If you see a stunning village belle decked up in a colorful ghagra with her hair uniquely braided, you can’t help but fall for her striking looks and fanciful attire. Splashing colors on the dull terrain of Deccan is the tribe ‘Lambada’, even called ‘Banjara’. As forest wanderers they travelled centuries ago from the sand-land of Rajasthan. Comfortably settled in and around the hills of Andhra Pradesh, Lambadas have a rich history, and that shows in their attires and stories. Since they have branched out of from the Rajputs of Mewar, this tribe was actually the warriors. In Maharashtra and Gujarat they are called ‘Vanjaras’.