Rajasthan Tourism At A Glance
Known to be the most colourful region of India, Rajasthan is synonymous with majestic forts, royal palaces, lakes, sand dunes, camels and people dressed in brightly-colored costumes. The richness of Rajasthan's art and culture is reflected through the colorful attires, impressive folk music and dances, different languages and dialects, spicy sumptuous cuisine and above all, its inviting and cheerful people.
From the imposing forts and delicate palaces in Jaipur and Jodhpur, the lake cities of Udaipur and Pushkar, the painted towns of Shekhawati, the sand dunes of Jaisalmer to the national parks of Ranthambore, Bharatpur and Sariska Rajasthan has it all to entertain and dazzle the tourists from all over the world. The magnificient fairs and festivals of Rajasthan marked with interesting competitions and performances add to the spark of golden sand dunes. Every nook and corner of Rajasthan enthralls and compels visitors to fall in love with it.
History of Rajasthan
Rajasthan has an interesting history, and it takes us back to the time when Rajputs ruled the state which is in the sixth century. Rajputs were known for their valour and bravery through which they protected the state from Islamic invasions for more than 500 years. This period saw many great leaders like Prithvi Raj Chauhan and Rana Pratap of Mewar.
Under the Rajput rule, Mughals were able to get a firm grip over northern India. Due to internal conflicts in Mughal empire, they continued to weaken, and with their decline in the 18th century, the Rajputana came under the Marathas, who ruled Rajputana for most of the 18th century. Then, finally, the Marathas empire was replaced by British empire in 1818.
Adventure Sports in Rajasthan
From hot air balloon rides to wildlife safaris, Rajasthan never gets tired to offer you invigorating adventures. Hot air balloon rides are available in Jaipur and Pushkar. You can soar above in the sky and enjoy the mesmerising views of the forts, palaces and architecture. Camping in Jaisalmer or Pushkar can turn out to be a lifetime experience. They are a perfect blend of comfort and adventure. While camping, you can absorb the beauty of widespread deserts.