Udaipur, the City of Lakes, is all set to organize the most popular & enchanting Mewar Festival 2017 with great enthusiasm from 29th of March (Wednesday) to the 31st of March (Friday).
Mewar Festival in Udaipur is celebrated to commemorate the arrival of spring, after the harsh cold winters. It coincides with the festival of Gangaur celebrated all over Rajasthan and has a unique charm about it. This three days long festival is the 2nd World Living Heritage Festival of India and is celebrated to protect all the ancient living heritages of the Mewar.
Mewar Festival provides everyone a unique opportunity to review all the living heritages of the Mewar like arts, folk music, dance, food, festivities, colors, culture diversity and etc. The festival is very significant for women. It is the time for them to dress up in their best clothes and participate in the festival. There is a procession in which women who dress colorfully carry the images of Goddess Gauri through different parts of the city to the Gangaur ghat of Lake Pichola. The main areas where this event is held are Bagore Ki Haveli and Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal. At this point, the images are transported into special boats and immersed in the deep waters of the lake.
Festivities include joyous singing, dancing, devotional music concerts and firework displays. 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 programmes. The festival culminates with an impressive fireworks display. A procession of boats in the lake starting from the lake palace offers a fitting finale to this splendid celebration.
Udaipur is among the top tourist destinations in Rajasthan and also one of the most romantic cities of India. Located at the base of the Aravali mountain range, Udaipur is also referred to as the ‘Venice of the East’ and the ‘City of Lakes’. Udaipur was the historic capital of the former kingdom of Mewar in Rajputana. Maharana Udai Singh of the Sisodia clan of Rajput founded the city in 1559 AD, and shifted his capital from Chittorgarh to Udaipur.
Udaipur is a very popular tourist destination in India and also one of the most sought-after cities for destination weddings. Udaipur attracts numerous visitors from all over the world due to its historic heritage and rich culture. The City Palace, Lake Palace, Bagore Ki Haveli, Pichola Lake, Fateh Sagar Lake, Lake Palace, Jag Mandir Palace, Jagdish Temple, Sajjangarh, Saheliyon Ki Bari and Eklingji Temple are some popular attractions of Udaipur. Kumbhalgarh Fort, Chittorgarh Fort, Nathdwara, Sas-Bahu Temple, Ahar and Ranakpur are the nearest attractions to Udaipur.