Mewar Festival 2023: What It Is, Dates, Venue, How To Reach & All You Need To Know

by Mallika Khurana
Mewar Festival 2023: What It Is, Dates, Venue, How To Reach & All You Need To Know

Mewar Festival is a World Living Heritage Event and a part of Udaipur’s culture and traditions. Each year during March or April, it is celebrated with increasing fervour and happiness. In addition to celebrating Shiva and Parvati’s union, it signals the start of spring. Thousands of locals and visitors participate in it. The entire city is decorated in vivid hues and prepared to receive guests who will be exposed to many facets of Rajputana’s illustrious history and culture.

The Mewar Festival, which has been held annually for the past seven and a half decades, is interestingly associated with the Royal House of Mewar’s history. There is no admission fee and everyone is welcome to attend this festival.

Read on for answers to all questions you must have about this festival!

Mewar Festival Is A Cultural Affair

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What To Expect At The Mewar Festival?

The Mewar Festival has a special meaning for women because it coincides with the Gangaur Festival. On the day of Gangaur, the women don their finest and most fashionable attire and lead a colourful procession carrying the idols of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati to Lake Pichola, where they are then carefully transported on specialised boats. The sight of numerous colourful boats cruising over the azure ocean is something to treasure.

After the Mewar Festival procession, a multitude of cultural activities take place, including dance performances by Ghoomar and Kalbeliya. Folk singers from Rajasthan welcome visitors to the region of royalty by performing unusual songs that are based on classical music.

Rangolis are drawn in front of homes and businesses that are both beautiful and colourful. Beautiful lights shine on the windows of stores, houses, forts, palaces, and historical sites. At the conclusion of the three-day celebration, spectators are treated to a spectacular fireworks display.

When Is it?

The Mewar Festival will be held in Udaipur from 22nd to 24th March 2023.

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How To Reach?

Various transportation options make it simple to get to the city. We’ve provided information that will enable you to choose the most effective route to get to this location and take in the magnificent and truly exquisite Mewar Festival. 

If you’re travelling by air, take a flight to Maharana Pratap Airport (UDR), situated 25-35 km away from the city. Taxis are available to take you t the city.

You can also travel to Udaipur by train. The city has two railway stations, both under 5 kilometres from the venue. If you prefer to travel by road, you can opt for state-run or private buses. If you’re travelling from a nearby city, you can also book a taxi.

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