Here are Top 50 Amazing Interesting & Mind-Blowing Facts about Spectacular Rajasthan to Prove Rajasthan is Awesome and Beautiful to Travel once in Life.
Rajasthan State or the Land of Kings or Maharajas is one of the best examples of the old and new; the ancient, traditional and modern cultural heritage. Its name Rajasthan truly justified with lavish food, forts and majestic palaces that are apt reminders of a rich, heritage, romantic past that speaks of heroism, honor and chivalry.
Rajasthan has an “N” number of facts even a group of a paragraph can’t define it, Just proud to be a Rajasthani.
So are you curious to know some amazing facts about Rajasthan? Read below mentioned top facts by our writer.
Here is the list of 50 Interesting & Mind Blowing Facts about Rajasthan
- The second-largest wall 33 Kms of the world is Kumbhalgarh Fort which is in Rajasthan.
- Rajasthan is the largest state area wise (342,239 km2 (132,139 sq mi) or 10.4% of India’s total area).
- You must try Traditional Authentic Dal Baati if you are in Rajasthan, Dal Bati Churama is one of the best and famous foods of Rajasthan and it has captured the entire nation.
- Rajasthan is the most colorful state. It has a Pink city(Jaipur), Golden City(Jaisalmer), Blue City(Jodhpur), Red or Walled City (Bikaner), Purple city(Jhalawar), Education City(Kota) & Lake or White City (Udaipur).
- Jaisalmer’s golden fort is still a living fort with more than 2000 families still living in it.
- The Veggis of RAJASTHAN like संगरिया and कुमटिया you’ll never ever get these and taste of Rajasthani food/way of talking of people in Marwari.
- The most powerful Rajwada (Mewar) which never ruled by Akbar.
- No words to explain the palaces, food culture, handmade products, forts, way of living in Rajasthan and celebrating every festival and the best part is people of Rajasthan give so much of respect to every tourist.
- We can discover something interesting in any street in Rajasthan which we didn’t have expected. That’s why the tagline goes like ‘Jaane Kya Dikh Jaaye’.
- Royal & Warmest Culture of Rajasthan.
- Nobody attacked the fort of Bala Quila Alwar so-known as Bala or कुंवारा किला.
- You can’t find hearty people like Rajasthan. They eat spicily but they are sweet inside.
- Asia’s most haunted palace is also in Rajasthan “THE BHANGARH FORT“.
- King Ravan’s wife Mandodri is believed to be Rajasthani and the ancient city of mandore was her home town.
- The Mehrangarh Fort i. Jodhpur has been featured in the movie The Dark Knight Rises and movie Octopussy was filmed in Udaipur.
- जैसलमेर के दुर्ग की लकड़ी की छत.
- All assume that Rajasthan is all about sand and desert. But that’s not true. In some parts, you won’t be able to spot a single speck of a desert. There are dense green pastures in the middle of nowhere.
- Rajasthan is the only state where the sex ratio of the rural areas is more than urban areas.
- If you want to see all the seven wonders of the world, you must visit Kota City.
- Rajasthan state has a very rich heritage culture that why it has attracted 50.24 million domestic tourists and 1.75 million foreign tourists in FY 2018.
- There is a city named, Kalibanga falls in the Rajasthan state is the city of Indus Valley Civilization.
- Rajasthan has the largest desert. The Thar Desert Jaislamer is approximately 120,000 sq. mt. in the area of which 90% is in India and the rest 10% is in Pakistan. This desert forms a borderline between Pakistan and India.
- Hawa mahal or wind palace magnificent monument consists of a total of 953 small windows and this is the reason it is called Hawa Mahal.
- Like other folk dances of states of India, Kachchi Ghodi is the most popular dance from Rajasthan. It is mostly performed by using dummy made horses. Also, Khayal Dance and Ghoomar is an important folk dance from Rajasthan.
