About Rajasthan

» The Historical Rajasthan
The Land of the Kings, battle-scarred forts, palaces of breathtaking grandeur and whimsical charm, 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 That Desert, which extends across the border into Pakistan. There are plenty of historic cities, incredible fortresses awash with legends, and rare gems of impressionistic beauty, such as Udaipur. There are also a number of centers that 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".
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Rajasthan is one of India's prime tourist destinations. Nobody leaves here without priceless memories.
Rajasthan was inhabited long before 2500 BC and the Indus Valley Civilization had its foundation here in north Rajasthan itself.

» Folk music and Dances of Rajasthan
The people of Rajasthan live life to the hilt. After hard work in the harsh desert sun and the rocky terrain whenever they take time off they let themselves go in gay abandon. There is dancing, singing, drama, devotional music and puppet shows and other community festivities which transform the hardworking Rajasthani into a fun-loving and carefree individual. Each region has its own folk entertainment, the dance styles differ as do the songs. Interestingly enough, even the musical instruments are different.

» Shopping in Rajasthan:
Rajasthan the colourful and unique state of India is one of the fantastic destinations that attract tourists from all over the world. And of course shopping here is a great activity enjoyed by every traveller of Rajasthan. The various cities here offer something for everyone, be it jewellery, pottery, leather items, paintings, textiles, stone items, wooden furniture and many more beautiful things with glorious artistry & workmanship are simply irresistible. Rajasthan is truly a shopper’s Eden that has been able to preserve its cultural and traditional art & craft forms which today is incomparable with any other place in India and other parts of world. It may be the rural village or urban city of this Indian state, all has something unique and exclusive on display for its shoppers.

Some of the main highlighted cities of Rajasthan shopping include Jaipur, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Pushkar, Kota, Shekhawati and Barmer.

» Rajasthan Cuisine:
Rajasthan, the land of colors and vibrancy, is a delight for travelers. Rajasthan is not only famous for its famous Palaces and Forts, its also has the traditions food and dishes to offer. They also had a large variety of delicious foods items which is really yummy for the visitors along the parts of the world. Besides its historic monuments, Rajasthan is also known for its mouthwatering Cuisine.

Cuisines of Rajasthan are predominantly vegetarian, having a wide variety. It is quite spicy. The ghee is the integral part of most of the preparations. The Dal-bati is the most popular dish of Rajasthan. The specialty of the cuisines of Rajasthan is the lack of green vegetables, abundant use of lentils, legumes and pulses. The milk, buttermilk and curd are used instead of water to prepare the gravy.
As you travel to Rajasthan, sample some of the famous Cuisine of Rajasthan such as dal-bati and Besan Chakki

» Art & Crafts in Rajasthan:
Rajasthan charm: Rajasthan is among the richest states in the country so far as the field of arts and crafts in concerned. May be it was a result of the war-like lifestyle of the people of Rajasthan which sharpened the creative senses, artistic skills and inspired them to create the most opulent and richest of treasures. Stone, clay, leather, wood, ivory, lac, glass, brass, silver, gold and textiles were given the most brilliant forms.
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Today, Rajasthan has earned a immense popularity, due to its rich handicrafts, which is also a striking part of the Rajasthan culture. If you are interested to buy some of these unique artefact, than do not miss the opportunity to try the bustling bazaars, fairs & festivals in the glittering soil of Rajasthan.

» Historical Rajasthan:
Welcome to The Historical state of Rajasthan, the magical land located in the northwest of the republic of India. It is the largest state of India in terms of size, having long history of rich culture, natural beauty, great warrior, magnificent forts and palaces. It has a variety of land scapes where natural beauty blends with the colourful vision, making it a unique place to visit in India.
Rajasthan is the land of great kings whose stories of pride, sacrifices, glory and courage are uncomparable. In its unconscious heart, perhaps, lies the memory of Maharana Pratap and Hadi Rani for their courage and bravery and extremely beautiful princess Padmini for her grim act of " Jauhar".

» Culture of Rajasthan:
Colourful and exotically varied, is one of the most important attractions for tourists planning a Tour to Rajasthan. A study of the Culture of Rajasthan is a definite pre requisite for planning your trip to Rajasthan.

As varied as the topography of Rajasthan, often considered to be one of the most enigmatical provinces of India, a holiday in Rajasthan is made even more attractive by the varied mystery of the Rajasthani culture.

Culture of Rajasthan is today a curious and charming blend of the traditional aspects of the culture which Rajasthan has inherited from the ages gone by as well as the more modern influences which are today seeping into the culture, often seen to be one of the most traditional cultures in the world as well as that of the Hindu heart land.

