• Capital: Jaipur
  • Formation: Rajasthan was formed on March 30, 1949, and became a state of India on January 26, 1950.
  • Chief Minister: Bhajan Lal Sharma ( 2024 )
  • Governor: Kalraj Mishra ( 2024 )
  • Area: It is the largest state in India, covering approximately 342,239 square kilometers.
  • Population: Over 8 crores (as per the last census in 2011)
  • Density: Approximately 200 persons per square kilometer
  • Official Language: Hindi
  • Major Rivers: Chambal, Banas, Luni, and Sabarmati
  • Thar Desert: Also known as the Great Indian Desert, it is the world’s ninth-largest subtropical desert and spans across Rajasthan.
  • Aravalli Range: The oldest mountain range in India, running across the western part of the state.
  • Rajasthan Legislative Assembly: The state has a bicameral legislature with 200 seats in the Assembly and 40 in the Legislative Council.
  • City of Lakes: Udaipur is known for its picturesque lakes, including Lake Pichola and Fatehsagar Lake.
  • Pink City: Jaipur earned this nickname due to the predominant use of pink sandstone in its historic buildings.
  • Jaisalmer Fort: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is one of the largest fully preserved fortified cities in the world.
  • Mehrangarh Fort: Located in Jodhpur, it is one of the largest forts in India and offers panoramic views of the city.
  • Keoladeo National Park: A UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its diverse bird species, especially during migratory seasons.
  • City of Palaces: Alwar is often referred to as the “City of Palaces” due to its historic architectural gems.
  • Ranthambore National Park: Famous for its Bengal tigers and historic Ranthambore Fort.
  • Camel Fair in Pushkar: The Pushkar Camel Fair is one of the largest gatherings of camels and livestock, attracting traders and tourists.
  • Sariska Tiger Reserve: A wildlife sanctuary known for its tiger population, located in the Aravalli hills.
  • Jantar Mantar, Jaipur: A collection of architectural astronomical instruments, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Chittorgarh Fort: One of the largest forts in India, known for its historical significance and architectural brilliance.
  • Mewar Kingdom: Historic region in the southern part of Rajasthan, known for its rich cultural heritage.
  • Bikaner: Famous for its medieval architecture, including Junagarh Fort and the Karni Mata Temple.
  • Desert Festival, Jaisalmer: Celebrated with traditional music, dance, and camel races, showcasing the vibrant culture of Rajasthan.
  • Kumbhalgarh Fort: Known for its massive wall, the second-longest continuous wall in the world after the Great Wall of China.
  • Hawa Mahal: Also known as the Palace of Winds, it is a distinctive five-story palace in Jaipur.
  • Ghoomar Dance: A traditional Rajasthani dance performed by women, often during festivals and celebrations.
  • Marwar Kingdom: Historic region in the western part of Rajasthan, known for its cultural richness and architectural marvels.
  • City of Temples: Sikar is referred to as the “City of Temples” due to its numerous historic temples.
  • Rajasthani Cuisine: Known for its spicy and flavorful dishes, including Dal Baati Churma, Laal Maas, and Ghevar.
  • Kota Barrage: Built on the Chambal River, it is a major dam providing irrigation and water supply.
  • Mandawa: Known for its beautifully painted havelis, showcasing Rajasthani art and architecture.
  • Rajasthan State Industrial Development and Investment Corporation (RIICO): A government organization promoting industrial development in the state.
  • Dilwara Temples, Mount Abu: Known for its intricate marble carvings, it is a pilgrimage site for Jains.
  • Dholpur Palace: Also known as Raj Niwas Palace, it is a historic palace in Dholpur with a blend of Mughal and Rajput architecture.
  • Fatehpur Sikri: A UNESCO World Heritage Site near Jaipur, known for its well-preserved Mughal architecture.
  • Rajasthan University: Located in Jaipur, it is one of the oldest universities in the state.
  • Rajasthan High Court: Located in Jodhpur, it serves as the high court for the state of Rajasthan.
  • Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC): Manages the public bus transportation system in the state.
  • Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC): Promotes tourism and manages hospitality services across the state.
  • Bishnoi Village: Known for its conservation efforts and the Bishnoi community’s commitment to protecting the environment and wildlife.
  • Merta City: Birthplace of Meera Bai, a prominent saint and poetess of the Bhakti movement.
  • Rajasthan State Electricity Board (RSEB): Manages the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity in the state.
  • Deeg Palace: A historic palace near Bharatpur, known for its impressive architecture and gardens.
  • Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary: Now known as Keoladeo National Park, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a haven for birdwatchers.
  • Jalore Fort: Situated atop a granite hill, it is known for its sturdy architecture and historical significance.
  • Shekhawati Region: Known for its painted havelis and frescoes, showcasing the cultural heritage of the region.
  • Rajasthan State Mines and Minerals Limited (RSMML): Engaged in mining and mineral exploration activities in the state.
  • Rajasthan Canal Project: Also known as the Indira Gandhi Canal, it is a significant irrigation project that transforms the arid regions of Rajasthan.

