Friday, 29 August 2014

Rajasthan A heart of golden triangle India

Rajasthan A heart of golden triangle India

Rajasthan is India’s largest state by area 10.4% of India’s total area. Rajasthan is located in the western part of India where it comprises one of the widest desert known as Thar Desert (the Great Indian Desert). It shares the border with many of the states such as Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. Northeast India Tour Packages

 Its features include the ruins of the Indus valley civilization, the dilwara temples, a jain pilgrimage site at Rajasthan's only hill station, Mount Abu, in the ancient Aravalli mountain range and, in eastern Rajasthan, the keoladeo national park near bharatpur a world heritage site known for its bird life. Rajasthan is also home to two national tiger reserves, the Ranthambhore national park in Sawai Modhpur Sariska tiger reserve in Alwar.

 Flora and Fauna

Though a large percentage of the total area is desert with little forest cover, Rajasthan has a rich and varied flora and fauna. The natural vegetation is classed as Northern Desert Thorn Forest (Champion 1936). These occur in small clumps scattered in a more or less open forms. The density and size of patches increase from west to east following the increase in rainfall. The desert national park in jaisalmer is spread over an area of 3,162 square kilometres (1,221 sq mi), is an excellent example of the ecosystem of the Thar Desert and its diverse fauna. Seashells and massive fossiled tree trunks in this park record the geological history of the desert. 

The region is a haven for migratory and resident birds of the desert. One can see many eagles, harriers, falcons, buzzards, kestrels and vultures. Short-toed eagles, Tawny eagles, spotted eagles, Laggar Eagles and kestrels are the commonest of these. The Ranthambhore National park located in Sawai Modhpur, one of the finest tiger reserves in the country, became a part of Project Tiger in 1973.

Culture in Rajasthan

Rajasthan is culturally rich and has artistic and cultural traditions which reflect the ancient Indian way of life. There is rich and varied folk cluture from villages which is often depicted and is symbolic of the state. Highly cultivated classical music and dance with its own distinct style is part of the cultural tradition of Rajasthan. The music is uncomplicated and songs depict day-to-day relationships and chores, more often focused around fetching water from wells or ponds.

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