During the Dussehra Mela massive effigies are built then spectacularly set aflame. The festival commemorates Rama’s victory over Ravana, the demon king of Lanka – a victory re-enacted through costume plays during th…
If you’re in Bundi on the day after Diwali (October or November), head 10km northwest to the small village of Bharodia, off the Jaipur road, to witness the spectacular Ghans Bheru festival.
This traditional Rajasthani festival marking the onset of the monsoon is celebrated somewhat differently in Bundi, where it is observed on the third day of the month of Bhadrapada.
This cultural festival showcases the colourful traditions of the region with a procession, classical raga performances, magic and fireworks.
Holi is followed in March/April by the procession-heavy Mewar Festival – Udaipur’s own version of the springtime Gangaur festival.
A huge and lively cattle fair that consumes the town with trading and festivities.
Focuses on music and folk dance.
If you’re in Udaipur in February/March, you can experience the festival of Holi, Udaipur-style, when the town comes alive in a riot of colour.
If you arrive in Mt Abu is spring, you may come across the local variation of this festival celebrated by local Garasia tribespeople.
Held between Bundi and Kota, this festival sees thousands of pilgrims descend for the month of Kartika.