Travel in India
Rajasthan is known for its high and beautiful heritage, colorful dresses, ethnic food and the royal welcome. One of the largest states in India, Rajasthan is rich in architecture and gives feast to one’s eyes with the spectacular monuments, golden sand dunes and shimmering lakes. This state is the holds the Great Indian Thar desert in its heart along with the beautiful range of famous Aravalli Hills.
This huge state was earlier a part of the oldest Indus Valley Civilization and was known as the Rajputana state as it was then ruled by the rajputs. This is one of the most beautiful states of the country and attracts a large number of both domestic and international tourists every year.
Rajasthan experiences extreme hot summers whereas the winters in turn are freezing cold. Tourism flourishes in the state and the best period to visit it is July to April. Although you can visit it round the year however, the best period is simply to avoid the extreme summers. Some of the most visited and heritage rich cities in Rajasthan are Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, Chittaurgarh and Jodhour.
Jaipur is worldwide popularly known as the pink city owing to the pink color which was painted when the Prince of Wales visited the city in 1853 during the reign of Sawai Ram Singh. Mainly in the main market of the city, all the shops are of the same size and same color, pink. The shops are known from their shop numbers and not names. The government has prohibited all the shopkeepers to put any kind of board or hoardings. This feature makes an attraction for the tourists as it’s definitely one of its kinds in the whole state.
Rajasthan is a great land where one can also look forward to buying mementos like jewelry, paintings, stone carving, metal and wood crafts, textile and terracotta. You will be surprised and left for choice with the intricate and beautiful hand work and art on all the items and objects.
Further, Rajasthan is the home to a number of birds and mammals like tigers along with many endangered species. The elephant festival is one of the major and important festivals in the state which is held in Jaipur. The elephants are decorated with fashionable cloth, jewelry and various accessories. The elephant’s then catwalk in front of the excited and enthralled audience in poise finally participating in the holy festival. It should be noted that all the elephants which participate in the fest are females.
Festivals and fairs form a major attraction in the state which usually takes place in the deserts. The desert glitters in the colorful festivals. The culture of Rajasthan is rich from the heritage including the use of earthy musical instruments blended perfectly with the various types of folk dances of the state. The vibrant, exciting and rhythmic dances portray tradition deeply nurtured and sustained over the number of centuries.
Rajasthan, the state of art, performance, colors, tradition, culture and cuisine are all offered to the tourists in their hospitality.