Rajasthan is located in North India. It borders Punjab in the north, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh in the North East, Madhya Pradesh in the East and Gujarat in the South. Huge areas of the state of Rajasthan consist of the biggest Indian desert the Thar Desert. The Arid Thar also boasts of Mount Abu famous for its flora and fauna. While the Aravalli Hills provide the much needed relief to this arid land, the wide spread sand dunes of the desert and the arid region make it one of the toughest terrains in the world. << Click to Book Your Tour Online >>
The oldest chain of Fold Mountains the Aravalli range splits the area into two geographical zones. The desert on one side and the forest belt on the other. The rocky range of Amber, hilly range of Mewar the river basin of Bharatpur and fertile Aravalli range all combine to make the geography of Rajasthan truly unique.
The ancient history of Rajasthan dates back to 1200 AD, when it was a part of different dynasties including the glorious Mauryan empire. It wasn’t until the mid sixth century that the brave Rajputs, Warriors, Par excellence came to dominate the region.
Rajasthan was divided into Kingdoms and the valiant Rajputs kept themselves busy with skirmishes among the neighbouring kingdoms or else they faced the Turks, the mighty sultans of Delhi’s last sultanate and later, the great Mughals, It was around this time that Rajasthan came to be called as Rajputana. Ranauday singh, his son Rana Pratap, Bhappa rawal, Rana Kumbha and Prithiviraj chauhan were some of the most famous rajput warriors of this time.
Later most of the region came under the Mughal rule, followed by the Marathas, Between 1817 and 1818 almost all the princely states in the region entered into alliances with the British on November 1st 1956, the state of present day Rajasthan came into existence. << Click to Book Your Tour Online>>
Rajasthan General Information
The capital of Rajasthan is Jaipur.
There are 33 districts in this state
The principal languages spoken by this people are Hindi and Rajasthane.
This State’s Bird is Great Indian Bustard.
Chinkara is this state’s animal.
This state’s flower is Rohida.
Rajasthan has a great tradition of folk music and their instruments can be divided into percussion Instruments wind instruments and string instruments the dhol, dholak and nagara are popular percussion instruments. While the common wind instruments are the shehnai and flute, the poongi, the algoza and satara. String instruments include a kind of sarangi, while the thali which is a metal platter. It is also another folk instrument.
Desert National park
The Desert National Park in Rajasthan is a protected sanctuary. This park is considered not only the largest state in the state of Rajasthan, but is among the largest in India. It is made up of extinct salt lakes and thorny scrubs and a considerable area consists of sandy dunes. The desert is a harsh place to sustain life and thus most of the fauna and flora live on the edge. This place attracts large flocks of migratory birds.
Deposits of Zinc, copper and other minerals have helped the growth of industry in Rajasthan. The Khetri copper complex is the bigger copper plant in India. Mining is a very important industry and there are about 42 major and 28 minor mines that provide employment to around 2 million people some agricultural products also help industrial growth.
In general, industry in Rajasthan is made up of heavy, medium and small scale industries and the service industry. The heavy industries include ceramics, textiles, block printing, Wollen and carpet industry, marble and granite gems and jewellery. In short, though agriculture is the main occupation of the people. The industrial sector is also very important as it accounts for about 32.5 percent of the total share of the state’s economy. << Click to Book Your Tour Online >>