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 Rajasthan

 Tuesday, July 06, 2016

Welcome to Rajasthan, the Land of Kings

Rajasthan is the largest state by area of India, formed on 30 March 1949 when the former princely states of Rajputana merged to create India as it is known nowadays. It is situated in the north west of the country. Its capital and largest city is Jaipur, which means “the Victorious City”. It is also known as Pink City because it was repainted all in pink, in respect of Prince Albert's visit in 1876, due to the fact that this color symbolizes a warm welcome. Parts of what is now Rajasthan were part of the Indus Valley Civilization so the History of this state was built 5 000 years ago. Rajasthan used to be led by empires and kingdoms which created its great epic through time.

Sightseeing

A whole series of palaces, forts and Hindu temples are yours to discover! You can find the Hawa Mahal in Jaipur, also known as The Palace of the Winds, which is a marvel of the Rajput architecture. The Mehrangarh in Jodhpur is the most famous fort of Rajasthan and the temples of Dilwara are deemed for their artistic esthetics.

Shopping

Rajasthan is truly a shopper's paradise that has been able to preserve its cultural and traditional art and craft forms that today is incomparable with any other place in India and other parts of the world. You will be pleased to stroll through Johari Bazar which is the perfect spot to buy jewellery and textiles. Kote Gate is the best place to make yours traditional colorful camel wool carpets!

Night-life

You can benefit from various bar lounges in a luxury atmosphere such as The Steam in Jaipur which offer indian and exotic foods and beverages while enjoying the moment with Dj music. You can also go to the cinema and bowling with your friends and family or connect to the world thanks to the Subhash cybercafé.

Time

Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +5 hours and half

Climate

Rajasthan has a tropical desert climate. It is extremely cold from October to February while the scorching sun tortures the land from March to September.

Public transportation

Rajasthan is served by the metro, the network railways, 10 airports, the Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation which provides bus services.


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