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                                                                               Mewar festival, Udaipur
Introduction of Mewar Festival

With all zest and enthusiasm in Udaipur, Rajasthan Mewar festival is observed to greet the coming of spring season. All over the state of Rajasthan the spirit of this festival can be seen, since Udaipur has been always the governing place of the Mewar rulers, you will find its accurate flavor in the city of Udaipur. Mewar Festival of Udaipur is  well-known all over India for its liveliness and is a most important festival of Rajasthan.

The entire city of Udaipur gets drenched in colors of festivity during the days of festival. Local markets and shops smarten their front part with bright lights and decorations, Mewar festival is equally important for the womenfolk of Rajasthan coinciding with the Gangaur festival. The festival is particularly meant for women and offers the best time when they dress in their finest clothes and join the celebrations of the fest.

Women gather to dress the images of Isar (Lord Shiva) and Gangaur (Goddess Parvati) to perform the ceremony. After dressing the idols, they carry them in a traditional procession passing through different parts of the city. In the last, the procession makes its move towards the Gangaur Ghat at Pichola Lake. At this point, the images are transported into special boats and immersed in the deep waters of the lake.

People engage into a variety of dances, songs and other cultural events enlightening the culture of Rajasthan after completion of this religious part. Mewar festival is concluded with a sparkling show of fireworks. Mewar festival spreads a feel of pleasure and commitment all over Rajasthan and people enjoy this festival to its full. This bright and colorful festival attracts tourists from all over to join its attractive ceremony of tradition.
 

Main Attractions of Mewar Festival

Fairs and festivals of Rajasthan in India are an attractive mixture of visual wonders with the Mewar festival of Rajasthan holding a pride of the place Udaipur of Rajasthan. During the Mewar festival, the custom and culture of Rajasthan dominates every other thing in one's mind. The onset of spring brings the Mewar festival of Rajasthan. The Mewar Festival of Rajasthan is celebrated in the Hindu month of Chaitra (March-April). The Mewar Festival of Rajasthan is celebrated to greet the arrival of spring. It coincides with the festival of Gangaur in Udaipur of Rajasthan and has a unique charm about it. The Mewar festival of Rajasthan is a visual feast with Rajasthani songs, dances, processions, devotional music and firework displays. The festival of Gangaur of Rajasthan is very important for women of Rajasthan. It is a time for them to dress up in their best clothes and participate in the festival of Rajasthan.

Mewar Festival of Rajasthan offers a luminous opportunity worth grabbing, to the interested traveler who wants to be regaled by the tales, legends and sights of medieval and vintage traditional vistas. Mewar festival as a much talked about and visited fair and festival in Rajasthan, India is home to numerous multitude of sightseeing and recreational opportunities.

The main highlight of this festival is the grand procession that takes place. The procession begins with excited performers singing and dancing and leading the procession through all key streets and roads of Rajasthan. Plenty of people, mainly women take part in the procession. The Mewar festival of Udaipur is celebrated for three days. The organizers encourage local artists to come and display their talents to keep people entertained. Many cultural programs and plays are conducted for the enjoyment of people of Rajasthan. When the idols are taken to Lake Pichola of Rajasthan then the three-day Mewar festival of Rajasthan comes to an end.

With much enthusiasm and fanfare the idols are transferred on a specially decorated boat. The main highlight of the celebration is the fireworks that are set afire at the end of the three-day celebration. The songs and dances add life to the entire celebration and people really enjoy the whole event. The Mewar festival of Rajasthan is one of the most important celebrations of Udaipur in Rajasthan and the rich culture of Rajasthan is at its all time best. An event that should not be missed if you are traveling to India! Like other fairs and festivals celebrated throughout the state of Rajasthan, there is a lot of activity, which keeps the participants in a joyful frame of mind, eager to enjoy every moment.

Like other fairs and festivals in Rajasthan, India the Mewar festival of Rajasthan is the hotbed of nonstop activity and the attendant fun and frolic. Happiness and celebration are not left far behind even though the Mewar festival of Rajasthan has religious overtones. Once the religious rituals are over, music and dancing become the order of the day. You can enjoy a host of cultural programmes and shows that are sure to fascinate you with their liveliness and color. The grand celebrations of the Mewar Festival of Rajasthan end in an excellent display of fireworks that light up the entire sky. It is a sight that would remain enclosed in your notice for a long time.
 

Mewar of Rajasthan

Mewar of Rajasthan is situated in the Aravalli heights is a cold place, much different from the rest of an arid and dry Rajasthan. Udaipur of Rajasthan is the jewel of Mewar kingdom ruled by the Sisodia dynasty for 1200 Years. The establishment of the city has an fascinating legend connected with it. According to it, Maharana Udai Singh, the founder, was hunting one day when he met a holy man meditating on a hill overlooking the Lake Pichhola. The hermit blessed the Maharana and advised him to construct a palace at this favorable located spot with a fertile valley watered by the stream, a lake, a pleasant altitude and a amphitheater of low mountains. Maharana followed the advice of the hermit and constructed the city in 1559 A.D. The Mewar festival of Rajasthan as a key fair and festival in Rajasthan, India, is in a class apart from the rest of the travel amusement undertaken by tourists.

