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Rajasthan, the beautiful desert state of India, is perhaps the most fascinating and colorful state of the country.
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Tour in RajasthanRajasthan, the beautiful desert state of India, is perhaps the most fascinating and colorful state of the country. Known for its vibrant and colorful traditions, arts, heritage and culture, Rajasthan has a very rich cultural and historical past. The land of valiant Rajputs, Rajasthan has some of the most fascinating Forts, Palaces, Historical monuments and heritage cities of India.

Rajasthan is an abode that inherited a magnificent heritage from the past. Given its historical and cultural richness, the whole of Rajasthan appears to be a Heritage site. Amazing historical heritage in the shape of monuments and their ruins, forts, palaces, caves, tombs, mosques and temples make Rajasthan a perfect heritage destination for those who want to peep into its colorful past. The Rajputs like the Mughals were prolific builders and have patronized some of the most distinguished and impressive forts and palaces in Rajasthan. Almost every city of Rajasthan is lined with some of the architectural masterpieces, which tell about the magnificent past of the land.

Tourism

Rajasthan TourRajasthan is incredibly attractive when it comes to tourism. Every third tourist that comes to India moves to Rajasthan. Rajasthan has an incredible magic which makes people spell blinded and stay there for a long time to enjoy the memorable experience. The state capital is Jaipur. Geographical features include the Thar Desert in western Rajasthan and the termination of the Ghaggar River. One of the world's oldest mountain ranges, the Aravalli Range, cradles the only hill station of Rajasthan, Mount Abu, and its world famous Dilwara Temples. Eastern Rajasthan has two national tiger reserves, Ranthambore and Sariska, as well as Keoladeo National Park near Bharatpur, famous for its bird life.
 

Climate of Rajasthan

The climate of Rajasthan can be divided into Four seasons:
Pre-Monsoons, Monsoon, Post-Monsoon and Winter.
Pre-monsoon
Which extends from April to June, is the hottest season, with temperatures ranging from 32oC to 45oC? In western Rajasthan the temp may rise to 48C, particularly in May and June. At this time, Rajasthan only hill station, Mt Abu registers the lowest temperatures. In the desert regions, the temperature drops in night. Prevailing winds are from the west and sometimes carry dust storms (we call them aandhi).

The second season
Monsoon extends from July to September, temp drops but humidity increases making it very uncomfortable, even when there is slight drop in the temp (35oC to 40oC). We have about 90% of our rains in this period.

The Post-monsoon
Period is from Oct to December. The average maximum temperature is 33oC to 38oC, and the minimum is between 18oC and 20oC.

The fourth season
The winter or cold season, from January to March. There is a marked variation in maximum and minimum temperatures and regional variations across the state. January is the coolest month of the year. And temp may drop to 0oC in some cities of Rajasthan, like Churu. There is slight precipitation in the north and north-eastern region of the state, and light winds, predominantly from the north and north-east. At this time, relative humidity ranges from 50% to 60% in the morning, and 25% to 35% in the afternoon.

 

Temp. & Rainfall

January to March April to June July to September October to December
50° F - 80° F
4 MM - 7 MM
75° F - 105° F
11 MM - 30 MM
70° F - 95° F
100 MM - 165 MM
55° F - 85° F
3 MM - 8 MM
 

Culture of Rajasthan

Hindi is the official language of the state. But the principal language is "Rajasthani", and the four major dialects are Marwari in the west, Jaipuri in the east, Malwi in the southeast and Mewati in the northeast. But Hindi language is replacing Rajasthani. Moreover, you will find English speaking people in all the major cities, and in remote villages also you will find someone who can speak and understand English. But other languages are completely unknown. You may ask Tour Operators to help you on this and they do have guides who know almost all the languages.

Jaisalmer TourMusic & Dance
Every region has its own very dialect of music and dance. The Ghoomar dance from Udaipur and Kalbeliya dance of Jaisalmer have international recognition. Folk music is a vital part of Rajasthan culture. Songs are used to tell the legendary battles of Rajputs. Folk songs are commonly ballads which relate heroic deeds, love stories, and religious or devotional songs known as bhajans and banis and often accompanied by musical instruments like dholak, sitar, sarangi etc.

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Rajasthan is known for its traditional and colorful art. The block prints, tie and die prints, Bagaru prints, Sanganer prints, Zari embroidery are major export products from Rajasthan. Handicraft items like wooden furniture and handicrafts, carpets, blur potteries are some of the things you will find here. Rajasthan is shopper's paradise.

 

Religion

ReligionHindusim is the main religion of Rajasthan. Other significant religious groups in the state are the Jains and the Muslims. There are many local folk heroes and local deities such as Pabuji, Ramdeoji, Gogaji, Mehaji, Tejaji & Harbhuji.

Rajasthan is famous for the majestic forts, intricately carved temples and decorated havelis. Jantar Mantar, Dilwara Temples, Chittauragrh Fort, Lake Palace Hotel, City Palaces, Jaisalmer Havelis are true architectural heritage.
   
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