10 Facts about Rajasthan

Post On: November 11, 2016
In: States

The state of India called as the Land of Kings is explained on Facts about Rajasthan. It occupies 132,139 square miles or 342,239 sq km of area. Therefore, it is called as the largest state in India by area. It accounts 10.4 percent of the total land area of India.  Most areas of Thar Desert are included in Rajasthan. The desert is also known as Great Indian Desert or Rajasthan Desert. It has nine regions. They include Mewat, Vagad, Marwar, Mewar, Hadoti, Ajmer State, Shekhawati, Gorwar and Dhundhar. Find other interesting facts about Rajasthan in the following post.

Facts about Rajasthan 1: the amazing features in the state

Rajasthan has many fabulous features. They include the Keoladeo National Park, ruins of the Indus Valley Civilization at Kalibanga, Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar, the Dilwara Temples, and the Ranthambore National Park.

indira gandhi canal

indira gandhi canal

Facts about Rajasthan 2: the formation of Rajasthan

On 30th March 1949, Rajasthan was formed as a state in India. It was formed when Rajputana was united with Dominion of India.

Facts about Rajasthan 3: Jaipur

Jaipur is the largest city in Rajasthan. It also serves as the capital of the state. The location of Jaipur is at the eastern side of Rajasthan. It is often called as Pink City.

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maharana pratap singh

maharana pratap singh

Facts about Rajasthan 4: the other major cities

Ajmer, Kota, Bikaner, Jodhpur and Udaipur are the other major cities in Rajasthan.

Facts about Rajasthan 5: the flora and fauna

The flora and fauna in Rajasthan are rich even though the desert covers a large percentage of area in the state. The fauna and unique ecosystem of Thar Desert are inhabited under Desert National Park in Jaisalmer, which covers the area of 1,221 square miles.

Facts about Rajasthan 6: the birds

People may spot different types of resident and migratory birds. They include vultures, short-toed eagles, kestrels, falcons, laggar falcons, eagles, spotted eagles and harriers.

Facts about Rajasthan 7: The Sariska Tiger Reserve

Rajasthan has two reserves intended for protecting the tigers. One of them is at The Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar district.

facts about rajasthan

facts about rajasthan

Facts about Rajasthan 8: the state bird

The state bird of Rajasthan is great Indian bustard. The local people call the bird godavan. Since 2011, the bird has been enlisted as an endangered species.

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Facts about Rajasthan 9: ISP and Telecom companies

Rajasthan is a home to various kinds of Telecom and ISP companies like Vodafone, Tata Telecom, RAILTEL, and Airtel.

hawa mahal

hawa mahal

Facts about Rajasthan 10: the politics

Vasundhara Raje is the Chief Minister of Rajasthan who has his second term.

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