Rajasthan is the largest state in India by the terms of area, which is expanded 11% of the land area of the Indian subcontinent. Rajasthan is situated in the northwest of the country. The state shares its international border with Pakistan on the west and northwest sides. It surrounded on the north and northeast by Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh on the southwest by Gujarat, and on the southeast by Madhya Pradesh.
The major natural feature of Rajasthan is the Aravalli ranges. It divides the state into two parts. The region on the west side of the Aravalli is known as the Thar Desert, a western sandy plain, while the area on the east side of the Aravalli falls under the northern part of the intermediate plateau region.
The vast Indian desert has spread over a large area of the western part of the state. These include Sriganganagar, Hanumangarh, Bikaner, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Barmer, Pali, Jalore, Churu, Jhunjhunu Sikar, and Nagaur districts. The lower region, located to the south-east and east of the mountain range, is a raised plain called the Western Plateau.
This north Indian state is divided into 33 districts and grouped into seven divisions. The capital Jaipur is the most populated district in Rajasthan. Jaisalmer is least populated at about 669,919.
Other districts are
Ajmer, Alwar, Banswara, Baran, Barmer, Bharatpur, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Bundi, Chittorgarh, Churu, Dausa, Dholpur, Dungarpur, Hanumangarh, Jalore, Jhalawar, Jhunjhunu, Jodhpur, Karauli, Kota, Nagaur, Pali, Pradhapgarh, Rajsamand, Sawai Madhopur, Sikar, Sirohi, Sri Ganganagar, Tonk, Udaipur.
Rajasthan, the royal and historic Indian state, has emerged as a globally renowned tourist destination with its charm. Rajasthan attracts both domestic and international tourists for its historical forts, palaces, art, and culture. The tourism industry accounts for eight percent of the state’s domestic product.
Monuments to almost all major cities and tourist sites in Rajasthan are admirable examples of the rich and wonderful Indian cultural heritage of the place. The City Palace, Hawa Mahal and Amber fort in Jaipur are famous all over the world. Other than that Golden Fort in Jaisalmer, Kumbhalgarh Fort and Lake Palace in Udaipur, Mehrangarh Fort and Umed Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, Junagarh Fort and Lalgarh Palace at Bikaner, Mount Abu, Jain Temple in Dilwara, Dargah Sharif Ajmer are some of the important places in Rajasthan. They are also among the most favored destinations of many tourists from Indian and foreign.
It is famous for some of India’s wildlife sanctuaries. Ranthambore National Park, Sariska Tiger Reserve, Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, Desert National Park, Tal Chhapar Krishnamya Sanctuary, Darrah Sanctuary, Sita Mata Wildlife Sanctuary, etc
Keoladeo Ghana National Park (formerly known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary) is a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. It is one of the best places in India to bird watch.
Great Indian Desert – Tourist attractions from all over the world are desert sand dunes (rippling.) desert camping, camel safari sand dunes, camel desert expeditions, etc.
Colorful fairs and festivals show the tourists a rich culture and tradition of the state.
Camel Festival in Bikaner (January)
Pushkar Fair in Pushkar (November)
Nagaur Fair in Nagaur (January-February)
Kite Festival (14th Jan of every year)
Desert Festival in Jaisalmer (January-February)
Baneshwar Fair in Baneshwar (January-February)
Gangaur Festival in Jaipur (March–April)
Mewar Festival in Udaipur (March–April)
Elephant Festival in Jaipur (March–April)
Urs Ajmer Sharif in Ajmer (According to Lunar Calendar)
Summer Festival in Mt.Abu (June)
Teej Festival in Jaipur (July–August)
Kajli Teej in Bundi (July–August)
Dussehra Festival, Kota (October)
Marwar Festival, Jodhpur (October)
Pushkar Fair Ajmer (November) is the major fairs and festivals being held in the state.
Best time to visit
October to March is the finest time to visit Rajasthan. Most fairs and festivals are being held during this period. Considering the climatic condition, winter offers an excellent view of Rajasthan for visitors. Winter starts in November and ends in February.
How to reach Rajasthan
It has one international airport and five domestic airports.
Jaipur International Airport,
These airports connect the states with the major cities of India.
Rajasthan is well connected with the main cities of India by rail. Some major railway stations are Jaipur, Kota, Ajmer, Jodhpur, Bharatpur, Bikaner, Alwar, Abu Road, and Udaipur. An international railway, the “Thar Express” connects Jodhpur (India) to Karachi (Pakistan). However, this is only can use Indian and Pakistani people.
By the Road
The state has a good road network of state and national highways and it is well connected to the main cities in the neighboring states. The state-owned RSRTC and many private operators are providing regular bus services to and from these cities.