Shilpgram festival – the Rural Arts and Crafts Complex, is situated 3 km west of Udaipur near the Havala village. Shilpgram is considered as a living ethnographic museum that depicts the lifestyles of the various folks and tribal people of the West zone. This festival incorporates traditional architectural features of different geographical and ethnic clutches, residing within the west zone of India.
The Rural Arts and Crafts Complex - Shilpgram – promotes the urban and rural artists to learn from one another and enrich their skills and art forms. The festival promotes modern urban ceramists, potters, designers, visual artists, in creating works of everyday art which would then be displayed for exhibition and sale for visitors. This festival has an attraction of an open-air Amphitheatre with a seating capacity of approximately 8,000 people. In addition, to the major theatre festivals which the Centre holds here, it is expected that this facility would motivate the local community as well as outsiders by the traditional folk performing arts.
In order to ensure that a stopover to Shilpgram Udaipur turns out to be an educative and enriching experience, the hut from Sam (Marwar) is secured for the 'Activity and Documentation Section'. The organizers will be conducting workshops, seminars etc., to educate tourists about the region's culture. There are many other functions like the puppet show, live sketching, magic show for children that you will get to enjoy here.
You can also experience the authentic regional food taste at this festival. Some of the foodstuffs to try here are Makai Ka Kheech with Makai Ki Paapdi, Rajasthani food, and more. You can also get to buy all types of handicrafts such as home décor items or hand-stitched woollen clothes as souvenirs.