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Rajasthan is a state of vibrant colors. This destination is synonymous with affluence, royal splendor, power, chivalry and bravery of Rajput rulers. These erstwhile rulers were responsible for stunning architectural marvels that are strewn all around the state in the form of forts, palaces, temples, etc. Many of the old palaces have been converted into heritage hotels. These hotels draw attention of tourists who would like to make their stay memorable. Some popular palaces hat have been converted into hotels are Udai Vilas, Lake Palace, Samode Palace and Raj Vilas Palace.

Area 342,000 sq km (132,139 sq miles); Largest State in India
Location North-western India; shares domestic borders with Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat
Population 64.07 million (2006-07)
State Capital Jaipur
Time Zone GMT + 5 hours, 30 minutes
Currency Indian Rupee (Rs)
Districts 32
Cities and Towns 222
Population Density 165 persons per square km (2001 Census)
Languages Hindi and Rajasthani dialects; English is widely used in business, higher education and professions
Major Cities Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Kota, Ajmer, Bikaner, Bhilwara, Alwar
Literacy 60.40%
Climate Generally dry with extreme temperatures; and rains during July-August
State Income (NSDP) Rs.1381.84 billion (2007-08: Advance Estimate/current prices)
Urban Population 23.38%
State Animal Chinkara
State Bird Indian Bustard
State Tree Khejri
State Flower Rohira

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