A tour to Mewar festival of Rajasthan includes a visit to Udaipur of Rajasthan, which is the place of festivity of Mewar festival of Rajasthan and the birthplace of Maharana Pratap, the warrior king of Udaipur of Rajasthan. The Mewar festival of Rajasthan, as a primal fair and festival in Rajasthan, India has a celebratory run parallel to the well-known Gangaur festival of Rajasthan. Similar to the deities worshipped during the course of Gangaur, Mewar festival of Rajasthan also results in adherence to the same set of idols. The women gather to dress the images of Isar and Gangaur and then carry them in a ceremonial procession through different parts of the city of Rajasthan. The whole city of Udaipur of Rajasthan is ornamented wonderfully in colorful decorations and one can feel that a grand celebration is just round the corner.
 

History

Udaipur is the jewel of Mewar kingdom ruled by the Sisodia dynasty for 1200 Years. The construction of the city has an attractive legend connected with it. According to it, Maharana Udai Singh, the creator, was hunting one day when he met a holy man meditating on a hill overlooking the Lake Pichhola. The hermit blessed the Maharana and advised him to construct a palace at this favorable positioned spot with a fertile valley watered by the stream, a lake, an agreeable altitude and an amphitheater of low mountains. Maharana followed the advise of the hermit and constructed the city in 1559 A.D.
 

How to Reach There

Mewar Festival of Udaipur is one and the very important festival of Rajasthan, which is not to be missed. A tour to Mewar festival of Rajasthan is also known for its typical dynamism and transferable eagerness. If you have really planned to be a part of this festival of Rajasthan then, the most significant thing is to know the correct time of the festival. The Festival of Rajasthan coincides with the Gangaur festival of Udaipur, Rajasthan. This will allow you to celebrate both the festival and the place Udaipur of Rajasthan at the same time. This time of the year in Rajasthan, India is neither so hot nor is so cold. This event will notify you with the true culture of Rajasthan, India.The rail line of Udaipur of Rajasthan also connects Udaipur of Rajasthan directly with all the major cities of India. The airport of Dabok, near Udaipur of Rajasthan connects all the key cities of Rajasthan and India with Udaipur of Rajasthan.

The easiest route to Udaipur of Rajasthan, the venue of the festival is from Delhi, the capital city of India. You can either go straight to Udaipur of Rajasthan from Delhi or you can also take a longer route, if you are interested in visiting some other parts of Rajasthan, India. Starting from Delhi, you can pick the Delhi - Udaipur route or Delhi-Jaipur-Udaipur route of Rajasthan. If you want to travel cheaper you can go by a train or bus. Udaipur of Rajasthan is linked to Delhi by all the means of transport. Just, try to leave for Udaipur of Rajasthan well in time, so that you don't even miss a single bit of it. Dress Rajasthani, eat & drink Rajasthani and enjoy the festival with much fun & frolic.

Udaipur By Rail: Train connectivity is recognized between Delhi, Jaipur of Rajasthan and Ahmedabad through trains run by Indian Railway. Recently Udaipur of Rajasthan got linked with Delhi Kota and Mathura with superfast Mewar express on broad gauge line. Udaipur of Rajasthan is now also associated with the Kolkata, by the train "Ananya Express".

Udaipur By Road: Udaipur of Rajasthan falls on the Golden Quadrilateral, lying midway between Delhi and Mumbai on National Highway (NH) 8 and is about 650 km from either metro. The roads in this part of the country are really nice, paved in the middle, and fit for self-driving. One can either drive from Jaipur of Rajasthan (around 7 hours) or Ahmedabad (4-5 hours), or take a Rajasthan Tourism bus from India Gate in Delhi.

Udaipur By Air: Dabok airport of Rajasthan is 24 km from the city centre. Daily flights connect Udaipur of Rajasthan with Jodhpur of Rajasthan, Jaipur of Rajasthan, Aurangabad, Mumbai and Delhi. The Airport is going through modernization project and soon going to have a new terminal building with additional 4 stands.
 

Distances of important cities from Udaipur of Rajasthan

New Delhi (670 km), Jaipur of Rajasthan (406 km), Mumbai (739 km), Ahmedabad (262 km), Jodhpur of Rajasthan (275 km), Mount Abu of Rajasthan (185 km), Agra (630 km), Chittorgarh (115 km).
 

Distances of important places around Udaipur of Rajasthan

Ekling Ji of Rajasthan (21 km), Haldigati of Rajasthan (42 km), Jaisamand Lake of Rajasthan (50 km), Nathdwara of Rajasthan (42 km), Ranakpur of Rajasthan (90 km), Rishabdeo of Rajasthan (65 km), Badgaon of Rajasthan (5 km), Bhinder of Rajasthan (58 km), Dhariyawad of Rajasthan (120 km), Gogunda of Rajasthan (35 km), Kotda of Rajasthan (128 km), Salumber of Rajasthan (70 km), Sarada of Rajasthan (62 km), Kherwada of Rajasthan (82 km), Fatehnagar of Rajasthan (52 km), Debari of Rajasthan (13 km), Jawar Mines of Rajasthan (48 km), Dariba of Rajasthan (73 km), Jamar Kotda of Rajasthan (16 km). Kankroli of Rajasthan (64 km), Vallabhnagar of Rajasthan (42 km), Malvi of Rajasthan (42), Jhadol of Rajasthan (48 km).
 

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