Rajasthan Culture

Rajasthan is toured by thousands of tourists in a year for its heterogeneous culture.

This India state is one of the most visited states of India; the cultural life of the people is an attraction to the foreign tourists. Be it Jaisalmer or Jaipur, each and every city of the state has a colorful cultural life. The villages of Rajasthan are also a potpourri of art and culture. Apart from the forts and palaces tour, the most sought after tour packages to Rajasthan is the cultural tour which includes its fairs and festivals, village safari tour, camel safari, horse safari, art and crafts tour, and many more. Rajasthan cultural tour rewards with exploration of the music, fairs, festival, lifestyles and many other hidden beauty of the Desert land. The Rajput kings led a luxurious life, they like music and dance.

Folk dance and Music of Rajasthan: Music and dance are important parts of the Culture of Rajasthan. The music of this desert land is very lively, and enchanting. The people of the state celebrate various fairs and festivals with music and dance. “Inhale” and “Peepli” are popular folk songs. The folk dances of the state are Ghoomar Dance, Bhavai Dance, Gair Dance, Chari Dance, Drum Dance, Kachhi Ghodi, etc. The camel keepers sing melodious folk songs during the night.

Festival and Fairs of Rajasthan: The main attraction of the Rajasthan culture is indeed the vibrant fairs and festivals. The Pushkar Fair is known worldwide for its cattle fairs and uniqueness. There are lots of fairs and festivals celebrated in several times of the year. The main festivals of Rajasthan are Jaisalmer Desert festival, Gangaur festival, Teej festival, Mount Abu Summer festival, Jaipur elephant festival, etc.

Rajasthan Cuisine: The cuisine of Rajasthan is rich; some of the dishes have been influenced by the Mughlai cuisine. The distinct cuisine is Shikar meat, a famous cuisine of Rajputs. “Sule” –the smoked Rajasthan kebab is a delicious dish and the pure vegetarian cuisine of the Maheswari of Marwar are popular cuisines of the state. Bikaner Bhujia or sweets is also a part of Rajasthani cuisine.

Arts and Crafts of Rajasthan: The havelis and the decorated forts and palaces of the Rajput tell how rich the art and crafts work of Rajasthan. The village people are very creative and they produce lots of handicrafts things. The carpets, durries, paintings, home decors, costumes are all the parts of the arts and crafts. The Rajput kings patronized the artisans to create the best products; hence it is still a source of livelihood to a majority of the population. The art works are paintings, jewelry, pottery, wood carving, and stone carving while the main craft tradition includes hand block printing, tie and die textile, gems and stone and blue pottery.

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