Dominating a large part of Rajasthani culture, the arts and entertainment in Rajasthan never fail to capture the hearts of tourists. Famous or its arts and crafts across the world, this desert land made a great contribution to Indian culture. The skilled artists and craftsmen have long perfected the art of making extraordinary art pieces with ordinary raw material like wood, stone, glass, brass, leather, clay and textile. The cave paintings and sculptures excavated from various archaeological sites in the state clearly show that art and craft has been intricately woven into the fabric of this land since ages.
High on quality and beauty quotient, some of the famous handicrafts of Rajasthan are tie and dye fabrics, miniature paintings, ornaments studded with finely cut precious and semi-precious stones, wood and ivory carving, lacquer work, block-printed textile, pottery and the list seems to be endless. The Raja-Maharajas of this legendary land were great patrons of arts and crafts and made remarkable contributions to the field of art and entertainment. Their passion clearly reflect in the forts, palaces, havelis and monuments constructed by them. The architectural brilliance of these establishments have brought them in international limelight. The best examples of architectural wonders in the state include Dilwara Temples, Lake Palace, City Palaces, Jantar Mantar and Jaisalmer Havelis.
Punctuating the dull life of the desert of Rajasthan, the dance and music play a significant role in the life of the people. Dance and music are a great source of entertainment here. No celebration in this land is complete without dance and music. Some of the famous folk dances are the Ghoomar dance and Kalbeliya dance. It's a wonderful experience to see such graceful and energetic dance performances.