Udaipur-India Trip Planning Help: Mewar Festival, Shilpgram Crafts Festival
Events, Fairs & Festivals
No city of Rajasthan is quite as romantic as Udaipur. Fairs and festivals
make it even more glamorous and lively.
Held in March/April (Check the Rajasthan
Festival Calendar for exact dates), the Mewar Festival is celebrated to
welcome the advent of spring. It coincides with the festival of
Gangaur in Udaipur, and has a unique charm about it.
The festival of Gangaur is very significant for women of Rajasthan who gather to dress the idols of Isar and Gangaur and then carry them in a
ceremonial procession through different parts of the city. The procession winds its way to the Gangaur Ghat at Lake
Pichola. Here, the idols are transferred to special boats amidst much singing and festivity.
Once the religious part of the festival is over, it is time for cultural events where Rajasthani culture is portrayed through songs, dances and other
programs. The festival culminates with an impressive fireworks display.
Like other fairs and festivals celebrated throughout the
state, there is a lot of activity which keeps the participants in a joyful frame of mind, eager to enjoy
Shilpgram Crafts Festival
Some of the magnificent crafts of Rajasthan are on display at a colourful festival, held
in the royal city of
Udaipur. The 10-day festival is treat for a visitor to an array of exquisite
art and craft. For more information on Shilpgram, please