Rajasthan symbolizes royalty, gallantry, resplendence, festivals and the barren yet striking Thar Desert. Its culture, festivals, customs and even cuisines are deeply associated with the ancient Indian culture. Its diverse landscape attracts tourists from all over the world.
The Rajputs and the Mughals have contributed greatly in shaping the history of Rajasthan. Originally it was the dwelling place of the Rajputs who are considered the most chivalrous community in India. Archeological excavations closely associate Rajasthan with the Harappan civilization. The State has witnessed a number of wars that were fought to possess it. The glory of Rajasthan reached its peak under the reign of the Mauryas.
The culture of Rajasthan encompasses folk art as well as other traditional art and craft. Much of the artistry reflects the influence of the Mughals. Whether it is performing arts, lifestyles, food or handicrafts, the impact of many tribes and communities are apparent in Rajasthan.
Another important attraction of Rajasthan's culture is its festivals. The vibrant colours and the zeal with which they are celebrated are a sight to behold.
Art and Craft
Rajasthan enjoys a wide variety of crafts from semi-precious stones to colorful carpets - the list is endless. The people are known for their artistry and travelers can check out exquisite show pieces made of stone, leather and wood; jewellery; wall hangings; and other form of folk crafts.
Rajasthan is blessed with folk arts and ancient arts. Musical instruments are an important part of the musical tradition of Rajasthan.
This is the perfect place to try out most appetizing of Indian foods. From the famous dal bati choorma to delicious desserts, the choice of cuisines here is as varied as its people.
Known as the "Land of Palaces and Forts", Rajasthan, situated in the Northern part of India, is decked with alluring palaces, magnificent forts, a rich culture and heritage. The State encompasses most of the area of the Great Indian Desert. Mount Abu, known as one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world is famous for its Dilwara Temples.
Adventure sports are quite common in Rajasthan. Aero sports like gliding, paragliding, ballooning, para sailing and other sports like trekking, horse riding, Polo and cricket are popular sports here.