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Mewar Festival - Udaipur
Mewar Festival - Udaipur


Mewar Festival (March - April) - The Mewar festival at Udaipur is held in March-April every year and welcomes the spring season. The festival is dedicated to goddess Gauri (Parvati). A procession carrying the idols of Gauri and Shiva, is taken around the city to the Gangaur Ghat at Lake Pichola. The entire city turns in their colourful traditional costumes. A stately boat procession then starts from the lake. The occasion is marked by traditional dancing and singing. Boat races are also organised.

Getting There

By Air

Udaipur is well connected by air to Jodhpur, Jaipur, Aurangabad, Mumbai and Delhi. The Airport is 21 km from the city centre from where one can hire a taxi for the main city.

By Rail

Udaipur is on the Western Railway metre gauge network. It is directly connected by rail with Delhi, Jaipur, Ajmer, Chittaurgarh, Jodhpur and Ahmedabad. The railway station is about 4 km from the city centre.

By Road

Udaipur is on National Highway No. 8, the main link between Delhi and Mumbai. Rajasthan, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh Road Transport Corporation buses operate from Udaipur to various places. Some private operators also ply between the main cities. Luxury coaches run at night.

Some of the Important Road Distances From Udaipur Are:

Ahmedabad, 262 km via Ratnapur and Himmatnagar;
Agra, 630 km via Ajmer and Jaipur;
Ajmer, 264 km via Nathdwara and Beawar;
Chittaurgarh, 112 km via Manglawad;
Jaipur, 406 km via Ajmer;
odhpur, 275 km via Ranakpur and Pali;
Ranakpur, 90 km via Savra;
Mount Abu, 187 km via Pindwara.

There are Rajasthan Tourisms RTDC Midway hotels on most of these routes providing comfortable stay and refreshments


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