Rajasthan is the largest state by area in India. It covers an area of 3,42,239 Sq. Km. It shares international border with Pakistan and with 5 other states of India including Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat. Its capital and largest city is Jaipur, which is also known as Pink City. Jodhpur is also referred as Blue City and desert city of Jaisalmer is called the Land of sand. Geographically, the state is dominated by stretches of Thar Desert and the Aravalli Range. It is also home to three national tiger reserves, the Ranthambore National Park in Sawai Madhopur, Mukundra Hill Tiger Reserve in Kota and Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar.
The state has exhibited spectacular progress in harnessing of mineral resources, agricultural production, development of road transport and communication, and the production of energy resources from fossil fuels to solar power but the rate of economic progress have been slowed to a large extent by growth human population and low levels of human development.
Historical Places :
There are a number of enriching historical places to visit in the state. Here’s a list of the most famous historical places in Rajasthan-
Umaid Bhawan Palace
Karni Mata Temple
Well known Personalities :
This is a list of some famous and notable people from Rajasthan, India
Vijay Singh Pathik
Ladu Ram Joshi
Balwant Singh Mehta
Devi Shankar Tiwari
Jugal Kishore Chaturvedi
Ganesh lal Vyas ‘Ustad’
Mohan lal Sukhadia
Thakur Kesari Singh Barhath
Hira Lal Shastri
Manikya Lal Verma
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
Rajasthan has a rich heritage of its peculiar Art, Culture & Architecture.
The glittering jewellery and attractive handicrafts of Rajasthan have caught the fantasy of the people around the world.
The Kalbeliya dance of Jaisalmer and Ghoomar dance from Udaipur have gained recognition internationally. Folk music is an integral part of Rajasthani culture.
Rajasthan is also famous for textiles, semi-precious stone work and its traditional & colorful handicrafts. Rajasthan is also one of the cultural centre for miniature painting art with its unique Rajasthani or Rajputana school of painting.
Of the numerous lok devtas and devis, the five greatest are worhsipped throughout the Rajasthan, these are – Goga Ji, Ramdevji, Pabuji , Mehaji and Harbuji.
The language of Rajasthan is Rajasthani, an important language of Indo-Aryan family.
Some dialects of Rajasthani are- Marwari, Mewari, Dhundhari, Mewati, Harauti, Malvi, Vaagdi, Bagri, Bhili, Shekhawati etc. Minor Rajasthani Dialects are Dhatki, Godwari, Gujari, Gurgula, Goaria, Lambadi, Sansiboli, Kanjar Boli, Pardi, Gujuri, Lambadi, Bawari, Loari, Gawaria and Bishnoi Boli.
Major Cities :
Some major cities of Rajasthan are-
Attractive Places :
Rajasthan is one of the most precious jewel in India’s crown.
Some major attractive places of Rajasthan are – City Palace, Albert Museum, Amber (Amer) Fort and Palace, Hawa Mahal, Nahargarh Fort, Jal Mahal, Birla Temple, Jantar Mantar Observatory, Jaigarh Fort, Jhalana Leopard Conservation Reserve, Lake Pichola, City Palace, Kumbhalgarh Fort, Sajjan Garh Palace, Fateh Prakash Palace, Haldi Ghati, Maharana Pratap Memorial, Jaisamand Lake, Vintage Car Museum, Mehrangarh Fort etc.
Traveling within Rajasthan could be quite easy for the travelers. Following are the various modes transport:
Air Transport: As far as air transport is concerned, Jaipur airport is Rajasthan's only international airport. There are other airports at Jodhpur and Udaipur.
Rail: By the Indian Railway network. Almost all the important towns and cities of Rajasthan are well connected with the four principal metropolitan cities of India - New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata,Chennai.
Bus: Rajasthan has a wide network of bus services. The government run Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation along with a dedicated bunch of professional private bus operators provide efficient bus services within Rajasthan.