Bundi Festival, Rajasthan
According to the Hindu mythology, the month of Kartik is considered to be very auspicious. Many festivals and fairs are observed in the entire nation. The Bundi festival is one among them, being celebrated in the month of Kartik (October-November) at Bundi in the Shekhawati Region of Rajasthan, featuring numerous traditional folk music and dance styles. It is a magnificent cluster of traditional art, culture and craftsmanship witnessing which the tourists and visitors are left stunned. The program includes a colourful procession, arts & crafts fair, ethnic sports, cultural exhibition, classical music & dance program, turban competitions, camel race, bridal competition, and a sparkling fireworks display.
15th November to 17th November, 2019 are the official dates of Bundi Festival in which people from every corner of the state and also from nearby states gather on the banks of river Chambal and perform ‘Deepdan’ ceremony in which clay lamps or deep are lit and set afloat on the waters of the river amidst prayer and chants.
How to Reach:
Located only 39 km north-west of Kota in the south-east of Rajasthan, Bundi is a picturesque and captivating little town. It can be reached by rail and road. Bundi (BUDI) is connected to major cities like New Delhi, Jaipur, Kota, Kanpur, Bhilwada, Udaipur by railways.
Where to Stay:
Bundi is extremely rich in heritage. It houses so many ‘Havelies’, which are now turned into hotels, that give you a princely feeling. Hotel Dev Niwas, The Hadoti Palace, Ishwari Niwas, Bundi Inn, Haveli Taragarh Palace, Nawal Sagar Palace, Haveli Pratapgarh, Ummaid Bagh Resorts, Bundi Haveli, Haveli Braj Bhushanjee are only few names where you can have a pleasant and royal stay.