customs and traditions, fairs and festivals, forts and
palaces, history, music and dance, national parks and
sanctuaries, rural bazaars, temples and tribes in Rajasthan !
Rajasthan was known for the
Rajputs. The Rajputs were known for their bravery and were
interested in various adventurous sports like jeep safari,
camel safari, horse safari and elephant safari.
Art & Culture:
Rajasthan is one of the richest states in India as far as the
field of art and craft and its culture is concerned. It is
known all over the world for wood and marble carving, pottery,
painting, and jewellery.
Ayurveda in Rajasthan is also an ancient
healing system of medical science in India. It helps the
people to keep fit and maintain the healthy mind and body in a
natural way. Various Ayurveda treatments are now practised
also in Rajasthan.
There are about 32 districts in Rajasthan which are further
divided into 241 Tehsils, 183 municipalities, 237 Panchayat
Samities and 9184 village Panchayats. Some of the popular
cities in Rajasthan are Bikaner, Chittorgarh, Jaipur,
Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Kota, Udaipur.
Rajasthan is one of the driest state in India. The climate of
Rajasthan greatly varies throughout the state. During summers,
it is very hot and dry, while in winters it is very cold. This
region also receives very less rainfall during the monsoon
Rajasthan is also known for its cuisine all over India. The
famous Rajasthani cuisine consists of the combination of Dal,
Baati and Churma. Apart from this, every region of Rajasthan
has its own specialty.
In the Vedas, the origin of the customs and traditions have
been described in detail. There are various customs and
traditions of Rajasthan which are based on the Vedic rituals.
The religious rituals and ceremonies starts from the
conception, and then passes through birth, marriage and death.
The desert safaris are organized in
Rajasthan. These safaris will take the visitor through the
golden sands of the vast Thar desert, countryside and villages
and enables one to experience the olden days enjoyed by the
kings of Rajasthan.
The Distance Chart will enable you to know the distances
between various cities in Rajasthan.
Rajasthan is also one of the most populated states in India,
with low per capita income and illiteracy. The economy of
Rajasthan is mostly dependent on agriculture, but it also has
some vast mineral resources and industries.
Fairs and Festivals:
Various fair and festivals are celebrated almost round the
year in Rajasthan. These festivals reflect the culture and
life style of the people of Rajasthan. Besides various Hindu
festivals, some of the regional festivals like desert
festival, camel festival, Gangaur, Teej, Elephant Festival,
Pushkar Fair, etc. are also celebrated.
Forts & Palaces:
The history of Rajasthan is enshrined in its forts and
palaces. The Rajputs were the great warriors and built some of
the most imposing and beautiful forts and palaces in Rajasthan
like Chittorgarh Fort, Junagarh Fort, Mehrangarh Fort and
The history of Rajasthan is
full of the brave stories of the Rajputs. These Rajputs when
faced the overwhelming odds, preferred death of defeat and
died in war. Their women also threw themselves on flaming
pyres to avoid dishonour.
Safari: Horse Safaris are
organized in Rajasthan between the month of October and March.
The Marwari and Kathiawari are the best known breed of horses
in Rajasthan. All the routes in the horse safari are decided
keeping in mind the geography and natural beauty of the area
and also the riding skills of the rider as well.
Music & Dance:
Music and dance play a significant role in the life of people
of Rajasthan. All the regions of Rajasthan have their distinct
style of folk music and dance. Ghoomar, Kalbeliya, Teratali
are the most famous folk dances of Rajasthan.
To preserve the heritage and culture of
Rajasthan, the palaces and forts of the earlier rulers of
Rajasthan were converted into museums and art galleries. Some
of the important museums of Rajasthan are located in Jaipur,
Kota, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Udaipur, and Chittorgarh.
Palace on Wheels: The Palace
on Wheels, the famous luxury train starts in Delhi and covers
Jaipur, Jaislamer, Jodhpur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittorgarh,
Udaipur, Bharatpur and Agra. It covers total seven days.
During this tour, the tourists visit some of the beautiful and
significant historical monuments.
Parks and Sanctuaries:
In Rajasthan, there are two national parks, over a dozen
wildlife and bird sanctuaries and two closed areas. Some of
the most famous national parks and sanctuaries in Rajasthan
are Desert National Park, Sariska National Park, Ranthambore
National Park and Keoladeo Ghana Bird sanctuary.
In Rajasthan the villages comprises of more than half of the
population of the state. These villages have agricultural
land, temples and sanctuaries as well. The most colorful
villages are found in the Shekhawati region of Rajasthan.
Rajasthan is one of the major tourist destination in India. It
is well connected with various major metropolitan cities of
India like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. The main
airport in Rajasthan is located at Jaipur.
Rajasthan has created and preserved rich heritage in the form
of fabulous printed fabrics, precious and semi-precious
stones, jewellery, embroidered leather work and other hand
crafted items of wood, ivory, lac, glass, brass, silver and
The villages in Rajasthan consists of a collection of huts or
jhonpris, with thatched roofs and walls and decorated with
wall paintings. The boundaries for houses and land holdings
are made of the dry branches of a nettle-like shrub.
The colorful rural bazaars, also known
as the Haats in Rajasthan have the distinct easy going
atmosphere, typical of the medieval times. The people from the
villages and near by areas gather at a single place and sell
various commodities like the lac bangles, old tribal silver
jewellery, handicraft items, clothes and utensils.
The people of all religions are present in Rajasthan like
Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Jains and Parsis. Some of
the most famous temples in Rajasthan are located at Ajmer,
Pushkar, Ranakpur and Udaipur.
Rajasthan is home to various tribes who
have very interesting history of origin, customs and social
practices. Some of the famous tribes in Rajasthan are Bhils,
Minas, Sahariyas, Garasias and Lohars.