The language that is most widely used in Rajasthan is the Rajasthani language, while the predominance of Hindi can also be observed in certain parts of the province. The language varies as we travel around the different districts of Rajasthan, with almost each and every district of the province exhibiting its own dialect as well as the addition of several new words.

Striking and melodious, the Rajasthani language is a pleasure to listen to even to ears untrained in the language.

» Rajasthan Music and Dance
Rajasthan folk music usually comprises of ballads and chanting accompanied with traditional instruments. In the early days, the people of Rajasthan used to entertain themselves in dance and music after a long day of working under the scorching heat of the Indian sun.
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There is a style of singing that speaks of water. Paniharis, women who take on the responsibility of bringing water from distant wells, sing in melody while undertaking this task. Listening to Paniharis song is like hearing the waves of the sea or running water, some thing like the cooling and soothing sound. Rajasthan folk music is also religious in significance. In today’s modern times, Rajasthani tunes and songs are still played in religious ritual, festivities and in operas.

Rajasthan dances are as glorious as its music. There is a community dance called Ghoomar which is performed by the women of all ages. A beautiful amalgamation of Rajasthani music and dance can be often observed at the gala evenings of Alsisar Hotels. The eminent artists of Rajasthan sing melodious songs of the sand leaving all the spectators spellbound. Fire dance is also performed during the special celebrations on winter nights. The dancers during the performances at Alsisar hotels perform with fire.

Rajput - The Warrior Class
Brahmins - The Priest Class
Marwari and Jains - The Trader Class
Jats and Bishnois - The Pastoral Class
Muslims - The Craftsman Class

» People of Rajasthan:
The Rajasthanis are energetic people who have tendency to enjoy every moment of life. They know how to enjoy their life better. Their life is full of happiness which is filled by the enchanting fairs and festivals that they celebrate with full zeal & cheerfulness. Generally Rajasthanis are simple.

They are untouched with the fast pace of modern times. These factors make Rajasthan one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. In olden days, the profession of the people decided their caste. This system has now been broken.Enquire Now

Today, individuals have the freedom to opt for any profession irrespective of caste. The profession based caste system has now been transformed into birth-based caste system. People of various castes and sub-castes reside in Rajasthan. According to the latest census report the population of Rajasthan is about 56.5 million.

Almost 90% of the Rajasthani people are Hindus and the rest of the population make up the minority group. This minority group consists of Muslims. Jains trades and merchants from Rajasthan constitute a significant presence. Schedule Castes and Schedule Tribes are also part of the Rajasthani people.

The state is, however, dominated by the tribal people. The original inhabitants are the Bhils. They along with the Meenas forming the largest group. The lesser-known tribes like Sahariyas, Damariyas, Garasias, Lohars still form an important group.

» Park & Sanctuary Rajasthan:
Here is the detail of National Parks and Sanctuaries in Rajasthan as below:


S.No

National Parks

District

Area(Sq.km.)

1

Keoladeo National Park

Bharatpur

28.73

2

Ranthambore National Park

Sawai Madhopur

392.50

S.No

Wild Life Sanctuary

District

Area(Sq.km.)

