The cultural heritage of India is vibrant and thousands of centuries old, shaped by a wide range of settlers. Though the state has a dominant population of Rajputs, it is also home to other castes and people of other faith. Popularly know as the ‘Land of Rajputs’, the state is visited by a large number of tourists and researchers from all parts of the world.
The state’s rich cultural heritage is also a reflection of India’s cultural heritage as a whole. If you have a keen interest in unfolding the glorious past of India, you should definitely plan a visit to Rajasthan.
The diverse population of the state follows a wide range of customs and traditions which have caught the attention of the entire world, particularly travellers who love experiencing cross-country cultures. There are various components that have together contributed to the cultural heritage of Rajasthan. These include folk dances, folk music, fairs, festivals, art, craft, food, languages, forts, palaces, havelis etc. Even the local markets of the state reflect the richness that is unique to the culture and heritage of the state.
Forts and palaces abound in Rajasthan. They have influenced the culture of the state in a considerable manner.
During your visit to Rajasthan, you’ll get to enjoy different types of interesting folk dance and music performances. Popular dance forms that people of Rajasthan practice and showcase include kalbelia, ghoomar, bhavai, fire dance and drum dance among others. In terms of art and craft too, Rajasthan has carved its own niche in India and beyond, so much so that it has become a shopper’s paradise for those who come here. While you take a stroll through the local markets of cities like Jaipur, Bikaner, Jodhpur and Udaipur, you’ll love to buy items of jewelry, articles of brassware, silver handicraft, camel leather products, pottery, stone carved images, block printed cotton etc.by