Rajasthan: Kotra Festival starting from Sept 27 to promote rural tourism in Udaipur

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The Kotra Tribal Festival will be organized in Udaipur from September 27 to 29 to promote rural tourism. The festival aims at taking tourists visiting Udaipur to rural areas of the district and to promote rural tourism by introducing them to tribal art culture. 

The dates coincide with the World Tourism Day and hectic preparations are being made for the success of grand Kotra festival. 

District Collector Tarachand Meena said that the administration is working 24*7 to take rural tourism to the world stage through the Kotra festival.

Artists from six other states invited to perform

For this, not only local folk artists, but teams of special artists from six other states have been called. Besides these, teams of artists coming from different districts of Rajasthan state will also perform and attract tourists. Different types of stalls by different departments will  be the center of attraction here.

Collector Meena informed that Natuva dance team from West Bengal, Singari dance group from Orissa, Jabro and Yak dance group from Ladakh, Rathwa dance group from Gujarat, Sungi Mukhawte dance group from Maharashtra and Gutumb Baja and Sila Karma from Madhya Pradesh, are coming here who shall perform in the festival.

Rehearsals on Sept 25-26

The rehearsals of these teams will be held on September 25-26. Under this, the rehearsal of the parties will be seen by the administration in Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal on 25th September and rehearsal will be seen in Kotra on 26th September.

These teams from Rajasthan to be involved include Sahariya Swang Dal from Baran, Rajasthan, Gair Dance Team from Kushalgarh Banswara, Ghumra Dance Team from Napla Banswara, Gawri Dance Team from Rishabhdev, Valar or Rayan Dance Team from Uplagarh Aburoad, Mavaliya Dance Team from Ambassa and Jhadol, and many more.

Under the leadership of Amit Gameti, Gawri dance team etc. will be included. Apart from this, teams from Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal will perform.

Local artists of Kotara will also be encouraged by giving a platform in the Kotara Festival. Under this, a team of traditional tribal musical instruments will be involved. 

22 stalls of different products will be set up

Specially 22 stalls will be set up so that the tourists visiting the Kotra festival can see the tribal products and accessories and buy them and take them home. Stalls of musical instruments, wooden items, bamboo, traditional food, tools, minor forest produce, ornaments and costumes etc. will be set up in these. Along with this, stalls of handicrafts, flags of deities, horses, traditional seeds and grains, products of Rajivika, forest products, Sitaphal, etc. will be set up. 

Tourism to get boost via Kotra Festival

District Collector Tarachand Meena is continuously reviewing the preparations for the Kotra festival. He has directed all the officials that there should be no crisis in the event and the tourists should not face any kind of inconvenience. The Collector has also directed to make suitable arrangements for the accommodation, food and transportation of the folk artists. After the Kotra festival, tourism will get an unprecedented boost in the tribal area of ​​the district and new employment opportunities will also be created for the local people.

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