Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Land of royal traditions and ceremonies - Rajasthan

Jaipur City Palace
Endowed with natural beauty and embarked history this state has the best tourism industry which is flourishing constantly. Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Sing II. The most famous monument of Jaipur is the City Palace which includes the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal palaces and other buildings. Our Rajasthan tour operators make the best packages giving you the experience of a lifetime. 

Elephant Festival in Jaipur, Rajasthan
The Golden era of the past has seen the majestic era of the Kings. Whether we talk about the Hindu Kings or the Muslim Kings their elegance and royal traditions have been enchanting their subjects to the total. The history of Rajasthan speaks of this very royal era. The pride of owning the majestic elephants is one such royal flavor. It is known that Elephants were a mark of status and Kings would be mounted on the elephants during processions or wars. These royal traditions have passed through the ages and today instead of kings being mounted on the elephants a special festival is organized every year known as the Elephant Festival in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

Elephant Festival in Jaipur, Rajasthan
This festival shows the same pomp and glamour. Elephant polo, elephant tug-of-war, and an elephant beauty contest are organized for treating the tourists and local gatherings. Jaipur sees the best flock of tourist activity at this time of the year. Explore the royal glamour with the best Rajasthan holiday Packages The elephant participants are the local animals which spend most of the time ferrying tourists up to the Amber Palace on their normal routine days. These animals are painted and ornamented heavily as per the traditions.

Gangaur Festival Rajasthan
The Gangaur Festival is another important festival of Rajasthan. It is celebrated by the woman folk of Rajasthan in honor and worship of Gauri. This festival is celebrated by the unmarried girls to be blessed with good husbands and the married for the well being and long life of their Husbands.  Ladies decorate their hands and feet with artistic designs of henna, as part of the auspicious festival.  A sweet dish called a ghewar is distributed among each other, family and friends in honor of the Gangaur festival.

This festival lasts for 3 days. Images and idols of Gauri are decorated and dressed up for this festival. On the last day these idols are submerged into the water and bid farewell as a mark of departure of Gauri to her husband’s house. You can experience the festive traditions of Rajasthan with the Rajasthan tour packages.