is where all the country's similes and metaphors appear to have come together.
Sand dunes, wooded hills and amazing lakes, palaces and rugged forts, men and
women in colorful turbans and skirts, bustling towns and quiet villages, camels,
elephants and tigers, harsh sunlight and the cool evening breeze - are all there
Rajasthan- the land of royalty
is a glittering jewel set in the golden sands of a barren deserts landscape.
The light that reflects off the golden sands engulfs a land renowned for its
vibrant colors, people in bright clothes and beautiful jewelry, living in cities
dotted and dominated by towering forts and palace that rise from the sands like
The traveller from India will
look in vain for similarities between the land and people he has left and those
he encounters inLadakh. The faces and physique of the Ladakhis, and the clothes
they wear, are more akin to those of Tibet and Central Asia than of India.
Heritage of Rajasthan
The mixture and brilliance
of Rajasthan's architectural heritage can amaze a visitor. Majestic forts, intricately
carved temples and havelis (meaning mansion) and even step well make Rajasthan
a paradise for an architecture buff.
Rajasthan according to the
2001 census has a population of 56.5 million. Rajasthan has a large indigenous
populace Minas (Minawati) in Alwar, Jaipur, Bharatpur, and Dholpur areas. The
Meo and the Banjara are travelling tradesmen and artisans.
A magical sojourn reverberating
with age old culture and traditions, the state enfolds in its lap a diverse
kaleidoscope of breathtakingly beautiful and fascinating art-de-facts. The range
is unparalleled even while it is sophisticated in its simplicity.
& Jewellery of Rajasthan
In Rajasthan, men and women
traditionally wore necklaces, armlets, anklets, earings and rings. With the
advent of the Mughal Empire, Rajasthan became a major centre for production
of the finest kind of jewellery. It was a true blend of the Mughal with the
& Dance of Rajasthan
Rajasthan is culturally rich
and has extensive tradition in art and culture, which reflects Indian way life.
The dance, music and art forms have been watchfully cultivated and patronised
by the erstwhile courts. An equally rich and varied folk culture from villages
is both fascinating & mesmerising.
Places in Rajasthan
Ajmer Travel Guide:
Ajmer situated in the green oasis wrapped in the barren hills has been a
witness to an interesting past. The city was founded by Raja Ajai Pal Chauhan
in the 7th century A.D. and continued to be a major centre of Chauhan power.
Places in Rajasthan
Brahma Temple, Pushkar
The Brahma temple is an important pilgrim centre for the Hindus. It is nestled
in the Pushkar valley which lies beyond Nagaparvat and the Anasagar lake. This
place, full of natural beauty, holds a special place in the hearts of Indians
for it is believed that Lord Brahma...
Cure & Yoga Centres
Ancient wisdom passed down
through generations has given us timeless practical philosophies for maintaining
a healthy and peaceful life. At present, India has many health care systems
which have a holistic approach towards treating health ailments. They provide
welcome relief to people tired of medicines which provide symptomatic remedies
rather than a permanent cure.
Fairs & Festivals
Rajasthan, is a colourful desert.
The unconvincing Thar Desert and with it all the barren land of Rajasthan has
much to offer through the plethora of celebrations. Festivals and fairs, music
and dances, turns the land to a creative fertile basin. Season heralded with
a festive fervour and cattle marts turn into delightful fairs.
& Festivals Calendar 2006 - 2010
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