Rajasthan is the ‘Land of Kings’. It has an indelible history shown by the Rajasthan forts and heritages. The barren desert landscape shines out in wonderful splendor. Vibrant colored clothes attracting noticeably, exuberant people, amazing cultural in regards to Rajasthan’s traditional dance, dress and festivals. Every moment is a celebration here. Rajasthan is one of the most charming tourist destination having artistic and cultural traditions reflecting the ancient Indian way of life. Know All About Rajasthan,  Must Places to Visit in RajasthanMust Eat Food in Rajasthan, Culture of Rajasthan Rajasthan Dress.

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Best places to Visit in Rajasthan.

Rajasthan is a state with so many cities and each city has its own relevance. Each city gives you amazing things to see and offer different culture. Here are some of the main cities if you are planning for Rajasthan trip, you must visit these cities to have exact knowledge of Rajasthan.

1. Jaipur.

Jaipur, Rajasthan

One of the best place to visit is Jaipur. What to See and Do in the Pink City of Jaipur is what all tourists ask. You must have heard a lot about Jaipur and all the Jaipur Travel Guide includes Choki Dhaani, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, Jal Mahal, Amber Fort, Albert Hall, Naharfort Fort and Jaigarh fort. 


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2. . Udaipur.

Udaipur

The City of Lakes and Venice of East is Udaipur. It is also known as ‘Most romantic city of India’ and ‘Kashmir of Rajasthan’. So many names signifies how famous and lovable the city is.

i. The city has a interconnected system of lakes which helps in regeneration of ground water. This also regulates climatic conditions. Lakes including Fateh Sagar Lake, Jaisamand Lake, Lake Pichola, Lake Badi and Doodh Talai lake are some of the famous lakes here. These Udaipur lakes are must visit destination to plan with friends, family or spouse.

ii. This place has the most romantic hotel named ‘Lake Palace or Jag Nivas’. This is the best honeymoon destination or if a couple is planning for a short trip, Udaipur is the best place to visit.

iii. Monsoon Palace which is also known as Sajjan Garh Palace. The palace which was built as an astronomical centre to keep track of the monsoon clouds where Maharanas used to stay here in summers. This was built with white marble and the best thing the palace offers is panoramic view of the city’s lakes, palaces and surrounding countryside.


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3. Jodhpur.

Jodhpur, Rajasthan

The second largest city of Rajasthan is a popular tourist destination with many palaces, forts and temples which travelers must visit. Thar Desert is also a great attraction in Jodhpur.

i. Forts are the Maharaja’s palace of those times which must be visited in order to get the best of Jodhpur. The must visit fort in Mehrangarh which is the largest fort in Rajasthan. The huge palace allows you to visit and see the best views of the city for free. So, what do you wait for, go and experience the romance in air!

ii. Jodhpur Moti Mahal which is the Mirror hall which has so many mirrors which  has colored window glasses and decorated ceilings. This is decorated with gold leafs, sea shells and mirrors. The hall has the royal throne known as the Srinagar Chowki.

4. Jaisalmer.

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Jaisalmer is also known as ‘The Golden City’ due to yellow sandstone throughout the architecture . The meaning of Jaisalmer is ‘The Hill Fort of Jaisal’.

i. Jaisalmer is one of the event organizing destinations in Rajasthan. Many of the T.V shows has used the destination such as Balika Vadhu, Maharana Pratap, Roadies and many more.

ii. Tourists must visitJ aisalmer Fort situated in Meru Hill, which is also known as Trikoot Garh. Some notable temples to visit in Jaisalmer are Tirthankara, Shantinath, Tirthankara and Parshvanath.

iii. Jaisalmer’s desert festival is what people wait for! You must attend the festival which is in the month of February which is the perfect time to visit Rajasthan. The festival is for 3 days which contains fire dancers, Mr.Desert contest, turban competitions and much more to entertain the people.

5. Ajmer.

Ajmer Sahrif Dargah, Rajasthan

i. One of the important tourist spots in India is Ajmer for the fact the place has Ajmer Sharif Dargah. Ajmer Sharif is a shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, situated at the foot of the Taragarh hill.

ii. These are white marble buildings arranged around two courtyards, and the Akbari Mosque, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and containing the domed tomb of the saint. Akbar and his queen used to come here by foot every year on pilgrimage from Agra to pray for a son.


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Rajasthan Famous Food.

Inspite of coming of more modern and urbanized food, Rajasthan still prefer traditional food. Here are the top 5 Rajasthan famous food which might be available everywhere but you must eat these dishes in Rajasthan to know the original taste.

1. Ghewar.

Rajasthan Ghevar

Th famous Rajasthani food, Ghewar, is one of the most delectable dish people in Rajasthan have. Not only this, people from the whole country take this sweet dish along with them for friends and family.  This delicious sweet dish has originated from Mewar. This can be everywhere and  available in almost every restaurants at Rajasthan. Most of the Rajasthani dishes are made in ghee.

2. Laal Maas.

Rajasthan Laalmaas

Rajasthan is either known for its sweet dishes are the spicy food. The one that most of the population’s favourite is Laal Maas. This is Rajasthan special food which is spicy and get its colour from the fiery red chillies and is eaten by Bajra rotis. The taste holds a traditional taste that you would not get anywhere, that’s for sure!


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3. Dal Baati churma.

