Tuesday, April 19, 2011

With Rajasthan Cultural Tour Get Knowledge about the History of Rajasthan



India is home to a number of attractive tourist places, which is very prominent because of its magnificent attractions. If you are planning a trip to India for a wonderful tour, opt for Rajasthan cultural tour. With the help of this article, tourists can get knowledge about the history of Rajasthan. And explore some of the most famous attractions of Rajasthan.

Rajasthan is one of the most sought after and famous holiday destinations in the country that make a center of attractions and attract a number of tourists from all over the world for visiting its rich culture & tradition, splendid history & past, heritage & historical monuments, exotic wildlife, outstanding forts & palaces, desert, sand dunes and many others. Visiting all these things, tourists can get great experience of their tour as well as can known about its history with Rajasthan cultural tour.

When Aurangzeb usurped the Mughal throne from his father shah Jahan and began his anti-Hindu tirade, the rajputs grew restless and this led to the sprouting of the seeds of rebellion. After the Decline of the Mughal Empire, the Marathas from central India created tremendous upheaval, till the British appeared on the scene. The Rajputs states signed the treaty of protection, came under the preview of the British political agents and accepted their paramount. They divested the Rajputs kings of all their powers but let them keep their wealth. These rulers continued to be the benefactors of their subjects but began to enjoy an extravagant and lavish lifestyle, which compiled in the form of anecdotes are narrated even today. With Rajasthan cultural tour, tourists can observe it’s the real royalty indulged in sports, shikar (hunting) and polo being their favorite games. In the wake of awareness towards conservation of wild life, the hunting spots were later converted into wild life sanctuaries like Sariska, Ranthambhore and Bharatpur.

The British initiated several reforms, abolished social practices like sati and introduced education. They earned the support of the Rajputs kings during the Indian mutiny of 1857 and during the First World War. But once India gained independence and became the world’s largest democracy, rule of monarchy was destined to end. One by one, all the princely states of Rajputana signed the instrument of accession in return for annual privy purses and certain other privileges. The state was restructured and acquired the new name Rajasthan by the end of 1956, which can be explored with the help of Rajasthan cultural tour. The royal princes all over India received another serious blow some years later, when their privy purses were abolished and the favors accorded to them were also withdrawn.

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