Jaipur is a land of
cultural heritage unfolding the legacy of the royal past. When you
are planning to visit Jaipur, it is important to know about the
culture, customs and traditions that are followed there. However,
Jaipur has joined the parade of metropolitan cities; still there are
some traditions and customs in the city, which you will find quite
Jaipur is the
commercial centre for most of the rural regions of Rajasthan, so you
could come across typical Rajasthani men and women wearing turbans
and ghagra-choli respectively during your stroll in the city. The
cultural prosperity of Jaipur is visible in its local festivals and
fairs. In this article, we have covered the people, cuisine,
language, religion, folk dance and music of Jaipur.
Jaipur's cuisine is rich like the royalty of Jaipur. Cuisine of
Jaipur offers many delicacies to gratify the appetite of every
taste. In Jaipur, lot of ghee and butter is used in cooking the
food. Dal-Bati Churma, Dahi Vada, Mawa Kachori, Besan Ka Gatta, Ker
Sangri, Pyaaz Ki Kachauri, Chakke Ki Sabji and Jodhpur Ki Rabri are
some of the main attractions of Rajasthani cuisine. Rajasthani Food
is usually vegetarian, pure and nutritious.
People of Jaipur are quite rugged in their appearance. However,
these desert people are well-built, cheerful and simple rather
untouched by the swiftness of modern times. Here, people prefer to
wear bright colored clothes, as if they are compensating for the
barren landscape. Women of Jaipur like Red, yellow, green and orange
colored attire with a dazzling work of gold/ silver zari or gota.
Tribal Ladies wear loads of Silver jewelry even men too can be
spotted wearing earrings. The men wear turbans or pagadis of bandhej
(tie & dye) in bright colors.
Language is a crucial medium to communicate. The primary language of
Jaipur is Rajasthani. However, Marwari, Hindi and English are also
prevalent in the city.
The main religion which is followed in Jaipur is Hinduism. Other
religions include Jainism, Islam, Sikhism and Christianity in the
Folk Dance and Music
Dance and Music of Jaipur bring liveliness to the desert lands of
Rajasthan. "Ghoomar" is the main folk dance of Jaipur in which the
ladies flaunts their huge ghagras or skirts while dancing. Regarding
music, the people of Jaipur share the royal interest of Rajputs in
Morchang, Naad, Tanpura, Sarangi and many others.
Jaipur is the capital
of Rajasthan and commercial center for rural region. Rural people
used to come to Jaipur for various personal and commercial reasons
such as business and shopping. One can find them walking in the
streets and markets of Jaipur in typical Rajasthani dresses. Men
wearing turbans and women in ghagra-choli are a common view in
The people, language,
religion, cuisine, dance and music of Jaipur are areas we include in
culture section of Jaipur.