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Notice Rajasthan, Delhi & AgraSee the Taj Mahal in a brand new gentle with a romantic nighttime viewingAppreciate the stability of guy and nature at a Bishnoi villageNibble highly spiced bhajia at Delhi's bustling bazaarsBat eyelashes with camels on the kaleidoscopic Pushkar Camel FairIn This GuideFrom barren region to Delhi: 1000-plus hours of writer study, enormous quantities of educate rides, one hundred sixty five tasty thalisBrush up on neighborhood artistry and decide up purchasing assistance from the Rajasthan Arts & Crafts chapterInsightful, all-new tradition and background chapters via a Delhi-based authorContent up to date day-by-day - stopover at for up to date studies, updates and vacationer insights

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Alcoholic Drinks There’s a plethora of local and national brands of beer, but little to tell them apart as most are straightforward pilsners containing around 5% alcohol. Most travellers champion Kingfisher; Royal Challenge, Dansberg, Golden Eagle, London Pilsner and Sandpiper, imbibed ice-cold, are all equally refreshing. Local whiskies Peter Scott, Antiquity and Solan No 1 are all palatable if drunk with sufficient mixers. Though the Indian wine industry is still in its infancy, there are signs that Indian wines are slowly being accepted into local and international markets.

Consider shopping at cooperatives, which have been set up to protect the income of day labourers and promote handicraft producers at a grass-roots level. Don’t buy the assorted pieces of antique house fixtures you’ll see up for sale, which may be slowly stripping the land of its traditional architecture. Ask to visit the place where a shop’s items are manufactured. It’s at least one way of seeing for yourself the conditions under which workers are producing goods. Check out the listings in Smart Shopping (p57), which includes shops and organisations dedicated to promoting Rajasthan’s artisans.

The ancient art of phad (scroll) painting also survives in Rajasthan, whereby a long rectangular cloth is meticulously painted to depict the exploits of folk legend. Modern art, too, has its place in larger cities: try the splendid Juneja Art Gallery (p173) for a glimpse of contemporary Rajasthani art. Finally, mural painting, especially in the Shekhawati region, has always played an important part in Rajasthan’s artistic life. The region’s painted havelis (traditional ornately decorated residences) form a sort of open-air art gallery, with work in a kaleidoscope of colour and styles (see p283).

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