Jaipur Literature Festival(JLF) – Greatest Literary Show on Earth

What is it?

A world famous literary festival, celebrated every January in Jaipur, India. Each year people come from over India and world together with enthusiasm, inspirational talks and stunning performances.

Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) was first started in 2008 and has grown into a huge celebration since then. It has been described as the greatest literary show on earth, featuring writers and performers from all over the world. Being one of the favourite places for thinkers, writers, politicians, humanitarians, sports players, leaders, businessmen and entertainers, it is a perfect mix to portray the mindful thoughts, listen to engaging speeches and take part in debates for the betterment of humanity. Every year, the festival is directed under the leadership of William Dalrymple and Namita Gokhale at the Diggi Palace in Jaipur. It is a five-day long programme which is held towards the end of January.


The festival is free to attend, however registration is strongly recommended. Book early to avoid disappointment. A limited number of paid tickets are available on the day via Diggi Palace.


In previous years, speakers have included

  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Shye Ben Tzur (musician)
  • Salmon Rushdie (author)
  • Colson Whitehead (author),
  • Markus Zusak (international author),
  • Andrew Sean Greer (author),
  • Hari Kunzru (novelist and journalist),
  • Manisha Koirala (actress),
  • Perumal Murugan (Tamil author)
  • Juergen Boos (CEO of the Frankfurt book)

Why Hathroi?

At Hathroi Experiences we can help you make the most out of the JLF. From helping to arrange your free tickets and offering you a place to stay in our beautiful Hostel. Get in touch today to find out what we can do for you! If you are a literature lover, traveller or backpacker you should treat your thoughts and mind to enjoy this amazing session presented by insightful personalities.

Looking for a place to stay?

We also run a hostel in the heart of Jaipur. Chill Out Jaipur is our home and the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Our roof terrace is always open and serving delicious homemade food from 7am till 11pm every day. We can offer dormitory style accommodation or have a great selection of private double rooms. There is something for everyone at Chill Out Jaipur.

The next Jaipur Literature Festival will be held Thursday 23rd to Monday 27th January 2020.