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Rajasthan cultural tour as never experienced before!Known as the Land of Kings and also popularly called as the city of Forts and palaces,Rajasthan peculiarly offers vibes of royalty and a rich history laden with fables of legendsand Kings and queens, the legacy of which still continues in some Rajput families in thestate.Different landscape features in the state adorn with them a unique different set ofcustoms, attire, cuisines, and languages etc which lend a very colorful diverse variety toRajasthani culture.Folklore, folk music and dance of each region in Rajasthan are special in their style andcontent. Large variety of musical instruments such as dholaks, manjira, flutes, trumpetsetc are used in these areas which make the songs more titillating and interesting to listen.The rich folk songs are usually ballads and narrate myriad sagas of various mythicalstories, current issues, heroic deeds of warriors, love stories etc. Similarly the folk dancecomprises of eye catching forms and movements helped with colorful props. Flowery andstylistic woven bright attractive costumes and accessories of dancers make the wholeexperience worthwhile. The Ghoomar dance of Udaipur, Kalbeliya dance of Jaisalmer,Bhavai, Chari, Fire Dance of Jasnathis etc are world famous. Some of the traditionalcommunities pass on their dancing and music skills to succeeding generations.Puppets or ‘kathputlis’ are another form of entertainment unique to this State where handwoven stuffed animal or human like figures are attached to strings with their differentbody parts and moved by the puppeteer.The cuisines here are made with rich variety of ingredients and spices found locally. Dueto lack of water in this to and dry state most of the dishes are made with buttermilk, milkand ghee. As cereals form the staple diet of the local residents, most of the cuisines havewheat, millets etc an important main ingredient in them. Delicacies like gatte ki sabzi,khata, pakodi are made of gram flour. The tangy flavor of the food items makes oneyearn for more.The annual fairs and festivals in Rajasthan are celebrated with grand pomp and vigorattracting crowd from far and wide across the State and country. Some of the importantones are Pushkar Fair, Elephant Festival, Gangaur, Desert Festival, Teej etc.A very important feature of festivals and fairs here is the involvement of adorned anddecorated animals like elephant, camels, cows etc. All the different religions in the statecelebrate the spirit of their festivals by praying to deities performing spectacular rituals.Most of the magnificent temples in the state belong to Jains like Dilwara temples thoughHinduism is also one of the main religions in the State. Muslims are also present in largenumbers.Another breathtaking aspect of Rajasthan rich culture is the art which can be seen on thesplendid textiles, handicrafts and paintings. The hand block printing, tie and die
technique of coloring fabric, bagaru prints, zari embroidery etc are the major techniquesto prepare clothes with beautiful patterns and designs. Handicraft items like woodenanimal figures of camels, elephants etc, furniture, carpets, and potteries are some of themain export items of this state. As far as paintings are concerned, they can be found onthe walls of palaces, forts and the house structures of common people. They exquisitelydepict Lord Krishna’s legends and other princely tales.The colorful attire of the people comprises of full sleeved shirts with matching turbans onmen’s heads and Ghagra choli by women adorning their eyes with surma, mehndi onpalms, large nose ring, ear rings and necklaces making them superbly beautiful.Hence, all these factors make it imperative to definitely go on just cultural tour toRajasthan.Sara has deep interest in writing informative articles on Travel and Tourism in India.Also given her words to a portal for Rajasthan package tours where one can find info onRajasthan cultural tours and Rajasthan tour packages and other destinations of RajasthanIndia. Explore- budgetrajasthantours.com