It is a region of lofty rocks, rolling sand dunes, burning heat and freezing cold, fertile plains, deep wild glens and jungles. Rajasthan, in the extreme western province of India, is an enigmatic land of extreme beauty. The strong penchant for design is aptly reflected in the architecture and craft and is visible in the historic buildings.
The palace was built in the 17th century on a natural foundation of rock. The successive rulers used this cool heaven as their summer resort, holding their regal durbars in its courtyards. The courtyards lined with columns, pillared terraces, fountains and gardens add to its impressive image. The rooms are decorated with cusped arches, inland stenos of pink, green lotus leaves and painted mirrors enhancing the romance of the elegant setting.
The Pushkar Fair is an exotic celebration of the colors of life and the best time and means to realize the spiritual attraction, while navigating the city of Pushkar and its vibrant culture. Among all the fairs and festivals of Rajasthan, Pushkar Fair is the most appealing where folk dancers dressed in colourful costumes dance to the rhythm of the desert melody. Pushkar is full of surprises where you will be amazed by the color and energy of the desert carnival.
There are also performances by folk musicians and dancers at the Pushkar Fair. The song, dance, attire, jewellery and language reflect the richness of culture and a deep sense of aesthetics of the people of this region. One can see the traditional attire and jewellery readily in the place with dazzling variations of style and colour.
The local people in their turbaned heads, colourful humeral veil and skirts bestow alive the exciting desert escape. The attire of women with coloured clothes makes the entire Pushkar Fair a colourful one. Traditional textiles and handicrafts are also on display where you can shop for silver jewellery and colorful Rajasthani clothes decorated with embroidery and mirror work. Known for its taste and variety, the cuisine is an important aspect of Rajasthan.
Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, and Bikaner offer their own specialty dishes to pamper the taste buds. From the vegetarian gastronomic delights to the lip smacking non-vegetarian dishes, Rajasthani cuisine offers a lot. Feast on many gastronomic delights to your heart's content and round off your hearty meals with mouth-watering sweet dishes. The culinary delights of Rajasthan are greatly influenced by the Rajputs and Mughals who ruled here for ages.
The most popular excursions take place in the sand dunes of Jaisalmer with huge, silky, undulating folds of sand. It’s best to be here at sunrise or sunset when many camel safaris spend a night here where you can frame pictures of solitary camels against lonely dunes.
The conducive surroundings attract a large number of migratory birds which are an added attraction and also add to the beauty of the place. Besides its impressive looks, the lake presents a perfect track for angling. The beauty of the pond is so graceful that one would not mind spending hours on its lovely banks.
Named after the historic Ranthambhore fortress found within the park,