Bare deserts yet vibrant streets with lively and welcoming people saying “Padharo Mhare Des”, Rajasthan- a state that actually lives up to the saying “Atithi Devo Bhava.” The Colorful festivals and regal history with magnanimous palaces and monuments telling the tales of our glorious past- that is Rajasthan!!
Rajasthan attracts thousands of global tourists every year for its magnificent history, culture and colourful festivals. This year on March 30th Rajasthan celebrates its 64th Foundation Day and the Government of Rajasthan has planned a melange of cultural and classical events for the tourists as well as the citizens of Jaipur.
Here’s a list of events …
Tourism awareness tour
The two-day celebrations slated for 29 and 30 March, will begin with a tourism awareness programme for special children in which the children will be taken to Albert Hall, Jantar Mantar and City Palace from 9 am to 11.30 am.
Puppet shows of the national level are being arranged in Rangaayan at Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK) from 11 am to 12 noon on both the days. On March 29, there will be a puppet show presented by ‘Kat-Katha Art Show’ from New Delhi and on March 30 by Sudip Gupta of ‘Dolls Theatre’ from Kolkata.
For the spiritual minded travelers there will be a ‘Maha Arti’ at four places of worship. These ‘Maha Artis’ will be held at Ganesh Ji Temple (Moti Dungri), Gurudwara (Raja Park), St Xaviers School Church and Mosque (Subhash Chowk).
Bharat Natyam performance
At 6 pm in the evening, on 29 March there will be a Bharat Natyam performance by Devyani, French National, based in Delhi. Organised by DOT – the event will be held at Rangayan at JKK.
Classical music performance
The classical music lovers will get to hear renowned singer Shubha Mudgal on March 29 and well known flutist Pandit Hari Prasad Chaurasia on March 30 at the Central Park from 7.30 pm onwards.
Food and Craft Bazaar
For the foodies and the lover of handicrafts – there is a 10-day ‘Food and Craft Bazaar’ at the Shilpgram in JKK from March 21 to 30 March. It is being organised by Rural Non Farm Development Agency (RUDA). This bazaar will be from 3 pm to 9.30 pm. Rajasthani folk performances in the bazaar have also been arranged by the DOT.
So what are you waiting for? Plan your Jaipur trip around the dates of Rajasthan Divas and celebrate the spirit of Rajasthan with fervour!!