Rajasthan, Maharaja’s country, symbolizes the opulence and grandeur of the land from previous times, located in the north-west part of India. The state boasts a rich history, culture, kaleidoscopic festivals, folkloric music, traditional arts and crafts, delicious food, religious spots, magnificent forts, and Havelis. The melodic tune of the kingdom, ‘Padharo share des,’ impresses a traveler’s spirit in combination with his magnificence and charm.
Rajasthan tourism industry has shown year by year positive growth and is considered to be one of the key contributors to the state’s GDP. In 2018, the state attracted more than 5,19 crore visitors, according to the Tourist Office in Rajasthan. Heritage homes, star hotels, and budget hotels have appeared in the state in order to satisfy the influx of visitors.
History of Rajasthan
Archeological evidence suggests that many parts of today’s Rajasthan formerly were part of the Indus Valley and Vedic civilizations. For a few months, Mauritians, the Indo-Greeks, the Indo-Scientists, the Guptas, and the Hunas controlled some areas of the region, before the rise of the Rajputs in the 7th century CE. In 1192, Muslim rulers founded their involvement in the region. The Mughal dominion under Akbar was recognized by most Rajput rulers.
After the decay of the Mughals, for a short time the Jats took possession of the area, and then the British, the Marathas. Following Indian independence, the former province of Rajputana was recognized as the Indian state of Rajasthan in 1950 for several years. In 1956, the present state borders were created.
Geography & Climate
Rajasthan contains the Thar Desert and the Aravalli, which mostly cannot be populated from the southeast to the north-east. The State shares with Pakistan its northwest and western boundaries. It borders on the north, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh on the northwest, and Gujarat on the southwest.
Rajasthan is defined as extreme temperatures. Summers are tough, monsoons pleasant and winters are chilly. Here. Here. Here. In the summer season, you will visit places such as Mount Abu and Ranakpur. But the best time to visit the country is October-March.
Places to Visit in Rajasthan
Desert National Park
A wildlife sanctuary located in Rajasthan state close to the town of Jaisalmer is 45 km from Jaisalmer Desert National Park. The Desert National Park is situated in the sand dunes of Thar Desert and is known as one of India’s biggest national parks, and also as one of the highlights of the trip.
The Desert National Park was created in 1980 and represents the Thar Desert ecosystem. Spread over 3162 sq. Spread. Kilometers far, the park is surrounded by large sand dunes. The park’s main area features compact bottoms, dunes, and craggy rocks in the salt lake. The national park has many lakes, including Lake Rajbaugh, Lake Milak and Lake Padam Talao.
Although 20% of the park is sand dunes filled, there is an abundance of birdlife in the park. In the park, there are more than 120 resident and migratory birds.
Nahargarh Fort (Near Jaipur)
Nahargarh Fort is situated on the edge of the Aravalli hills overlooking Jaipur’s pink area, 6 km away from Jaipur Juncture Railway Station and 9 km away from Amer Fort. It is one of Rajasthan’s best forts and one of the best places to visit in Jaipur.
In 1734 Sawai Jan Singh II built Fort Nahargarh as a place of retreat. The ramparts spread across the hills around Nahargarh Fort to Jaigarh Fort. It once established a strong defense of Jaipur, along with Jaigarh Fort and Amer Fort. It was called Sudarshangarh, but it was called Nahargarh, meaning tiger dwelling. The spirit of a Rathore king, Nahar Singh Bhomia, is expected to block the construction of this fort. But when a temple was dedicated to him built inside the fort, the spirit was pacified.
Gajner Palace & Lake (Near Bikaner)
A hunting lodge for Bikaner is located on the shores of Gajner Lake, Bikaner at a distance of 34 km from Bikaner. Gajner Palace is a lodge. Located in the middle of the Thar Desert and one of the best spots in Bikaner, Gajner Palace is one of Rajasthan’s main tourist attractions.
In the days of the British Raj, the former governor of the Bikaner, Maharaja Ganga Singh Ji, constructed Gajner Palace mainly as a hunting resort. In 1905, Governor-General Lord Elgin, Lord Erwin in 1927, and in his day, Lord Mountbatten, the Vice-Roy of India were the assembly of many dignitaries at the Royal Magorium. Imperial Sand Grouse was one of the most sought-after invitations to shoot at the Palace during the Christmas season.