Considered as the largest state in India with regard to area, Rajasthan covers most of the area of the vast hostile Great Indian Desert.
With Jaipur as its capital, Rajasthan houses some of the oldest heritages of the world like the ancient archaeological ruins at Kalibanga and the oldest Aravalli Range cradling Mount Abu and famous Dilwara temples.
Rajasthan also houses two wildlife sanctuaries, Ranthambore and Sariska, known for its population of tigers.
Some of the favourite spots for tourists are the forts of Jaisalmer, lakes of Udaipur, temples of Bikaner and the palaces of Jaipur & Jodhpur. The famed Thar Desert is also situated here.
Rajasthani is the main language spoken here. Apart from that, Hindi, Punjabi and Sindhi are the other dialects which are used.
Rajasthan, well known for its handicrafts, textiles and semi precious stones is referred to as a shopper’s Eden.
Bikaner is one of the desert districts situated in the north-west of Rajasthan. It is a major tourist centre and part of Golden Triangle Route. Its total area is about 27,244 Square Kilometers which is about 7.96 percent of the total area of Rajasthan. It is one of growing and heritage city of the state. The total population of the district is approx 1.7 millions out of which 35.84% constitutes the work force. The literacy rate is 57.54% which is very good as compared to the other districts of the state. Bikaner is a leading Carpet Yarn Manufacturing Centre in the World and is Asia’s Biggest Wool Market. Bikaner is well connected to almost all major cities and Textile sectors of India, namely Panipat, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Jaipur, Agra, Bhadohi, Varanasi etc., through excellent...
Do's and Don'ts - A code of conduct for both the tourists and the hosts has been worked out as under: - DO's DONT's ACCOMODATION: Always book into approved/classified hotels or RTDC run hotels. Make enquiries at the Rajasthan Tourism tourist information bureaus located at most railway stations, bus stands, airports. Before staying in a paying guest accommodation, always check about its authorization by the Department of Tourism. Always keep your hotel room locked when inside or when out for sight seeing, shopping etc. Don't stay with or be coaxed into staying with people you meet at railway platforms, bus stands or shopping areas. Don't think you are getting a bargain if a free ride is given by any transporter to a hotel. Check with Rajasthan Tourism tourist information office...
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