Mix of colour & culture

The vibrant and colourful ‘Kumbhalgarh Festival’ concluded on Tuesday at the Kumbhalgarh Fort, cradled in the Aravali Ranges, north of Udaipur. The three-day festival was an effort by the Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan to promote the culture and heritage of Rajasthan. The festival was a confluence of art, culture, music and dance from various States of Rajasthan. It was attended by foreign and domestic tourists as well as ardent patrons of art, music and dance. The festival began on 1 December with a Kathak dance performance by the Kathak Nritya Academy, Jaipur. The following day (December 2), ‘Desert Storm Folk Ensemble’ was presented by Pt Salil Bhatt of Jaipur and Odissi dance performance by Ravindra Khurana. The festival concluded on December 3 with a grand performance of ‘Desert Symphony’ by Gazi Khan Bharma of Jaisalmer. Other than this there were also daily side attractions to the festival like – folk dance and music by Rajasthan folk performers, turban tying competition and much more at the Kumbhalgarh Fort.