If you are in love with color and culture, then no other place in India will be able to quench your desire except Rajasthan. As the name indicates, this Indian state is truly ‘the land of rajas and maharajas'. Rajasthan is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Any foreign traveller, coming to India, makes sure to visit this place. Missing Rajasthan on your trip means your attempt to catch the essence of India missed its mark.
History of Rajasthan goes far back to 5000 years. The land was inhabited by Rajput clans in and around 700 AD. Rajasthan was once ruled by several republics in different areas including Mauryans, Malavas, Guptas and Hunas. Rajasthan reached its peak of supremacy under the ruling of Chalukyas, Parmars and Chauhans.
Around 12 AD, this part of India was invaded by Muslim rulers. Akbar, the greatest Mughal Emperor, formed a unified province of Rajasthan. Taking advantage of Mughal's decline, Marathas started to establish their presence in Rajasthan and in the year 1755 they conquered Ajmer.
To know this land, its people and its culture, you have to travel a lot. Rajasthan comprises the most enriched historical places than any other Indian state. Big and beautiful architectural monuments of Rajasthan give the place its long legacy to attract more and more people every year.
Thanks to its vicinity to the capital city, Delhi, any spot of Rajasthan is easy to access via road, rail or air. The state government has also made this land a real treasure trove for travellers by ensuring travellers' assistance services from its side.
Roam around the lanes of Golden Fort of Jaisalmer; feel the beauty of stretches of sand dunes or experience the mesmerizing architecture of Dilwara Jain temple to know why Rajasthan is not just another place to visit but a land of consolation for your body and mind.