Rajasthan-the word itself denotes that it is the Land of
Kings that was under the rule of several kinds over the years. The ruling kings
of Rajasthan included the Marathas, Rajput as well as Muslim rulers. This is
the reason why one can witness abundant remarkable forts in Rajasthan with
extensive range in the architecture and culture of this place. The assorted
traditions and customs of Rajasthan and its glorious past make this state all
the more famous. An insight in the amazing diversity of historical India could
be obtained in Rajasthan. This state is tourist oriented and it is evident from
One of the most significant principles in culture of
Rajasthan is Attithi Devo Bhavo signifying that guests are treated in a way
like God would be treated. Guests receive warm treatment in Rajasthan that
makes them fall in love with this place so that they visit again and again. Several
people of this state are occupied in jobs related to tourism. Own folk culture
is there in each region since this state has been ruled by several rulers.
Langas and Manganiyars are the two groups having prominent contribution in the
folk music of Rajasthan. The architecture, handicrafts, religion also serve as
important parts of Rajasthan culture having significant impact on it.
Places to visit in Rajasthan-
There are several royal ruins in India’s largest state that
is Rajasthan. The forts scarred with battles, riot appealing colors, awe-inspiring
sand dunes, honor and pride and so many such things that are reminiscent of its
kingdoms and their grandeur. Among the famous tourists places in India, places
to visit in Rajasthan forms an important part. Some of these are:
Situated in Rajasthan’s Shekhawati region, Samode is a
popular tourists destination located at the distance of 42 km from Jaipur. It
has several things including scenic beauty, historical landmarks, hotels,
transportation facilities, shopping area etc. that attracts thousands of
tourists. Several attractive places are there worth visiting in Samode such as
Samode Fort, Samode Palace, Samode bagh, Samode haveli, Mahadeva temple, temple
of Lord Hanuman, Govind Devji temple etc.
The forts and havleis of Samode are highly famous and good
roads network connects it to Jaipur city. In a valley of bowl shape ringed with
hills that are low lying is set this magnificent place having surroundings
painted in shrubs of light green shade and is a worth visiting place for
Also popular as pink city, Jaipur is largest in Rajasthan
founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh. Jaipur city could also be termed
as a marvel to visit having number of alluring things for tourists such as
several heritage and historic monuments, major cities at quick connectivity,
and remarkable plan of city with running direction of all the streets from east
to west. One can visit this place throughout the year avoiding the summers
since temperature is very hot during the days. Some of the most popular tourist
places that one can visit in Jaipur are Amber palace and fort, City palace,
Birla mandir, Jantar mantar etc. Tourists can enjoy activities like desert
safari, shopping of textiles, Rajasthani crafts and gems in Jaipur.
Situated in Thar Desert heart, the other famous name of
Jaiselmer is Golden city on account of the stunning sand dunes soaked in sun,
rich traditions and culture, lively forts etc. Jaiselmer is highly popular for
its temples, palaces and forts. An interesting fact about Jaiselmer is that its
aerial view looks like a prince image who is sitting on sand dunes ridge and
Jaiselmer fort acts as his crown. There are heritage temples and museums that
are worth visiting in Jaiselmer and travelers from round the world are also
attracted towards the annual Desert Festival of this place in which they get to
enjoy the art forms of Rajasthan.
This city is royalty extension that one witnesses in Jaipur
and Jaiselmer. Numerous palaces, forts temples are there in this city to allure
the travelers coming from different parts of world to Jodhpur. Weather of this
city is sunny and this is the reason why Jodhpur is popular as Sun City. In
close proximity to Mehrangarh fort, the houses are painted in blue color that serves
as the reason why Jodhpur is also popular as Blue city as well. Some of the
famous places that one can visit in Jodhpur are Mehrangarh fort, Mandore
gardens, Umaid Bhawan, Kalyana lake, Jaswant
thada, Ghanta ghar, Masuria hills garden, Sardar Samand etc.
This place is the perfect destination for all those who come
to Rajasthan to visit some of the most remarkable places. This city used to be
Mewar kingdom’s capital. Another popular name of Udaipur is City of Lakes. This
city has several other attractions as well that the tourists love to explore
such as Jagdish temple, City Palace, Lake palace, Udai Sagar lake, Monsoon
palace, Swaroop sagar, Lake pichola, Kumbhalgarh fort etc. Venice of the east
is the other name given to Udaipur. One can enjoy palace visit, boating,
photography etc. at Udaipur.
For all the foodies, Rajasthan is a paradise being Rajputs’
Rajwadi land having several popular dishes. The cuisine of Rajasthan is counted
among those rare cuisines that boast an infinite platter with surfeit of
dishes. The variety ranges from spicy starters, tangy drinks, crunchy bread,
delicious sabzis with additional highlights such as achars, chutneys, chhach
and papad. Also, the mention of Rajasthani food is incomplete without crunchy
rich delights and delicate desserts that instantly melt in the mouth. Some of
the widely popular Rajasthani foods include Dal bati churma, gatte ki sabxi,
Mawa kachori, pyaaz ki kachori, kalakand, Bajra khichdi, Moong daal ka halwa,
With the state of Rajasthan being famous for its culture,
cuisine, rich heritage, scenic splendors etc., the other thing that holds
similar popularity are the traditional and colorful festivals of Rajasthan. Some
of the colorful festivals of Rajasthan reflecting its culture, heritage and ethnicity
Teej: This inspirational occasion is filled with swinging,
singing and dancing. On the day of Teej, fast is observed by the women for
enhancing marital status and getting nuptial bliss. This festival is celebrated
by women in honor of Goddess Parvati recognized as Teej Mata as well and
therefore plays vital role in their life.
Holi: on the occasion of holi, people gather before night of
full moon when huge bonfires are lit for burning winter’s residual dried
leaves. On second day, they play with kumkum and gulal when colored powders and
water is thrown on each other.
Gangaur: This festival is celebrated after holi in the
admiration of Goddess Parvati and Lord Shi. The festival of Gangaur lasts for
18 days and womenfolk celebrates this festival with great devotion for Lord
Shiva’s consort Gauri and enthusiasm. The image of Gangaur and Isar are dressed
and then ceremonial processions are carried out.
This is the festival of lights celebrated as Lord Rama
homecoming. There is great enthusiasm in people during the celebration of this
carnival that is of 5 days. People seek Devi Lakshmi’s blessings when they
organize puja in evening. Houses are decorated with colorful lights and rangolis
on this festival.
This day is celebrated as defeat of evil and victory of good
over it and Lord Rama’s colorful and huge processions are organized everywhere
on this day.
When to visit Rajasthan:
The best time to visit Rajasthan is October to March since
it is the winter season in which temperature variation is between 10°c to 27°c.
One can therefore explore the city in daytime while enjoying sightseeing and
enjoy adventure activities as well.