- The Aravalli Range is the oldest mountain range in Northwestern India, running approximately 692 km in a south-west direction, starting near Delhi, passing through southern Haryana and Rajasthan, and ending in Gujarat. And Its highest peak is Guru Shikhar at 1,722 meters which is Rajasthan.
- Rajasthan is a hub for movies shooting not only for Bollywood but also for Hollywood as well. The classic movies like Mughal-E-Azam, Dhadak, Guide, Phool Bane Angaray Rang De Basanti, Yeh Jawani Hai Diwani, Khoon Bhari Maang and Bajiro Mastani was shoot in Rajasthan.
- Rajasthan is the only state which land of royal palaces which are core beauty of Rajasthan; It includes forts and Palaces like Lake Palace, City Palace Udaipur and Jaipur and Jag Mandir Royal Palace of Udaipur, Rambagh Palace, Jal Mahal, and Umaid Bhawan Palace of Jaipur, Baghore Ki Haveli, Gorbandh Palace Hotel of Jaisalmer and many more.
- Rajasthani handicrafts are world-famous. The handicraft market of Rajasthan is the most important and the biggest market in India. All products sold in India as well as high demanding products worldwide.
- Rajasthan is home to many religious and their monuments, the most famous is the Dilwara Temple of Mount Abu. Among the other Jain temples In India, Dilwara temples are considered the most beautiful example of architectural perfection.
- Besides the largest state of India, Jaisalmer is the third-largest district in the India and largest district of Rajasthan in the areawise but least populous district out of 33 districts of Rajasthan.
- Birthplace of legendary personalities (Maharana Pratap, Rana Sangaa, Prithviraj Chauhan) and it is land of famous top 10 battles fought in the history of Rajasthan.
- Ajmer Khawaja Gharib Nawaz is one of the most sanctified shrines in the country. The beautiful artificial lake Anasagar lake in the background is added bliss to this serene place.
- Pushkar(Ajmer) is often described in the scriptures as the only Brahma temple in the world.
- Rajasthan is the home of 4 UNESCO heritage sites; Keoladeo National Park, The Jantar Mantar(Jaipur), Hill Forts of Rajasthan(Chittorgarh, Kumbhalgarh, Ranthambhore, Amber Sub-Cluster, Jaisalmer, Gagron) and Jaipur City.
- Temple of Rates Karni Mata Temple is situated at Deshnoke, Bikaner City, and rats are considered auspicious, and devotees make offerings to them.
- Pushkar Mela is held in the town of Pushkar, Ajmer. It is one of the biggest livestock fairs in the country.
- Every big while like the truck in Rajasthan includes some amazing art, line, or Hindi Shayari.
- India’s only saline river, Luni, flows through the Thar Desert in Rajasthan State.
- Kuldhara in Jaisalmer district is an abandoned or crushed or Haunted town in Rajasthan.
- The Palace on Wheels is a luxury tourist train. It was launched by the Indian Railways in association with Rajasthan Tourism to promote tourism in Rajasthan.
- Chittorgarh Fort is the largest fort of India and the grandest in the state of Rajasthan. It is situated on the left bank of the Berach River.
- Rajasthan bordering with 5 states of Rajasthan i.e Punjab and Hariyana in the north, Uttar Pradesh in the east, MadhyParesh in southeast and Gujrat in the south.
- Bullet Baba Temple, Jodhpur – This temple was built back in Bandayi village, around 40 km from Jodhpur. Here, devotees gather to worship an Enfield Bullet motorbike, which is inside a glass box with its front open and decorated. People, who pray here for a safe journey, claim that the bike has supernatural powers.
- Pokhran is the name village of India’s first successful nuclear bomb test on 18 May 1974, which is situated in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.
- Rajasthan is home to the most of heritage hotels in Rajasthan.
- There are a number of famous forts in India, while Maharashtra and Rajasthan have the most number of forts in India.
