Holi is a unique, colorful and lively festival celebrated in India and in the month of March (Phalgun) on full moon day according to Hindu calendar. The festival brings together people from all classes and age groups. The festival comes with great warmth and high spirit. Holi festival starts with huge bonfire on the Holi evening, which is called Holika dahan. On the very next day of Holika Dahan people play with different and vibrant color some of powdered some mixed in water. People greet each other and exchange sweets like Ghujiya, Ladoo, Thandai and snacks with each other. People come out from their homes and smudge the color- Gulal, Abeer and some natural colors on each other faces. Kids are usually fond of playing with Pichkari and water balloons. This colorful occasion color gives everybody to reunite with family and friends and forget past unhappy things. It is a religious fever and an amalgamation of culture and devotion. If it is celebrated in Rajasthan then more colors added to its vibrancy, there are must visit places in this Holi and take real feel of this Festival.
Jaipur is the Rajasthan’ capital; fondly known as pinkcity as name depict the color of Pink likewise city plays Holi in very vibrant manner. Before Holi; Elephant Festival takes place in which adorned elephants likewearing silk back covers, colorful powders painting on their face and legs, embroidered head pieces and large anklets go through the streets and do various entertaining activities like Elephant races, polo and tug of war. This festival attracts number of inbound tourist to this state.
In Banswara a tribal celebration takes place which perform by Bhil tribe. On this day Bhils wear their traditional attires and perform traditional folk dance called Ghair. The sound of music instruments makes Holi so unique and special. The amalgamation of dance and music and some added color to their faces make the picturesque to live long in your memory boards. Bikaner you will get to know another name of Holi that is Dolchi holi which is celebrated by ‘Harsh’ and ‘Vyas’ communities. They through water from specially designed vessel called ‘dolchi’. Mali holi is also celebrated by the gardener community of Rajasthan in very unique style. In mali style holi men scrub powder color on women and in against women strike back by hitting them with long price of cloth or hard stick. Here one thing is noticeable that they do not fight with each other, indeed this is kind of festival fever in which they blend with honesty and lively.
As we all know that Rajasthan is a colorful state and festival like holi makes its more vibrant and colourful. The beat ( Thap) of Drum (Dhol) and color blend with the sand of royal Rajasthan. For mixing up with holi festival take a holi tour and make your experience more memorable.
Rajasthan is the largest state in the India with 33 cultural districts and number of alluring villages. When we think about Rajasthan the first thing comes in our mind that is field with sand dunes area, camel safaris, colorful attires, and cities with forts-havellis. All cities of Rajasthan has unique attributes to tell the world, like some cities famous for their food, some famous for their palaces and monuments and some famous for their inside beauty and culture. If we talk about Jaisalmer; the city is famous for its Thar Deserted land which gives a feeling of Disneyland in the Rajasthan. The city is also known as “The Golden City” and it is situated 100 km apart from Pakistan border. The beauty of desert land attracts many tourist to get enlarge their experience and a relaxing place to escape from your routine life. Fortunately I got a chance to explore this royal- deserted land with my friend. We packed our bags and headed toward the way of the golden city.
In Jaisalmer you will find plenty of activities to do, here I will elaborate some activities which have done when I have been in a Deserted land.
Camels are known as a ship of Desert. Camel safari is the thing which gives you goose bumps and thrilling experience. The thrilling ride of camel and making your efforts to stay stiff on the back of the camel is give more fun. Camel riding on flat surface is like you are walking on a piece of cake but riding on sand dunes terrains gives a breathe taking event. When camel goes up and down, it is like you will fall off and slip off. Camels are the vehicles that have an ability to take in the interior villages on their backs. Camel safari in Rajasthan is great way to explore rural areas and experience serenity and warm camping experience.
Camping in Thar Desert
If you are in Jaisalmer, you just cannot miss the camping in the Thar Desert because camping under the sky gives a mesmerizing experience. The evening camps make sand dunes more beautiful when sun shone down and folk music makes mesmerizing environment. Nature gives many wonders to us by which we can forget the mundane things of life. The sunset is stay for moments but it deliver best sigh which remain vivid in mind.
This fort is fondly known as Sonar Quila (Golden Fort) which is built by the Bhati Rajput ruler Rao Jaisal in 1156 AD. This fort is situated amidst of the Thar Desert on Trikuta Hill and has declared as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is 460 meter long and 230 meter wide and it is situated on 76 meter heighted hill. The fort is a truly bled of Rajput and Islamic architectural style.
It was a short trip to Jaisalmer that’s how I ended up with this city. After getting adventuring experience I was fully refreshed and charged to do new things in life. Some memories remain last forever. Orange sand dunes are still in my image and attracting me for another trip to explore another trip to Jaisalmer.
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