Rajasthan the land of vibrant colour is known for its valiance and chivalry. It has an unusual diversity in all its forms – people, customs, culture, costumes, music, manners dialects, cuisine and phyisography. The panoramic outlook of the state is simply mesmerizing, with lofty hills of Aravali’s, one of the oldest mountain ranges of the world and the golden sand dunes of the Great Indian Desert – the only desert of the sub continent. No other region in the country is a conglomeration of so many paradoxes and is endowed with invincible forts, magnificent places, haveli’s, rich culture and heritage, natural beauty and natural resources.
Indologist have traced the antiquity of this wonderland back to early stone age. Its ruin, relics and romances speaks of the Vicissitudes through which it has gone through, embracing dozens of centuries full of glorious moments and also reminding the tragic and turbulent past. Rajasthan is the permanent bastion of Indian culture and spiritually.
This treasure house of the history is also known for its art and crafts. The exotic land is a treasure trove of handicrafts and a shopper’s paradise. In concept, colours and craftsmanship, the handicrafts of the state are unparalleled. Be it jewellery, paintings, metal crafts, hand – printed textile, leather craft, pottery, wood carving…… each object has a subtle and overpowering appeal. An ethnic aura engulfs even the simplest of forms, making each one truly a collectors delight.
Rajasthan is also known for its folk music. Folk musical instruments and folk musicians. The folk music is a multifaceted kaleidoscope, from the simple Ghoralio and the elementary Bhapang to the intricate Sarangi and formidable Bam – it is a whole world of rich and robust iridescence. The desert region of the state are specially rich in fork music, particularly in the variety purveyed by the professional singing communities. The important singing communities are Mirasis, Dhahdis, Langas, Manganiyars, Kalbelias (snake charmers), Jogis, Sargadas, Kamads, Nayaks or Thoris and the Bhawaris.
Rajasthan is also a heaven for a wide spectrum of wildlife. It is a home to tigers, black bucks, chinkara, rare desert fox, endangered caracal, the great Indian bustard, gavial, monitor lizard…. etc.
The festival time in the state is full of life and zest, the ambience acquire a fairytale – like atmosphere. The colourfully dressed women adorned with their best jewellery and men folk with exotic turbans join the celebrations.
Today, Rajasthan is keeping pace with the changing times and experiencing all round development in the field of education, industry, agriculture and tourism.