Discover the Cultural Treasures of Udaipur in Mewar Festival 2019

Mewar Festival is a highly revered event celebrated in Udaipur to welcome the spring season. It forms an elemental role in preserving the culture of Rajasthan which is visible in the rituals and ceremonies performed during the festival. The festival is about seventy years old and has come a long way since its inception with its fantastic range of attractions that compel the visitors not just from India but also from the rest of the world to attend the festival to witness the grandeur of the culture of Rajasthan.

The most exciting part of this festival is the rich legacy it has established by observing the customs and rituals which were in practice when the festival first came into being. The emergence of Mewar Festival is ascribed to a legend from Sisodia dynasty according to which Maharana Udai Singh built a palace in Mewar on the advice of a sage who was meditating on a hill near Lake Pichola. It was then that the king founded the city of Mewar and people started observing a special event after the city came into being.

Mewar Festival, Lake Pichola

Mewar Festival, Lake Pichola Image @ flickr/mystiquecreation

Mewar festival Tour throws light on both cultural and religious aspects that are central to the rich heritage of Rajasthan. The festival is celebrated as a three-day event during which pictures of Gangaur and Isar are lavishly decorated by the locals. These pictures are taken towards Lake Pichola in large processions in which the locals dressed in colorful traditional costumes participate enthusiastically. The festival holds great importance for the local women as offering prayers to Isar and Gangaur is believed to bless them with a happy married life. For the same reason women in particular dress up elaborately in their traditional attires, decorate themselves with Mehndi and jewelry early in the morning to take part in various rituals related to the festival.

Gangaur Festival Udaipur, Rajasthan

Gangaur Festival Udaipur Rajasthan Image @ flickr/ashitdesai

The whole Udaipur city comes alive during this time. Once the procession reaches the banks of Lake Pichola, the pictures are carried on boats and taken towards the deep end of the lake for immersion. Watching these boats proceed on Lake Pichola is a heavenly experience for the travelers as it offers spellbinding views of Lake Pichola and of the temples and palaces lying in its vicinity. The cultural shows are another attraction for the visitors to experience the folk music, dance and other art forms belonging to Udaipur.

Folk Dance in Mewar Festival

Folk Dance Image @ flickr/jongudorf

The preparations for the festival start months in advance and artists from different parts of Rajasthan start pouring in the city a couple of days before the festival to give live performances that receive a fair share of attention from the visitors especially international tourists. The festival lends a cheerful vibe to the city of Udaipur by bringing out the artistic and adventurous treasures hidden in different parts of Rajasthan like a firework display, traditional sports, and devotional music.

Udaipur City of Lake

Lake Pichola, Udaipur

All these attractions set forth a perfect environment to observe the hidden cultural appeal of Rajasthan. The festival offers a glimpse of the whole of Rajasthan in the three days and attending the festival becomes imperative if you plan to visit to Rajasthan in the month of April to soak in the luxury of the rich culture of Rajasthan.

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Mewar festival is celebrated on the banks of Lake Pichola in Udaipur. The city is well connected by rail, road, and air and one can travel easily to attend the festival from any part of the country.

Festival Date

The festival is celebrated as a three-day annual event in the month of March or April. This year the festival falls on April 06, 2019 to April 08, 2019.

If you want to visit the other tourist destinations of Rajasthan such as City Palace, Jal Mahal, Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal of Jaipur, Amber Palace, Mehrangarh Fort, Sariska Tiger Reserve Park, Nahargarh Fort, Umaid Bhavan Palace, and more,. select one of the package from Rajathan tours by State Express.

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