Rajasthan is india’s largest state by area (342,239 square kilometres (132,139 sq mi) or 10.4% of India’s total area). It is located on the western side of the country, where it comprises most of the wide and inhospitable Thar Desert (also known as the “Rajasthan Desert” and “Great Indian Desert”) and shares a border with pakistan along the Sutlej-indus river valley. Else where it is bordered by other Indian states:Gujarat to the southwest; Madhya Pradesh to the southeast; Uttar pradesh and Harayana to the northeast; and Punjab to the north. Its features include the ruins of the Indus valley civilization at Kalibanga; the Dilwara Temples, a jain pilgrimage site at Rajasthan’s only hill station, Mount abu, in the ancient Aravalli mountain range; and, in eastern Rajasthan, the Keoladeo National Park near Bharatpur, a World heritage site known for its bird life. Rajasthan is also home to two national tiger reserves, the Ranthambore National Park in Sawai Madhopur and sariska tiger reserve in alwar.
Rajasthan is one of the most visited states in India. It’s not surprising because it shows India at its most colorful and exotic best. All the things that come to mind when you think of India can be found in Rajasthan — palaces, forts, desert, camels, elephants, and Snake chambers. These classic tourist places to visit in Rajasthan shouldn’t be missed.
Want to see Rajasthan on a tour? Popular G Adventures offers this 15 day Land of the Maharajas small group comfort-style trip and 15 day Rajasthan Adventure small group classic-style trip. Or, if you’re really feeling adventurous, try this 15 day Rajasthan cycling tour fromG Adventure.Udaipur is an enchanting place full of old mansions, beautiful gardens, intricate temples, and grand palaces overlooking expansive shimmering lakes. The City Palace, which stretches along the eastern shore of Lake Pichola, is a highlight. The way it has been constructed is exquisite, with Rajput military architecture and Mughal style decorative techniques both combined together. Its museum displays many royal heirlooms, family photos, and other memorabilia.
Rajasthan is culturally rich and has artistic and cultural traditions which reflect the ancient Indian way of life. There is rich and varies folk culture from villages which is often depicted and is symbolic of the state. Highly cultivated classical music and dance with its own distinct style is part of the cultural tradition of Rajasthan. The music is uncomplicated and songs depict day-to-day relationships and chores, more often focused around fetching water from wells or ponds. Dal batti churma is a very famous food for rajasthan. Rajasthan india is a desrt are were touristor can have lots of fun.