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Rajasthan is an Indian state in the northwestern region. Jaipur is its capital city and the languages mainly spoken are Hindi and Rajasthani. The state is mostly arid and is bordered by the Indian states of Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and countries like Pakistan.

The Thar Desert and the Aravalli mountain ranges lie in the state, which is one of the oldest in the world. Some of the Rajput kings who built many forts and palaces in the state are Rana Kumbha, Rana Pratap, Bappa Rawal and Rana Sanga. Rajasthan is the largest state in India.

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Royalty and Indian Heritage are the plus points in Rajasthan tourism. The state is dotted with palaces, havelis, temples and forts. Some of the major tourist destinations in the state are the Amber fort in Jaipur, Chittorgarh fort belonging to the Mauryan Empire, Junagarh fort located in Bikaner, Bundi fort located in Bundi, Mehrangarh fort located in Jodhpur, Jaisalmer fort located in Jaisalmer, Jal Mahal located in Jaipur, Khejarla fort located in Jodhpur, Pichola Lake located in Udaipur, Umaid Bhavan located in Jodhpur and the Kherjala Fort located in Jodhpur.

The Wildlife Sanctuary in Ranthambore National Park was set up in 1957. There are a lot of water bodies in the park. Sarsika is another national park. The Dilwara Temples located in Mount Abu are world famous.

Horseback safaris are available in Rajasthan. Beautiful henna work is done in the state and tourists can get such designs done on their hands. The Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is famous for its collection of birds. Some more wildlife sanctuaries are the Kumbhalgarh, Sita-Mata and Jaisamand sanctuaries. Hot air ballooning is a breath taking experience in Jaipur. The three hour ride takes you across the length and breadth of Jaipur, covering it from an entirely different perspective.

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By Air


The Jaipur International Airport receives flights from Sharjah and Muscat and from major Indian cities like Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Kolkata. International tourists from Europe, North America, China and Middle East Asia can land at the Indira Gandhi International Airport at Delhi.

By Trains


Trains from Rajasthan’s major cities connect most of the other Indian cities. You can find regular train service from cities like Kolkata, Delhi and Mumbai.

The Palace on Wheels train is considered to be one of the most luxurious trains in the world. It is a replica of palatial rooms and with an ambience similar to that. The train covers Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Chittaugarh, Ranthambore National Park, Bharatpur, Udaipur, Agra and Delhi.

By Road


The state is connected to neighboring states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi by four lane highways. Private taxis and jeeps are available within the city for commuting.
 

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