Rajasthan Map

Rajasthan Map
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*Map of Rajasthan with major roads, railways, rivers, national highways, etc.
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About Rajasthan

Located in western India, Rajasthan is the largest state of the country. Covering an area of 342,239 square kilometers, Rajasthan is divided into 33 districts. Jaipur is the capital of the state. Rajasthan shares its borders with the Pakistani provinces of Punjab and Sindh and the Indian states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.

Geography of Rajasthan

The geopgraphic features of Rajasthan include the Aravalli Range and the Thar Desert. Since most of the northwestern part of Rajasthan is covered by the Thar Desert; hence it is sandy and dry. Also known as the gateway to the of the Thar Desert, Jodhpur is the most extensive city in the desert. The other prominent districts located in the desert are Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Barmer and Nagour. A famous hill station, Mount Abu Is located in the Aravalli Range. Guru Shikhar is the highest peak on the mountain with a height of 5,650 feet above sea level. The major river systems of the Marwar and the Godwar regions are the Luni River and its tributaries.

Places to visit in Rajasthan

Rajasthan has a rich history and culture. The state is known for its numerous attractions which include majestic forts, decorated havelis and carved temples. Some popular places of attraction are the Jantar Mantar in Jaipur; Jodhpur's Mehrangarh Fort and Stepwell; the amazing Dilwara temples, which are located a little more than two kilometers from the hill station Mount Abu, the Chittorgarh Fort and Lake Palace. Rajasthan's capital, Jaipur, is know as the Pink City because the ancient houses located here are made from a type of sanstone that is pinkish in color. There are many Jain temples located in the state. Some famous temples are Ranakpur Temple, Lodurva Jain temples, Mirpur Jain Temple, Sarun Mata Temple kotputli, Bhandasar and Karni Mata Temple of Bikaner and Mandore of Jodhpur to name a few.


Economy of Rajasthan

The state economy is mainly agricultural and pastoral. Sugarcane, pulses, oilseeds, cotton and tobacco are the major crops of the region. Rajasthan is also the largest producer of marble and sandstone. These minerals are excavated at Makrana near Jodhpur.

Rajasthan has rich salt deposits at Sambhar and copper mines at Khetri and Dariba. The service sector comprises industries like tourism and real estate. Tourism is a prominent industry and many old and neglected palaces and forts have been converted into heritage hotels.

Language

Hindi is the official language of Rajasthan. It is also the most widely spoken language in the state. The other languages spoken here are Bhili, Punjabi, Urdu, Sindhi and Gujarati.

Education

Rajasthan comprises some best schools and colleges and attracts students from around the country. In recent years, Kota and Jodhpur have emerged as educational hubs. Kota has several institutes which provide coaching for various competitive exams such as medical and engineering. Many prominent educational institutes are located at Jodhpur and some of these include National Law University, IIT, AIIMS, National Institute of Fashion Technology, Sardar Patel Police University and many others. Other prominent educational institutes located in the state are Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur, IIM Udaipur, LNMIIT and others.

Transport

The three prominent airports Jodhpur Airport, Jaipur International Airport and Udaipur Airport connect Rajasthan to the other parts of the country. The state is well-connected by rail. Some of the important railway stations are Ajmer, Alwar, Bharatpur, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota and Udaipur to name a few. Bus service is provides by the Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation and private operators.

Rajasthan State Information

Capital Jaipur
Date of formation 1. Nov. 1956
Governor Kalyan Singh
Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje
Tourist attractions Mount Abu , Jaipur Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jaisalmer Fort, Ranthambore, Pushkar
Festivals Teej, Gangaur festival, Bikaner festival, Marwar festival
Major dance and music forms Ghoomar and Kalbeliya dances; Kathputali puppet theatre; Bhopa;.
Arts and crafts Rajasthani miniature paintings such as Kangra, Jodhpur, Jaipur etc; Pichhvai paintings; hand-block . printing; Panihari music.
Languages Rajasthani, Hindi
Size 342,239 sq. km
Population (Census 2011) 68,548,437
Rivers Luni, Banas, Kali Sindh, Chambal
Forests and wildlife sanctuaries Sariska Tiger Reserve, Keoladeo Ghana NP, Ranthambore NP, Dhawa WS
State animal Camel
State bird Great Indian bustard
State flower Rohira
State tree Khejri
Major crops Jowar, pulses, maize, gram
Factoids Jaipur's Elephant Festival has a tug-of war between humans and elephants.
Bikaner has a Karni Mata temple in which rats are worshipped.
No. of District 33


Districts in Rajasthan

District Headquarters Division Population (2011) Area (km2)
Ajmer Ajmer Ajmer 2584913 8481
Alwar Alwar Jaipur 3671999 8380
Banswara Banswara Udaipur 1798194 5037
Baran Baran Kota 1223921 6955
Barmer Barmer Jodhpur 2604453 28387
Bharatpur Bharatpur Bharatpur 2549121 5066
Bhilwara Bhilwara Ajmer 2410459 10455
Bikaner Bikaner Bikaner 2367745 27244
Bundi Bundi Kota 1113725 5550
Chittorgarh Chittorgarh Udaipur 1544392 10856
Churu Churu Bikaner 2041172 16830
Dausa Dausa Jaipur 1637226 2950
Dholpur Dholpur Bharatpur 1207293 3084
Dungarpur Dungarpur Udaipur 1388906 3770
Hanumangarh Hanumangarh Bikaner 1779650 12645
Jaipur Jaipur Jaipur 6663971 14068
Jaisalmer Jaisalmer Jodhpur 672008 38401
Jalor Jalore Jodhpur 1830151 10640
Jhalawar Jhalawar Kota 1411327 6219
Jhunjhunu Jhunjhunu Jaipur 2139658 5928
Jodhpur Jodhpur Jodhpur 3685681 22850
Karauli Karauli Bharatpur 1458459 5530
Kota Kota Kota 1950491 12436
Nagaur Nagaur Ajmer 3309234 17718
Pali Pali Jodhpur 2038533 12387
Pratapgarh[1] Pratapgarh Udaipur 868231 41173.6
Rajsamand Rajsamand Udaipur 1158283 4768
Sawai Madhopur Sawai Madhopur Bharatpur 1338114 10527
Sikar Sikar Jaipur 2677737 7732
Sirohi Sirohi Jodhpur 1037185 5136
Sri Ganganagar Sri Ganganagar Bikaner 1969520 7984
Tonk Tonk Ajmer 1421711 7194
Udaipur Udaipur Udaipur 3067549 17279
Rajasthan Jaipur 68621012 342239