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Re- living 64 Years Of Rajasthan On Rajasthan Diwas Today

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As Rajasthan celebrates its 65th Rajasthan Diwas this year on 30thMarch 2015, we tell you the magnificent journey of 64 years. What makes Rajasthan so unique is its colorful culture, rich heritage and one of the tourist hubs. The state dazzles in its beauty and every glimpse is captures with due importance.

1. FAIRS AND FESTIVALS

Rajasthan is a state which is known for the richness of traditions, and diverse culture. All the festivals are celebrated with joy, enthusiasm, zeal and zest. Some major fairs and festivals are Pushkar Fair, Jaisalmer Desert Fair, Gangaur, Teej, Marwar Festival, Holi and the list goes on.

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2. CUISINES

One cannot leave Rajasthan without tasting its food which is known for it spiciness and rich flavor. Rajasthani cuisine is mainly vegetarian but can be put together in a variety of mouthwatering dishes. A sweet is a must which is complemented with every meal. Some relishing dishes are dal bati churma which is a well known delicacy all around the world. Every region in Rajasthan has its own speciality and taste.

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3. FORTS, MONUMENTS & PALACES

Rajasthan is well known for its historically rich ‘Forts and Palaces’. The forts of Rajasthan tell stories about the kings and queens and their journey during their period of reign. Each and every fort and fortress has a unique and unparalleled story behind it. Some monuments of Rajasthan are well recognized due to recognition by UNESCO, namely – Jantar Mantar (Jaipur), Kumbhalgarh fort, etc.

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4. FOLK MUSIC AND DANCES

The folk music and dance are important part of our culture and thus performed at every occasion, may it be a birth of a new born, anniversary or a welcome to the new season. The famous dance form of Rajasthan is Kalbelia, Terahtaali, Ghoomar, Chari, etc. Though dance is not the only art, music is considered important in the state of Rajasthan.

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5. WILDLIFE

Rajasthan is an abode to a number of species. It is known for diverse flora and fauna. Rajasthan lying in a desert region and having a varied topography is a home to various species. The Ranthambore National Park and Sariska Tiger Reserve are well known wildlife sanctuaries in this dry- arid region.

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6. HAND BLOCK PRINTING & BLUE POTTERY

Rajasthan is famous for its art and craft. Hand block printing, especially Bagru pint with floral and leaf motifs are seen and worn by a large number. Another recognized traditional art is of blue pottery, which has its origins from Rajasthan in India. In it the color blue and its shades are kept as the base color. Lehariya is also a style which originated from the land of Rajasthan.

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7. MUSEUMS

Museums are built to showcase the in-depth history of a place and to know about its culture. The museums of Rajasthan throw limelight to its rich heritage and varied, and diversified culture. Rajasthan is known worldwide for 1st silver museum in the world, situated in Udaipur. Not to forget the oldest museum of the state- Albert Hall, Jaipur is known for its rare articles. The other museums include- Government Museum in Jodhpur & Ajmer, Maharaja Sawai Mansingh Museum in Jaipur, etc.

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Rajasthan Calling Festival: Now in Mysore!!

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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.