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  • The famous Mewar Festival of Udaipur that manifests through colors is celebrated every year in the Hindu month, Chaitra i.e. March- April to welcome the advent of the spring season.
  • It is considered as the second World living Heritage festival of India.
  • This three-day festival is celebrated with great zest and dedication. The rituals and ceremonies of this Festival include several cultural programs, traditions, activities, and performances like classical dances, folk dance, classical vocal singing, classical music, and instrumental songs.
  • Udaipur has always been the governing place of the Mewar rulers, that's why the Mewar Festival is celebrated with much fervor in the city of Udaipur.
  • During the Festival, the city gets decorated at its best and the shops in the market place are illuminated with lights and adorned with decorations. Professional chefs from the city display an array of colorful presentations of food and beverages in Mewar style.
  • The womenfolk of the city dress up in typical traditional attire flaunting traditional jewelry and Mehendi on their palms and feet in intriguing patterns while the men are dressed in traditional outfits and wear special jewelry that signifies their masculinity.
  • This festival coincides with the famous Gangaur Festival of Udaipur which holds great significance for women. Married women worship Goddess Gangaur for marital bliss and good health of their partner while the unmarried ones pray for an ideal match.
  • The history of the Mewar Festival dates back to the time when this part of India was ruled by the Sisodia dynasty. According to history, Maharana Udai Singh met a holy man while hunting. The holy man was meditating in a tranquil state on a hilltop that provided a sweeping view of Lake Pichola. The man blessed the king and advised him to build a palace at that place. The king agreed and built the beautiful palace and founded the city. Since then, the festival and rituals associated with it are celebrated with equal amounts of joy and faith.
  • The local people as well as the tourists visiting the place have a gala time at the event seeing the Rajasthani tradition and its rich cultural heritage.
  • The ceremonies start with women gathering to dress and decorate the idols of God Isar (Lord Shiva) and Goddess Gangaur (Mata Parvati).  Then a procession takes place in which the women carry idols on their heads and pass through different parts of the city while singing and dancing. The procession comes to its final halt at the Gangaur Ghat at Lake Pichola and the idols are transported into special boats which then get immersed in the middle of the lake.
  • Watching hundreds of special colorful boats carrying the idol, sailing gently in the lake alongside the light is surely a delight to witness.
  • A traditional Rajasthani sweet named Ghevar is specially prepared as an offering to the Lord which then gets distributed among each other as Prasad.
  • When the ceremonies end with the completion of the immersion ceremony i.e, the religious part gets over, the people engage in various dances, singing, and other cultural events that unveil the best of Rajasthani culture.
  • This festival provides a unique opportunity for all to review all the living heritages of the Mewar and it is aimed to preserve and carry on the ancient culture, and traditions of the Mewar region.
  • After much celebration and enjoyment, this three-day festival culminates with awe-inspiring colorful fireworks in the night sky.

By Air

  • Udaipur city has its own domestic airport known as Maharana Pratap Airport.
  • The Airport is located at a distance of 22 kms from the city center, near the town of Dabok in Rajasthan.
  • It is well connected to all the major cities of India including Jaipur, Mumbai, Delhi, and Kolkata. Air India, Jet Airways and SpiceJet operate regular flights from New Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur for Udaipur.
  • You can easily hire a cab or take a bus to the main city after landing at the airport.

By Train

  • The city has its own railway station known as Udaipur Railway Station.
  • Udaipur Railway station is well connected with all the other cities of Rajasthan as well as major cities in India.
  • There are frequent trains that run to and from Udaipur connecting major cities such as Mewar Express, Ananya Express, Gwalior-Udaipur Express, and Chetak Express.
  • On reaching the station, you can hire an auto-rickshaw or take one of the many city buses or taxis to get down in the city.
  • You can also travel to this beautiful city by the luxurious and royal trains. The ‘Palace on Wheels’, as well as the ‘Maharajas’ express’, are amongst the most famous luxury trains across the globe.

By Bus

  • This mode of commuting is quite easy and economical but it is not suitable for long-distance travelers.
  • Udaipur happens to have a well-connected network of roadways that connect to almost all the parts of the country and even the roads are good.
  • Udaipur Bus Stand has regular bus services, connecting Udaipur with nearby cities including Delhi, Jaipur, Chittorgarh, Indore, Kota, Ajmer, Ahmedabad, and Mt. Abu.
  • The Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) also provides the facility of Deluxe Buses and AC coaches for the convenience of passengers.

