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About Rajasthan

About Rajasthan

Rajasthan The most colorful region in India . An exotic land of valiance and chivalry. A land endowed with invincible forts, magnificent palaces and waves of sand dunes and serene lakes. The State represents an unusual diversity in all its forms-people, Rajasthani culture, customs, costumes, cuisine, dialects and music.

No other region in the country assembles the many paradoxes of India as does the desert land of Rajasthan. Unexpected forest glens, lakes and temples appear like mirages in the deserts. On the crag are seen rugged forts, testimony to a turbulent history.Innumerable temples dating back to the 7th century still survive amidst scattered ruins, medieval cities exist around turreted marble palaces and spacious gardens.

Rajasthan, a land of princes, palaces and preening peacocks is renowned for its monuments, art and culture that go back to several centuries. Admire a range of miniature paintings and frescoes of exquisite refinement. There is romance in Rajasthani's forts and palaces and arts ofgallantry retold in ballads and legends. Then there are sanctuaries sheltering rich and varied species of flora and fauna. And the shimmeringThar desert belt charms with a rare and amazing sight. Rajasthani's are ahandsome people with colorful costumes. They express themselves in colorand sound not easily seen or heard anywhere else in the country. Rajasthanoverwhelms with colour found in bustling bazaars; in wide ranging costumes of its people; in streets where elephants and camels vie with buses and cars. The irresistible gamut of art and handicraft souvenirs will bewitch you. An exciting variety of Rajasthani delicacies will pamper your palate with a never-before gastronomic delight.

Traveling too is a rewarding experience in Rajasthan. For it is organized on the lines of superlative standards. Modern air and train services,deluxe coaches and chauffeur-driven cars transport you quickly and comfortably to every wonder-packed corner of the state.

Rajasthan with a treasure of history, picturesque architecture and bewitching landscape is an unparalleled destination on the tourist map of India. A destination that defies definition. Tourism is Rajasthan's Life Blood. Rajasthan is dotted with uncountable forts, palaces and havelis that narrate the story of heroism and valor. Travel to Rajasthan to have an insight into the history and culture of Rajasthan. A tour to Rajasthan will include famous tourist attractions of the state and major cities and towns. During your tour to Rajasthan, explore the cultural heritage and different colors of Rajasthan. An organized tour to explore the cities of Ajmer, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Mount Abu, Bharatpur and many more.Your Rajasthan city tour will give an insight of culture and heritage of Rajasthan. Your Rajasthan city tour will include cities like Jaipur,Udaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Ajmer, Jaisalmer, Mount Abu, and many other cities of Rajasthan. Travel to the Pink City, Jaipur. In Rajastahan and witness the grand architecture of the City Palace and many other tourist attractions of the capital city. Enjoy the exhilarating camel race at Pushkar Fair. All the cities of Rajasthan are painted in vivid colors and offer best of architectural wonder.

Rajasthan, the land of the Kings, in India at its exotic and colourful best with its bettle-scarred forts, its palaces of breathtaking grandeur and whimsical charm, its riotous colours and even its romantic sense of pride and honour. The state is diagonally divided into the hilly and rugged south-eastern region and the barren north-western Thar desert, which extends across the border into Pakistan. There are also a number of centres which attract travellers from far and wide, such as Pushkar with its holy lake, and the desert city of Jaisalmer which resembles a fantasy from the The Thousand & One Nights. Rajasthan is one of India's prime tourist destinations. Nobody leaves here without priceless memories, a bundle of souvenirs, and an address book full of friends.


Forts & Places of Rajasthan

The entire land of Rajasthan is dotted with various forts & palaces that narrate the tales of the chivalry and valor of its rulers. They exhibit the excellence of Rajput architecture and some of them present a fusion of various other architectural styles. Major forts & palaces in Rajasthan include : Amber Palace - Mehrangarh Fort - Jaisalmer Fort - Junagarh Fort


People of Rajasthan

The common people in Rajasthan are a bunch of hard working, simple and god-fearing people. They respect women and treat their guests as gods and that makes Rajasthan the safest place to visit in India. Though they belong to the different segments of the society but respect each other's religious beliefs and sentiments that gives a harmonious blend to its culture.

People in Rajasthan prefer to wear bright clothes with the lavish use of silver zari work and gota. Tribal and nomadic women are known for their love for exquisitely designed silver jewelry that add to their charm.

Rajasthan has produced some of the most talented people who have carved a niche for themselves in different fields. Be it sports, economy, politics, entertainment or business, people belonging to Rajasthan can be seen at the top levels.


Music & Dances of Rajasthan

Music and dance are closely interwoven in the lifestyle of the people of Rajasthan. All the regions of Rajasthan offer its distinct varieties of folk entertainment. The dance styles and traditional songs vary from one region to another. A variety of musical instruments are also used that add to the diversity of its music and dances.

A variety of dances and songs practiced in Rajasthan include : Gair Dance - Kacchi Ghodi - Dance Fire Dance - Puppet Dance


Religions of Rajasthan

In the land of sand and scrub, people have found not discomfort but faith. It has given them a positive radiance and the mettle to create a life that is celebration of their energies and beliefs. Every village, home and faith in Rajasthan has its own deities, beliefs and places of worship.

The religious kaleidoscope in Rajasthan is truly amazing! The chanting of Jain hymns, the ritual festivities of Bhils, the religious ceremonies of the Rajputs and the Muslim month of mourning - all paints Rajasthan as a truly Indian place where all religions are practiced and respected. Countless places of religious importance that are spread across the length and breath of Rajasthan make it a fascinating destination.


Fairs & Festivals of Rajasthan

Fairs & Festivals in Rajasthan are a magnificent spectacle of dance, drama and music. The various fairs & festivals in Rajasthan are observed through traditional songs, folk dances, colorful processions, devotional music and breathtaking display of firework. A list of major fairs & festivals observed in Rajasthan include : Elephant Festival - Gangaur Festival - Pushkar Fair - Desert Festival - Baneshwar Fair - Urs Fair


Rural Bazar

The typical rural bazaars of Rajasthan offer the best of products. The bazaars have successfully retained their charm through the medieval time and that makes them a totally distinct place to explore. Though some impact of western culture can be seen here but it only makes them a much more interesting place. Rural bazaars offer exotic trinkets, beads, bangles, old tribal silver jewelry and a comprehensive range of handcrafted items. Most of the bazaars are segmented product wise that will make your shopping a memorable experience.


Shopping

Rajasthan is a shopper's dream come true. It offers so much variety of different items that can cater to the most avid shopper. The markets in Rajasthan spill with countless variety of products that carry a charm of their own. A variety of products that are specifically available in Rajasthan include : Colorful textiles & Fabrics - Handcrafted items - Exquisite silver jewelry - Paintings Blue pottery - Dhurries & Carpets - Utensils


Art & Craft

Rajasthan offers a breathtaking variety of art & craft that make it a distinct place. It can be divided into these parts


Puppets

Puppetry has been practiced in Rajasthan as an ancient, popular form of folk entertainment since time immemorial. Popular as kathputlis or marionettes, it still attracts the visitors.


Pottery

It is an ancient art and many schools of Pottery are located across the state. Blue pottery of Jaipur is one of the popular items that Rajasthan offers. It is unique because it is the only pottery in the world that does not use clay.


Tie n Die textile

The traditional art of tie-and-dye textiles is found all over the state. Laheriyas or the delicately created patterns in waves are dyed mostly in Udaipur. Jodhpur offers pachranga or five-colored bandhej on saris or turbans. Jaipur's Johari famous for tie-and-dye fabrics and saris.