Rajasthan is renowned for its colorful culture and hand-made artifacts. Each and every city of Rajasthan depicts its own traditional style. And to promote more of this traditional culture Every year Udaipur the city of lake host a Handicraft fair named Shilpgram. This fair has a very beautiful artistic vibe which makes it a must-visit place.
What Shilpgram is…
Shilpgram Utsav has been one of the most awaited festivals of Udaipur. More than a place it’s a festival which happens once in a year. It is all about a 10-day festival in which you will find handcrafted delicacies of every state and culture of India. It’s a big fair of famous handicrafts, where artists of all over India come to showcase their creativity.
A truly traditional experience…
The Shilpgram is all about folk & traditional art of India summits together at one place. The Utsav is organized by West Zone Cultural center and since the year 1991. This fair is organized at the end of the year in the month of December. It’s a truly exclusive artistic experience for art lovers. You can experience cultural folk dances also at night time.
What you can explore in shilpgram..
A vibrant bazaar for all the shopaholics is set up that starts around 12 noon. The fair includes shops of artistic handicrafts of all around India. You can shop Pashmina shawls, authentic Chikankari suits, Blue Pottery crafts, Gujrati theme décor objects, etc. Shilpgram is a food paradise for food lovers, you will find mouth-watering traditional food such as ‘Makki ki papdi, Makki ki raab, nutty milk, etc.
Why to visit shilpgram..
Shilpgram is a place that is made in such a way that it gives an authentic village touch to the explorer. It has an ethnographical museum that comprises over 31 rural dwellings from the four-member Western States of India viz Goa, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Rajasthan. Here you will find the authentic Rajasthani culture, which can be shown in so many different styles.
Although there are many fairs the specialty of this festival is the way in which the Rajasthani culture is shown. Other than this fair, this place is made in such a way that it gives a rural backdrop of Rajasthan. Outside the tourist season, however, Shilpgram can be almost deserted by artisans, performers, and visitors.
Shilpgram is one of the most colorful fairs, which one should not miss while making a trip to Udaipur.