Rajasthan: The Famed Land of Warriors

India

Rajasthan is India’s  largest state in terms of area. The western part of the country that comprises of the “Great Indian Desert” is known as Rajasthan. This place also shares a border with Pakistan along provinces of Punjab embracing the Sutlej- Indus River Valley. Rajasthan is surrounded by Punjab in its north, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh across north east, Madhya Pradesh along south east and Gujarat to its south west.

HISTORY OF RAJASTHAN

Rajasthan was partly included in the Vedic Civilisation and the Indus Valley Civilisation

Vedic civilisation : is the civilisation during the Vedic period. The Vedic period is that period of the Indian History during which the different Vedas had been composed. The Vedas are remembered to be the oldest scripture of the Hindu Religion. The associated culture of this period of time belongs to Vedic civilisation.

Indus – Valley Civilisation : The Indus Valley civilisation or as commonly known as the Harappan civilisation is referred to the Bronze Age civilisation.

PLACES TO VISIT WHEN IN RAJASTHAN

  • Ranthambore National park
  • Amer Fort
  • Eklingji
  • Adhai Din kaJhonpra
  • Jaipur Zoo
  • Ram Niwas Garden
  • Jaisalmer Fort
  • Mehrangarh Fort
  • Lake Pichola
  • City Palace, Udaipur
  • Hawamahal
  • City Palace, Jaipur
  • JantarMantar, Jaipur
  • Keoladeo National Park
  • Kumbhalgarh
  • Jal Mahal
  • Dilwara Temples
  • Jaigarh Fort
  • Junagarh Fort
  • Jag Mandir
  • FatehSagar Lake
  • UmaidBhawan Palace
  • Pushkar Lake
  • Sariska Tiger Reserve
  • Govind Dev Ji Temple
  • Aravalli Range
  • Jagdish Temple in Udaipur
  • Birla Mandir, Jaipur
  • Nakki Lake
  • Nahargarh Fort
  • Brahma Temple, Pushkar
  • JaswantThada
  • Rambagh Palace
  • Monsoon Palace
  • Balsamand Lake
  • BadaBagh
  • Ana Sagar Lake
  • Shilpgram, Udaipur
  • Albert Hall Museum
  • Saheliyon – ki – Bari
  • Sambhar Salt Lake
  • Karni Mata Temple
  • Deeg Palace
  • Raj Mandir Cinema, Jaipur
  • Moti Magri
  • Ranthambore Fort
  • Bagore – ki – Haveli
  • Vijay Stambha
  • Sheesh Mahal
  • PatwonkiHaveliyan

 

THAR DESERT

The Thar Desert , also known as the Great Indian Desert, spreads its major area over India sprawling into some of Pakistan as well.

This desert is known to lay out a natural boundary separating The Indian sub-continent from Pakistan.

Pride : The Thar desert possesses international rankings. This desert ranks 17th in the world in terms of area. Also, it ranks 9th in the world in terms of area of subtropical desert.

Protected areas: The Thar desert comprises of several protected areas . The enlisted names are as follows :

  • The Desert National Park in India.
  • The Tal Chhapar Sanctuary in India.
  • The Sundha Mata Conservation Reserve in India.
  • The Nara District Wildlife Sanctuary in Pakistan.
  • The Rann of Kutch Wildlife Sanctuary in Pakistan.

 

RESIDENTS

The Thar desert is one of the most densely populated deserts in the entire world. Somewhere around 40% of the entire population of Rajasthan lives in the Thar desert.

OCCUPATION

The chief occupation of the inhabitants is agriculture and animal husbandry.

CULTURE

The people of this place have rich taste of culture. They are passionate towards folk music and poetry.

WATER

There are a few salt water lakes in the That desert. They are : Sambhar, Kuchaman, Didwana and Kharaghoda.

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