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Folk Music and Dance
Luxury holiday in Rajasthan
Music and dance are deeply ingrained in the life of Rajasthanis. The cool stillness of the desert after the searing heat of the day and the upsurge of life in the short-lived rainy season or spring are filled with soulful, full-throated music and rhythmic dance.
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Harmonious Diversity
All the regions of Rajasthan have their distinct folk entertainment. The dance styles differ and so do the songs. Interestingly, even the musical instruments are different.
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Musical instruments | Folk dances | Famous artistes
The hilly tracts of central and southern Rajasthan are rich in community entertainments because of the lifestyle of tribes like the Bhils, Meena, Banjaras, Saharias and Garasias.
Eastern Rajasthan is fertile and affluent, with plenty of patrons to sustain professional entertainers like the Bhats, Kamads, Bhopas, Kacchi Ghodi dancers and Kathputli (puppeteer).
People in the harsh scantily-populated desert areas of Western Rajasthan have very little leisure for merrymaking. Therefore, in this region, entertainment is provided by professional performers like the Bhats, Dholis, Mirasis, Nats, Sargadas and Bhands.
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Rural Bazaars
Music and Dance continued...
Rajasthan Diary
is a Fictional Travelogue of a couple's visit to
the vibrant,
colorful and
historic state of Rajasthan, India. Click on any of the links below to read the travellers notes.
Destinations
Ajmer & Pushkar
Bharatpur
Bikaner
Bundi
Chittaurgarh
Jaipur
Jaisalmer
Jodhpur
Kota
Mount Abu
Ranakpur
Ranthambhor
Shekhavati
Udaipur
Awards
People
Wildlife
Rural Bazaars
Music & Dance
Shopper's Paradise
Forts & Palaces
Fairs & Festivals
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