MEWAR FESTIVAL

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Location: Mewar, Udaipur, Rajasthan.
Diety: Isar And Gangaur.
Attraction: Fireworks At The End Of Festival
Timing:March- April

The Mewar Festival is celebrated to welcome the advent of spring. It coincides with the festival of Gangaur in Udaipur and has a unique charm about it. The festival of Gangaur is very significant for women of Rajasthan. It is a time for them to dress up in their best clothes and participate in the festival.

They gather to dress the images of Isar and Gangaur and then carry them in a ceremonial procession through different parts of the city. The procession winds its way to the Gangaur Ghat at Lake Pichhola. Here, the images are transferred to special boats amidst much singing and festivity.

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. Like other fairs and festivals celebrated throughout the state, there is a lot of activity, which keeps the participants in a joyful frame of mind, eager to enjoy every moment.

HOW TO GET THERE

Air: The City of Lakes is well connected by air services. The Dabok Airport is 21 kms from the city centre.
Rail: Railway has trains from all over the country to destination Udaipur. The Palace On Wheels covers this magnificent city during its eight day package tour.
Road: There are bus services from tourist places in Rajasthan , Gujarat and Delhi.



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