Rajasthan, Indian State - Informative & researched article on Rajasthan, Indian State
 Indianetzone: Largest Free Encyclopedia of India with thousand of articlesStates of India

 Art & Culture|Entertainment|Health|Reference|Sports|Society|Travel
Forum  | Free E-magazine  | RSS Feeds  
States of India|Indian Cities|Beaches of India|Hill Stations in India|Forests in India
Home > Travel > States of India > Rajasthan
Rajasthan, Indian State
Rajasthan symbolizes royalty, gallantry, resplendence, festivals and who can forget the wide, barren yet the striking Thar Desert. Its culture, festivals, customs are deeply associated with the ancient Indian culture.
 Rajasthan, Indian StateRajasthan is unparalleled for its majesty, heritage, culture, safaris and sand dunes. The name of this state literally means `the land of the rajas (kings). ` Rajasthan presents everything that is Indian in essence. Its diverse landscape attracts tourists from all over the world. The state ensures that the travellers do not face any kind of trouble while touring the state. These are some of the reasons why Rajasthan is a popular tourist destination in India.

History of Rajasthan
The Rajputs and the Mughals have contributed greatly in shaping the history of Rajasthan. Originally it was the dwelling place of the Rajputs who are considered the most chivalrous community in India. Archaeological excavations closely associate Rajasthan with the Harappan civilization. The state has witnessed a number of wars that were fought to possess it. The glory of Rajasthan reached its peak under the reign of the Mauryas.

Geography of Rajasthan
Rajasthan, Indian State This is one of the major factors why Rajasthan has grown as a popular tourist destination. The two varied physical feature has blessed Rajasthan with a unique landscape. On one hand lies the Aravalli Mountain Ranges and on the other hand lies the Thar Desert. So the tourists can either enjoy the cool summers of Mount Abu or check out the shimmering golden sands of Jaisalmer. The region of Rajasthan has been divided into 32 districts. The important cities are Jaipur (capital), Jodhpur, Udaipur, Ajmer, Bikaner, Jaisalmer and others.

Demography of Rajasthan
The Rajasthani population is dominated by the Hindus. In Rajasthan 88.8% of the population are Hindus. Muslims make up 8.5%, Sikhs 1.4% and Jains 1.2% of the population. Rajasthani is the most widely spoken language. However, Sindhi, Punjabi and Gujarati languages are also spoken here.

Culture of Rajasthan
The culture of Rajasthan encompasses folk art as well as other traditional art and craft. A lot of artistry reflects the influence of the Mughals. Whether it is performing arts, lifestyle, food or handicrafts the impact of all kinds of tribes and communities are apparent in Rajasthan. Once upon a time the performing arts received royal patronage. Another important attraction of Rajasthani culture is its festivals. The vibrant colours and the zeal with which it is celebrated are unprecedented. Adventure sports are quite common in Rajasthan. Aero sports like gliding, paragliding, ballooning, parasailing and other sports like trekking and horse ridding are also popular sports here. Polo and cricket have a lot importance too.

Education in Rajasthan
Education is an important aspect of its culture. A large number of schools, colleges and adequate number of universities are there for the students. The educational institutes mirror the modern India. The literacy rate in Rajasthan is 67.06% according to the 2011 census.

Rajasthan, Indian State Administration of Rajasthan
The Current ruling party in Rajasthan is Indian National Congress. The present Chief Minister is Ashok Gehlot. The political dominion of Rajasthan remains dominated by India`s two biggest political parties, BJP and the Congress.

Economy of Rajasthan
The economy of Rajasthan is mainly dependent on agriculture and the small scale industries. The handicrafts industry is an important sector as it attracts a lot of buyers. Apart from these the tourism industry is at its best here. The antiquity of this place is a major tourist attraction. Hence all kinds of measures are taken to promote travel and tourism in Rajasthan.

Tourism in Rajasthan
Known as the `Land of Palaces and Forts`, Rajasthan situated in the Northern part of India is decked with alluring palaces, magnificent forts, a rich culture and heritage. The state encompasses most of the area of the Great Indian Desert. Mount Abu, known as one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world is famous for its Dilwara Temples.

(Last Updated on : 15/02/2014)
Recently Updated Articles in States of India
Leisure Tourism in Jamnagar District
Leisure tourism in Jamnagar District in Gujarat consists of interesting historical monuments, forts and palaces which bear testimony to the rich historical accounts associated to this part of the nation.
Districts of West Bengal
Districts of West Bengal figure nineteen in number. They add to the cultural and artistic heritage of the state of West Bengal. Alipurduar is now formed as Alipurduar District.
Surathkal is a suburb of Mangalore, in Karnataka, where the renowned National Institute of Technology Karnataka is situated. Surathkal beach also serves as a popular tourist destination
Districts of Meghalaya
Districts of Meghalaya comprises a total of seven administrative districts. Administration of each district is headed by a Deputy Commissioner.
Tamilakam is used to denote a single area where the Tamil was a natural language and culture for common people.
E-mail this Article | Post a Comment
Forum on States of India
Free E-magazine
Subscribe to Free E-Magazine on Travel
Rajasthan, Indian State - Informative & researched article on Rajasthan, Indian State
Contact Us   |   RSS Feeds
Copyright © 2008 Jupiter Infomedia Ltd. All rights reserved including the right to reproduce the contents in whole or in part in any form or medium without the express written permission of
Jupiter Infomedia Ltd.