Tourist Places Rajasthan

Rajasthan is situated in the North Western part of India and shares geographical boundaries with Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat in India. It also has a long international boundary with Pakistan. It has a total area of 342,214 sq. km and is the second largest state in the country. Climatically, Rajasthan is the driest part of India.

Rajasthan has large deposits of important minerals with the State's mineral base being next only to Jharkhand. Non-metallic minerals predominate in Rajasthan, the principal ones being asbestos, emerald, felspar, garnet, gypsum, lignite, limestone, mica, quartz, silica sand, soapstone and vermiculite. Among the metallic minerals, the principal ones are copper ore, lead-zinc ore, worlframite (tungsten ore) and iron ore. Agriculture is the main source of livelihood for the people of Rajasthan. Its principal cereal crops are wheat, maize, jowar, bajra, gram and pulses while its commercial crops include groundnut, soyabean, rapeseed, mustard, linseed and cotton etc.