Rajasthan is a well-known
tourist destination in India, famous for its Historical
Monuments, Forts & Palaces, Princes, and preening Peacocks,
is also renowned for its exquisite art and culture, and a
significant royal past, date back to several centuries.
Rajasthan will always be a pillar in the tourism industry. There
is a strong feeling of haunting air of romance, about the state,
which is palpable in its every nook and corner. The view of the
shimmering, mysterious Thar Desert is simply mesmerizing. A
single visit is not enough to capture the real essence of this
princely state. Its colorful and magical landscape allures you
to keep coming back for more. Rajasthan is always a centre of
attraction for travellers planning to visit India. No other
region in the country reconciles the many paradoxes of India in
it, as does Rajasthan.
Culture in Rajasthan : Rajasthan
has made its contribution to Indian art; there is a rich
literary tradition, especially of bardic poetry. Chand Bardai's
poem on Prithvi Raj Raso or 'Chand Raisa', the earliest
manuscript of which dates to the 12th century, is particularly
notable. A popular source of entertainment is the 'khyal', a
dance drama composed in verse with festive, historical, or
romantic themes. The typical folk dance of Rajasthan is the 'ghoomar',
which is performed on festive occasions only by women. The 'geer'
dance (performed by men and women), the 'panihari' (a graceful
dance for women), and the 'kacchi ghori' (in which male dancers
ride dummy horses) are also popular.
Handicrafts of Rajasthan : Rajasthan, especially Jaipur, is
one of the finest centres in the entire region for beautiful
prints - specially on cotton fabrics and has perhaps India's
largest centre of semi-precious / precious gems and stones.
Tie-and-die fabrics and sarees, Sanganer prints, brocades;
marble statuettes, ivory carving; stone-set and semi precious jewellery; enamel work… there is no end to what Jaipur offers
Climate of Rajasthan :There is a wide range of climate,
varying from extremely arid to humid. Except in the hills, the
heat in summer is great everywhere, with a mean daytime maximum
temperature hovering at about 43º C in many locations. Winter
temperatures vary from 20º-24º C. Hot winds and dust storms
occur, especially in the desert tract, where rainfall averages 4
inches annually. In the southwest, rainfall is higher, in part
owing to the summer monsoon winds off the Arabian Sea and Bay of
Bengal. The best time to visit is around Mid-October to
Mid-March. During the monsoons, Rajasthan is a delight.