Rajasthan is where all the country's similes and metaphors appear to have come
together. Sand dunes, wooded hills and amazing lakes, palaces and rugged forts,
men and women in colorful turbans and skirts, bustling towns and quiet villages,
camels, elephants and tigers, harsh sunlight and the cool evening breeze - are
all ther e in abundance.
History of Rajasthan
The history of Rajasthan goes back 5000 years and boasts a heritage as rich
as its landscape, from the grand palaces and rugged forts to its tranquil
and camel safaris to trekking. Those looking for taste of royal lifestyle
just need to check into one of the several palace hotels or heritage hotels
that will make it possible for them to be treated like royal guests.
Culture of Rajasthan
Rajasthan- the land of royalty is a glittering jewel set in the golden sands
of a barren deserts landscape. The light that reflects off the golden sands
engulfs a land renowned for its vibrant colors, people in bright clothes and
beautiful jewelry, living in cities dotted and dominated by towering forts
and palace that rise from the sands like mirage.
Dance in Rajasthan
Rajasthan is culturally rich and has extensive tradition in art and culture,
which reflects Indian way life. The dance, music and art forms have been watchfully
cultivated and patronised by the erstwhile courts. An equally rich and varied
folk culture from villages is both fascinating & mesmerising.
Heritage of Rajasthan
The mixture and brilliance of Rajasthan's architectural heritage can amaze
a visitor. Majestic forts, intricately carved temples and havelis (meaning
mansion) and even step well make Rajasthan a paradise for an architecture
buff. The desert state of Rajasthan is a land of irony and extremes.
Tribals of Rajasthan
Rajasthan according to the 2001 census has a population of 56.5 million. Rajasthan
has a large indigenous populace Minas (Minawati) in Alwar, Jaipur, Bharatpur,
and Dholpur areas. The Meo and the Banjara are travelling tradesmen and artisans.
The Gadia Lohar is the Lohar meaning ironsmith who travels on Gadia meaning
bullock carts; they generally make and repair agricultural and household implements.
Shopping in Rajasthan
A magical sojourn reverberating with age old culture and traditions, the state
enfolds in its lap a diverse kaleidoscope of breathtakingly beautiful and
fascinating art-de-facts. The range is unparalleled even while it is sophisticated
in its simplicity.