About Rajasthan

History
Culture
Handicrafts
People & Tribes
Food & Cuisine
Rural Life
 

Rajasthan Tour Packages

Rajasthan Forts and Palaces
Rajasthan Honeymoon Tour
Royal Rajasthan Tour
Rajasthan Wildlife Tour
Rajasthan Golden Triangle Tour
Rajasthan Desert Tour
Rajasthan Hill Station Tour
Round Rajasthan Tour
 
Car Rental in Rajasthan
 
Rajasthan Maps
Welcome to Rajasthan Tour Destination
Rajasthan City Tour Packages
Udaipur Tour Jaisalmer Tour Ajmer Tour
City of Lakes - Udaipur Golden City - Jaisalmer Ajmer City
 
History
Welcome to the most Snuggled in the foothills of the Aravalli, Rajasthan – the largest state of India – deserves the attentions of travelers from all around the world with its rich and exotic history. Heritage Rajasthan pride them in offering a service that is hard to match. Our drivers are highly professional and dedicated to ensuring you a safe and memorable journey.

Experience the breathtaking Palaces and colorful Havelis of Rajasthan. Explore the most amazing forts and temples in the world. Should it be a camel safari in Jaisalmer or an elephant trek in Jaipur, Heritage Rajasthan will go that extra mile for you.

Varsha Tour & Travels offers famous aristocratic built Rajasthan Palaces making it one of the most popular destinations of India tourism. The history of Rajasthan goes back 5000 years and boasts a heritage as rich as its landscape, from the grand palaces and rugged forts to its tranquil and camel safaris to trekking. Those looking for taste of royal lifestyle just need to check into one of the several palace hotels or heritage hotels that will make it possible for them to be treated like royal guests.

It is among the richest states in the country as far as handicrafts are concerned. The craftsmen here have been creating the most opulent and richest of treasure. Stone, clay, leather, wood ivory, lac, glass, brass, silver, gold and textiles are given the most brilliant forms.

Safety is imperative for Heritage Rajasthan, with that our first priority we hope you can sit back and relax in the comfort of our air conditioned cars and allow yourself to be swept away with the splendor and grandeur of beautiful Rajasthan. Also, safety will be in our list on the right. I would like to see what you put in your references and am happy to help with that if you wish. Good luck and I hope you like what I have put together.
Rajasthan Culture
Like the topographical variation of the land, the culture of Rajasthan is a wide spectrum of brilliant hues caressed by waves of settlers ranging from ancient Indus Valley urbanites to pastoral Aryan herdsmen, Bhil forest dwellers, Jain merchant princes, Jat and Gujjar cultivators, Muslim craftsmen, and the Rajputs warrior aristocracy.

All shaped this region called the land of kings. Colorful costumes, festivals and customs relieve the tedium of coping with a harsh, demanding land. People travel to Rajasthan to savor its splendors and imbibe its enviable heritage. Discover it all in the fairs and festivals, folk music, Rajasthani cuisine and crafts of Rajasthan.

Rajasthani is the most popular language of state. It has four dialects – Marwari, Jaipuri, Malwi and Marwari. Hindi, the official language, is replacing Rajasthani. English speaking people can be easily found in major cities and even rural areas.
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Rajasthan Handicrafts
The handicrafts of Rajasthan are popular world-wide. Since very olden times, the art and craft activity developed here. The convention of the bygone era has been carefully preserved. And it continues. Even today, some of the most fascinating handicrafts are produced in Rajasthan. These feature Tie-and-Dye Fabrics, Paintings, Finely Cut Precious Stones, Wood and Ivory Carving, Lacquer Work, Fine Block Printed Textiles, Enameled Jewelry and Pottery.

The carpets and durries are a must mention when talking of the handicrafts of Rajasthan. The hand knotted woolen carpets of Bikaner, Tonk and Jaipur are usually made like Persian carpets. The traditional cotton durries of Jodhpur and Jaipur are quite famous. These are available in pastel colors with geometrical motifs.
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People & Tribes of Rajasthan
According to the census of 2001, the population of Rajasthan is 56.5 million. People of different castes and sub-castes co-exist in Rajasthan. A significant portion of the population of Rajasthan belongs to the Rajput clan. Rajputs were the former rulers of the princely state of Rajasthan.
Rajputs follow the Vedic religion and worship Surya (sun), Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. Apart from the predominant Rajputs, the other castes found amongst Rajasthani people are:

Brahmins - Brahmins are a group of priestly people. They have the main occupation of worshipping and performance of religious rites.

Vaishya - The business community is generally referred to as the Vaishyas.

A number of tribes, having their own customs and traditions, are found in Rajasthan.
They are:
1.Minas/Minawati
2. Meo and Banjara
3. Gadiya Lohar
4. Bhils
5. Grasia
6. Kathodi
7. Sahariyas
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Food & Cuisine of Rajasthan
Rajasthan, the Land of Princes shows off an electric array of culinary delights from around the world. It boasts of its fine kitchen, both inside and outside the palaces. The preparation of food in the royal kitchens of Rajasthan was a serious matter. The royal cooks cooked food inside the palaces and kept their recipes closely guarded. Some recipes were passed on to their descendants.

Greater use of milk, butter milk and other milk products can be seen in Rajasthani cuisine. Crops like millet (bajra) and barley (jowar) is also used as it could be cultivated in parts of Rajasthan. Use of beans from locally grown plants like sangri, ker etc besides dried lentils is also popular here. Gram flour is also a major ingredient of the Rajasthani dishes. Most Rajasthani curries appear red in color and appear to be very hot but that is not so in taste. Pure ghee or butter is used as a medium of cooking. Chutneys from the locally available spices help to make the food even more interesting.
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Rural Life of Rajasthan
The villages in Rajasthan have their own unique charm. You can observe the simplest form of lifestyle here. It is rather difficult to spot a village till you actually step upon it. One in a village, holiday makers observes that the people in the villages learn to survive even in the most difficult situations of life. They follow simple living pattern that has been unchanged over the years. The people live in circular huts with thatched roofs and walls covered with plaster of clay, hay and cow dung. Affluent Zamindars living in larger villages own bigger houses.

People in villages generally prefer vegetarian food. But on special occasions non-vegetarian dishes are taken. Dinner is the major meal of the day of the village families. From transport to ploughing, the villagers depend on camel, the ship of the desert. Even the postman brings the mails on the back of a camel. Though electricity is available but it is an interrupted supply. So, the kerosene lamps still illuminate in the nights of the village.

Genuine innocence and warm hospitality of the villagers stands above any attraction seen in the city. Some of the prominent villages in rajasthan that are a must see include villages in the Shekhawati region and typical villages around Jaisalmer and Bikaner.
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Sound & Light Show Royal Wedding in Rajasthan Jaisamand & Sajjangarh
Sound & Light Show
Chittorgarh
Royal Wedding Jaisamand & Sajjangarh
Wild Life of Rajasthan
 
Rajasthan Fair & Festivals
 

Places To See

Ajmer
Bharatpur
Bikaner
Chittorgarh
Jaipur
Jaisalmer
Jodhpur
Kota
Udaipur
 

Rajasthan City Tour Packages

City of Lakes - Udaipur
Golden City - Jaisalmer
Pink City - Jaipur
Sun City - Jodhpur
City of Victory - Chittorgarh
Garib Nawaz - Ajmer
 
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