Rajasthan is a land of royals, as the forts, havelis, palaces and mansions tell a story of true Rajput grandeur and valour, apart from the royal cuisine and rich traditional fashion. The present day descendants of Rajput kings, Maharajas and their princesses, depict a grand story, be it in their attires and food, which is always rich, colorful, unique and embedded in the roots. It is festivals like Diwali, Holi and Teej where you get to witness the real colors of Rajasthan in its true splendor, as the men as well as women folk can be seen flaunting their fashion statement, in the form of printed sarees, kurtas, pyjamas and lehenga cholis, that are stunning in appeal.This was all about fashion, but it is the Rajasthani Thali or local cuisine that is not left far behind. The Marwar region of Rajasthan is famous for its vegetarian delights and platter, whereas the Rajput heartland of Mewar is known for its non-veg preparations, especially the famed “Lal Mans” or Red Meat, which is basically a traditional preparation of a male Indian goat. Apart from these, it is a wholesome Rajasthani Thali that is a blend of curry, fry and sweets dipped in Ghee (clarified butter), which makes the difference.
Rajasthan – A Land of Colors
The colors of Rajasthan are not only visualized in its royal attires, but in its people, jewelry, food and architecture, that are to be visible everywhere. One brilliant example is the ‘Golden Fort’ in Jaisalmer which turns into golden yellow color when the direct rays of sun fall on it, in the early morning and in the evening. Similarly, the Pink City of Jaipur with its pink colored houses and its rich history, tradition and heritage, is a spectacle for all international tourists. Another beautiful city is Jodhpur, which is also referred to as the Blue City, as all houses in this city are painted blue, to ward off evil spirits. Udaipur, the Lake City, is now the third most beautiful city in the world, thanks to the mesmerizing Lake Pichola and the Lake Palace, which is now a heritage hotel and the numerous Hindu temples and havelis, which are really imposing. So, Rajasthan is fairy tale land with its rich history, kings, queens, Rajput warriors, forts, palaces, havelis, lakes and sand dunes; which make it a perfect getaway and holiday destination. Not to be left far behind is the colorful Rajasthani women, in their Bandhani sarees, ghagra cholis and lehengas, that looks stunning, and acts as an icing on the cake.