The desert state of India, Rajasthan offers more than just sand to the visitor. The Dreary and yet fascinating Thar Desert certainly encompasses a lot of the landscape of Rajasthan. However, look closely, and you will be surprised with the bountiful life that can thrive in the harsh conditions.
As the dry wind sweeps up the sand dunes, magnificent palaces and cities will seemingly rise from the ground like a medieval mirage. These wondrous cities are full of enigma with their brightly colored walls a stunning contrast to the ochre yellow of the sandy desert. Forts, palaces and desert dreams dot the landscape of Rajasthan. As you step into the desert cities of Rajasthan, you will be awestruck at the seemingly ancient period that you have stepped in. The imposing cities of Jaisalmer, Jaipur, Udaipur and others have fascinated travellers and nomads through the centuries and they continue to do so.
History is ingrained with the sands of Rajasthan which was once the home of the hardy and proud Rajput clan. These fierce warriors of old were once the terror of their foes. Though their former glory is lost, the Rajput legend lives on the many monuments and cities that they have left behind. You can relive their great lives through the many forts and palaces that have been transformed into the some of the most luxurious hotels in the world.
Rajasthan offers a lot to the visitor. You just need to be patient and let the desert open up its secrets to you.