| Rajasthan is the most colourful and exotic of
all Indian states. A land, which bore a race of people known
for their bravery and their chivalry, i.e. Rajputs. The Rajputs
were a martial race with a surprisingly keen sense of beauty,
art and culture.
Almost every town in this state is marked by strong fortresses,
which also served as palaces, covered with exquisite filigree
and latticed and mosaic work. The cannon-grazed and battle-pocked
walls of Chittorgarh still preserve tales of valour. Hand imprints
on them speak of brave women who chose to commit jauhar (self-immolation),
when their menfolk died bravely on the battle-field, rather
than accept promises of a pleasurable life in the hands of the
The Dilwara Temples of Mt Abu are reminiscent of a people who
were keenly religious and yet were lovers of art and sculpture.
The heavy chunky jewellery of Rajasthan is a favourite with
all who visit this land.
The land of Maharajas
Area: 342,239 sq. km
Population: 49.7 million Capital: Jaipur
Main Language: Rajasthani, Marwari & Hindi
Best time to visit: Mid October to Mid March
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