Mewar Festival, Udaipur, Rajasthan
Held to commemorate the arrival of spring, this festival is a visual feast with Rajasthani songs, dances, processions, devotional music and firework displays. It is celebrated in the romantic city of Udaipur during the Gangaur Festival. A procession of colourfully attired women, carrying the images of the goddess Gauri, makes its way to Lake Pichola. An unusual procession of boats on the lake offers a fitting finale to this splendid celebration.