Almost every region in the world will have its own form of music and dance; and so does the land of Rajasthan. The Kalbeliya dance from Jaisalmer as well as the Ghoomar from Udaipur have earned their fair share of international recognition.
A very integral aspect of Rajasthani culture is their folk music. The folk songs are generally in the form of ballads that will uphold the heroic deeds or the love stories of the Rajputs. The devotional songs also add fervor to the local music scene, and will generally be accompanied by instruments like the sarangi, sitar or the dholak.
The block prints, Bagaru prints, Sanganer prints, Zari embroidery and the tie and die prints that are native to Rajasthan, are in great demand in the international handicrafts market. The state is also famous for its textiles and semi-precious gems markets.
The annual Desert Festival of Rajasthan is celebrated with a great deal of zest and zeal during the winters. The fairs held during this time bring together puppeteers, folk performers, snake charmers and acrobats. The camels also play a stellar performance during this festival.