The Rajasthan State enfolds in its lap a diverse kaleidoscope of nature ranging from shimmering sands to rugged ranges to lovely landscapes. It is this mystique of nature that enchanted the royal dynasties of the bygone era who added a resplendent touch to the state by building some of the most opulent palaces, formidable forts, ornamental gardens, exquisite temples and colourful havelis - each and architectural masterpiece. From there emerged some great tales of heroism and romance still echoing in the golden landmarks that dot the entire state of Rajasthan.
You can experience the opulent lifestyle of the Maharajas of yesteryears by staying in the Palace Hotels or Heritage Hotels - the former royal residences that now offer impeccable services to tourists amidst a royal ambience.
What fascinates the most in Rajasthan is the traditional aura pervading the entire state. Be it the exuberant celebrations, rich art and crafts, friendly folks or bustling bazaars, you will get a rich taste of traditions here.
On your trip through the state, you will discover that life is a celebration in Rajasthan. The spirit to rejoice every moment is reflected in the gaily coloured costumes, chunky folk jewellery and the ever bright smile of the people that brings alive even the drab desert landscape.
The state has its unique festivities interspersed throughout the year, celebrating each season, each legend, each deity… and, infact, each day. Almost every evening is spectacular sight with local dancers swaying to the folk tunes against the back drop of the desert shimmering in the moonlight.
Another reason to visit Rajasthan is its perfectly preserved, rich craft heritage. The Rajasthan state is a treasure-trove of the best in Indian handicrafts that attracts tourists from all over the world. You can shop for fabulous fabrics in lovely prints, precious and semi precious stones, Kundan and Minakari (enameling in gold and silver) jewellery, embroidered leather shoes or 'juttis', blue pottery, miniature paintings, carpets, blankets, beautiful trinkets… all unique to the state.