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Rajasthan

History / Culture of Rajasthan | Forts & Palaces in Rajasthan | Religious Palaces in Rajasthan

History of Rajasthan :-
Rajasthan, formerly named as Rajputana, is widely known for its colorful and rich history. This desert state always fascinates travelers with its rich repository of culture and history. As one travel to Rajasthan, its impressive array of forts and palaces narrate the tales of chivalry and romance. Rajasthan boasts of being home to the valiant Rajputs. The rich history of Rajasthan India dates back to 5000 years ago. If you are a history buff, travel to Rajasthan and have a brush with the history.

The desert state was a part of Mauryan Empire in 321-184 BC. Some archeological findings have proved that the desert land was related to the Querytwo oldest human civilizations - Indus Valley Civilization and Harappan Civilization. The Gurjara Partiharas was the earliest Rajput dynasty that rose about 700 AD. The Raput clan gained their dominance over the desert land of Rajasthan during the 8th - 12th century. The history of Rajasthan resounds with various myths and legends of Rajput's gallantry and supremacy. It was during 1000-1200 AD, the heroic Rajput warriors struggled for gaining the control of Rajasthan. The Parmars, Chalukyas and Chauhans fought In the medieval era, the Mughals gained control over the desert land of Rajasthan. The medieval era saw the decline of the Rajputs because of their internal discord. Rana Udai Singh, Rana Pratap, Bhappa Rawal, Prithviraj Chauhan and Rana Kumbha are some of the famous Rajput warriors whose tales of valor have passed from poet to poet.

Jaswant Thada It was around 1707 the Marathas gained their control over the desert kingdom. In the late 17th century, the British established their supremacy in Rajasthan. Formerly named as Rajputana, Rajasthan consisted of 19 princely states during the time of the independence of India. On 1 November 1956, Rajasthan came into existence as a state.

Culture of Rajasthan :-
Rajasthan is a perfect place for culture vultures. The desert state of Rajasthan is widely renowned for its rich culture that enamors every visitor. Soulful music and dance, colorful handicrafts, resplendent fairs and festivals and the breathtaking architecture, the culture and tradition of Rajasthan is known for its distinctiveness.

Fairs and festivals of Rajasthan add more colors Cultural Rajasthanand vibrancy to the lives of people. Various fairs and festivals bring the desert state alive. Every festival has its own character and significance. Fairs and festivals such as Desert Festival, Pushkar Festival, etc, provide an insight into the traditional and cultural life of these desert people. Most of the festivals in Rajasthan include activities like camel / elephant processions, camel races, folk performances and many more.

Get yourself drenched in the rich culture of the region on your Rajasthan tour. The real fun heats up when the sum goes down. In the evening, watch folk performances on sand dunes. Some of the most famous dances of Rajasthan are Gair Ghoomar, Raika, Gauri, Terah Taali, Kalbeila, Kachhi Ghodi and Jhoria.

Revel in splendid scenic drives to historic places on Rajasthan tour. To inspire and delight you, there are a number of historic and cultural sites in Rajasthan. Jantar Mantar, City Palace, Lake Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jaisalmer Havelis, Chittorgarh Fort, RanQueryakpur Jain Temples and Shekhawati Havelis are some of the most notable historic monuments of Rajasthan. Most of the monuments in the state boast of a harmonious mix of Rajput and Mughal architecture. Visit the historic sites to experience the true architectural heritage of the place. From intricate carvings and mirror work to murals, forts and palaces of Rajasthan offers a glimpse in the rich history of the region.


History / Culture of Rajasthan | Forts & Palaces in Rajasthan | Religious Palaces in Rajasthan