Rajasthan colour and culture

Rajasthan colour and culture

Rajasthan. The most colourful region in India. Simply superb and splendid. An exotic land of valiance and chivalry. A land endowed with invincible forts, stately palaces and lustrous sand-dunes. Unending hilly ranges and serene lakes. The State represents an unusual diversity in all its forms—people, culture, customs, costumes, cuisine, dialects and habits.

No other region in the country assembles the many paradoxes of India as does the desert land of Rajasthan. Unexpected forest glens, lakes and mountains are itnessed in sprawling arid areas. On the crag are seen rugged forts, testimony to a turbulent history.

Innumerable temples dating back to the 8th century still survive amidst scattered ruins, medieval cities exist around turreted marble palaces and spacious gardens. Rajasthan, a land of princes, palaces and preening peacocks is renowned for its monuments, art and culture that go back to several centuries. Admire'a range of miniature paintings and wall frescoes of exquisite refinement. There is romance in Rajasthan's forts and Palaces and deeds of gallantry retold in ballads and legends. Then there are several sanctuaries sheltering rich and varied species of flora and fauna. And the shimmering Thar desert belt charms you with a rare and amazing sight.

Rajasthanis are a handsome people with colourful costumes. They express themselves in colour and sound and nowhere does one see brighter hues or hear more lilting music than in this gallant terrain.

Rajasthan overwhelms with colour found in bustling bazars; in wide-ranging costumes of its people; in streets where elephants and camels vie with buses and cars. The irresistible gamut of art and handicraft souvenirs will certainly be prized possession for your shelf. An exciting variety of Rajasthani delicacies will pamper your palate with a never-before gastronomic delight.

Staying is no less enjoying and exhilarating. Choose from a range accommodation—inexpensive to five star deluxe—to suit every budget. Or for a change, go in for heritage hotels, a latest concept, where you get an opportunity to taste the kingly environ of a bygone era

Travelling too is a rewarding experience in Rajasthan. For it is organised on the lines of superlative standards. Modern air and train services, deluxe coaches and chauffeur-driven cars transport you quickly and comfortably to every wonder-packed corner of the State. Palace-on-Wheels is a luxury train to explore the State in the Maharaja style. This train has been rated amongst ten best rail journeys in the world by The Times, London.

You can't have enough of Rajasthan. Considerable time span is needed to know about the marvels of this fabled land.

Rajasthan with a treasure of history, picturesque architecture and bewitching landscape is an unparalleled destination on the tourist map of India. A destination that defies definition.