1

Bandh Baratha WL Sanctuary

Bharatpur

199.50

2

Bassi WL Sanctuary

Chittorgarh

138.69

3

Bhensrodgarh WL Sanctuary

Chittorgarh

229.14

4

Darrah Game Sanctuary

Kota, Jhalawar

274.41

5

Desert WL Sanctuary            Barmer

Jaisalmer

3,162.00

6

Fulwari ki Nal WL Sanctuary

Udaipur

492.68

7

Jaisamand WL Sanctuary

Udaipur

52.34

8

Jamwa Ramgarh WL Sanctuary

Jaipur

300.00

9

Jawahar Sagar WL Sanctuary

Kota

153.41

10

Keladevi WL Sanctuary

Karoli, Sawai Madhopur

676.40

11

Kesarbagh WL Sanctuary

Dholpur

14.76

12

Kumbalgarh WL Sanctuary

Udaipur,Rajsamand,Pali

608.57

13

Mount Abu WL Sanctuary

Sirohi

112.98

14

Nahargarh WL Sanctuary

Jaipur

50.00

15

National Chambal WL Sanctuary

Kota, S.Madhopur, Bundi, Dholpur, Karauli

280.00

16

Ramgarh Vishdhari WL Sanctuary

Bundi

252.79

17

Ramsagar WL Sanctuary

Dholpur

34.40

18

Sajjangarh WL Sanctuary

Udaipur

5.19

19

Sariska WL Sanctuary          

Alwar

557.50

20

Sawai Manshingh WL Sanctuary

Sawai Madhopur

127.76

21

Shergarh WL Sanctuary

Kota   

98.70

22

Sitamata WL Sanctuary

Chittorgarh,Udaipur

422.94

23

Tal Chappar WL Sanctuary

Churu

7.19

24

Todagarh Rawali WLSanctuary

Ajmer,Pali,Rajsamand

463.03

25

Van Vihar WL Sanctuary

Dholpur

25.60

» A Different Experience
RAJASTHAN CAMEL SAFARI: Listen to the silent call of the spectacular wilderness of the desert. Embark on a camel safari and explore a totally new world. A world so silent that you can even listen to the sound of your breath. A place located miles away from the chaotic city life. You will get to interact with the villagers who will have millions of stories and experiences to share with you. It will be a unique opportunity to admire the magic of the rustic environs. Yes, it will be an experience that you will cherish for the rest of your life.Enquire Now

» Jeep Safari in Rajasthan
Annually, a great number of tourists plan their vacation on the desert terra firm of Rajasthan and take pleasure in a range of safari choices such as, Jeep safaris, horse safaris, camel safaris and elephant safaris. In all of them, Jeep Safari in Rajasthan is one of the most well-liked and exhilarating activities to travel around Rajasthan. Jeep Safari is the best and most easy way to discover the desert terra firm of Rajasthan. The thrill and enthusiasm of Jeep safari around the interesting places of Rajasthan definitely offers the travelers an unparalleled and remarkable experience of voyaging. Jeep safari is an amazing activity that you should never miss on your tour around Rajasthan.

» Rajasthan Tourism
Tourism in Rajasthan is flourishing, as every third foreign tourist visiting India also visits Rajasthan. The ancient palaces of Jaipur, beautiful and romantic lakes of Udaipur, the desert and sand dunes of Jaisalmer, the Jain temples at Mount Abu, the colourful cattle fair at Pushkar and the grand Umaid Bhavan Palace of Jodhpur, to name a few, are some of the key attractions of the state and draw a lot of tourism to it- to the extent that tourism accounts for 80% of Rajasthan’s Gross Domestic Product. Many old and neglected forts and palaces have been converted into Rajasthan heritage hotels. Tourism has also increased employment in the hospitality sector.

» Rajasthan Climate
The climate of Rajasthan can be divided into four seasons: summer, monsoon, post-monsoon and winter.
Summer extends from April to June, and is the hottest season, with temperatures ranging from 32°C to 45°C. In western Rajasthan the temperature may rise even to 48°C, particularly in May and June. At this time, Rajasthan's only hill station, Mt Abu registers the lowest temperatures. In the desert regions, the temperatures drop at night. Prevailing winds are from the west and sometimes carry dust storms (we call them aandhi).Enquire Now

The second season, Monsoon, extends from July to September. Temperature drops, but humidity increases, even when there is slight drop in the temperature (35°C to 40°C). 90 percent of rains occur during this period.

The Post-monsoon period is from October to November. The average maximum temperature is 33 °C to 38 °C, and the minimum is between 18 °C and 20 °C.
Winter season extends from December to March. There is a marked variation in maximum and minimum temperatures and regional variations across the State. January is the coldest month of the year. The temperature may drop to 0°C in some cities of Rajasthan like Churu. There is slight precipitation in the north and northeastern region of the State, and light winds, predominantly from the north and northeast. At this time, relative humidity ranges from 50 percent to 60 percent in the morning and 25 percent to 35 percent in the afternoon.

» Temperature & Rainfall
January to March
50F - 80F
10 °C - 27 °C
4MM - 7MM
April to June
75F - 105F
24 °C - 45 °C
11MM - 30MM
July to September
70F - 95F
21 °C - 35 °C
100MM - 165MM
October to December
55F - 85F
13 °C - 30 °C
3MM - 8MM
These are average temperatures and rainfall of Rajasthan, and may vary for each city.Enquire Now

» Rajasthani Painting
Rajput painting, also known as Rajasthani Painting, is a style of Indian painting, evolved and flourished in the royal courts of Rajputana, India. Each Rajput kingdom evolved a distinct style, but with certain common features. Rajput paintings depict a number of themes, events of epics like the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, Krishna’s life, beautiful landscapes, and humans. Miniatures in manuscripts or single sheets to be kept in albums were the preferred medium of Rajput painting, but many paintings were done on the walls of palaces, inner chambers of the forts, havelis, particularly, the havelis of Shekhawati, the forts and palaces built by Shekhawat Rajputs.

The colours were extracted from certain minerals, plant sources, conch shells, and were even derived by processing precious stones. Gold and silver were used. The preparation of desired colours was a lengthy process, sometimes taking weeks. Brushes used were very fine.

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