Rajasthan is one of the most popular travel destination in India. Every third foreign tourist visiting India also travel to Rajasthan. Known for Historical Monuments, the modern Rajasthan Tourism is benchmarked for the warm hospitality and Internationally Awarded Hotels & Resorts. Here you’ll see a perfect amalgamation of ages old traditional culture, modern luxury and comforts. Touring Rajasthan is a unique experience which leaves you to spell bounded as you explore it more & more. The major Tourist Destinations like Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Udaipur are well interconnected to take up a round tour in the form of Itinerary. Rajasthan also connects to other popular places like Agra, Khajuraho and Varanasi.
History of Rajasthan
Rajasthan-the abode of the prince the name: – was given after it was all over: the pomp and pageantry of the Rajput court with its marble-inlaid palaces, pampered harems, and royal pastimes of poetry and chase.
The occasion for Valour and bloodshed was also past by the time the once fiercely independent princely
State of Rajputana (as the area was formerly called) came to accede to the Indian union in 1947.but in naming the newly formed state Rajasthan, the Indian government seemed to be making a bow , as it were, to a proud, romantic tradition.
Remnants of the princely tradition still survive. The land is studded with fortresses and palaces, and cenotaphs erected in memory of members of Rajput royalty. The rest can be found in museums: the fabulous jewellery and costumes, the paintings done under royal patronage, and rare items from the collection of individual maharajas.
The notion of princely descent is also incorporated in the name of the race that came to establish itself in these parts. The word Rajput is a simplification of raj-Putra, the son of a prince. Rajputs have been the dominant race in Rajasthan since about the eleventh century AD and claim not only princely but also divine descent.
Various Rajput clans trace their lineage back to figures in Hindu mythology. Places like bairath near Alwar, Pushkar, and Jaisalmer are believed to have been the locale of episodes from the great Hindu epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, and from the ancient Hindu texts, the Puranas.
Royalty and divinity apart, much of Rajasthan’s vitality comes from its ordinary people. They provide the vivid Colour-the rustic’s turban is always Yellow, orange, red or bright pink against the grey and brown of rock and desert. And it is their chiseling,
Weaving, enameling and tie and dyeing that fills elegant shops with handicrafts coveted the world over.
Life has not changed much in Rajasthan’s 33,000 villages since the days of the princes. the Rajasthanis still marry off their children very early, flock en masse to weddings, festivals and fairs and migrate in search of work in the dry months when they cannot farm. their staple food is roti made of maize or barley flour, and rabri, a savoury porridge made of maize kernels cooked in butter-milk.
Folk music and dance, now a big draw in the cities, is still nurtured in these villages, where fledgling minstrels draw their first crowds.
Rajasthan has so much to offer. When you are through with its forts, palaces , dances music and crafts, the land itself remains.it has miles of daunting desert, with dunes perfect down to the last ripple, hills that change colour with the season, mafshes that come alive with birds, and sprawling sanctuaries where blackbuck, tigers and chinkara roam. There is always almost too much to see and do.
Rajasthani (Devanagari: राजस्थानी) is a language of the Indo-Aryan languages family. It is spoken by 20 million people in Rajasthan and neighbouring states of India and Pakistan, or 50 million if Marwari is counted as Rajasthani, as it often is. It is one of the languages descended from old western Rajasthani, aka Maru-Gujar or Maruwani.