LocationRajasthan is on north western frontier of India.
Population of RajasthanThe place is home to 68,621,012 people. Density is 200 people per sq. km.
Local timeLocal time zone is IST (UTC: 5:30).
Weather & ClimateThar Desert can be extremely cold at night and hot during daytime. The State basically has tropical dry climate. January is a cold month. The place receives pre-monsoon in July. It rains in July and month of August generally.
HistoryHistorical State of Rajasthan dates back to Indus Valley Civilization. Kalibangan is one of the archeological sites at the place which reveals its history. The place has been under different people at different times and this is what has made Rajasthan a rich cultural State. Gurjars, Yadavs, Charans, Rajputs, Bishnois, Meenas and Bhils are few of the clans who have ruled over the place. Maharana Pratap is famous for his bravery and war that he waged against Akbar.
How to reach: by Air, Bus, Road
- One can use Jaipur International Airport, Jodhpur Airport or the Udaipur Airport to reach Rajasthan attractions.
- The State Transport caters to road traffic to the State. Good roads and Highways connect the State to different parts of the country.
Tourist Places in the City/StateRajasthan is a prosperous state having a rich cultural background and many old historic monuments, forts, blossoming gardens, glistening lakes, eminent lakes etc. Though the western part of Rajasthan is mainly a desert; yet it has some of the glorious ancient forts, palaces and monuments which describe the old cultural heritage of the state of Rajasthan. The main tourist locations in Rajasthan are at Udaipur, Mount Abu, Jaipur and Ajmer. The pink city of India - jaipur is the capital of the state of Rajasthan, domestic and international tourists visit Rajasthan in large number every year. Rajasthan has been endowed with rich art and culture, few of the old monuments and forts situated in Rajasthan have been turned into luxury resorts and hotels for commercial purposes.
CHITTORGARH FORT: - Chittorgarh fort showcases the Rajput style of architecture and stands tall up to 150 meters and above running to an approximate length of 3 kilometers. The fort is widespread over an area of 60 acres of land piece. The fort was built under the Mauryan rule in the country in the 7th century. Chittorgarh fort is located 112 kilometers away from Udaipur high above on a hill near the Gambheri river of Chittorgarh in Rajasthan. In order to reach Chittorgarh one can travel by buses or hire taxis from the city of Udaipur to the fort.
CITY PALACE: - The city palace of Udaipur is situated on the banks of the Lake Pichola and is considered to be the largest palace Complex in the whole of Rajasthan. The city palace was built in the year 1558 and the construction work of the palace got over in the 18th century. The place has many huge gates which are called as "Pols". The main gate which is the entrance to the palace is called the "Bara Pol" which leads to the first courtyard of the palace. The city palace of Udaipur can be reached by either using the local bus services or by hiring the auto rickshaws or taxis.
LAKE PALACE OF UDAIPUR: - Lake palace is one of the most beautiful palace of Rajasthan which is located amidst Lake Pichola on an island called the Jag Niwas island. The palace is the most romantic place to visit in Udaipur which is surrounded by a lake and which adds to the beauty of the palace. The palace was built by Maharana Jai Singh II in 1746. The exceptional scenic view of the palace which seems to be floating on the calm waters can be breath taking. In order to reach the Lake palace one has to hire a boat from the banks of Lake Pichola to reach the palace.