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Rajasthan Introduction :
The royal land of Kings & Queens, sun kissed desert, mystic forts and glorious palaces invites you for a mesmerizing journey. The state is a hilly and rugged region which extends across the border to Pakistan. Rajasthan with its inexhaustible historical wealth and brilliant architecture is an unparalleled destination on the tourist map of India. It showcases the spectacular fortess city Jodhpur at the edge of the Thar Desert, golden city Jaisalmer with enchanting sand dunes and Bikaner the royal walled city encompassing a medieval aura. It's a place peopled by proud turbaned men and delicately boned women in saris of dazzling colors. Much of India's second-largest state (similar in size to France) is covered by the ever-encroaching Thar Desert, but despite its aridity, Rajasthan was once remarkably prosperous: Traders from as far afield as Persia and China had to cross its dry plains to reach the southern ports of Gujarat, something the warrior princes of Rajasthan were quick to capitalize on.

Rajasthan Camale Rajasthan Fact & Figures :
Area : 342,239 sq. km
Population : 44 million
Capital : Jaipur
Languages spoken : Hindi, Rajasthani
Best Time to visit : Mid-October to Mid-March
Religion : Hinduism, Jainism
Temperature : Summer 25 - 45 °C, Winter 6 - 12 °C

Best time to visit :
You can plan your travel in Rajasthan between July to March; the best time however is between Oct-Feb, except Mount Abu, which is the only hill station in the state.

Fairs and Festivals :
Desert Festival, Baneshwar Fair, Gangaur festival, Mewar festival, Elephant festival, summer festival, Teej, Marwar festival, Pushkar fair and Camel festival.

Food :
If you plan to try Rajasthani cuisine, make sure to ask specify your spice preference. Rajasthani food is traditionally very hot and spicy. Most of the eating-places including some budget hotels serve continental meals as well. A word of advice - if you have a tender digestive system - avoid experimenting with the traditional food.

Music & Dance :
The art of Folk Music and Dances is popular amongst the Tribal people of Rajasthan. Folk Music and dances of Rajasthan arouse the desert in all moods. The spectacular beauty of the land of Rajasthan is elated with the Folk Music and dances performed by the native people. Professional singers of Rajasthan still sing the haunting ballads of Moomal Mahendra, Dhola - Maru and other legendary lovers and heroes. The musical instruments of Rajasthan are simple but quite unusual. Handcrafted by the musicians themselves they are rather unique and include instruments like the Morchang, Naad, Sarangi, Kamayacha, Rawanhattha, Algoza, Khartal, Poongi, Bankia, and Daf. There are dozens of other instruments, which are exclusive to Rajasthan only. It is a rather difficult task to list all the different types of music, dance, and entertainment that can be found in Rajasthan.

How to Reach There :
Air :Jaipur is the main airport to enter Rajasthan. Serviced by all the domestic airlines of India, Jaipur has connections to Delhi, Mumbai, Udaipur, Aurangabad, Jodhpur and few more cities in India. Other major airports are in Udaipur and Jodhpur.
Rail : Rajasthan holidays, like many other facets of the state is another unforgettable experience, more if you consider traveling by train. Palace on Wheels, one of the most luxurious trains in the world, is the highpoint of any travel to Rajasthan. Seven days of unmatched hospitality, living life like a king, in the moving kingdom of Palace on Wheels is just out of this world.
Road : Road transport in Rajasthan, on the other hand, is much better than in the other parts of India. But, most enduring of the memories in Rajasthan is undoubtedly Camel Safari and Horse Safari across the Thar Desert.

Important Cities :
Ajmer, Bharatpur, Bikaner, Bundi, Chittorgarh, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Kota, Mount Abu, Pushkar, Rohetgarh, Udaipur.

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