Rajasthan has an area of 343,000 sq km. Its 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.
On your visit to Rajasthan, stay where Maharajas lived. A wide range of accommodation is available all over the state to suit all budgets. If you are looking for economy, check into mid-range accommodation here, comfort is the key to your room. Rajasthan is well connected by air, rail and road with all the major cities of the country.
Rajasthan cities sprang up around citadels. They still retain their medieval flavour with forts and palaces, with havelis for people to stay, with temples and mosques for people to pray. There are vibrant bazaars, selling fabrics and jewellery, art and crafts that are millennia old.
Apart from being a land of contrasts, Rajasthan is a magical land that springs surprises at every turn, takes your breath away at every bend.