The princely Rajasthan is the largest state in India in terms of area. Located in the western part of the country, it mostly comprises of the Thar Desert, also called 'The Great Indian Desert'. It shares its border with the Pakistani provinces of Punjab and Sindh in the northwest and west, respectively. On the other side, it is bordered by other Indian states such as Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Gujarat.
Some of the major crowd-pullers of Rajasthan are the Indus Valley Civilization, the Dilwara Temple and the only hill station, the magnificent Mount Abu in the Aravalli Mountain Range. Rajasthan is also known for its World Heritage Site, the ravishing Keoladeo National Park in Bharatpur that offers shelter to a wide variety of birds. The famous tiger reserves, the Ranthambore National Park and Sariska Tiger Reserve, are located in Rajasthan. Its largest city is Jaipur, which happens to be the capital of the state.
Jaipur is popularly known as the Pink City. The city is dotted with stately palaces and havelis. The richness of those bygone days is noticeable in the local culture till date. There is plenty of scope for sightseeing within the city walls. Apart the tourist sites of interest, the local handcraft, music, art and culture, and dance draw equal attention. Tourists from across the globe flock here to indulge in the city's grandiosity.
What makes this place unique is its topology - it's a combination of desert, mountain range, rivers, etc. The region is also home to dry deciduous forest that features broadleaf trees such as Teak, Acacia or Babool, to be found in the exotic Kathiarbar- Gir dry deciduous forest eco region. The land is also known for its widespread national parks and wildlife sanctuaries.
A Magnificent Experience
Rajasthan is famous for its fort and places, and wherever you venture in this state you are sure to see a plethora of them. However, there are some of them which are of high significance both in terms of tourist attraction and historical value –