Monday, April 18, 2011

Rajasthan Cultural Tour: Know About Its History


India has perfect blend of a variety of religions, beliefs co-existing in harmony, castes, cultures etc. Every state of India has something special to explore with unique features. In each state of India, tourists can find hospitality and warmth but Rajasthan is one of the most famous for hospitality and warmth. Rajasthan is home to the warrior princes of India. If you want to explore the most charming and colorful state of Rajasthan, opt for Rajasthan cultural tour, through which you can explore many exciting and gorgeous attractions and know about its history in brief.

With Rajasthan cultural tour, tourists can go under its history. The Sultans of Delhi or the incessant conflict with the Mughals, the Rajputs kings had to straddle the onerous task of safeguarding their kingdoms, traditions and culture during this long turbulent phase. Historical accounts of foreign scholars, like Alberuni and Colonel James Tod, the compositions of royal bards like Chand bardai and the manuscripts, inscriptions, coins and other relevant material provide an insight  into the lives and times of this valiant martial race which lived with grace and dignity, preferring death to defeat for the sake of the honour. Their stirring history appears more like legends. After Prithivi Raj Chauhan, the ruler of Ajmer lost to Mohammed Ghori, the Muslims and the Rajputs were constantly at war with each other till Akbar, the greatest Mughal emperor won the loyalty of several kingdoms with his tact and diplomacy. The bond of friendship was further cemented through matrimonial alliances arranged between the Rajput princesses and the Mughal rulers. Kingdoms of amber and mewar had accepted mughal sovereignty but Mewar help on to its independence till the reign of jahanghir. Royal patronage encouraged creativity in the field or architecture, painting, crafts and performing arts, which can be explored with Rajasthan cultural tour.

By choosing Rajasthan cultural tour, tourists can explore many exciting attractions of Rajasthan such as Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, and City Palace in Jaipur, Lake Palace & City Palace in Udaipur, Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace & Jaswant Thada Memorial in Jodhpur, Junagarh Fort & Lalgarh Palace in Bikaner, Golden Fort, Jain Temples, & Merchant Havelis in Jaisalmer, Painted Havelis & Fort Mandawa Castle in Mandawa; Temples in Pushkar and Dargah Sharif in Ajmer. These are some of the widely acclaimed monuments which tourists like to explore and observe on their Rajasthan cultural tour in India.

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