Rajasthan Tour Guide

Rajasthan Travel Guide & Travel Infrmation

In terms of area, Rajasthan is the largest state in India. It is situated in the northwestern territory of the country. The state bears testimony to the rich cultural heritage of the Rajput era and you will get to see a host of historic palaces and forts, picturesque lakes, temples and mosques, vibrant marketplaces, sprawling deserts, hill stations, and diverse flora and fauna. It is also rightly depicted as “The Land of Kings”. Rajasthan is the state which features a blend of scenic beauty and man-made architectural wonders. The myths, traditions, handicrafts and folk music of Rajasthan are popular all over the world.

Geographical location of Rajasthan

The coordinates of Rajasthan (Jaipur) are 26.57° North latitude and 73.83° East longitude. The entire western boundary of Rajasthan is edged by the territory of Pakistan. Rajasthan is bounded by Madhya Pradesh in the southeast, Gujarat in the southwest, Punjab in the north, and Haryana and Uttar Pradesh in the northeast as well.

Some interesting facts and figures about Rajasthan

  • Area: 342,239 km2 (132,139 sq miles).
  • Altitude: (Jaipur) 431 meters above sea surface.
  • Climate Summer: Maximum temperature 45°C and minimum temperature 25°C.
  • Climate Winter: Maximum temperature 30°C and minimum temperature 10°C.
  • Rainfall: 40-110 cm on an average.
  • Largest city: Jaipur.
  • Capital city: Jaipur.
  • Population: 68,621,012 (2011)
  • Chief Minister: Ashok Gehlot
  • Languages Spoken: Rajasthani, Marwari, English and Hindi
  • Best Season to visit: October to March.

State symbols

  • Animal: Chinkara (or antelope)
  • Bird: Great Indian Bustard or Godawan
  • Tree: Khejari
  • Flower: Rohida

How to reach Rajasthan

By Air: Udaipur Airport, Jaipur International Airport, and Jodhpur Airport are the three major airports in the state. These airports join Rajasthan with all the important Indian metros like Mumbai and Delhi. Jaisalmer and Kota also have airports, however commercial/passenger operations have not started yet. By Rail: Railways join Rajasthan with all the principal Indian cities. The main railway stations of the state are Kota, Jaipur, Ajmer, Bikaner, Jodhpur and Udaipur. Three Rajdhani Expresses serve the sole electrified segment of Kota city and there are train services across all important cities. The Thar Express is an international train service which runs from Karachi to Jodhpur. Nonetheless, this is not available for international tourists at the present time. Overnight trains are available from Mumbai and Delhi. Palace on Wheels and Royal Rajasthan on Wheels are two luxury special trains to tour the whole Read More….

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The major places of interest in the state of Rajasthan

Rajasthan is known all over the world for the majestic forts and palaces, and delicately sculpted havelis and temples that were the creations of the Rajput rulers. The lakes of Udaipur, the fortresses of Jaipur, and the desert citadels of Bikaner, Jodhpur, and Jaisalmer are top tourist draws in the state. Mount Abu is the only hill station in the state and there are many temples and lakes in the area. The state experiences considerable number of footfalls from international travelers every year.The major places of interest in the state of Rajasthan are as follows: Read More….

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