Rajasthan is a lovely colorful state situated in the heart of vast Thar Desert, the only desert in Indian subcontinent. It is a beautiful state of myriad colors, opulent forts and palaces, rich heritage, rippling sand dunes, folk dance and music, lip-smacking cuisine, handicrafts and exotic wildlife.
Rajasthan is a land of amazing contrasts. On one side there are large cities like Jaipur etc, all growing on fast pace towards a westernized lifestyle and on other side the small villages where you can still hear the stories of valor and chivalry of its past rulers. The city is famous for beautiful handicrafts. This multi-facet land offers accommodation in heritage hotels besides normal accommodation to give visitors a royal treatment and a glimpse of royal lifestyle of the bygone era.
The history of Rajasthan dates back to 2700 B.C. as per the archeological findings of Harappa and Mohenjodaro. The Bhil and the Mina tribes were the original dwellers of this region. Between 2nd to 4th century this state was ruled by Sakas and then the regime was passed to Gupta dynasty between 4th and 6th century. The Huns ruled in 7th century and between 7th to 12th century the land of colors was ruled by martial lineage of Rajputs. This land was invaded by Mughals in 1193 when Mohammed Ghori defeated Prithviraj Chauhan. The mughal emperor Akbar too ruled Rajasthan. The princely states of Rajasthan had very cordial relations with Mughals. Under British Raj, the princely states were renamed as Rajputana and the princely heads had successful alliances with British government. After India's independence in 1947, these states combined to form the state of Rajasthan.
How to reach Rajasthan
Rajasthan by Air - Rajasthan is well connected with rest of the country through its 4 airports namely Sanganer in Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Udaipur, and Kota. Number of government and private airlines operates from these airports.
Rail - Rajasthan has a well established network of Railways connecting it to the other major places of India. The state also has one of the most luxurious trains in world, The Palace on Wheels.
Road - The city is well connected with road as well. Number of private and government buses ply to other important places.