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Facts about the Sojat, the mehandi city of Rajasthan

Rajasthan is famous for the production of the authentic Henna powder.

Henna after drying
Henna on the hands of Women (image source: Wikimedia Commons)

One of the most popular forms of hand decoration in India is done with Henna also known as ‘Mehandi’ in India. The best place in India where the Henna culture as an art form can be found in the Sojat city in the state of Rajasthan.

The city of Sojat brings in hundreds of tourists who like to apply henna on their hands. This place is also popular for buying authentic Indian ‘Mehandi’ products. The most original varieties of ‘Mehandi’ can be found in Rajasthan. This is due to the quality of the soil and the climatic conditions that are perfect for this region.

There are some things you can do and places you can visit when you arrive in Sojat city. The following are the few places you must visit if you want to know about the culture and art of Henna (Mehandi).

 

  1. Mehandi Mills: These factories are engaged in the production of the finest Henna powder in the world. The owners of these factories would be happy to give a detailed tour of their facilities as well as the process through which the Henna powder is produced.

 

  1. The Sojat Fort: This huge form is a popular attraction in Sojat city. The fort contains some temples and is currently being promoted as one of the tourist attractions to visit.

 

  1. Handmade scissors: This might sound a little strange but the city is also popular for handmade scissors. If you wish to buy it as a souvenir, then this is the place to find them.

 

Mehandi culture is very popular among Indian women. Women paint their hands in different designs during festivals and important occasions. The culture is very well known among international women travellers as well.

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