Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Udaipur the city of lakes is situated in the state of Rajasthan in western India. Udaipur has been favourite place of the Rajputs. This beautiful city has received a rich cultural heritage from the bygone age.


having tropical climate the city has adopted the life style of big cities; still it becomes necessary for you to know more about the cultural heritage of the city. Udaipur receives ample number of tourists from all over the world every year.

Festivals and fairs depicts the cultural prosperity of Udaipur. The lakes, temples, forts and palaces boast about the rich heritage of this city. Let's here discover about the people, cuisine, language, religion, folk dance and music of Udaipur.

Dominated by Jainism and Vaishnavism, Udaipur cuisine mainly comprises of vegetarian dishes. Food is usually made from lots of vegetables and lentils, seasoned with a great variety of spices. Delicious food like dried mango i.e. 'Ocra' and beans of 'sangri' is accompanied by many meals.

Dressed up in typical Rajsthani dress, the Bhil tribe loaded with loads of silver jewelry welcomes you with all love and affection. The traditional attire of women is ghaghra choli or skirt and blouse and for men, angrakha or Kurta and dhoti would do.

In order to communicate, Mewari is the primary language of Udaipur, yet Rajasthani, Hindi and English are also common in the city. Other than following Jainism on high note, rest of the religions include Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism and Christianity.

Udaipur would never let down the dance and music lovers. The dances that are famous all over Rajasthan of Udaipur are Bhavai, Ghoomar, Kachhi Ghodi, Kalbeliya and Terahtaali.

Dance of Dandi Gair is associated with Marwar and hence with Udaipur. Talking about music, Morchang, Naad, Tanpura, Sarangi and many other instruments are used to echo the courts of Mewar rulers.

Visit Udaipur to explore more about it's cultural heritage !!!

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