Vivid culture and alluring life
Areas around the Royal Safari Camp are known for being a home to a fascinating culture. The pastoral clans like Rabaris, Kharapat Rabaris, Jats and Bharvads give this area a unique and vibrant touch.
Known for extraordinary craftsmanship and brilliant embroidery work, all these clans have their own lexicon of motifs and embroidery stitches and other craft techniques. Families and women settled in these parts of Gujarat have perfected the art of making beautiful clothes and decorations. Though many of these skills have since been lost, they are being kept alive today through various handicraft initiatives.
Royal Safari Camp arranges special cultural trips to the surrounding villages, where visitors get a chance to come closer to a rich source of art and craftsmanship. A Weaver’s Co-operative Society at Bajana provides visitors an opportunity to buy souvenirs.
Fairs & Festival
Gujarat is a land of colourful fairs and festivals. In all, every year people of Gujarat celebrates about 3500 small and big fairs and festivals.
Such events give the local people an opportunity to take a brake from their mundane life and indulge into pleasant activities.
Kite festival, Modhera dance festival, Kutch Utsav, Bhavnath festival, Tarnetar fair, Mahashivratri fair, Holi festival, Chitra- Vichitra fair etc. are some of the known fairs and festivals celebrated in Gujarat.
All these ethnic fairs and festivals, enjoyed with full fervour by the locals add to the enchanting experience of one’s excursion.
Tarnetar Fair: Gaiety in abundance
Tarnetar is famous for its fair popularly known as the Trinetreshwar Mahadev Mela held near the Trinetreshwar Mahadev temple. Villagers from all over the region, dressed in their colourful traditional costumes and exquisite jewellery throng Tarnetar during this fair. About 100,000 people belonging to various tribes like Rabari, Kathi, Charan, Bharwads, Koli and other castes come to the fair. The fair attracts a large number of tourists from India and abroad.