Apart from the historic charm of the city, its lakes and palaces Udaipur has many other things which prove its huge tourist potential like its art and culture. This year the city of lakes is going to celebrate its 462nd Foundation Day on 2nd May 2014. Preparations for this day are in full swing. This prime occasion will be celebrated for five days and these five days will be planned in such a manner that each day becomes special for the visitors of the function.
Udaipur was founded in 1557 AD by Maharana Udai Singh who laid the foundation stone of this royal city, which remained as the capital of Mewar for many centuries. It was the advice of a sage to establish a kingdom amidst the fertile valley of the Aravali hills. The celebrations of the foundation day are planned by a planning committee including some well known dignitaries of the region. It includes various cultural activities like cultural evening, kavi sammelan and huge processions. This pack of entertaining programs will start from 28th April and will conclude on 2nd of May. Udaipur Municipal Corporation is the organizer and the events are sponsored by Sthapna Samaroh Samiti. These five days of the celebrations are split according to their importance and popularity. 28th of April will be marked with Kavi Sammelan by Narayan Seva Sansthan and the venue is Nagar Nigam Auditorium. On 29th cultural evening will be presented by Lok Kala Mandal at Fatehsagar Paal. 30th of April will be marked by Seminar on Udaipur Foundation Day and the venue will be Maharana Kumbha Auditorium. 1st May is reserved for some religious rituals like Yagya, Panchgavya Snan and Rudrabhishek. And the concluding day of 2nd May will be marked with huge procession of Maharana Udai Singh which will be followed by a Mushayara and Gazhal presentation at fatehsagar paal.
This five day event is the best to get introduced to the culture and history of Udaipur, which is a once in a year opportunity. United-21 resort in Udaipur will be illuminated and decorated during this foundation day and it will be one of the best options for you to plan your stay at this resort and experience the rich culture of Udaipur.