- Udaipur, Rajasthan is ranked as World’s 3rd Best City. Udaipur city also is known as Lake city was ranked at the 3rd position in the World’s Best Cities 2018 by Travel & Leisure (T+L). Udaipur topped the list in Asia.
- Rajasthan is the home to fairs and festivals in India.
- The Ghoomar dance from Jodhpur and Kalbeliya dance of Jaisalmer have gained international recognition.
- Rajasthan is one of the western states of Indian is literally translated as Land of kingdoms.
Rajasthan: Fact File; Have a Look
|Area||342,239 km2 (Biggest state of India in terms of areas)|
|Population||6.85 cr (2011 census)|
|Language||Official language (Hindi), Additional official language (English, Punjab),
Rajasthani (Devanagari is a language of the Indo-Aryan languages family. Marwari, Maruwani.
|Climate||Rajasthan has a tropical desert climate. It is extremely cold from October to February while the scorching sun tortures the land from March to September.|
|Members of Lok Sabha||25|
|Major Cities (by population)||Jaipur (3,073,349), Jodhpur(1,138,300),Kota (1,001,365), Bikaner (647,804), Ajmer (551,101), Udaipur (474,531), Bhilwara (360,009)|
|Lakes||Rajsamand Lake, Sambhar Lake, Udai Sagar Lake, Nakki Lake, Kaylana Lake, Raj Bagh Talao, Malik Talao, Lake Fateh Sagar, Gadsisar Lake, Lake Pichola, Swaroop Sagar Lake, Udai Sagar Lake, Raj Bagh Talao, etc.|
|Average annual rainfall||313-675 mm|
|The Thar Desert (desert districts)||Jaisalmer, Barmer, Bikaner and Jodhpur (The Thar Desert or the Great Indian Desert encompasses about 70% of the total landmass of Rajasthan and hence it is identified as the “Desert State of India”.)|
|Economy Size||US$ 128 billion), Agriculture based Economy.|
|Sex Ratio (as per 2011 census)||928 per Thousand male|
|Child sex Ratio||888 (census 2011)|
|Principal Folk Dances||Bhavai Dance, Chari Dance, Drum Dance, Fire Dance, Gair Dance, Ghoomar Dance ( by Bhil tribe), Kachhi Ghodi dance, Kalbelia Dance(‘Sapera Dance or Snake Charmer), Kathak Dance, Kathputli Dance.|
|Fair and Festivals||Desert Festival, Jaisalmer, Nagaur Fair, Nagaur, Pushkar Fair, Pushkar, Summer Festival, Mt. Abu, Marwar Festival, Jodhpur, Camel Race Festival, Bikaner, Gangaur Festival, Jaipur,Teej Festival, Jaipur, Mewar Festival, Udaipur, Urs Festival, Ajmer, Nagaur Fair(Nagaur), Kaila Devi Fair(Karauli), Summer Festival(Mount Abu), Dusshera (Kota)|
|World Heritage Sites
|The six forts — Chittorgarh, Kumbhalgarh, Jaisalmer, Ranthambhore (Sawai Madhopur), Gagaron (Jhalawar) and Amber (Jaipur) — were recognized as serial World Heritage Sites in the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee (WHC) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.|
|Principal Crops||Barley, Wheat, Gram, Pulses, Oil Seeds, Bajra, Pulses, Jowar, Maize Ground Nuts, fruits and vegetables and spices.etc.|
|Principal Minerals||Wollastonite (100%), Jasper(100%), Zinc concentrate (99%), Fluorite(96%), Gypsum(93%),Marble(90%), Asbestos(89%), Calcite(70%), Phosphate rock(75%), Mica, Copper, Silver, Petroleum|
These are some amazing and important facts about the state of Rajasthan that travelers must know before traveling to Rajasthan. If you know any New facts and found any mistakes in the Facts of Rajasthan, Do let us know in the comment section, we will update them instead.
So pack your travel bag, and hit the road leading to Rajasthan!