Travel in India
India’s largest state Rajasthan is a myriad of colors and rich in culture, well-known for its cultural diversity. This is the home of spectacular lake palaces, sand dunes, magnificent forts, turbans and skirts of vibrant colors, lively towns with palatial hotels, and of course, camels. The people of Rajasthan are known across the world for their folk arts, such as dancing, singing, drama, devotional music and puppet shows. In fact, the folk arts are unique for each and every region of the state.
A variety of entertainment events and cultural activities dominate the lively and colorful lifestyle of the people of this state. In this state, you will notice the glimpses of an ancient era ruled by the mighty Rajputs. Different activities and dance forms that will entertain you all through the visit are:
Ghoomar dance- Ghoomer is a traditional dance form of Rajasthan. It is a women’s folk dance, developed by the Bhil tribe and later on adopted by the Rajputs. This form of dance is performed by groups of women in spinning robes, who are accompanied by both male and female chorus singers.
Gait Ghoomar- This is another form of dance, which is somewhat related to Ghoomar. Also developed by the Bhil tribe, this dance is performed by both men and women, mainly during the festival of Holi.
Gait- Gait is another dance performed on the occasion of Holi. This form of dance is usually performed by the men. Gait is known by different names in different regions such as Dandia Gair in Rajasthan and Geendad in the Shekhawati regions.
Apart from this, you can also visit some exquisite palaces and architectural marvels in the state that will surely blow your mind away. Some of the best known places to visit in Rajasthan are:
Albert Hall Museum- It is located in the gardens of Ram Niwas Bagh at Jaipur. This museum has a variety of rare articles on display including textiles, mats, pictures, alloy and wood crafts, pottery, arms and armory. It is one of the several heritage sites located in the state.
Amber Palace- The magnificent and supremely grand Amber Palace was constructed in 16th century by Raja Maan Singh. It is a blend of Rajputana and Mughal styles of architecture. The Amber Fort was under the rule of Rajputs from the 16th century up to the foundation of Jaipur city in 1727. They made use of this palace both for both security and residential purposes.
City Palace- The City Palace of Jaipur is a titillating blend of conventional Rajasthan and Mughal architecture. It is extremely large palace complex, which comprises of one seventh of the walled city of Jaipur.
Apart from entertainment and sightseeing, you can visit places like Ajmer, Alwar ,Bharatpur Kota, Mount Abu, Mandawa etc. These cities will satiate your appetite for fun-filled activities and cultural diversity through a multitude of lively festivals and colorful fairs.