17th – 20th October 2018, Udaipur

17th October (tentative):

Ashwa Poojan - A timeless gratitude to equinity with an object of preserving artistic, religious and historic interest for cultural conservation of heritage. For previous years’ celebration, click here.

On the 21st of October: Heritage walk to Ahar, an add-on event for participants who choose to extend their stay in Udaipur.

Travel to Udaipur

Udaipur is well-connected by air, rail, and road.

Closest Airport: Maharana Pratap Airport (UDR) International flights will connect to Udaipur through Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmadabad and other major cities in India.

Closest Railway station: Udaipur City Railway Station (UDZ)

Accommodation and Getting Around

We will be happy to host you at any of our hotels located within or in close proximity to the City Palace Complex. As participants at World Living Heritage Festival 2018 you are our special guests and will enjoy a 20% discount on the winter package at the following hotels:

Please contact the hotel of your choice to make bookings. To avail the special discount, make sure to mention your registration number while booking. Your registration fee for WLHF does not include accommodation; these costs will be borne by you.

Apart from the above mentioned Eternal Mewar hotels, Udaipur has several hotels, guesthouses, hostels, and homestays to suit every budget. Since majority of the events on the programme will take place in the City Palace Complex, we recommend that you book accommodation within the City Palace Complex or in a nearby area of the old city in order to enjoy convenient access to all events.

The city centre is almost as old as the City Palace itself and is made up of enchanting streets, courtyards, and ghats. Built as it was over many centuries, the old city and its narrow streets do not easily cater to cars. If you are staying outside the City Palace Complex and/or would like to hire a vehicle during your stay, we recommend hiring two-wheelers or simply hiring rickshaws as you go. If you plan to hire a car or bring your own, please check if your hotel provides parking space. There is also a government run parking space located on Bhatiyani Chauhatta.


What To Wear, What To Carry

The dress code for the festival is smart casual. We would recommend comfortable footwear since the City Palace Complex is spread out over a large area connected by multiple stairways and sloping paths.

Each day’s programme is action-packed and includes multiple sessions by renowned experts, performances by leading artists, experiential workshops, and heritage walks. Several of these events will take place at special venues within the City Palace Complex which are not usually open to the public. We urge you to make the most of your time here by being present and actively participating in all sessions and activities.

The Rajasthani sun is majestic at sunrise and sunset, but set in Udaipur’s azure skies, it can be unrelenting during the day – make sure to carry a hat or other appropriate sun-protection!

Registration fees:

Student/Scholar: Rs. 3,500 + GST
(Please upload a valid ID card during online registration or attach a copy with a filled out copy of the downloadable registration form)

Faculty/Other: Rs. 7,000 + GST

Download Registration Form

What Your Registration Fee Includes

  • Access to Ashwa Poojan ceremony on Day 1, i.e., the 17th of October
  • Access to all events mentioned in the programme: keynote lectures and panel discussions featuring national and international experts, heritage walks within the City Palace Complex and in the walled city of Udaipur,experiential workshops, and morning and evening performances within and outside the City Palace Complex
  • Lunch and tea/coffee on Day 2, 3, and 4 of the festival
  • Access to The City Palace Museum
  • The Mewar Sound and Light Show at the Manek Chowk - ‘The Legacy of Honour’

Contact us at +91 294 2419021 - 29 Extn: 2445/2209