When talked about any type of vacation in India, Rajasthan is one of the top destinations that usually click to everyone’s mind especially travelers. Commonly referred to as the ‘land of Maharajas’, Rajasthan is widely known for its erstwhile Rajput rulers, massive forts and magnificent palaces, golden sand of Great Indian Thar Desert, the unique culture and traditions, colourful local dresses and turban, happening fairs and festivals, delectable local cuisines, and much more. The endless stretches of desert, the Aravalli mountain range along with rich and varied wildlife and waterbodies altogether bestowed Rajasthan with an amazing landscape that attracts tourists in large numbers from different parts of India and abroad. Each and every facet of Rajasthan is very unique that impresses the visitors a lot.
The desert land of Rajasthan holds an important place in the tourist map of India and this is one of the country’s most visited tourist destination. With its naturally gifted and man-made resources and diversified landscape, Rajasthan draws from across the globe. As a tourist destination the state of Rajasthan offers almost everything that a discerning tourist, history lover or an adventure seeker is looking for.
If you say about the presence of rich and varied wildlife in Rajasthan, obviously, those less known about the state would react with a big surprise. Reason is very clear before all, since the state is not having much favourable climate and topography for wildlife. Hence, it becomes somehow hard and impossible to imagine any wildlife in the state of Rajasthan. However, truth is stranger than fiction, the desert state of Rajasthan is bestowed with rich flora and fauna that flourish in the national park and wildlife sanctuaries.
Rajasthan is having a very rich historic past as the region had been ruled by many dynasties and powerful emperors. The ancient rulers of Rajasthan were having their own way of ruling the state and living style. Hence, over the years, the state of Rajasthan became an amalgamation of varied cultures that altogether provided a unique identity to the state. Even today the age-old culture and traditions of Rajasthan can be witnessed in the forts, palaces, ancient monuments and lifestyle of locals.
Be it a historian, art and culture lover or a common traveler, the history of Rajasthan always remains part of the vacation itinerary. Any trip to Rajasthan is incomplete without exploring the historic attractions of the state that are situated in and around major cities and tourist destinations. Rajasthan, often referred to as the land of Kings (Maharajas) is bestowed with a rich historic past. As per the records the history of Rajasthan dates back to around 5000 years ago.
Rajasthan is renowned worldwide for its Great Indian Thar Desert commonly called as Thar. One of the biggest desert stretches of the world, Thar Desert spreads over an area of 4,46,000 sq kms from western and north-western regions of Rajasthan in India to west into the mainlands of Pakistan. The area occupies by Thar Desert in India is 2,08,110 sq kms. Some portions of Thar Desert stretched out in the Indian states of Punjab, Haryana and Gujarat.
Rajasthan, the largest state of India (areawise) has got a diversified topography from the nature. Mainly known for its desert expanses spreading over more than 2 lakh sq. kms, the state of Rajasthan is also having mountain ranges of Aravali hills. The landscape of Rajasthan comprised of plains, deserts, hills and forests altogether put a great impact in the state’s climate. Usually the climate of Rajasthan remains very hot most of the year that somehow makes the trip across the state uneasy.
The desert land of Rajasthan was ruled by Royals in the past especially in the medieval and modern period. The erstwhile Maharajas of Rajasthan have left many landmarks across the state. During their rules the Maharajas used to enjoy great luxuries and spent a prosperous life with great enthusiasm. Even today during a trip of Rajasthan you can observe the luxurious lifestyle of Maharajas at many places that are preserved in palaces, havelis (mansions) and historic monuments.
Rajasthan, the land of Maharajas is famous across the country and world for its unique culture and traditions. The medieval period and modern period especially the last few centuries have left an incredible and deep impression upon the current generations. The arts and crafts, historic monuments, distinctive outlook of people, rich culture and traditional practices altogether give Rajasthan a distinct identity of its own.
When talked about any type of vacation in India, Rajasthan is one of the top destinations that usually click to everyone’s mind especially travelers. Commonly referred to as the ‘land of Maharajas’, Rajasthan is widely known for its erstwhile Rajput rulers, massive forts and magnificent palaces, golden sand of Great Indian Thar Desert, the unique culture and traditions, colourful local dresses and turban, happening fairs and festivals, delectable local cuisines, and much more.
The land of Maharajas Rajasthan was ruled by several rulers in the past who had constructed massive forts for running the empires and palaces for their personal stays. The magnificent forts and palaces even today stand as a witness to the rich historic past and grandeur of the royal Maharajas. Actually constructed to safeguard the territory from invasions of the enemies, the forts and palaces of Rajasthan have become a unique identity of the state.