Rajasthan– Rajasthan is where the tales of velour and romance still where an image of fairy tale grandeur. This is the land of fiercely valiant men and woman who chose to die rather then face capture and humiliation. In this desert land exquisite palaces, temples and forts still dominate the skyline. Here the camels amble along, beautiful tall women in brilliantly coloured clothes and carved silver jewellery smile shyly and they still sing old romantic ballads of heroism and passion. It is a desert state of startling contrasts- rippling sand dunes and camels set off the other Rajasthan of deep blue lakes, palaces, gardens and pavilions in red, yellow, orange stone, game sanctuaries and forests. Special handicraft attractions are blue and glazed pottery, Rajasthan miniature paintings, Pichwai paintings, beautiful and distinctive hand printed textile, kota ware enamel, zari and galls embroidered clothes.

Tourist Places in Rajasthan

Jaipur – the poink city, is the capital. Palaces, jantar mantar the famous medieval observatory, museums Airport; Jaipur.

Amber– magnificent palace, fort cenotaphs.

Bikaneran old Rajput capital city palaces. Temples, forts.

Ajmer- a Muslim pilgrimage centre, tomb of saint moinuddin Chisti.

Pushkar- Hindu place of pilgrimage and the site of the largest cattle fair in the world.

Mount Abu, Alwar – Hill stations.

Bundi, Chittaurgarh, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer – desert towns with forts.

Bharatpur, Ranthambher, sariska – bird and wild life sanctuaries.

Shekhawati regain – famous for ‘havelis’ or mansions of rich people. These opulent houses decorated with intricate and rich frescoes are scattered around Sikar, Fatehpur, Mukundgarh, Nawalgarh.

Udaipur- a beautiful city of lakes, palaces, fountains.


List of Districts and Headquarters of Rajasthan, India

DistrictHeadquartersArea (km?)Official website
UdaipurUdaipur13,430www.udaipur.nic.in/
AjmerAjmer8,481www.ajmer.nic.in/
AlwarAlwar8,380www.alwar.nic.in/
BikanerBikaner27,244www.bikaner.nic.in/
BarmerBarmer28,387www.barmer.nic.in/
BanswaraBanswara5,037www.banswara.nic.in/
BharatpurBharatpur5,066www.bharatpur.nic.in/
BaranBaran6,955www.Baran.nic.in/
BundiBundi5,550www.bundi.nic.in/
BhilwaraBhilwara10,455www.bhilwara.nic.in/
ChuruChuru16,830www.churu.nic.in/
ChittorgarhChittorgarh10,856www.chittorgarh.nic.in/
DausaDausa3,429www.dausa.nic.in/
DholpurDholpur3,084www.dholpur.nic.in/
DungapurDungarpur3,770www.dungapur.nic.in/
GanganagarGanganagar7,984www.ganganagar.nic.in/
HanumangarhHanumangarh12,645www.hanumangarh.nic.in/
JhunjhunuJhunjhunu5,928www.jhunjhunu.nic.in/
JaloreJalore10,640www.jalore.nic.in/
JodhpurJodhpur22,850www.jodhpur.nic.in/
JaipurJaipur11,152www.jaipur.nic.in/
JaisalmerJaisalmer38,401www.jaisalmer.nic.in/
JhalawarJhalawar6,219www.jhalawar.nic.in/
KarauliKarauli5,530www.karauli.nic.in/
KotaKota5,446www.kota.nic.in/
NagaurNagaur17,718www.nagaur.nic.in/
PaliPali12,387www.pali.nic.in/
PratapgarhPratapgarh642www.pratapgarh.nic.in/
RajsamandRajsamand3,853www.rajsamand.nic.in/
SikarSikar7,732www.sikar.nic.in/
Sawai MadhopurSawai Madhopur4,500www.sawaimadhopur.nic.in/
SirohiSirohi5,136www.sirohi.nic.in/
TonkTonk7,194www.tonk.nic.in/
List of Indian States, and information like their capital, language of state and year of establishment.
StatesCapitalLanguagesYear of Establishment
Andhra PradeshHyderabadTelugu and Urdu1951
Arunachal PradeshItanagerMiji, Apotanji, Merdukpen, Tagin,Adi, Honpa, Bangini-Nishi1972
AssamDispurAssamese1975
BiharPatnaHindi1912
ChhattisgarhRaipurHindi2000
GoaPanajiMarathi and Konkani1961
GujaratGandhinagarGujarati1970
HaryanaChandigarhHindi1966
Himachal Pradesh
ShimlaHindi and Pahari1948
Mizoram
AizawlMizo and English1972
Jammu & Kashmir

Srinagar (Summer),Jammu (Winter)Kashmiri,Dogri, Urdu, Ladakhi,Pahari,Punjabi and Dadri1948
JharkhandRanchiHindi2000
KarnatakaBangaloreKannda1956
KeralaTrivandrumMalayalam1956
Madhya PradeshBhopalHindi1956
MaharashtraBombayMarathi1818
ManipurImphalManipuri1947
MeghalayaShillongKhasi, Jaintia and Garo1970
Nagaland
KohimaAo, Konyak, Angami, Sema and Lotha1963
Orissa
BhubaneswarOriya1948
PunjabChandigarhPunjabi1966
RajasthanJaipurRajasthani and Hindi1948
SikkimGangtokBhutia, Hindi, Nepali, Lepcha, Limbu1975
Tamil NaduChennaiTamil1688
TripuraAgartalaBengali, Tripuri, Manipuri, Kakborak1956
Uttar PradeshLucknowHindi1937
UttarakhandDehra DunHindi2000
West BengalCalcuttaBengali1947
Union territories:
Andaman & Nicobar1956
Lakshadweep1956
Chandigarh1966
National Capital Territory of Delhi2001
Dadra and Nagar Haveli1941
Pondicherry1954
Daman and Diu1987
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