Rajasthan...Peacock Door,India:" Gateway to a Golden Era "!!
Rajasthan..History of Ancient India!...
Rājasthān (Rajasthani: राजस्थाण)is the desert state in the Atlas of India. It encompasses most of the area of the large, inhospitable Great Indian Desert (Thar Desert), which has an edge paralleling the Sutlej-Indus river valley along its border with Pakistan. The state is bordered by Pakistan to the west, Gujarat to the southwest, Madhya Pradesh to the southeast, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana to the northeast and Punjab to the north. The capital Pink city of Jaipur, with Lake cities of Udiapur and Alwar are picturesque tourist spots. As gateway to Ancient India culture, other heritage towns like Jodhpur, Jaisalmer,Bikaner and the hill station of Mount Abu are very popular as an extension to the Golden Triangle tour of India.
In Travel India, Rajasthan is an important tourist stop, for studying architecture in India and ancient India Culture. A study on India climate will show this sandy desert state in all its vibrant India pictures, culture,fairs and festivals. This Tourism destination is famous for camel desert safaris and wild life Tiger sights at Ranthambore and Sariska Tiger reserve in India. The Bharatpur Bird sanctuary attracts many bird lovers around the world on an India tour.
The fairs and festivals of this state of Royal Rajput warriors, are vibrant with Folk dances, India Music, India garments and tell us about India heritage. Pushkar Fair ( Aug/Oct) is one of the famous highlights for any visitor on a India vacation. This state is also home to the most sacred muslim shrine in India..the Durgah of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chisty (Ajmer Sharif) and Eid with Bakri Eid are celebrated in Feb and September) with offerings of 'Urs' (Flowers of India) and Sacred 'chadars . 'Janamasthami' ( Birthday of Lord Krishna) celebrates the legend of Meera Bai in this sandy region!
From ages Man has shared an unique bond with his animals for protection, companionship and sometimes even for the thrill of a hunt.
In the desert state of Rajasthan in India, the camel is always an occasion. Through many years of history, it has transported its master from Jaisalmer to Bikaner and provided its comfort to a street alive with the buzz of humming human souls,..arguing their bargains..selling their wares !
Today, many a tourist will remember his shared evenings with the 'ship of the desert'. While waiting for the sun to set, an evening bonfire with folk music and dance, the desert culture of Rajasthan will be captured in any visiting camera !!
Let the Hump walk you, to an exciting Camel Safari in the Desert !
Rajasthan, Puppetry India..
Our 'postcard sessions' in our holidays are, important moments of sharing diary notes with the host and fellow travellers. Stray thoughts like thrown paper on a street..
The art of Puppetry from ancient India, is considered a blessing of the divine dance of Shiva and Parvati. Legend has it that the lifeless wooden dolls of a carpenter were imbued with life to humor the Gods and thus was born the craft of puppetry. The roaming 'banjaras'(gypsies) of Rajasthan practise this form of entertainment bringing many a color to the fairs and festivals of this hot desert. A carbon friendly activity its workshop, involves drawings, painting, wood carving, carpentry, plaster cast making, clay modeling, costume designing, story, script writing, dramatization, song and music composition. Did you know.. in Rural Rajasthan, puppet shows are organised to ward off evil spirits and to bring rain and prosperity in the lives of villagers.
Like the love of all seasons and old habits, originality dies hard..and sometimes like tradition, it never does..!