Did You Just Missed Shouryagarh Food & Wine Festival? Then, Here You Can Have It All

Combined with different types of cuisines, workshops, food sessions, and rich flavour of wines, Shouryagarh Food & Wine Festival was a terrific event for the people of Udaipur. The festival got its hype in all the three days from 7th to 9th July, 17 enriched with the glory of participants, chefs, and guests presenters.

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Organized in Shouryagarh Resort & Spa, the grand occasion got a favourable response and was relished by all the attendees so far.

And, if you have missed to attend it, here are the glimpses of Shouryagarh Food & Wine Festival 2017 to take a look at.

Day 1: Flawless Beginning (7th July, 17)


With an accurate timing of monsoons, Food & Wine Festival 2017 was inaugurated with the blessings of Lord and these were the people from the chief guests, participants, and jury who enlightened the event with their presence.

Inauguration by Mr. Bibhor Srivastava (Group Publishing Director – ITP Publishing India)

Udaipur Star Chef 2017 Competition top 10 finalists:

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  • Ms. Manali Kapoor
  • Ms. Alisha Siyal
  • Ms. Simaran Sidhwani
  • Ms. Itrat Siddiqi
  • Mr. Rajveer Singh Ranawat
  • Ms. Manasi Shrimali
  • Ms. Vishakha Veerwani
  • Mr. Nikshay Puri Goswami
  • Ms. Diksha Chainani
  • Ms. Vinita Jain

Jury people:

  • Chef Love Mathur (HRH Group of Hotels, Udaipur)
  • Chef Kasim Khan (Sous Chef, Old Belly Cafes, Mumbai)
  • Chef Manish Joshi (Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur)
  • Mr. Rupam Sarkar (GM Shouryagarh Resort & Spa)

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And, in the evening, start day was packed up the delicious baking of pastry & chocolate demo by Chef Kasim Khan from Mumbai and Mr. Rupam Sarkar, in which total participation strength was around 100.

Day 2: Paired with Twist (8th July, 17)

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It sounded with the love of day 1, and it was the time for another sneak peeks to Food & Wine Festival 2017 on the second day with the gracious presence of young chefs, amusing competition, and a special session in the evening that are mentioned below.

Health Food Workshop: By Chef Sudhir Pai from Holiday Inn, Mumbai, in which a total number of entrants were around 50.

Udaipur Young Chef, 2017 Competition Top 10 Finalist:

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  • Treebo Jaisingh Garh
  • HRH Group of Hotels
  • Ramada Udaipur Resort & Spa
  • Radisson Blu Udaipur Palace Resort & Spa
  • Radisson Green
  • Park Exotica
  • Hotel Landmark
  • Hotel Trident
  • Hotel Lakend
  • The Royal Retreat Resort & Spa

Jury People:

  • Chef Satish Arora (Executive Corporate Chef Taj Group India and Presently Director DSI Foods, UK & Culinary Director MAHEC Dubai)
  • Chef Sudhir Pai (Executive Chef – Holiday Inn, Mumbai)

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Food & Beverage Pairing Special Session by Ms. Shatbi Basu (India’s First Women Bartender, in which a total number of participants was around 90.

Day 3: A Splendid End with Celebrities (9th July, 17)

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Lastly, all’s well when ends well. And, nothing can be better when you get to witness celebrity chef Kunal Kapoor to give a pinch of excitement to an entire event along with other chefs, special appearances, and awardees that are enlisted below.

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Beverage Workshop by Ms. Ami B Shroff (India’s leading female Flair bartender & Mixologist. And, the total count of participants present in a demo was 80+.

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Fusion Food Demo Workshop by Chef Vimal Dhar that was attended by overall contenders around 110.

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Comfort Food Demo by Celebrity Chef Kunal Kapur, which added the highlight to an event with total Participant for the demo around 200.

Award Ceremony

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  • Guest Chef Mr. Rohal Sable (Complex General Manager, Novotel Goa Resort & Spa, and The Novotel Goa Shrem Hotel as well as La Brise by the beach)
  • Stage Performance By Devo Khan Group
  • Udaipur Star Chef Winner 2017: Mrs. Itrat Sidduqi
  • Runner Up: Mrs. Mansi (11000/- + Certificate + Shield)
  • Udaipur Young Chef Winner: Jaisingh Garh Chef Sohan & Chef Somnath Runner Up: HRH Hotels Chef Vinita & Chef Deepak
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Chef Satish Arora (Contributed more the 50 Years in Hotel Line, India’s first Executive Chef and worked as The Corporate Chef of The Taj Group) and Ms. Shatbhi Basu (Contributed 35 year in the industry and India’s first Women Bartender & Celebrity Bartender).

So, folks! If you have missed the Food & Wine Festival 2017, then don’t get low. All you can do is stay connected with Instagram to witness more new updates by Shouryagarh Resort & Spa.


