ABOUT RAJASTHAN :-
About Rajasthan ‚Äď The Land of the Kings
Rajasthan, the land of the Kings, in India at its exotic and colorful best with its battle-scarred forts, its palaces of breathtaking grandeur and whimsical charm, its riotous colors and even its romantic sense of pride and honor. The state is diagonally divided into the hilly and rugged south-eastern region and the barren north-western Thar Desert, which extends across the border into Pakistan. There are also a number of centers which attract travelers from far and wide, such as Pushkar with its holy lake, and the desert city of Jaisalmer which resembles a fantasy from the Thousand & One Nights. Rajasthan is one of India's prime tourist destinations. Nobody leaves here without priceless memories, a bundle of souvenirs, and an address book full of friends.
Forts & Places of Rajasthan
The entire land of Rajasthan is dotted with various forts & palaces that narrate the tales of the chivalry and valor of its rulers. They exhibit the excellence of Rajput architecture and some of them present a fusion of various other architectural styles. Major forts & palaces in Rajasthan include:¬†Amber Palace - Mehrangarh Fort - Jaisalmer Fort - Junagarh Fort
Fairs & Festivals of Rajasthan
Fairs & Festivals in Rajasthan are a magnificent spectacle of dance, drama and music. The various fairs & festivals in Rajasthan are observed through traditional songs, folk dances, colorful processions, devotional music and breathtaking display of firework. A list of major fairs & festivals observed in Rajasthan include :¬†Elephant Festival - Gangaur Festival - Pushkar Fair - Desert Festival - Baneshwar Fair - Urs Fair
The typical rural bazaars of Rajasthan offer the best of products. The bazaars have successfully retained their charm through the medieval time and that makes them a totally distinct place to explore. Though some impact of western culture can be seen here but it only makes them a much more interesting place. Rural bazaars offer exotic trinkets, beads, bangles, old tribal silver jewelry and a comprehensive range of handcrafted items. Most of the bazaars are segmented product wise that will make your shopping a memorable experience.
Rajasthan is a shopper's dream come true. It offers so much variety of different items that can cater to the most avid shopper. The markets in Rajasthan spill with countless variety of products that carry a charm of their own. A variety of products that are specifically available in Rajasthan include:¬†Colorful textiles & Fabrics - Handcrafted items - Exquisite silver jewelry - Paintings Blue pottery - Durries & Carpets - Utensils
Art & Craft
Rajasthan offers a breathtaking variety of art & craft that make it a distinct place. It can be divided into these parts
Puppetry has been practiced in Rajasthan as an ancient, popular form of folk entertainment since time immemorial. Popular as kathputlis or marionettes, it still attracts the visitors.
It is an ancient art and many schools of Pottery are located across the state. Blue pottery of Jaipur is one of the popular items that Rajasthan offers. It is unique because it is the only pottery in the world that does not use clay.