Daal Baati Churma

One of the Rajasthan famous food is Daal Baati Churma. People all through the country are aware about this mouth watering dish. People eat Baati with Ghee and Daal which is flavorsome and meal is incomplete without it. These are also seen in marriages where the people are fond of Daal Baati Churma. If you have not tried it yet, you are missing out on something! Really!

4. Churma Laddu.

Churma Ladoo

What about desert after the meal? Yes, we have Churma laddu which is made from desi ghee and are healthy to eat. These have a different yet amazing taste one must try of they have not had till now.

5. Balushahi.

Balushahi

The Traditional Rajasthani desert is Balushahi which is flaky in texture. This seems like a donut but still different from it. Even if you are not a sweet love, it will make you fall in love with it and you would want more of it.


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Rajasthan Culture.

Rajasthan Culture is known for about 5000 years old which is a blend of tradition and customs which adds to the attractiveness of the culture. The culture of Rajasthan is influenced by folk music and dances, languages and dialect, fort palaces, religious places to worship.

1. Atithi Devo Bhava.

Atith dewo bhawah

‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ meaning guest are treated like God. The culture of Rajasthan support the fact that guests should be entertained nicely so that they visit again. They are provided with every requirement as most percentage of


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2. Folk Music and Dance and Handicrafts .

Rajasthan Dance

i. The culture of Rajasthan includes the folk music and dance which can be seen when women of the community assemble and sing songs on special occasions. They gather around and dance which shows their happiness and excitement for the occasion. Rajasthani songs are different for every occassion and different ‘Ragas’ are used for different moments.

ii. Different Rajasthani instruments are used during singing which adds to the sweet songs like Darangi, Dhols, Shehnai, been, Ravanahatha and many more. Rajasthan dances are Ghoomer, Bhopa, Kathupuli and many more, out of which Ghoomer has gained international recognition  and appreciation.

iii. Handworks like carpets, garments, jewellery. clothes are hand-knitted. These famous Rajasthan Handicrafts are famous throughout the country and holds a great importance depicting tradition of Rajasthan. People take them home as souvenirs.

4. Rajasthani Language.

Rajasthan Language

Rajasthani has a rich tradition of literature which ages to 1500 years. Rajasthan has many dialects include Marari, Malvi, Mevati, Jaipuri / Dhundari of which the most famous is Marwari.

5. Various stages of life and related ceremonies.

Rajasthan ceremonies

The people of Rajasthan celebrate ‘Sanskaras’ which are the events of life at different stages. These are the turning points of people’s life. There total such 16 events that they celebrate including.
i. Garbandhan (conception).
ii. Pumsvan (ceremony performed by those who desire a male child).
iii. Seemantonayan (ceremony for the expecting mother to keep her spirits high).
iv. Jatakarma (the child is fed mother’s milk or the firs time after birth).
v. Namkaran (naming ceremony), Nishkraman (the infant sees the sun and the moon for the first time).
vi. Annaprashan (child is given solid food to eat for the first time).
vii. Chudakaran (a lock of hair is kept, and the remaining is shaved off).
viii. Karna-vedha (ears are pierced), Upanayan-Vedarambha (thread ceremony after which the child begins his studies).
ix. Keshanta (hair is cut, and guru dakhshina is given).
x. Samavartan (Person returns home after studies are completed).
xi. Vivaha (marriage).
xii. Vanprastha(retirement).
xiii. Sanyas (shedding away all responsibilities and relationships).
xiv. Antyeshthi (rites done after death).
All the are events of one’s life which are celebrated by people getting together and wishing them by singing and dancing.

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Rajasthan Traditional Dress.

Women Traditional Dress.

i. The traditional dress of women are colorful having special bright colors. Women Rajasthan traditional wear includes Ghagra which is the long skirt which are worn by them proudly till now.  Of all the various prints, the most worn are laharia, bandhej, tie ‘n dye, chundri and mothra. Antique borders and Jaipuri gota-patti work are put to the ghagra.

ii. Women wear kanchli, choli or kurti for upper-body like a blouse of a saree. These are colorful & intricately designed and shaped as per the specific body measurements. This has an ethnic touch which is embellished with mirror-work, beads, corals and shells.

iii. ‘Odhni’, which is a long cloth from which head is covered. Rajasthani style of putting odhni is unique and beautiful. It has to match with the kurti and ghagra.

iv. Along with everything, traditional Rajasthan jewellery is worn which gives the perfect royal elegence. Women prefer to wear jewellery with brass, silver or white metal ornaments. Kaanbali (earrings), nathani (nosepins), bajubandh (armlets), rakhdi or borla (maang tikkas), tagdi (belly or waist chains), payal (anklets), bichuwa (toe rings. These all includes the traditional wear of women in Rajasthan which they wear by proud.

Rajasthan Culture

Men Traditional Dress.

i. Men in Rajasthan wear Kurta-Pyjama or dhoti everyday. Dhoti is a long cloth from which the waist is covered and the ending of the cloth goes between the legs and stuck in the front.

ii. The tribal people used to wear it knee length and the upper caste used to wear ankle-length but now they also wear it on special occasions. Men wear footwear known as ‘Jooti’ or ‘Mojaris’ which are comfortable.

The Land Of The Maharajas in all its grandeur is a living fairy-tale beneath the desert sky. People gives you a luxury treatment and you must visit Rajasthan. It is not far and is just about 4 hours away from Delhi. This place is the easiest escape you can have in these busy lives. You must visit Rajasthan with family, friends or spouse and would be a great short trip to expore more everytime. You don’t need magic to disappear, all you need is a destination!