All Tourist wishing to join the day’s proceedings will be guided to The “Garh Palace” after lunch. They join the “DARBAR” (assembly) and the start of the Bhagwan Laxminarayanji’s Procession.
All Tourists have an opportunity of meeting the Maharaja and the Prince of Kota. All local VIP’s are dressed in their formal Rajasthani dresses with Kota turbans. Photography is permitted at all times.
The Prince leads the Procession on his way to destroy Rawan and his brother at the Dushera Grounds. Tourists will walk by the side of the Prince, under Police protection. Behind the Bhagwan Laxminarayanji’s Procession there are bands, dancers and a whole lot of entertainment in fancy dresses to be witnessed.
At the end of a 2 km walk all Tourists are escorted to their seats, on to a raised Platform, to witness the final stages of the ceremony. They are seated in a safe enclosure at a height from where they can witness and photograph the evening’s proceedings. At the end of the ceremonies they are escorted to their transports under Police protection. At no stage do they come into direct contact with the Public. They are free to photograph at all times. We look forward to your FIT’s & Tour Group’s experiencing such a visit to Kota at an early date !!
Sita Bari Fair at Kelwara
Kelwara is 45 km from Baran, on NH 27,. With temples & tanks as Sitabari in saint Valmiki’s Ashram. According to the folklore Sita had to spend her exile here in the Tribal fare takes place in the month of May on ‘Amavasya’. It is a very colorful fare of the local Saharia Tribal’s.
The Chandrabhaga Fair is held every year at Jhalrapatan, which is 6 kms from Jhalawar, in the month of Kartik (Oct,-Nov.).
The river Chadrabhaga is considered to be a holy by the people residing in this part of Rajasthan. On the night of the full moon of Kartik Purnima, thousands of pilgrims take a holy dip in the river.
The location where the fair is held is known as Chandravati. On this occasion a A big cattle fair is held here. Livestock like cows, horses, buffaloes, camels, and bullocks are brought from distant parts of Rajasthan for sale here. Traders from various parts of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra come this fare. The fair provides an opportunity for the tourists to acquaint themselves with the people of this region and their rituals and traditions,
During the monsoons in Bundi a local festival called Kajli Teej is uniquely celebrated here. Though Teej is celebrated all through the state but in Bundi it is celebrated on the 3rd day of Bhadra whereas at the other it is celebrated on the third day of Sharavana in other places. The festival starts with the traditional procession of goddess Teej in a decorated palanquin from the Naval Sagar.
The procession has decorated elephants, camels, band artistes and cultural groups depicting the place. A local fair is also held on this occasion exhibiting lot of local handicraft items including Katar, paintings and bangles etc. Both the urban and the rural people join this festive occasion. Thus the small tinsel town of Bundi in Rajasthan once famous for its Baories (reservoirs) and the Bundi miniature paintings attracts the traveller and from the highway it seems as if the city itself is a miniature painting frozen in time and the only movement visible is that of the traveller.
The Bundi Festival is organized every year to provide a cultural view of Bundi to the tourists. Colourful processions, fireworks and cultural evenings are organized on the bank of Jaitsagar, Navalsagar and in the Garh Palace ground. Bundi has been termed as the "Queen of Hadoti".
The main highlights of the Bundi Utsav is the Inauguration, procession, Bundi painting exhibition, Arts & Crafts Fair, Ethnic Sports like the Turban Competition, Cycle Race, Folk Music & Dance Programme, Musical Band Competition and Fireworks display.