Shilpgram Utsav to begin from 21st December

The most colourful, vibrant and lively festival of Udaipur, Shilpgram Utsav, will begin from 21st December 2019 at Shilpgram, Udaipur. The 10-day long Cultural Fest of Udaipur will witness an amalgamation of culture, craft and food from around the country.

Also known as Shilpgram Mahotsav, the art and craft fair is organised by West Zone Cultural Centre, Udaipur. Like every year, this year also, the fair will have activities and events showing the cultural heritage of different states of India. The festival allows artists and craftsmen to showcase their art without any intermediary market.

The event will start at 10 AM and will be open till 10 PM.

Here is the schedule of the events:

21st to 23rd December 2019

Bai Mejei (Nagaland), Odissi Dance, Gotipua (Odisha), Sambhalpuri (Odisha), Cherraw (Mizoram), Manipuri Ras, Pung, Thangta, Stik (Manipur), Chhau (Jharkhand), Khol Vadan (West Bengal), Hojagiri (Tripura), Dhal Thungri, Bardoi Sikla and Folk Instruments (Assam).

24th to 26th December 2019

Bastar Folk Band (Chhattisgarh), Instrument Assemble (Andhra Pradesh), Bharat Natyam (Karnataka), Madhuri, Lambadi (Telangana), Lawani (Maharashtra), Gangaur (Madhya Pradesh), Veer Varai Natnam (Pudducherry), Pooja Kunitha (Karnataka), Malkhamb (Maharashtra).

27th and 28th December 2019

Kathak, Rauf (Jammu & Kashmir), Chhapeli (Uttarakhand), Jabro and Flower (Ladakh), Bhangra and Gidda (Punjab), Mayur (Rajasthan), Ghoomar (Haryana).

29th and 30th December 2019

Bhapang (Rajasthan), Kalbelia (Rajasthan), Bihu (Assam), Pung Cholam (Manipur), Stick (Manipur), Singari (Odisha), Bhagra+Gidda (Punjab), Mewasi (Gujarat), Natuwa (West Bengal), Chari (Rajasthan), Symphony and Classical Instrument Ensemble.

Besides, there will also be ‘Yuva Pratibha Puraskar Competition‘ on 22nd, 23rd and 24th December at Banjara Rangmanch. There will be food stalls serving the local cuisines of various states of the country.

All of these activities, events, performances along with the amazing food, make Shipgram, a must-visit place of Udaipur.


Sharad Rang – The Art, Food and Music Festival to begin from 8th November

Udaipur is the city of fairs and festivals. With its rich culture and heritage, it has many occasions and reasons to celebrate these festivals.

Sharad Rang Utsav is one such festival that celebrates the culture, art, food, and music. Organized by West Zone Cultural Centre (WZCC), Sharad Rang is a fest for food and cultural program lovers.

This year, Sharad Rang 2019 – the art, fusion and food festival, will be organized from 8th to 12 November at Shilpgram, the cultural hub of Udaipur. The festival will feature exotic traditional Indian delicacies, melodious live music, live band and other cultural events.

The event will have some amazing performances by renowned artists. The artist lineup this year includes the famous sitar and flute player, Chandrashekhar Phanse. The melodious sound of his ‘singing sitar’ renders popular Bollywood songs of the yesteryears as well as the recent past.

Chandrashekhar Phanse
Chandrashekhar Phanse

The brothers from Banaras, Rajan Sajan Mishra, who belong to a 300-year-old legacy of the Benaras Gharana will bring alive the different elements of Hindustani classical music with their Banaras style of singing.

Rajan Sajan Mishra
Rajan Sajan Mishra

Radhika Chopra will please the connoisseur with her traditional puritan raga based singing. Her finesse and excellence prevail in not just Ghazal singing but also Thumri, Dadra and Sufiana kalam.

Radhika Chopra
Radhika Chopra

Sadhya, a leading contemporary dance company of India, will give its famous Mystical Forest performance to allure the audience with their contemporary dance style. Mystical Forest is a dance performance that explores life within the forest. The music, choreography, movement, lights & costumes all attempt to bring to the audiences the natural & simple life of its inhabitants.

Mystical Forest
Mystical Forest by Sadhya

‘Smritiyan’, a special performance of music and classical dance will be held to mesmerize the audience with Tabla and Bansuri.

Various handicraft products made by the local artisans will be put up for sale. There will be some amazing mouth-watering delicacies from Lucknow, Rajasthan, and Kashmir to tickle the taste-buds of the people.

The event will start at 12 noon and will be open till 10 PM for all the 5 days (8th to 12 November 2019).