Rajasthan, known as the 'Land of Palaces and Forts', Rajasthan situated in the Northern part of India is decked with alluring palaces, magnificent forts, a rich culture and heritage. This north-western state in India is a land where traditional royal glory has been carefully preserved. A trip through this magnificent land still evokes images of erstwhile royalty - Polo playing princes and beautiful princesses who captured their hearts. The history of Rajasthan – or ‘Rajputana’ as it was once called – is rich with legendary tales of love and valor. It’s sonorous Forts, Lavish Palaces, golden desert sands , elaborately carved havelis.
Rajasthan, the largest state of India was formed on 30 March 1949 with Jaipur as the state capital. The state still retains the glory and richness of those times with its marvelous monuments, colourful traditions and customs. It covers most of the area of the Great Indian desert (Thar Desert) with one edge paralleling the Sutlej - Indus river valley along with its border with Pakistan. It borders Pakistan to the west, the Indian state of Gujarat to the southwest, Madhya Pradesh to the southeast, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana to the northeast and Punjab to the north.