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Rajasthan is an astonishing state which confines so much history within. Due to its culture and tradition, it attracts tourists in large numbers. We are only familiar with what we have perceived about Rajasthan yet or some common facts.
Here are 30 intriguing facts about Rajasthan!
- Rajasthan in terms of area is the largest state of India, covering nearly 342,239 sq km.
- The word Rajasthan means the land of kings. Therefore, the name Rajasthan has rightly been allotted to the state as it has been ruled by numerous kings in the past.
- The world’s earlier attested ploughed field Kalibangan is here symbolizing that the place has been part of the World’s oldest civilization, the Indus Valley.
- Ravana’s wife, Mandodari, the character of the epic Hindu mythological book Ramayana was from Mandore, Rajasthan. Ravana Chavri is said to be the site where couples vowed for a lifetime.
- The Bhangarh Fort in Alwar District of Rajasthan is asserted as the most haunted fort of India. The entries to Bhangarh are strictly prohibited after sunset.
- The World’s 9 largest subtropical deserts, the Thar desert is situated in Rajasthan.
- Kumbhalgarh Palace accounts to have the longest walls in the world preceding the Great wall of China. The fort is also the second-largest of its kind in Rajasthan.
- Another incredible thing about Rajasthan is its Colour Coded Cities. For instance, Jaipur is known as a pink city because it was made majorly using pink color. Similarly, Jodhpur is blue, Udaipur is white and Jhalawar is purple.
- India’s only saline river, River Luni flows in Rajasthan and concludes in the Rann of Kutch, Gujarat.
- The enigmatic state of Rajasthan has eight Unesco World Heritage Sites which include some forts and a national park.
- The palace on wheels, one of the most lavish trains in India was initiated by the Indian Railways and Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation in 1982. The train has 23 coaches with a royal interior inspired by Rajasthani culture.
- An abandoned village named Kuldhara is located in Rajasthan. The place was inaugurated in the 13 century and was abandoned in the early 19 century.
- Pushkar is the only home to Lord Brahma Temple in the world.
- Jantar Mantar of Jaipur comprises the largest stone sundial in the world.
- The white Marble for one of the wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal, was mined from Makrana in Nagaur District.
- The place hosts some of the most sensational festivals of India including the Pushkar Fair, Jaipur Literature Festival, the International camel festival, and the Jaipur Literature Festival.
- Rajasthan has only one hill station, Mount Abu.
- Before Jaipur Amber was the capital of state under the reign of Maharaja Jai Singh II
- The state owns a deviant topology which includes infertile land in the west and fertile land in the east.
- Rajasthan shares its boundary with five states- Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, and Punjab.
- Dilwara Temple is a fascinating Jain pilgrimage center located in Mount Abu.
- Hawa Mahal built of pink sandstone is an iconic symbol of Rajasthan. It has a total of 953 windows.
- India’s first nuclear test was held in Pokhran, Jaisalmer.
- Rajasthan is the best place for couples or destination weddings.
- The state shelters various species of flora and fauna. It has a total of 25 wildlife sanctuaries and five national parks.
- Rajasthan has many royal Havelis preserved from the past. They are now transformed into heritage hotels.
- Most of Rajasthani land is occupied by Forts. It has a total of 45 forts, making it the second-largest in terms of forts, after Maharashtra.
- Some national parks including Sariska, Ranthambhore, Keoladeo do not have elephants.
- Jaipur happens to be the first planned city of India designed by a Bengali Architect.
- Mandawa, a small town in the jhunjhunu districts authentically illustrates the culture of the bygone era. It is known as the World’s largest open-air art gallery.