Festivals and fairs in Udaipur
The festivals and fairs in Udaipur represent the vividness and aliveness of the Rajasthani people and their lifestyles in the desert.
Rajasthan is famous for its colours; vivid red saris blowing in the wind of a golden yellow desert, is what many minds conjur up when they hear Rajasthan.
Combine this with the general nature of an Indian festival and the result can be truly breathtaking. The festivals in Rajasthan are usually widespread with all the cities getting involved. Holi is one example of this, a festival of colour that turns the streets all over India into a multi-coloured mess.
The important fairs and festivals that are closely linked with Udaipur are the Mewar Festival and the Shilpgram Fair. If you want to capture the essence of the Rajasthani people then these are the times to do it.
The Mewar festival is of high religious importance to the Rajasthani people and is celebrated with great enthusiasm by the people of Udaipur. It is celebrated to welcome the arrival of spring and the spirit (and mess) of the festival can be seen throughout the streets of Udaipur.
Shilpgram Crafts Fair
Shilpgram Mela craft fair is held once a year on the western side of Udaipur. It is organised by the people of Udaipur to promote and sell the products and crafts of Rajasthan.
Rajasthan has always been famous for its handicrafts and artworks and this fair has proved the perfect event to showcase them to the world. As a visitor to the city, it is the perfect location to try out the hand woven clothes, miniature paintings, embroideries, mirror works and handicrafts that represent Rajasthan in all its forms.