Royalty, Culture and Colours – This is what you witness when you visit the spectacular Kumbhalgarh Fort during the 3-day Kumbhalgarh Classical Dance Festival.
Organized by the Rajasthan Tourism Organization, this celebration of culture pays tribute to the ‘Maharana Kumbha’, the patron of the best of Indian martial and fine arts.
During this event, the fort becomes a hub of artists, musicians and dancers from across the country. Folk arts, dance and classical music create an unparalleled ambience, especially for foreign tourists in town.
Date: 1st December – 3rd December 2019
Venue: Kumbhalgarh Fort
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How to Reach:
1. The nearest airport to Kumbhalgarh is Dabok Airport, Udaipur. It’s a 2-hour drive from there.
2. The nearest railway station is Falna railway station. It is well-connected to the major cities of Rajasthan.
3. You can also take buses of Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) or can book a private taxi to reach Kumbhalgarh.
1. Experience the Spellbinding Puppet Shows
One of the oldest traditions of storytelling, Rajasthani puppetry shows are a sight to behold. Beautiful handmade dolls dressed up in colourful attires are the major attractions for tourists at the Kumbhalgarh Festival.
2. Witness the Graceful Dance Performances
During these 3 days, many skilled and graceful folk and classical dancers come together to perform at one place. Tourists get to see a variety of folk dance forms such as Kalbeliya, Langa, Ghoomar, Chari, Kachhi Ghodi and also classical dance forms like Odissi, Bharatnatyam, etc. in their purest form.
3. Participate in Turban Tying Competition
Often referred to as the symbol of pride and honour in Rajasthan, turban tying is a tradition followed on every auspicious occasion. An exciting turban tying competition for Indians as well as foreign tourists is held at Kumbhalgarh Festival.
4. Get an Antique Souvenir from the Stalls
Kumbhalgarh Festival boasts of a number of souvenir stalls offering beautiful antiques showing Rajasthan’s art and craft. Miniature paintings, carpets, pottery, jewellery, gemstones, puppets, metal crafts or traditional juttis – this is where you’ll find them all!
5. Tune into the heartbeat of Mewar at Music Concerts
During evening hours, the entire fort is illuminated with lights and all the trained singers, musicians and artists spread their magic of melody. One can not afford to miss the rich cultural traditions and heritage of Kumbhalgarh here.
So, put your artistic hat on and head towards witnessing the pride of Mewar.