Def on my bucket list for sure!

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