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Jaipur welcomes tourists with open arms on Rajasthan Diwas

The tourists visiting monuments including Hawa Mahal, Albert Hall, Jantar Mantar, City Palace, and all the forts and palaces didn’t have to shell out any money. The entry was completely free of cost.

March 30, 2019, 11:52 am

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Tourists receives warm welcome in Jaipur on the occasion of Rajasthan Diwas.

Jaipur: Tourists received a warm welcome at all tourist places in Jaipur on the occasion of Rajasthan Diwas on Saturday. Rajasthan tourism department offered free entry to tourists.
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Celebrations at Jantar Mantar on Rajasthan Diwas.

The tourists visiting monuments including Hawa Mahal, Albert Hall, Jantar Mantar, City Palace, and all the forts and palaces didn’t have to shell out any money. The entry was completely free of cost. A warm welcome was extended to tourists at Jantar Mantar and Amer fort. Tourists received traditional welcome with flowers and tilak on their forehead. Tourists were entertained with shehnai vadan, traditional kacchi godhi dance show, and Kalbelia dance. Special programs at monuments highlighting the cultural heritage of the city are being organized to make it a memorable day for the tourists.
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Tourists enjoying on the occasion of Rajasthan Diwas.

Cultural performances will be conducted at the tourist’s spots of the city on Saturday night. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot tweeted, ‘My heartiest greetings on the occasion of #RajasthanDiwas. It is a day to commemorate the valor, strong will power, and sacrifice of the people of #Rajasthan. Let us resolve to make our State a haven of happiness, fulfilling aspirations of one and all’.

History of Rajasthan Diwas:

The day is celebrated on March 30 every year to celebrate the valor of Rajasthani rulers and people. Sardar Vallabhai Patel on this day in 1949 administrated Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II the oath of Raj Pramukh, Bhim Singh Kota as Deputy Raj Pramukh. The day is also known as Rajasthan Foundation Day. The Majestic union of the former significant ‘Rajputana’ states into the glorious state of Rajasthan took place in 1948 on March 30. The state’s tourism department celebrates the day by conducting several events and programmes for locals and tourists at a different location of the capital. An array of Rajasthani Craft, folk art, music and dance are showcased during the events. Rajasthan holds a distinct position among popular tourist places in India due to the immortal royal vibes that are an inseparable part of its existence.

First published: March 30, 2019