In order to give an impetus to the art and craft of the state of Rajasthan, the Shilpgram Fair was started in the city of lakes, Udaipur every year in the month of November or December. Rajasthan is not that suitable for agriculture. Hence, its economy is more or less dependent on tourism. Shilpgram Fair is a great initiative to attract tourists over here. It was started in 2007 and since then it has seen a steady increase in the number of tourists visiting it.
Shilpgram Fair 2015 : 21st December to 30th December
Rajasthan is praised worldwide for its remarkable handicraft pieces and artwork. Through this fair, many creative professionals get promoted. It is a unique opportunity to showcase your skills as a craftsman.
Near a village called Hawala, around 3 kilometers away from Udaipur
Attractions of the fair:
Handicrafts prepared without the use of any machines, embroidered outfits and beautiful show pieces are the main attractions of Shilpgram Art and Craft Fair. You can have an insight into the life of the craftsmen of Rajasthan. Besides, they even organize different workshops for the visitors in which they show how they work. The artists of Rajasthan get a chance to showcase their talent and indulge in a profitable sale through a programme known as “Shilpdarshan”. In the “Craft Bazaar”, many different artworks are exhibited and sold. These handicrafts are usually sold at high rates in urban markets. If you want to buy the most authentic Rajasthani handicrafts at reasonable rates, this is the right place to be. Other attractions include folk dances like Ghumar and Kalbeliya and musical programmes. You can even enjoy camel rides through the fair.
How to reach?
Udaipur is easily accessible through railways, airways or roadways. It has a railhead as well as an airport which makes it totally hassle free to reach here.
Where to stay?
There are many accommodation options in Udaipur. It is therefore not at all an issue where you would stay. You can choose from hotels, rest houses and luxurious resorts.
Things to do in and around Udaipur
Udaipur is rightly known as the city of lakes. Lake Pichola, Fatehsagar Lake and City Palace are some of the places you can visit if you happen to be here. You can consider visiting Jaisalmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Ranthambhore National Park and Bhenswara that are some of the places around 200 to 500 kilometers from Udaipur.
Now, you have a great idea regarding Christmas vacations, right? So, what are you waiting for? Book your tickets, grab your rucksack, a camera with an extra memory card and get going.