Festivals and Fairs in Udaipur
The Different Festivals of Udaipur
- The Mewar festival is celebrated to welcome the start of spring. It coincides with the festival of Gangaur in Udaipur, and has a unique attraction about its manner.
- The festival of Gangaur is very significant for the ladies of Rajasthan especially Udaipur. It is a time for them to dress up in their best clothes and take part in the festivities. They gather to dress up the images of Isar and Gangaur and then carry them in a ceremonial procession through different parts of the city of Udaipur.
- The procession travels through many parts of the city and finally finds its way to the Gangaur Ghat at Lake Pichhola.
- Here, the images are transferred to special boats amidst much singing and glee. 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, these events being one of the chief attractions of the unique festival in Udaipur.
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 every moment of the celebrations.
One of the major fairs in Udaipur is the Shilpgram Mela which is held every year in the west of the city of Udaipur. Shilpgram Crafts Fair is organized to promote the art and craft of not only Udaipur but of the entire state of Rajasthan.
A colorful craft festival in the season of winter brings in not only a great amount of revenue for the craftsmen but also gives them the much needed inspiration to carry forward to this unique art form.
One of the important objectives of Shilpgram utsav is to increase awareness and knowledge of people from different parts of India and the world have about rural life and crafts, specifically, for the younger generation. Special emphasis is laid on workshops for children on arts, crafts, theatre and music.
Rural arts and crafts Fair
These are two reasons which make the top of the list when one think about reasons to visit Udaipur. The festivals and fairs of the city are sure to attract the tourists that will be visiting the place.