Rajasthan Travel Guide

Rajasthan Facts & Figures

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Rajasthan is one of the important tourist destination of India. It is very popular for its historic importance. The ancient Forts, monuments, temples and Havelis of Rajasthan are world famous. The amalgamation of Mughal and Rajputana style of architectural structure monuments of Rajasthan attracts huge tourists to the Desert state. While planning vacations in this beautiful state tourists must know about the place well to where hey are going . Here are some facts and figures about the Rajasthan State of India which will help in your vacation and will let you understand this land of Kings.

Some Travel Guide Facts of Rajasthan

  • Location– Rajasthan is located in the western part of India. It is bordered by Pakistan to the west, Gujarat to the southwest, Madhya Pradesh to the southeast, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana to the northeast and Punjab to the north. It is the largest state of India.
  • Geography– Huge part of Rajasthan is a Desert. The geographical features include the Thar Desert along north-western Rajasthan and the termination of the Ghaggar River near the archaeological ruins at Kalibanga of the Indus Valley Civilization, which are the oldest in the Indian subcontinent discovered so far.
  • Area– Area of Rajasthan State is about 342,239 Square Km, the largest ogf all the states of India.
  • Capital– Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan State of India. It is the largest city of this state and is characterized by its beautiful forts and havellis . Jaipur is also known as the ‘Pink City’ and the ‘Paris of India’. Jaipur is also a tourist hot-spot for both domestic and international tourists.
  • Language– Hindi is the official language of the Rajasthan . Almost everyone in the state knows Hindi. Basically a dilect, Rajasthani is practised by a huge population of the state. Rajasthani language has also got some varieties like Mewari, Bagri, Shekhawati, Ahirwati, Marwari, Dhundhari, Hadoti, Wagdi, Mewati etc and are spoken in different part of the state.
  • Religion– All the religions dwells in the state in harmony and peace. Hindu population is maximum in the state. Muslims population is also quiet high in Rajasthan. 1.4 % of the total population of rajsthan is Sikh while 1.2 % are Jains, followed by other religions
  • Climate– Broadly speaking, Rajasthan has a tropical desert climate. It is extremely cold from October to February while the scorching sun tortures the land from March to September. In summer the maximum temperature of the state varies from 40 degree celsius to 49 degree celsius while in winter temperature goes down upto 0 degree celsius. Rajasthan experiences varied rainfall in different part of the state.
  • Currency– Indian Rupee is used as a currency in the state. There are various currency exchangers in the state as it is a popular tourist destination of India.
  • Transport– Rajasthan has very good network of all the modes of transport. Airways, Roadways and Railways too have good network within cities of Rajasthan and rest of the cities of India also.
  • Tourist Places– Rajasthan is a tourist state of India , it offers various exotic places to visit whether it is a pilgrimage places, monuments, forts, museums, wildlife,adventures, hill station, cultural and many more . Rajasthan offers something for every tourist.

Facts of Rajasthan At a Glance

Capital Jaipur
Communication Hindi, Rajasthani, English
Weather Tropical
Currency Indian Rupee
Summer March – June
Winter October –February
Monsoon July – September
Peak Season October- March
Districts 33
Literacy Rate 68%
Airports 3( Jaipur International Airport, Udaipur Airport, Jodhpur Airport)
Hill Stations Mount Abu
Cuisines Dal Baati Churma, Gatte Ki Sabji , Laal Maas, Kesar Murg
Agriculture Wheat, maize,groundnur, sesame, barley, cotton
Local Transport Auto Rikshaw, Buses, Railways
Shopping Painting, Jwellery, Floor coverings , Textiles
Wildlife Ranthambhore National Park, Sariska Tiger Reserve, Desert National Park, Sita Mata Sanctuary, Mount Abu Sanctuary.

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