Kumbhalgarh Festival, one of the most important and culturally enriching festival is celebrated on the highest peak of the Aravalli Hills. The festival has been celebrated in full swing for the past 6 centuries. The festival takes place on top of the Kumbhalgarh Fort. The fort is at a height of 1014 meters above sea level. The fort is located on the west of the Aravalli Hills in the district of Rajsamand, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The closest commercial hub to Kumbhalgarh is Udaipur. Udaipur is about 88 km away from the fort.
Kumbhalgarh is named after its creator Maharana Kumbha who was a great promoter of Indian martial and fine arts, architecture and learning. The fort is also a World Heritage Site. It is a magnificent Mewar fortress. The basic purpose to build this medieval fort was to protect the kingdom from invaders.
Kumbhalgarh Classical Dance Festival is the place where India’s finest classical musician, artists, and renowned dancers assemble and give their best performances. Among the highlights of this festival includes the dance performance by local artists which get full encouraged by the audience as well. Some games like musical chairs and tug of war are also organized for young children.
Here you will get to witness the fort like never before. It is well-lit and full of locals and tourists. Some of India’s finest performers sing and dance to classical tunes. It makes you feel as if you are in an old Indian fairy tale. The festival showcases young men circling and dancing to enchanting beats of enormous drums. On the other hand young girls form another circle and sing folk songs while each other with colored water. The entire scenario is lively and joyful.
If you want to see the best of Indian culture, classical music and dancing, then you must visit the Kumbhalgarh Festival. It will leave you in awe and you would want to go back.