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RAJASTHAN TRAVEL INFORMATION
AREA OF RAJASTHAN STATE: 342,239 sq km
CAPITAL OF RAJASTHAN: Jaipur
MAIN LANGUAGES IN RAJASTHAN: Hindi and Rajasthani
BEST TIME TO VISIT RAJASTHAN: October to March
 

RAJASTHAN - THE LAND OF KINGS

Rajasthan is the Indian state which borders Pakistan on the western side of the country. The name means "Land of the Kings" and the Rajputs who lived here for over a thousand years are known for their code of chivalry and honor. The people of Rajasthan are perhaps the most colorful in a land of color - their history, religion, music and dance, arts and crafts remain vibrantly alive and active - and are presented here in all their variety and ways. Perhaps the most lasting impression that visitors take away with them after travelling through this state is that of color.

History of Rajasthan: The erstwhile Rajputana comprised 19 princely states and two chiefships of Lava and Kushalgarh and a British administered territory of Ajmer-Merwara. Rajasthan State was heterogeneous conglomeration of separate political entities with different administrative systems prevailing in different places. The present State of Rajasthan was formed after a long process of integration which began on March 17, 1948 and ended on November 1, 1956. Before integration it was called Rajputana; after integration it came to be known as Rajasthan.

Art and Craft in Rajasthan : Rajasthan has various schools of miniature painting, largely derived from the mughal style but with some clear differences - in particular, the palace and haunting scenes are complemented by religious themes, particularly relating to the Krishna legends. There are many buildings dating from the 10th to 15th centuries, including the superb Jain temples at Ranakpur and Mount Abu.

Fair and Festivals of Rajasthan : Rajasthan has all the usual Hindu and Muslim festivals, some celebrated with special local fervour, as well as a number of festivals of its own. Rajasthan is perhaps best known for the flamboyant Pushkar Camel fair, held annually in October/November.Exclusive to Rajasthan is the Ganguar fair, which celebrates the love between Shiva and Parvati.Jaipur, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Nathwara and Jaisalmer all celebrate colourful fairs of Gangaur.

Destinations of Tourist Interest : Ajmer | Alwar | Banswara | Barmer | Bharatpur | Bikaner | Bundi | Chittorgarh | Deeg | Dholpur | Dunlod | Dungarpur | Jaipur | Jaisalmer | Jalore | Jhalawar | Jodhpur | Karauli | Khimsar | Kota | Mandwa | Mandore | Merta | Mount Abu | Nagaur | Nathdwara | Pushkar | Ramgarh | Ranakpur | Ranthambore | Samode | Sariska | Sawai Madhopur | Shekhawati | Sikar | Siliserh |Tonk | Udaipur

Cusine in Rajasthan : Rarely has the world seen so rich a cuisine from so little that was available from the land. Rajasthani cooking was influenced by the war-like lifestyle of its inhabitants and the availability of ingredients in this region...

Dance and Music of Rajasthan :Dancing, singing, drama, devotional music and puppet shows and other community festivities which transform the hardworking Rajasthanis into a fun-loving and carefree individual. Each region has its own folk entertainment, the dance styles differ as do the songs. Interestingly enough, even the musical instruments are different.

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Cities of Rajasthan
Ajmer | Alwar | Banswara | Barmer | Bharatpur | Bikaner | Bundi | Chittorgarh | Deeg | Dholpur | Dunlod | Dungarpur | Jaipur | Jaisalmer | Jalore | Jhalawar | Jodhpur | Karauli | Khimsar | Kota | Mandwa | Mandore | Merta | Mount Abu | Nagaur | Nathdwara | Pushkar | Ramgarh | Ranakpur | Ranthambore | Samode | Sariska | Sawai Madhopur | Shekhawati | Sikar | Siliserh |Tonk | Udaipur
Rajasthan Packaged Tours
An Introduction to Rajasthan | Camps in Rural Rajasthan | Rajasthan Heartlands | Palaces in Rajasthan | Kingdoms of Mewar Marwar | Rural Rajasthan Tour | Delhi - Agra - Jaipur Tour | Rajasthan Wildlife Tours | Deser Safari in Rajasthan