Here’s big news for those in Coimbatore who possess a keen interest in Rajasthan and wish to have a real taste of its culture, tradition, festivals and food. You don’t need to go too far for this colorful experience of Rajasthan.
In order to give a better feel of Rajasthan and facilitate a better understanding about the state, a three-day ‘Rajasthan Calling Festival,’ began in Coimbatore on February17, 2012. The festival provide complete information and showcase the Rajasthan traditional culture and the exquisite range of handicraft products an delicacies, highlighting dances and a food court.
The 20 stalls would depict various handicrafts, works from different regions of the State, like woollen shawls from Bikaner, Namdas from Tonk, Embroidery from Barmer, Brass Nakhashi from Jaipur, blue pottery from Jaipur, terracota from Udaipur and leather items from Jodhpur and Barmer.
With 13.78 lakh foreign tourist and 255 lakh domestic tourist arrivals in 2010, Rajasthan was easily one of the most sought after tourist destinations in India, adding that 10.73 lakh foreign tourists visited the State in 2009 and already eight lakh visited till August 2011 and the final figure was yet to be compiled. The State’s popularity was primarily owing to its incredible tourism products, rich heritage, forts, palaces, lakes, besides golden sand dunes and rich wild life, the adventure sports, wellness tourism, handicrafts, shopping, luxury trains–Palace on Wheels and Royal Rajasthan– were other major crowd pullers.
The other states should not frown because this domestic tourism promotion campaign ‘Rajasthan Calling,’ would be held in 22 major cities across the Country, including Kochi, Ludhiana, Dehradun, Vadodara, Surat, Mumbai, Kolkatta and Chandigarh.