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Cities in Rajasthan, India
City: # City: #
Ajmer11 jhalawar1
Alwar3 Jodhpur75
banswara1 Jodhpur/Abu Road1
Bharatpur2 Kekri1
bhilwara2 Kota12
Bikaner27 mount abu1
Bundi1 Nagaur1
chanderia1 Pali Marwar3
churu5 Pilani4
Gotan1 Pushkar1
Hanumangarh2 Sikar3
Jaipur323 Sri Ganganagar7
Jaisalmer28 Udaipur58
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Introduction:HISTORY 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. 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 unequalled 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 travellers 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. Why should members come?The State has an area of 343,000 sq km. The capital city is Jaipur. The Aravali Range runs across the state from southwest Guru Peak (Mount Abu), which is 1,722 m in height to Khetri in the northeast. This divides the state into 60% in the north west of the lines and 40% in the southeast. The northwest tract is sandy and unproductive with little water but improves gradually from desert land in the far west and northwest to comparatively fertile and habitable land towards the east. The area includes the Great Indian (Thar) Desert.The south-eastern area, higher in elevation (100 to 350 m above sea level) and more fertile, has a very diversified topography. In the south lies the hilly tract of Mewar. In the southeast a large area of the districts of Kota and Bundi forms a tableland, and to the northeast of these districts is a rugged region (badlands) following the line of the Chambal River. Further north the country levels out; the flat plains of the northeastern Bharatpur district are part of the alluvial basin of the Yamuna, The Aravali outlines Rajasthan's most important division. The Chambal River, which is the only large and perennial river in the State, originates from its drainage to the east of this range and flows northeast. Its principal tributary, the Banas, rises in the Aravali near Kumbhalgarh and collects all the drainage of the Mewar plateau. Further north, the Banganga, after rising near Jaipur, flows east-wards before disappearing. The Luni is the only significant river west of the Aravali. It rises in the Pushkar valley of Ajmer and flows 320 km west-southwest into the Rann of Kachchh. Northeast of the Luni basin, in the Shekhawati tract, is an area of internal drainage characterized by salt lakes, the largest of which is Sambhar Salt Lake. In the vast sandy north-western plain extending over the districts of Jaisalmer, Barmer, Jalor, Sirohi, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Ganganagar, Jhunjhunu, Sikar, Pali, and Nagaur, soils are predominantly saline or alkaline. Water is scarce but is found at a depth of 30 to 61 m. The soil and sand are calcareous (chalky). Nitrates in the soil increase its fertility, and, as has been shown in the area of the Indira Gandhi (formerly Rajasthan) Canal, cultivation is often possible where adequate water supplies are made available,The soils in the Ajmer district in central Rajasthan are sandy; clay content varies between 3 and 9 per cent. In the Jaipur and Alwar districts in the east, soils vary from sandy loam to loamy sand. In the Kota, Bundi, and Jhalawar tract, they are in general black and deep and are well drained. In Udaipur, Chittaurgarh, Dungarpur, Banswara, and Bhilwara districts, eastern areas have mixed red and black and western areas red to yellow soils.Rajasthan is a northwesterly state of India. The Tropic of Cancer passes through its southern tip in the Banswara district.more info can be collected from Rajasthan tourism office which is in every popular city.People r more hospitable and friendly then other parts of the carefull of Gem sacm in jaipur. Top Things to See and Do:Rajasthan is very much connected to the capital city of India Delhi,There r bus, train and airplane connected to most of the cities of Rajasthan . After Delhi and Agra people usualy come to rajasthan to witness the Rajputana .Jaipur ,Mandawa ,Bikaner ,Jaislmer ,Jodhpur ,Udaipur ,Chittaurgarh ,Pushkar ,Ajmer ,These are some of the very interesting places to visit.Do not forget the Ranakpur jain temples near Udaipur and sum sand dunes near Jaislmer. Neighbor regions/States:It is bound on the west and northwest by Pakistan, on the north and northeast by the States of Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh, on the east and southeast by the States of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, and on the southwest by the State of Gujarat. Who is coming? Rajasthan is famous in india for tourism the best time to visit rajasthan is from september to april. Want more guests! yes offcourse . come and experiance yourself this land of Heroes.desertrose2005 Hospitality Club Meetings:i would love to organize a meeting for the club member in my home town which is 110km on the way to jaislmer from jodhpur city. desertrose2005

Edited by: desertrose2005 on 21.07.2005
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The Must visit places are; a) Hawa Mahal b) Jantar Mantar ( natural way to check time) c)Jai Garh d) Nargarh e) Museum f) Amber Fort g) Famous Temples ( Govind Dev ji & Ganesh ji) h) Last but not the least dont forget to have a dinner at Chokhi Dhani & experience the food & culture of Rajasthan

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