  1. Ranakpur Jain Temple: A stunning marble temple dedicated to Tirthankara Adinatha, known for its intricate architecture and 1,444 intricately carved pillars.

  2. Desert National Park: Located near Jaisalmer, it is known for its diverse flora and fauna, including the Great Indian Bustard.

  3. Rajasthan Patrika: One of the largest-selling Hindi daily newspapers in Rajasthan, headquartered in Jaipur.

  4. Bikaneri Bhujia: A famous snack originating from Bikaner, known for its spicy and crispy taste.

  5. Rajasthan State Handloom Development Corporation Ltd.: Promotes traditional handloom and textile industries in the state.

  6. Jodhpur Polo and Equestrian Institute: A prestigious institute promoting polo and equestrian sports.

  7. Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary: Home to various species of flora and fauna, including the Indian leopard and sloth bear.

  8. Rajasthan Kabaddi League: Reflects the state’s enthusiasm for traditional sports and cultural events.

  9. Bundi Utsav: An annual festival in Bundi showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the region.

  10. Marwari Horse: The indigenous horse breed of Marwar, known for its strength, endurance, and elegance.

  11. Rajasthan Sangeet Natak Academy: Works towards the promotion and preservation of traditional Rajasthani music and performing arts.

  12. Shilpgram Crafts Fair: An annual crafts fair held in Udaipur, showcasing traditional crafts and artworks.

  13. Puppets of Rajasthan: The state is famous for its vibrant and colorful puppetry traditions, depicting stories from folklore.

  14. Chokhi Dhani: A village-themed resort near Jaipur, offering a glimpse into Rajasthani rural life, cuisine, and entertainment.

  15. Maharana Pratap: The legendary Rajput warrior and ruler of Mewar known for his valor and the Battle of Haldighati.

  16. Bhilwara: Known as the “Textile City of India” for its major contribution to the textile industry.

  17. Rajasthan State Sports Council: Promotes and organizes sports activities at the state level.

  18. Bharat Mata Temple, Udaipur: A unique temple dedicated to Mother India, showcasing a topographic marble map of India.

  19. Kaila Devi Fair: A major religious fair held in Karauli, attracting pilgrims and tourists.

  • Mandana Art: Traditional wall and floor paintings done by women in rural Rajasthan, often using natural pigments.

    1. Bundi Paintings: A distinctive style of traditional Rajasthani miniature paintings known for their vibrant colors and intricate detailing.

    2. Tilonia: A village in Rajasthan known for the Barefoot College, focusing on rural development and sustainable solutions.

    3. Rajasthan Technical University (RTU): Located in Kota, it is a prominent technical education institution in the state.

    4. Bala Qila, Alwar: A historic fort offering panoramic views of the city, known for its architectural grandeur.

    5. Rajasthan State Commission for Women: Works towards the empowerment and protection of women’s rights in the state.

    6. Rajasthan State Archives: Located in Bikaner, it preserves and maintains historical records and documents.

    7. Kala-Bhavana, Jhalawar: A school of arts in Jhalawar, fostering creativity and traditional art forms.

    8. Bundi Miniature Art Society: A collective of artists promoting and preserving the Bundi style of miniature painting.

    9. Forts of Rajasthan: Apart from the well-known forts, there are numerous lesser-known forts, each with its unique history and architecture.

    10. Dargah Sharif, Ajmer: A Sufi shrine dedicated to Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti, attracting devotees from various religions.

    11. Ghaggar River: Also known as the Saraswati River, it flows through parts of Rajasthan and is mentioned in ancient Hindu scriptures.

    12. Maharaja Ganga Singh University: Located in Bikaner, it offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs.

    13. Bikaner Camel Festival: Celebrated annually, it showcases the rich cultural heritage associated with camels in Rajasthan.

    14. Kota Stone: A fine-grained limestone used extensively in the construction of various structures in Rajasthan.

    15. Rajasthan Foundation: A government initiative promoting the cultural heritage and arts of Rajasthan globally.

    16. Pushkar Lake: A sacred lake in Pushkar, surrounded by numerous ghats and temples, attracting pilgrims and tourists.

    17. Rajasthan Industrial Development and Investment Corporation (RIICO): Facilitates industrial development in the state.

    18. Jodhpur Handloom Industry: Known for producing traditional textiles, including Bandhani and Sanganeri prints.

    19. Kathputli Colony, Jaipur: A colony known for its vibrant puppetry and traditional arts community.