Rajasthan Government is going all out to promote tourism and attract more tourists from Karnataka.The tourism department, as part of its promotional activities, has organized three-day ‘Rajasthan Calling’ festival in Mysore. By showcasing Rajasthan culture, tradition and art to Mysoreans, the festival aims at attracting more tourists. Started on Friday, various troupes are presenting cultural shows for three days at Royal function hall on Bangalore-Mysore Road. The festival is open to public between 11am and 9pm till Sunday.
The objective of the festival is to give a feel of Rajasthan and facilitate better understanding about the state. The highlight will be live Rajasthani folk performance and traditional Rajasthani food court, which will have stalls serving Dal Baati Churma, Kachori, mirchibada and traditional sweets. Folk music and dances like langas, kalbeliya dance and teratoli will be presented. Nearly 20 stalls are displaying various handicrafts and works from various regions which include woollen shawls from Bikaner, Namdas from Tonk, embroidery from Barmer, brass nakhashi from Jaipur, blue pottery from Jaipur and terracotta from Udaipur.
Rajasthan is one of the most sought-after tourist destination. In 2010, it attracted nearly 13 lakh foreign and 255 lakh domestic tourists. The state is famous for its heritage, forts, palaces, lakes, colourful fairs and festivals, golden sand dunes and wildlife besides wellness tourism and adventure sporting activities. This festival is a great opportunity for the people of Mysore to understand and enjoy the rich, vibrant and colorful culture of Rajasthan.