Know Major Facts About Rajasthan - Know Culture, History, Facts, & Recent Update

By Jyoti Bisht|Updated : August 3rd, 2021
Know Major Facts About Indian States series, we have brought you various static facts about the History, Culture, Polity & Geography of the Indian States such as Chief Minister, Governor, Capital, folk dance, folklore, Classical Music & Dance, Polity facts, Historical facts, Dam and Reservoirs, Rivers, Power Plants, Wildlife Sanctuaries, etc. We have accumulated these facts in a precise and tabular form to aid you in the preparation for the static portion of the Banking Exams. 
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Know Major Facts About Indian States series, we have brought you various static facts about the History, Culture, Polity & Geography of the Indian States such as Chief Minister, Governor, Capital, folk dance, folklore, Classical Music & Dance, Polity facts, Historical facts, Dam and Reservoirs, Rivers, Power Plants, Wildlife Sanctuaries, etc. We have accumulated these facts in a precise and tabular form to aid you in the preparation for the static portion of the Banking Exams. 

You can always find a question based on these topics in various banking exams: IBPS Clerk, IBPS PO, IBPS SO, SBI Clerk, SBI PO, SBI SO, LIC AAO, ESIC NIACL, IDBI, and many other banking exams.

This article focuses on India's largest state (Land) Rajasthan. The literal meaning of 'Rajasthan' is 'Raja ka Sthan' i.e. 'The Land of Maharajas'. The desert state of India is known for its Forts, Places, and Valour. Rajasthan is also the home of India's largest desert the Thar Desert, also known as the 'Great Indian Desert'.

Interesting Facts About Rajasthan

Now, let's discuss the facts related to the culture and history of Rajasthan. 

Particular Details
StateRajasthan - The Land of Colors
StatehoodOn March 30, 1949 - 'Rajasthan Day'
CapitalJaipur
GovernorKalraj Mishra
Chief Minister
  • CM - Ashok Gehlot
VernacularMarwadi, Mewadi, Hindi etc.
GDP ContributionAround 5%
Area3,42,239 sq KM (The Largest Indian State)
Population81,032,689, As per 2020 census
Sex Ratio926 females per 1,000 males (2021)
Districts 33
MP - Lok Sabha25 - 16th Lok Sabha
MP - Rajya Sabha10 (BJP-7 & Congress INC- 3)
International Airport
  • Jaipur International Airport
Popular Cities
  • Jaipur - The Pink City
  • Udaipur - The City of Lakes
  • Jodhpur - Sun City, Blue City
  • Bhilwara - Textile City 
  • Pushkar - Land of Brahma
  • Mount Abu - Hill Station of Rajasthan
  • Jaisalmer - The Desert City
State Animal
  • Chinkara
  • Camel
State BirdGodawan
State FlowerRohida - Tecomella Undulata
State TreeKhejri
State DanceGhoomar
FolkdanceKalbelia, Khayal, Chakri, Bhavai etc.
Major RiversChambal, Mahi, Looni, Banas
Important Festivals
  • Jaipur Literature Festival
  • Teej Festival
  • Gangaur Festival
  • Desert Festival
  • Pushkar Fair
  • Kite Festival
Dam & Reservoirs 
  • Jawahar Sagar Dam
  • Kota Barrage
  • Rana Pratap Sagar Dam
  • Bisalpur Dam
Lakes 
  • Lake Pichola
  • Fateh Sagar Lake
  • Mansagar Lake - Jal Mahal at the centre
  • Sambhar Lake - The largest salt lake in India
  • Pushkar Lake
  • Nakki Lake
National Park
  • Ranthambore National Park - Tiger Reserve 
  • Sariska Tiger Reserve
  • Keoladeo National Park - UNESCO World Heritage 
  • Desert National Park 
  • Nahargarh Biological Park
  • Tal Chhapar Sanctuary 
Power Plants
  • Chambal Hydroelectric Project - Kota
  • Mahi Hydroelectric Project - Mahi 
  • Rawatbhata Nuclear Power Plant
Tourism
  • Tourism Tagline - Padharo Mhare Desh, Jane Kya Dikh Jaye
  • Famous Forts:
    • NaharGhar Fort 
    • Mehrangarh Fort
    • Jaisalmer Fort
    • Chittorgarh Fort
    • Junagarh Fort
    • Loha Garh 
    • Kumbhalgarh Fort
  • Famous Palaces
    • Hawa Mahal
    • Jal Mahal
    • Amber Palace 
    • City Palace
  • Other Monuments 
    • Jantar Mantar
    • Brahma Temple
    • Jain Temple of Dilwara
    • Kirti Stambh 
Share its Border with
  • Eight States and One Union Territory
    1. Punjab
    2. Haryana
    3. Uttar Pradesh 
    4. Madhya Pradesh
    5. Gujrat 
International Border
  • Pakistan - 1048 KM

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