A Palette Full of Colours from Rajasthan

meeting room, Meherangarh fort, Rajasthan

Rajasthan, the desert land with its exotic natural landscapes, architectural grandeur and rich cultural heritage, has always been my dream destination which I happened to explore last year. It was a happy journey through the land that offers warm welcome to tourists from all over the world. Given the recent incidents of atrocities against women I found it is one of the places in India where women travellers can feel safe. People here, are pretty accustomed to seeing visitors. Rajasthani people love their tradition and at the same time they are respectful to tourists.

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My journey in Rajasthan started from Jaipur and ended in Jodhpur. The cities like Jaipur, Udaipur and Jodhpur have immense historical importance and numerous stories to tell. Today, the Pink City Jaipur is a fusion of modernity and tradition. The old architectural edifices and the historic palaces will remind you of the rich cultural and artistic excellence of Rajasthan. Mount Abu with its pleasant weather and beautiful vacation homes is a popular holiday retreat for local businessmen. Jaisalmer gives you a feel of rustic Rajasthan while Pushkar is a spiritual journey.

However, Pushkar is also a good place for shopping. You can buy dress materials, Indo-Western as well as traditional Rajasthani dresses, silk scarves, local made tote bags, mirror-work purses, hand-crafted showpiece, jewellery and many more at reasonable rates. If I try to express my thought about Rajasthan it’s not possible to sum it up in a single article.

For me, Rajasthan means celebration of colors (in every aspects of life starting from accessories to artifacts to home decor).

umbrella, rajasthan, handicrafts, embroidery

trinkets, handicrafts, rajasthan

ganesha, artwork, handicraft, rajasthan

royal palace, mehrangarh fort, meeting room, jodhpur, rajasthan

Rajasthan means architectural extravaganza.

jaipur city palace, architecture, rajasthan

Rajasthan means a royal aura.

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Rajasthan means rich tradition.

turban, tradition, rajasthan

Rajasthan means soulful folk music.

Rajasthan means enthralling folk dances.

folk dance, ghoomar dance, Rajasthan, Rajasthani folk danceImage: wikimedia.org

Rajasthan means amusing puppet shows.

puppet, puppets, rajasthan

Rajasthan means beautifully adorned camels on the roads.

Rajasthan means spicy foods to stimulate your taste buds. I think Rajasthanis have a perpetual love for chili in their food. 🙂

Mirchi Vada, Rajasthani food, Indian cuisine

Image: cooks.ndtv.com

In short, Rajasthan means diversity in natural, spiritual, artistic and cultural way which a traveller must experience once in life.

P.S: For more info and images of Rajasthan Travel check these out: 

Jaipur – the ‘Pink’ City of My Dream
Amer Fort – the melting pot of Rajasthan’s heritage, art and architecture
Pushkar – a Spiritual Quest
Rambling in the Ruins of Chittorgarh
Sightseeing in Udaipur – The ‘Venice of the East’
An ‘Extraordinary Day’ in Mount Abu
Jaisalmer – the essence of earthly Rajasthan

Mehrangarh Fort and Umaid Bhawan Palace – the brightest gems of Imperial Jodhpur

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25 thoughts on “A Palette Full of Colours from Rajasthan

  1. Grrrreat pictures there.
    My visit to Rajathan almost a decade ago, started at Jaipur and ended at Jodhpur (too). With Jaisalmer in between. Udaipur didn’t happen so I should go again.
    Those images in this post are so attractive. I wish I could pack bags and just go!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. Our trip also started from Jaipur and ended in Jodhpur but it included Udaipur. But rajasthan is too big to cover in one trip. I also wish to go there again 🙂

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  2. Truly amazing. this post reminded me a funny incident. when we went for shopping in Udaipur everybody was buying things like made buyers and we were getting for lunch. i was hungry like anything and when one of my friends sat down with a local man to learn how to tie a turban, my patience came to an end. I told him that i can teach him that art easily. so we can go for lunch. there is no need to sit for hours on the road. later on he became so sad finding that i didn’t know a single thing about the art. in fact i struggled for quite a lone time but failed to tie the turban the way rajasthanis do. hahahaha….. god knows why that i couldn’t resist hunger at all

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  3. After going through your post I am feeling irresistible urge to visit this place . Thanks Moon for this lovely post . Keep on posting such good write-ups . All my best wishes is with you .

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    1. Thanks Nandini for your good wishes and for visiting my blog. 🙂 I am very happy that you liked it and that you feel the urge of visiting the place. Rajasthan is incredible!

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  4. Nice post; good blog
    Visiting India is one of our bucket list items for the upcoming early retirement adventure in Southeast Asia. Lately we’ve come across a lot of Indian bloggers and you all seem so nice and willing to help us navigate the beautiful yet seemingly chaotic atmosphere of your homeland.

    I hope you check out our journey at http://www.experimentalexpats.com

    Best wishes
    Rob and Diane

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    1. Thank you Rob and Diane alias Rodi (I like this name :)). It’s nice to know from your blog that you love exploring new lands and cultures. So, I believe you’ll like India, a land of diverse culture, language and geographical feature, yet there is a sense of unity among people. Best wishes for your Southeast Asia trip.

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  5. You know, Rajasthan is a major part of my childhood years. My aunts stayed there, and there were many vacations and weddings that took us there. Ajmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Pushkar… I loved how you have covered so many different facets of Rajasthan. As someone who has been there and loves the state, your pictures have stirred up some fond memories.

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    1. Thank you. You are really lucky to visit Rajasthan so many times 🙂 … it has been my dream destination since childhood and I could fulfill only a part of it in this trip. Hope to visit again.

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    1. Hahaha … this man should be titled as the ‘Face of Rajasthan’ … I recently saw a similar photo of the same old man in same posture in a travel photography group on FB 🙂 … and thank you for appreciation

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  6. Wow, a very colorful post, great photos. Actually you said very well, Rajasthan is associated with bright colors which is clearly visible in your photos. 🙂

    May I give you a very interesting observation on the same topic I was also enlightened upon in a conference by a prof? Kerala is so green and people adorn simple colors like white; Rajasthan is arid and dry, and people adopt bright colors in their clothes and also in paint on their houses,

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    1. Exactly, Jatin …that’s so strange … how they produce such variety of colours in an arid place like this…how they developed this tradition? I heard that they use organic colours. Probably that’s the magic of Nature… “Qudrat ka karishma” 🙂 …and thank you for sharing your thoughts

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