Rajasthan Travel Guide, Information, Tips and Best Information
Rajasthan which is also known as the “Land of Maharajas” is the largest state of India, covering an area of about 342,239 sq. km. It comprises of 33 districts and its largest city is Jaipur, which is also its capital. Being located on the western side of the country, it shares its border with Pakistan to its northwest and to the west it shares its border with Sindh. To its north it has Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana to its northeast; to its southeast it has Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat to its southwest.
Rajasthan is situated in the north-western part of India, referred to as the Desert Jewel of India. A vibrant, exotic state where tradition and royal glory meet in a riot of colors against the vast backdrop of sand and desert. The magic of Rajasthan is unequalled in the world for its heritage, culture, safaris, sand dunes and lush green forests with its wildlife.
The glory of the state is retained by its majestic palaces, forts and monuments. The vibrant culture and rich heritage of this princely state draw innumerable tourists from across the globe.
Climate : The climate of Rajasthan can be divided into four seasons Summer, Monsoon, Post-Monsoon and winter. Summer, which extends from April to June, is the hottest season, with temperatures ranging from 32 degree C to 48 degree C. The fourth season is Winter, from December to March. It's the best period to visit Rajasthan.
Culture : Rajasthan -the land of royalty is a glittering jewel set in the golden sands of a barren deserts landscape.Hindi is the official language of the state. But the principal language is " Rajasthani", and the four major dialects are Marwari in the west, Jaipuri in the east, Malwi in the southeast and Mewati in the northeast. Hindusim is the main religion of Rajasthan. Other significant religious groups in the state are the Jains and the Muslims. Folk Music & Dance The people of Rajasthan live life to the hilt. After hard work in the harsh desert sun and the rocky terrain whenever they take time off they let themselves go in gay abandon. There is dancing, singing, drama, devotional music and puppet shows and other community festivities which transform the hardworking Rajasthani into a fun-loving and carefree individual. Some of the better known forms of entertainment are Ghoomar Dance, Gait Ghoomar, Gait, Chart Dance, Kachhi Ghodi, Fire Dance etc.
PLACES TO VISIT IN RAJASTHAN
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