Rajasthani Culture Tour
Time is eternal, so is the charm of the rich culture of Rajasthan.
Steeped in cultural traditions and rituals, Rajasthan reflects the true picture of rich Indian culture. Step into this wonderful land and get a life-time experience that will remain etched in your mind forever. The culture of Rajasthan has several aspects each having its own unique charm. The people of this state seem to be very passionate about life and they really know how to live life to its fullest as it clearly manifests in the culture. People of Rajasthan are known for their penchant for bright colours and elegant jewellery.
People here speak Hindi which is the official language of the state but the primary languages are Rajasthani and Marwari. All major religions such as Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Sikhism and Christianity are followed here, Hinduism being the prominent one.
The history of the rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan goes back to the bygone era of Maharajas who played an important role in developing the arts and bringing the culture of Rajasthan in limelight at international level. Travelling takes a whole new meaning when it comes to Rajasthan as there is much to experience and explore which changes your view towards life. Explore the vibrant culture of Rajasthan and you are bound to be left mystified.
Dance and music race through the blood of Rajasthanis. No celebration is complete without traditional dance and great music; it sounds melodious even though the language is different. Women sing while performing household-chores like fetching water from the well or cooking. May be this is the way they make their work more interesting! Some famous dance forms of Rajasthan are Ghoomar, Kalbeliya, Drum dance and Fire dance. Folk music is commonly ballads dedicated to heroic deeds and love stories.
The list of fairs and festivals is simply endless. Every now and then there is a reason to celebrate. Some widely celebrated fairs and festivals of the state are Diwali, Teej, Gangaur, Makar Sankranti, Janmashtami, Desert festival, Elephant festival, Pushkar fair and Nagaur fair. Camel is a great attraction at nearly all of these fairs.
Rajasthan is dotted with many stunning palaces, beautifully painted havelis, meticulously carved temples and magnificent forts and monuments. The Lake Palace, Jaisalmer fort, Dilwara temple and Jantar Mantar are a few to name.
The craftsmen of Rajasthan are famous far and wide for their incredible art and craft. The state exports fabrics with block prints, tie and dye prints, Bagaru prints and Zari embroidery to foreign countries. These are traditional crafts that have been handed down through generations. Browse the bazaars of Rajasthan for colourful clothes studded with mirrors and embroidery, carpets, amazing blue pottery, wooden furniture, exquisitely carved statues, funky silver jewellery and much more.