Amazing legends of heroism and romance still resound from its equally amazing architecture, that still stands to narrate its tale of a bygone era. The magic of Rajasthan is unequaled in the world for its heritage, culture, safaris, sand dunes and lush green forests with its wildlife. Rajasthan is often expressed as huge open-air museum with relic so well preserved for the travelers and the curious of the day.
It is action-packed with outdoors too; take a safari on horses, camels, elephants or even jeeps with the Aravalis - India's oldest mountain range in the backdrop, or caress your eyes on the sloppy sand dunes, or trail a tiger or just watch birds on wetland. Or you can choose to pamper yourself in the lavish heritage properties. Rajasthan has something for everyone, just choose your activity.
The history of India dates back almost five thousand years, and Rajasthan plays a crucial and unique role, especially with regard to the development of Indian culture. Its impressive story reaches through a heroic past. Its extravagant splashes of bright hues against the desert landscape and the purity of its dry and sandy reaches, the miniature elegance of its small villages and impeccably maintained forts brings alive the story of the yore. The appearance of its grand forts perched on rocky hills still tell the story of the bravery of its men and the stoic sacrifice of its women, and the chivalrous old world manners of all.
The earliest inhabitants of Rajasthan belonged to the Great Harappan Civilization. This area saw the arrival of the horse riding Aryans from central Asia in about 2000 BC. The Mauryan dynasty-one of the first dynasties to rule over large parts of India controlled this area around 400 A.D. With the passing of time however, this arid region became the scene of the ravaging onslaught of the Huns and the Scythians.
The settling of the Scythians in Rajasthan set the stage for the rise of the warrior race of Rajputs who were the offspring of the Indo-Scythians. With the passing of time this new race proliferated into a number of new clans. Rajasthan thus became the homeland of these groups of warrior clans, collectively called Rajputs, who dominated this region for over a thousand years.
The Rajputs fought against the Mughal rulers with great valour but due to their inability to put up a united front, were defeated one by one. After the decline of the Mughals and the coming of the British, independent rulers retained control of their princely states. After India gained independence, the numerous small princely states of Rajasthan came together to form this vibrant state that has fascinated tourists, worldwide.
Table of the Climate of Rajasthan:
January to March
(winters) 50F - 80F 10 degree C - 27 degree C 4MM - 7MM April to June
(summer) 75F - 105F 24 degree C - 45 degree C 11MM - 30MM July to September
(monsoon) 70F - 95F 21 degree C - 35 degree C 100MM - 165MM October to December
(post monsoon) 55F - 85F 13 degree C - 30 degree C 3MM - 8MM