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RAJASTHAN GUIDE

 
Rajasthan, the land of Prince and Princess the most amazing legends of devotion, romance and heroism come alive. The state is the golden land of India, come and discover with culture heritage with a treasure of history, picturesque architecture and bewitching landscape is unparalleled destination of India. Rajasthan offers the visitors both quiet moments of relaxation and adventure in the desert state. Welcome to the land of cherished memories and preserve a unique and unforgettable experience.


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  RAJASTHAN INFORMATION

 
Rajasthan... The golden glow of desert landscape, Rajasthan capital of Jaipur the shimmering emerald water surrounding the medieval lakes, grand palaces, bustling bazaars, endless desert sands, teeming wild & bird life are as much a part of Rajasthan. As the ships of the desert who sail majestically amidst the tranquility, colour and warmth all around. Land of people, who are brave and chivalrous, people with warlike lifestyle around whom grew the most amazing legends of romance and heroism. Everything here is breathtakingly beautiful, impressive and fascinating. It is packed with history, arts and culture.
 
   

  RAJASTHAN FACTS AND FIGURES

 

Rajasthan at a Glance ...

     
 

Area:    

342,239 sq km

     
 

Languages:

Hindi,English,Rajasthani

     
  No of District:   32
  Population: 44 million
  Best Time to visit: October to March
 
   

  RAJASTHAN HISTORY

 
Ancient Period, upto 1200 AD
Rajput clans emerged and held their sway over different parts of Rajasthan from about 700 AD. Before that, Rajasthan was a part of several republics. It was a part of the Mauryan Empire. Other major republics that dominated this region include the Malavas, Arjunyas, Yaudhyas, Kushans, Saka Satraps, Guptas and Hunas.
The Rajput clans ascendancy in Indian history was during the period from the eighth to the twelfth century AD. The Pratihars ruled Rajasthan and most of northern India during 750-1000 AD. Between 1000-1200 AD, Rajasthan witnessed the struggle for supremacy between Chalukyas, Parmars and Chauhans.

Medieval Period, 1201 - 1707
Around 1200 AD a part of Rajasthan came under Muslim rulers. The principal centers of their powers were Nagaur and Ajmer. Ranthanbhor was also under their suzerainty. At the beginning of the 13th century AD, the most prominent and powerful state of Rajasthan was Mewar.
 
Modern Period, 1707 - 1947
Rajasthan had never been united politically until its domination by Mughal Emperor - Akbar. Akbar created a unified province of Rajasthan. Mughal power started to decline after 1707. The political disintegration of Rajasthan was caused by the dismemberment of the Mughal Empire. The Marathas penetrated Rajasthan upon the decline of the Mughal Empire. In 1755 they occupied Ajmer. The beginning of the 19th Century was marked by the onslaught of the Pindaris.
In 1817-18 the British Government concluded treaties of alliance with almost all the states of Rajputana. Thus began the British rule over Rajasthan, then called Rajputana.
 
Post Independence
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. At present there are 32 districts (including the new district of Karauli), 105 sub-divisions, 241 tehsils, 37889 inhabited villages and 222 towns in the State.
 
   

  RAJASTHAN TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

 
Umaid Bhawan Palace ( Kota) » Jantar Mantar (Jaipur) » Lake Palace (Udaipur)» Dargah Shariff (Ajmer) » Jaislmer Fort (Jaisalmer) » City Palace (Udaipur) » Jaswant Thana (Jodhpur) » Dilwara Temple (Mountabu) » Jaigarh Fort (Jaipur) » Godsisar Lake » Junagarh Fort (Bikaner) » Pushkar Lake(Pushkar) » Lalgarh Palace (Bikaner)» Jhonpara (Ajmer) » Havelis (jaislmer) » Amer Fort (Jaipur) » Pichola Lake (Udaipur) » Hawa Mahal (Jaipur) » City Palace (Jaipur) » Seheliyon ki Bari (Udaipur) » Brahma Temple » City Palace » Umaid Bhawan Palace
 
   

  RAJASTHAN FAIRS AND FESTIVALS

 
The Rajasthani’s love for colour and joyous celebrations is proved by the elaborate rituals and the gay abandon with which he surrenders himself to the numerous fairs and festivals of the region. In addition to the festivals celebrated by the Hindus, Muslims and others, there are also the traditional fairs. There are animal fairs, there are religious fairs and there are fairs to mark the changing seasons. Infact, celebrations occur almost round the year and are a splendid opportunity for the visitor to gain an insight into the life of the Rajasthani. Other than the traditional fairs, recently established festivals which involve elephants, camel races, dance and music have been specially organised for the tourists.
 