Top Places for Pre-Wedding Shoots in Udaipur

“Marriage Shots does not have to be perfect; they have to be wonderful.” And, when it comes to Udaipur, every place has got a picturesque and photogenic touch to enlighten the beauty of love and romance. Couples across India, foreign countries, and from Udaipur as well look up for the diverse places to have Pre-Wedding Shoots. Even many ideal photographers suggest Lake City as the first choice to have the Pre-Wedding Shoots because of its regal presence and glamour architectures.

So, here we have found some of the destination spots that are classified as per suitability of the going to be married to define their love story with uniqueness in their captures.

Hotel Destinations

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Udaipur is known for the destination weddings, and some of the hotels have been in the top charts of destination wedding planners as well photographers to have pre-wedding shoots. Here we have some hotels that serve the best occupancy, property, and heritage for the couples to capture their moments of love.

–    Chunda Palace

Surmounted with the lavish interiors and fail architecture exteriors, this hotel is choices of many couples for the pre-wedding shoots. And, if you look at the prices of property for this purpose its 60,000 per day.

–    Hotel Fateh Garh

Royal with the contemporary touch this property is at Sisarma side of Udaipur. Fateh Garh serves with the exotic views and aura that are not just beautiful but worth to click. Relevance to prices per day charge for the property concerning pre-wedding shoot is 31,000 + Tax applicable.

–    Radisson Blu Udaipur Palace Resorts & Spa

Carrying the lake view with supreme architecture, Radisson properties never fail to astound the guests because of its hospitality and surrounding. If you are looking for Lakeside location, it can cost you around 50,000 INR including tax for per day shoot.

–    The Royal Retreat Resort & Spa

Regal frame in every detail of this resort which is definitely a retreat for the couple going to tie the knot soon. Ideal location to have a pre-wed shoot with the tentative charge of Rs.35, 000 per day to have a well spent admire of every corner of it.

–    The Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace Udaipur

With the captivating view of the valley, lake, and Udaipur skyline this location has all things that one can desire for. And, if you admire luxury so far then, 1 Lakh rupees is not a big deal to spend on your pre-wedding shoot.

–    Shouryagarh Resort & Spa

A getaway for every couple to experience luxury-soaked in tradition. Filled with grandeur architecture and rich history in every corner of the resort, you can have a pre-wedding shoot at a nominal price of Rs.25,000 at this place.



Natural Views


Love for Mother Nature and being at the places that define Lake City even better are the lakes and gardens with opulent views

–    Fateh Sagar

One of the beautiful tourist spot and of course the best place to have the clicks either casually or for the exclusive shots. Fateh Sagar is the heartthrob place for all the youngsters and carries the beauty of its locations namely Moti Magri, Rajeev Gandhi Park, and Rani Road where couples can shoot up the pre-wedding shots in natural lake views.

–    Sajjangarh

Popularly known as Monsoon Palace, this hilltop palatial residence has been the top priority for the pre-wedding shoots because of its grand architecture that reminds of a fairy-tale castle of historical times.

–    Lake Badi

Popularly known as Badi Ki Paal, the lake here is abundant to have the picture perfect views when it comes to having shots indulged in the delicacy of romance.

–    Jagdish Temple Streets

Divine place, filled with the crowd and surrounded by traditional stuff all over the ways. Jagdish Mandir streets accentuate the fascinating view to have the pre-wedding shots completely into the natural markets that are being considered as one of the points nowadays.

–    Ghats of Udaipur

Astonishing and solitary, Ghats of Udaipur namely Gangaur Ghat, Ambrai Ghat, and Lal Ghat are one of the best places to have pre-wedding shots in Morning and Evening time.

–    Doodh Talai

Pichola Pal, Gardens, and Ropeway at the location of Dudh Talai makes it one of the finest place to have the shots for the couples who are going to get married soon.

–    Gulab Bagh

Full of lush greenery and clean roads within the area. Gulab Bagh is not just a morning spot for fitness persons or evening relaxing zone for families but its lot more than that to catch up for pre-wed shoots.



Around Udaipur


In the outskirts of Udaipur also there are many places where people can choose to have their pre-wedding shoots with the alluring views to define their love story in a unique way.

–    Chittorgarh

Easily reachable by road, one of the fascinating place to explore in the municipality of Rajasthan that represents the family history of warrior caste pride, spirit, and Romance. That’s why couples can grace it in one of the destinations for a pre-wed shoot.

–    Jaisamand

This place has got its charm in its second largest artificial lake and of course an Island resort which is a must visit. So, for the couples, it has got all the views that you can just imagine to have in your pre-wedding captures.

–    Eklingji Nagda Village

A getaway to divine place and to have the magnificent captures in the nearby areas like Sastra Bahu Temple, Lake Bagela and Nagda are some of the spots to form a natural romantic view in shots.

–    Kumbhalgarh

One of the renowned places in the outer zones of Udaipur that has got a beautiful fort with splendid greenery and also the best of resorts to look around for royal rocking view. So, what more a couple can desire to have a pre-wedding shoot.

–    Ranakpur

A village nearby Udaipur that is more of a location choice nowadays for pre-wedding shoots because of its luxurious resorts and a symbolic natural arena that have scenic views to capture romantic moments of couples in the frame of memories.


Picture Courtesy: CandidTales and Preach Weddings