Jaipur, 30 March: The traditional Gangaur procession with all its regal pomp and pageantry, started today at 6 pm from the Tripoliya Gate (City Palace). This year the route winded its way through Tripoliya Bazaar, Chhoti Chaupar, Gangauri Bazaar and finally converged at Pondrik Park. The procession will also leave on Friday (31 March) at the same time. Organized by the Department of Tourism, District Administration, Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum Trust and Jaipur Municipal Corporation – arrangements had been made for the tourists to photograph the procession from the terrace of the Hind Hotel opposite Tripoliya gate.
Over the years, numbers of festivals and fairs have changed in nature – however, the procession has retained its traditional charm. The tourists and visitors got to witness the traditional dances and performances like Kachhi ghodi, Kalbeliya, Behrupiya, Algoza, Gair, Chakri, ‘Shehnai Vadan’ among others.
The procession also included the cannon carriage, decorated rath, ornamented horses and camels. A number of bands also accompanied the procession. The sawari of the Gangaur was at the end followed by Dhalet chobdar, women in traditional dress with Kalash.