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Rajasthan

Rajasthan is a exotic state where tradition and glory meet in beautiful colors against the backdrop of sand and desert. Rajasthan located in northwest of India. It shares a long stretch of border with the neighboring country Pakistan situated on the Thar desert, Rajasthan protects the western border of the country. Rajasthan is one of the driest regions in India. Rajasthan falls into the driest part of the country. The state of Rajasthan is a natural storehouse of hard rocks that produce marbles, granites and slates. Each city of Rajasthan is a great tourist attraction with pride of place going to Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Ajmer, Pushkar and many more.

Rajasthan Cities:-
» Jaipur » Jodhpur » Bikaner » Ajmer
» Kota » Shekhawati » Udaipur » Bharatpur
» Jaisalmer » Mount Abu » Samode » Sariska


Rajasthan at a Glance :-
General Information

Area

:

342.23 sq km.

Altitude

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1220 mts

Temperature

:

Summer 25 - 45 °C

Winter 6 - 12 °C

Rainfall

:

Average rainfall varies 533 mm.

Languages

:

Rajasthani, Hindi and English.

Population

:

5.65 crores

Capital

: Jaipur


Rajasthan Climate:-
Except in the hills, the heat in summer is great everywhere, with a mean daytime maximum temperature hovering at about 43' C in many locations. Winter temperatures vary from 20'-24' C. Hot winds and dust storms occur, especially in the desert tract, where rainfall averages 4 inches annually. In the southwest, rainfall is higher, in part owing to the summer monsoon winds off the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal. The best time to visit is around Mid-October to Mid-March. During the monsoons, Rajasthan is a delight.

Art & Architecture:-
Rajasthan has various schools of miniature painting, largely derived from the mughal style but with some clear differences - in particular, the palace and haunting scenes are complemented by religious themes, particularly relating to the Krishna legends. There are many buildings dating from the 10th to 15th centuries, including the superb Jain temples at Ranakpur and Mount Abu.

Paintings:-
Paintings influenced by mughal court provide an interesting insight into the lifestyle of the centuries and continue to fascinate the scholars to this day. Artists in Nathdwara, Kishangarh and Jaipur still work on miniatures and some of them produce excellent work. The magical quality of the miniature continues to live on. In a different class but with several similarities are the cloth paintings of Rajasthan which includes the phase -- scroll paintings used by the Bhopas and the Pichwais -- cloth hangings used behind the deity in Vaishnava temples.