   

  HOW TO REACH

 
Rajasthan being a major tourist destination in India, the state is well connected with other parts of the country and is well accessible by air, rail and road. Delhi, the capital of India and most important international gateway is conveniently located at 4 hours distance from Jaipur, the Rajasthan capital.

Air: Jaipur is the main airport to enter Rajasthan. Serviced by all the domestic airlines of India, Jaipur has connections to Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur, Aurangabad, Jodhpur and few more cities in India. Other major airports are in Udaipur and Jodhpur.

Rail: The city is well connected by the railway lines and trains are available from all major cities in the country for here.

Road: Road transport in Rajasthan, on the other hand, is much better than in the other parts of India. But, most enduring of the memories in Rajasthan is undoubtedly Camel Safari and Horse Safari across the Thar Desert.
 
   

  RAJASTHAN MAJOR CITIES

 
Bikaner » Jodhpur » Jaisalmer » Udaipur » Jaipur » Mandawa » Pushkar » Bharatpur » Samode » Kota » Mount Abu
Other cities- Bundi » Sawai Madhopur » Khimsar » Pokhran » Mukundgarh » Nathdwara » Neemrana
 
   

  HOTELS IN RAJASTHAN MAJOR CITIES

 
Bikaner Hotels » Jodhpur Hotels » Jaisalmer Hotels » Udaipur Hotels » Jaipur Hotels » Mandawa Hotels » Pushkar Hotels » Chittaurgarh Hotels » Bundi Hotels » Kota Hotels » Mount Abu Hotels
   

  RAJASTHAN WILDLIFE

 
Rajasthan is the land of some of the finest Sanctuaries and National parks of India and the world. Noted among them are Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary (Keoladeo Ghana National Park) , Sariksa Tiger Reserve and Ranthambhor National Park .One needs to take the help of safaris for better exploration of the wildlife in Rajasthan. You can choose from many options available like Camel Safari, Horse Safari, Tiger Safari, Bird safari or a Jeep Safari to easily negotiate and enjoy the vast and stretched natural habitats of Rajasthan.
 
   

  RAJASTHAN ARTS AND CRAFTS

 
In Concept In Colour In Workmanship The Handicrafts of Rajasthan are incomparable. Be it jewellery, painting, furniture, leatherware, pottery, metalcraft or hand-printed textiles… each object has a subtle and overpowering appeal. And an ethnic aura envelops even the simplest of forms, making each one truly a Collector's Delight. It is therefore hardly surprising when people the world over, call Rajasthan a Treasure-Trove of Handicrafts and a Shopper's Paradise. There is a profusion of exuberant colours and fascinating forms in the handicrafts of Rajasthan. They are infact, a tribute to human refinement and sensibility and also a challenge, as it were, to the stark desert environment. Each period of history had some stroke of ingenuity to contribute to the aesthetic heritage of this land. The kings and nobles were lovers of arts and crafts and encouraged craftspersons in their activities.In Rajasthan people obsessively decorate almost everything -be it a camel, a kitchen wall, their clothes or themselves. No wonder each piece of Rajasthani handicraft never ceases to amaze.
 
   

  RAJASTHAN SHOPPING

 
Today, Rajasthan's markets spill with an exciting array of goods: paintings, jewellery, fabrics and textiles, soft-as-gossamer quilts, clay pottery and blue pottery, durries and carpets, wood, metal and stone sculpture, leatherware and terracotta...

Little bells dance in the breeze, puppets dangle from strings, embroidered footwear brightens up stores, lights glow in huge glass candelabra and gemstones spill across pavements: in Rajasthan's treasure-trove, you could spend days simply exploring the world of the artisan.