Land of Kingdom

Rajasthan comprises of 33 districts and its largest city is Jaipur, which is also its capital. The state located on northwest part of country and is a home of cultural diversity. Its features include the ruins of Indus Valley Civilization, Temples, Forts and Fortresses in almost every city.

History of Rajasthan

The history of Rajasthan dates back around 5000 years. The Bhil and the Mina tribes are said to be its original inhabitants and the first Aryan settlement was established here. The recorded ancient history of Rajasthan dates back to 1200 AD. It was ruled over by the various dynasties including Mauryan Empire (321-184 BC) followed by the first Rajput dynasty during 700 AD.

Rajput clans consolidated their rule (eighth - twelfth century AD) with 21 dynasties. So the region got named as Rajputana (the land of the Rajputs). Later period (1000-1200 AD) is marked by wars for supremacy among the Parmars, Chalukyas, and Chauhans rulers. In this medieval era (1200 AD), this region formed a part of Mughal Empire. Modern era starts with the British rule from 1817 to 15th August, 1945 when India became independent.

How to Reach

VIA AIR : Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI), at New Delhi is the nearest airport which is located at a distance of 250 KM. Regular flights connecting the major cities like Delhi and Mumbai to Jaipur, Jodhpur and Udaipur. Along with the Jaipur International Airport, there are two major airports at Jodhpur and Udaipur that have access to several flights boosting tourism in the state.

VIA TRAIN : Rajasthan has a good network of rail with direct superfast and other express trains from Delhi and Mumbai. Cities like Mumbai, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner and Udaipur are connected with the daily superfast trains. There is a 4600 km of railway track. Jaipur is connected to the other major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad with a network of broad-gauge. Jaipur is the head quarter of North-West Railways.

VIA ROAD : The national highway of Rajasthan is measured 5655 km while the state highway is of 8627 km. NH8 passes through Jaipur and Udaipur. A four lane road connects Agra to Jaipur.

Places to Visit
Mehrangarh Fort

Build by Rao Jodha, a Rathore Rajput in 1459, Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest forts in India. Even today this captivating ancient fort is run by the ancestors of the Maharaja of Jodhpur.

Amber Fort & Palace

Located at a distance of 11 km from Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, the Amber Fort and Palace famously known as the Amer Fort is one of the popular forts of Rajasthan

Jain Temple

Situated in Udaipur at Ranakpur, the Jain temple is listed among the most stunning one out of all the other Jain temples in India.