Celebrated to mark the onset of spring, Mewar Festival in Rajasthan is a visual treat – a burst of excitement, extravagance and religious fervour. With Udaipur being the historic centre of Mewari culture, Mewar Festival brings the whole city to life, drenching it in festive colors. The lively essence of the festivities rub off on locals and tourists of all ages, reflecting the dynamic culture of the region. Everyone is in high spirits throughout the 3-day celebration, especially because it coincides with the popular festival of Gangaur.
Witnessing Mewar Festival in Udaipur is truly a one-of-a-kind opportunity to get a taste of Rajasthan’s rich cultural and historical background. Set in the backdrop of the glistening Lake Pichola and nestled in the Aravalli Hills, Mewar festivities in Udaipur transport you to a different era together. The festival is of special importance for local women who deck up in their finest clothes and jewellery to join the carnival on the streets. They come together to beautifully decorate idols of Isar (Lord Shiva) and Gangaur (Goddess Parvati) and then carry them around different parts of the city in a traditional procession.
Following the elaborate religious ceremony, the procession moves to the Gangaur Ghat of Lake Pichola, which is kept decorated with colorful boats to take the worshipped idols for immersion. The streets are lit with traditional music, devotional songs, rangolis and dance performances at every nook and corner. You’re bound to find a glimpse of the festival’s cheeriness across restaurants in Udaipur as well.
Head to ‘Aangan’ in The LaLiT Laxmi Vilas Palace to experience an open kitchen serving local cuisine, while you enjoy traditional Rajasthani folk performances set against the spectacular view of Sajjan Garh Fort and Fateh Sagar Lake. The citywide gusto is concluded with a dazzling firework display, making for an unforgettable holiday memory.
With a sense of royal past stored in every corner, the regal experience of visiting Udaipur is heightened with the gaiety of Mewar festival. It is a visitor’s delight to witness one of India’s most popular tourist hotspots at its festive best, inviting you with open arms to become a part of the celebration. As the entire city pauses to have a good time, you’ll find yourself in the midst of a grand feast, celebrating the very fiber of Rajasthani culture.
Book your stay with The LaLiT Laxmi Vilas Palace for an extension of the lively spirit and Rajasthan’s rich heritage. The Udaipur resort is a beautiful palatial property overlooking the Fateh Sagar Lake, invoking a strong sense of royal nostalgia blended with the vibrancy of Mewar festival.