Rajasthan - the Land of Kings and Maharajas is rightly called due to the presence of various dynasties. It was ruled by the Mauryan Dynasty in 321-184 BC followed by the rise of the Rajput era during the 9th century. Rajputs are considered as the most influential and powerful dynasty undefeatable spirit and patriotism. The medieval era marked the rule of the Mughal Empire in the region followed by British Rule till India’s independence.
Rajasthan is the largest state of India, which covers an area of 342,239 sq km located in the northwestern edge of the country sharing its borders with Pakistan and Sindh along with five other Indian states. It covers around 10.4 percent of the total geographical area of the country. Jaipur is the largest city of Rajasthan, which also serves as its capital.
The history of Rajasthan dates back to 3300 BC where Kalibangan (located in Hanumangarh district) served as the major provincial capital of the Indus Valley Civilization. There are also traces of settlement of Harappan civilization at an archeological site at Balathal. Stone Age tools relating to 5,000 to 200,000 years were found in Bundi and Bhilwara districts.
The geographical diversity of Rajasthan makes it unique from all other Indian states. It is home to the Thar Desert, Mountain ranges, hill stations, luxuriant forests, rivers, national parks and sanctuaries, forts and many more. There is no other state in India where you can find all these things together. The town of Pushkar is home to the world’s only Lord Brahma Temple.
Rajasthan’s diverse cultures reflect the ancient Indian way of life. Some of the popular Rajasthani cultures are Chang, Bhopa, Chang, Ghindar, Teratali, parth dance, etc. The Ghoomar dance and Kalbeliya dance of the state have gained worldwide recognition for their cultural significance. Folk music also forms an important part of its culture, which includes devotional songs, ballads on love stories or heroic deeds accompanies by dholaks, sitar and other musical instruments.
Travelogy India is offering various Rajasthan Tour Packages to experience the grandeur of royal Rajasthan. The best time to visit Rajasthan is from November to February to avoid the scorching summer sun. By visiting Rajasthan, tourists can explore a mini India. They can visit the Thar Desert, which is the world’s 17th largest desert. They can visit India’s oldest mountain range i.e. the Aravali mountain range. The six hill forts of Rajasthan designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site, built by the Rajputs are must-visit monuments in Rajasthan. Rajasthan is also home to a wide range of wildlife sanctuaries like Mount Abu Sanctuary, Sariska National Park and so on. Rajasthan also hosts many important annual fairs and festivals like Desert Festival, International Folk Festival, Literature Festival etc. which are a delight for tourists.
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