Rajasthan is the largest state of India in terms of area. The state capital is Jaipur. It has 32 districts.
Geographical features include the Thar Desert which covers most of the region of Rajasthan. One of the world's oldest mountain ranges, the Aravalli Range, has the only hill station of Rajasthan, Mount Abu, and its world-famous Dilwara Temples, a sacred pilgrimage for Jains.
Eastern Rajasthan has two national tiger reserves, Ranthambore and Sariska, as well as Keoladeo National Park near Bharatpur, famous for its bird life.
The state economy is mainly agricultural and pastoral. The major crops of the region are sugarcane, pulses, oilseeds, cotton and tobacco. Wheat and barley are also cultivated over large areas. Rajasthan is among the largest producers of edible oils in India and the second largest producer of oilseeds. It is also the biggest wool-producing state in India and the second largest producer of polyester fibre.
The Indira Gandhi Canal irrigates the northwest Rajasthan. Rajasthan is also the largest producer of marble and sandstone and it is mined at Makrana near Jodhpur.
Rajasthan has rich salt deposits at Sambhar and copper mines at Khetri and zinc mines at Dariba. The service sector boasts of its Tourism and Real estate.
Ajmer-Pushkar is a popular pilgrimage centre for the Hindus as well as Muslims which is especially famous for the Dargah Sharif-tomb of the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti. Many old and neglected palaces and forts have been converted into heritage hotels. The palaces of Jaipur especially the palace of winds, lakes of Udaipur, temples of Bikaner and desert forts of Jaisalmer are the favorite spots of tourists.
Rajasthan is culturally rich and has artistic and cultural traditions. The Ghoomar dance from Udaipur and Kalbeliya dance of Jaisalmer have gained international recognition.
Rajasthan is known for its colourful art. The major export products from Rajasthan are the block, tie and dye prints, Bagaru and Sanganer prints and Zari embroidery. Rajasthan is a shoppers' paradise. Blue pottery, wooden furniture, handicrafts items, attractively designed of jewellery and carpets are some of the things found here. The clothes found here are made of bright colours which are eye-catching and having a lot of mirror-work and embroidery.
Majority of the population in Rajasthan is made up of Hindus and their main religious festivals are Deepawali, Holi, Gangaur, Teej, Gogaji, Makar Sankranti and Janmashtami.
All the regions of Rajasthan have their distinct folk entertainment. Music and dance are deeply ingrained in the life of Rajasthan.
The common people in Rajasthan are a bunch of hard working, simple and god-fearing people. They respect women and treat their guests as gods and that makes Rajasthan the safest place to visit in India.