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Rajasthan

Located in west part of India, Rajasthan is a paradise for travelers. A landscape where you can find desert all around is incredibly beautiful, however in some parts of Rajasthan you may notice greenery. Famous for its tradition and culture Rajasthan has become the tourist attraction. Every year thousands of people from all over the world visit there and get a memorable experience. Known as a place of raja-maharajas, this city welcomes every one with great warmth and pleasure. Rajasthan is full of forts and palaces; each monument is popular and has a history. Hawa Mahal, lalgarh palace, and chittorgarh fort are places to visit, but the list does not end yet there are many more things to watch out.

Rajasthan is also famous for its art and craft and handloom work which attracts the tourist most. The markets are full of these works and you can buy apparels, antique pieces for home, jewelleries and other treasures. Aravali hill ranges have enriched the tourism of Rajasthan. Moreover wild life sanctuaries are here to make the holidays adventurous. People visit Ranthambhor national park and other sanctuaries to have a glimpse of wild animals which doubles the excitement.

To enjoy with family and friends Camel safari is available everywhere. Most of the tourists travel to Rajasthan during fair and festivals because this is the time when the city looks more beautiful. People wearing traditional clothes and singing folk songs in group with musical instrument, is really a fascinating view. Travelers also visit Rajasthan to offer the prayers in temples. Ajmer sharif and birla temple are religious places in Rajasthan. In Rajasthan, one must try Daal Baati Churma which is a traditional cuisine of the state. For accommodation good resorts are available in Rajasthan.

Fact File of Rajasthan
Population : 64.07 million (2006-07)
Area : 3,42,239 sq km
Location : North-western India; shares domestic borders with Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.
Population Density : 165 (per sq km), Population Growth: 28.4%
Principal Languages : Rajasthani & Hindi
Capital : Jaipur
Time Zone : GMT + 5 hours, 30 minutes
Currency : Indian Rupee (Rs)
Districts : 33
Urban Population : 23.38%
Cities and Towns : 222
Religion : Hindu 89%, Muslim 7%, Jain 1.8%, Sikh 1.5%, Christian 0.1%.
Best Time To Visit : November-March
Climate : Generally dry with extreme temperatures; and rains during July-August
Major Cities : Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Kota, Ajmer, Bikaner, Bhilwara, Alwar
Major Crops : Jowar, bajra, wheat, maize, pulses, barley, gram, oilseeds, cotton, tobacco, sugarcane.
Minerals : Gypsum, mica, copper, tungsten, emerald, asbestos, felspar, glass-sand gypsum, iron ore, lead, zinc, limestone, marble, salt, silver, soapstone & marble.
Industries : Textiles, cement, sugar, chemicals, glass, wool, handicrafts.
Roads : 83,469 km
Railways : 6,228 km