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Location : Northern India
Climate : Generally dry, Monsoon during July-August
Language Spoken : Rajasthani, Hindi, English
Hindi & English Population : 56.47 million (2001 census)
Area : 3,42,239 sq kms
District : 33
Literacy : 61.03%
Majour cities : Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Ajmer, Kota, Churu, Bundi, Chittaurgarh, Bharatpur, Pali , Mount Abu.
The magical land of Rajasthan is famous for its historical sites, rich culture and festivities. Traveling to Rajasthan can be a lifetime experience for anyone. Our colourful tours of Rajasthan presents a variety of forts, palaces, wildlife safaris, desert safaris in charming sand dunes and the mouth-watering cuisines of Rajasthan. Rajasthan is the most colourful state of India and it presents a perfect combination of natural beauty, old culture, romantic sites and chivalry.
Both the Thar Desert and the Aravalli Ranges adorn the landscape of Rajasthan. It is a land of surprises, as the mood swings with the change of the seasons. It is a place abounded by amazing natural beauty and boasts of a rich culture tradition and a glorious history. No other place in the world can claim of the ancestry beyond 2500 B.C. It is now a established fact proven by the historians that the very ancient civilization of the Indus Valley had its harbinger in North Rajasthan. The people who holds a great interest in visiting the old palaces which has a great history attached and wants to spend his time in quite and serene places then Rajasthan is the perfect destination to chose. It has not only history but also a great culture and tradition which pull the visitor. One can also have some adventures like camel safaris and horse riding as well as make the stay comfortable in one of the magnificent palace hotels that remind the glorious past in complete royalty.
Not to forget to mention, the people of this region are warm and hospitable in nature. Whether visitors are in the big cities or in the quaint towns or the villages, the people are always at their help. Accommodation in this mysterious state is not at all a problem. Travellers can put for the night at the grand palace hotels or push in at a heritage hotel in the country side. Available also are rest houses, tents, village huts, only the choice has to be taken at will.
As far as the handicrafts available there are concerned, it is one of the richest states in the country. Rajasthan craftsmen create the most opulent and the riches of treasures of stone, clay, leather, wood, ivory, glass, brass, silver, gold and textiles are given brilliant shapes and forms. There are available lots of shops ranging from the superb ones to the modest priced shops. The villages have their own craftsmen by the name of mobulla, patronized by the local people.
There are many interesting places in Rajasthan which has to offer to the visitors. Sightseeing of the state includes the tour of the majestic Amer palace, the old capital of Jaipur which is a fascinating blend of the Mughal and the Rajputana architecture. Every city has a distinct feature. If Bikaner is famous for camel breeding farm then Jaisalmer is famous for camel safari on sand dunes. In Jodhpur you can experience the massive forts and palaces whereas Udaipur is famous for lakes.
The old walled city of Jaipur, the capital of the state takes back the onlookers to a history of 272 years. The wide streets,huge havelis, lined shops coupled with the businessmen, artisans and courtiers all brings the life of the past days back in to business.
The festivals of Rajasthan are to be seen when ever they are celebrated as the folks surrender themselves completely to the fanfare. Some of the most important festivals of the region are the Pushkar Fair which is one of the largest camel fair held every year in the month of November.Desert festival of Jaisalmer, Gangaur, Elephant festival, Camel Festival and the Mewar Festival held in Udaipur. The dancing, singing, devotional music and the other community activities can completely enthralls the visitors to the land.
When it comes to food and drink, local specialities includes the gatte ki sabzi, papad ki sabzi, mangori,alu methi, and ker sangri. A variety of dal is also available. If you are looking for something spicy and chilly then Rajasthani cuisine is the perfect choice. There are made various types of Indian breads ( rotis or chapatis )from the bajra ki roti,makki ki roti, channa ki roti and cheera. The delicacy with the cup includes the tea, flavored milk and the tasty lassi.