Budget-Friendly -

  • Mr. Sandwich- Address- Vinayak Complex-B, 1, 43, Durga Nursery Road, Shiv Park Colony, Shakti Nagar, Udaipur
  • Vinod Fast Food & Multi-Cuisine Cafe- Address- 12, Bombay Market, 13, Fateh Sagar Rd, Zinc Park, Udaipur
  • Cafe Grasswood- Address- 26, Gadiya Devra Marg, near Foot Over Bridge, inside Udaipur, Chand Pole, Udaipur
  • Yummy Yoga- Address- 25 Bheem Parmeshwar Marg, near Hanuman ghat, Outside Chandpole, Ambamata, Udaipur
  • Neelam Restaurant- Address- 18, Gangaur Ghat Marg, above Indusind Bank ATM, Old City, Silawat Wadi, Udaipur
  • Lotus Cafe- Address- 15 Jagdish Temple Road, near Meera Park, Bhatiyani Chohatta, Udaipur
  • Chirag Roof Top Restaurant- Address- 36, Gadiya Devra Marg, Chand Pole, Udaipur

Feed your Hunger -

  • Nageshwari Bhojnalaya- Address- 06, University Rd, Shabri Colony, Pahada, Udaipur
  • Kitchen Age- Address- Ground Floor Centre Point, 32, Saraswati Marg, Subhash Nagar, Udaipur
  • The Thikana Restaurant Harit Haveli- Address- 178, Road Number 12, Ashok Nagar, Udaipur
  • Raghunandan Restaurant- Address- opp petrol pump 100fit road, Shobhagpura, Udaipur

Fine Dine -

  • Tribute Restaurant- Address- 89/B, Ambamata Temple Rd, Behind Monika Complex, Rang Sagar, Udaipur
  • 1559 AD- Address- Near, P P Singhal Marg, Fateh Sagar Lake, Udaipur
  • Natraj Dining Hall And Restaurant- Address- 22-24, City Station Rd, Near Railway Station, Jawahar Nagar, Shivaji Nagar, Udaipur
  • Khamma Ghani Restaurant- Address- No 53, Near Hotel Natural Lake View, Rang Sagar, Ambamata, Udaipur
  • Rajwada - The Food Destination- Address- Opp. Anand Plaza, Ground, and 1st Floor University Road, Swami Vivekanand Circle, Ayad, Ganapati Nagar, Udaipur

Rs. 400-500 Per Night (May vary later)

  • Jag Niwas Guest House- Address- 21, Gangaur Ghat Marg, Near Jagdish Temple, Ghangour Ghat
  • Gharaunda Guest House- Address- 62 Ganesh ghat, Gadiya Devra Marg, Devara, Udaipur
  • SPOT ON 39824 Hill View- Address- Hill View, Near Pacific University, Airport Rd, Udaipur
  • Ram Nivas Hotel- Address- No.23 Near Paras circle, Sector 11, Hiran Magri, Udaipur
  • Hotel Nayee Haveli- Address- - Lake View Hotel No.55, Gangaur Ghat, Pichola, Udaipur

Rs. 500-600 Per Night

  • GYAN VILLA- Address- 18 Gangaur ghat road, behind Jagdish Temple, Udaipur
  • The Sajjan Villa Hotel- Address- 75, Gangaur Ghat
  • Hotel Hari Home- Address- Bus Stand, 10, Udaipole Rd, Maharana Udai Singh Market, Jawahar Nagar, Ganga Gali, Udaipur
  • Parmanand Homestay- Address- 96, Hamir Jatt ki haveli, near hotel raj palace, Udaipur

Rs. 600-700 Per Night

  • Castle NamahStay Hostel- Address- Udaipur 38, Bade purohit Ji ki Haveli, Near, Chand Pol Rd, Udaipur
  • The First Sunshine- Address- Indra Colony, Gayariawas, Central Area, Udaipur,
  • Hotel Lake Paradise- Address-  Gangaur Ghat, 76, Gangaur Ghat Marg, Old City, Udaipur
  • Hotel Sagar Palace- Address- Udaipole Road, Udaipole Sarvritu Vilas, Udaipur
  • Banjara Hostels- Address- 83, Gangaurghat Road, Udainiwas Hotel, near Jagdish Temple, Silawat Wadi, Udaipur

Luxury:

  • Taj Fateh Prakash Palace- Address- Lake Pichola, The City Palace Complex, City Palace Rd, Udaipur (Fare- Approx 15,000 per night).
  • Taj Lake Palace- Address- Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan (Fare- Approx 20,000 per night).
  • The Oberoi Udaivilas- Address- Badi-Gorilla-Mulla Talai Rd, Haridas Ji Ki Magri, Pichola, Udaipur (Fare- Approx 22,000 per night).
  • City Palace
  • Lake Pichola
  • Vintage Car Museum
  • Jag Mandir
  • Shilpgram
  • Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum
  • Shri EklingJi Temple
  • Gulab Bagh and Zoo
  • Sajjangarh 
  • Bahubali Hills 
  • Fateh Sagar Lake 

Gears –   

  • Wide Angle Fish Eye Lens
  • Telephoto Lens
  • Tripod
  • Zoom Lens
  • Portrait Lens
  • Off-Camera Flash

Weather

  • 34℃
  • 93.2℉
  • Days are hot
  • Nights are cool

Shoot –

  • Landscape
  • Camel Ride (At Shilpgram)
  • Beautiful Lakes
  • Traditional and Cultural Events
  • Portraits
  • Star Trails

Safety-

  • Friendly People
  • Safe Place to Travel
  • Carry Prescription Medicines
  • A Handy Torch
  • Cash

How To Reach

Nearest Airport- Maharana Pratap Airport (22 kms) and Jaipur International Airport (400 kms).

Nearest Railway Station- Udaipur Railway Station (In Udaipur city).

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