Rajasthan Cultural Tour is designed by the tour operators to explore this culturally rich Indian state. The heritage forts and palaces of Rajasthan tell a saga of the golden rules of the native maharajas of the various regions of the state. Culture is a thing of past and present; hence tours of Rajasthan always includes the heritage monuments of the past as well contemporary elements of culture such as cuisine, folk music, dance of the various tribes and castes of the state. The desert part of Rajasthan is endowed with myriad treasures of desert culture which is thrilling to the tourists. Camel is a part of their cultural life as this is the main mode of transportation in Rajasthan. Camel ride and camel-drawn ride are quite popular in Rajasthan for the tourist to experience.
The fairs and festivals of Rajasthan are varied and all the main festivals are celebrated from October to March. Hence to explore the rich cultural life of the Rajasthan, tourist should plan a trip during this time as prescribed by most of the Rajasthan tour operators. The main revered festivals-Pushkar fair, Jaisalmer desert festival, Jaipur Elephant festival, Gangaur festival, Jodhpur Marwar festival, Bikaner Camel festival, Nagaur fair-are celebrated with great enthusiasm during this time period. Besides the fairs and festivals a tourist can visit the cultural centers of the cities to enjoy a concert of a folk dance, puppetry, music programme, etc. Jaipur, Jaisalmer and many other cities have the cultural centers.
The havelis of the Shekhawati region draw the minds of the tourist from all over the world. This region is known as the Open Air Art gallery due to the paintings openly drawn on the walls and gates of the havelis. Tourist planning a cultural tour to Rajasthan must visit this Shekhawati region. Cuisine is also an important part of culture and so tourist must experience the Rajasthani cuisine while in Rajasthan. There are various village theme restaurants as well heritage hotels in the state which serves delicious Rajasthani cuisine.
Exploration of desert culture is an important part of Rajasthan culture. To have the first hand experience of desert culture tourist must visit Jaisalmer, the golden city of Rajasthan. One can book a camel trek to the villages of the nearby areas. It is fascinating. Trekking on the camel through the paths of golden sands is a mesmerizing experience. Also, Sam Village is a popular tourist destination near Jaisalmer city. Sunset in Sam village is a unique experience.