‘The land of Kings‘ is another name for historical Rajasthan. In our ‘Incredible India’, the state of Rajasthan takes an important place. It is full of rich culture, heritage, tradition, and monuments. Besides these, some sanctuaries and national parks are also there. Another mystical attraction of this place is some haunted places prevailed here as the horror places to be witnessed.
Area of Coverage:
The state of Rajasthan has a total area of about 35 square kilometers with a total population of around 69 lacs. The density of the population is two hundred per square kilometer. The capital of Rajasthan is Jaipur. The city is also called the Pink City for its color and architecture of it which is surrounded by a wall.
Boundaries of Rajasthan:
The Thar Desert and The Aravalli range run through the state from Southeast to Northwest. In the Northwestern end lies Mt Abu which has a height of 530 meters. The Aravalli range divides the state into two portions of which 60% is in the Northwest and 40% is in the Southeast. The land is sandy and unproductive. Thar desert is included in this area. The elevation of the North-Eastern area is about a hundred to three hundred fifty meters above the comparatively fertile sea level. A diversified topography can be found here. Chambal is the most important river here. The boundary of the state of Rajasthan is shared with many states and union territories.
Flora and Fauna:
Rajasthan is rich with varied flora and fauna despite its desert character with little forest cover with the increasing rainfall, the density and size of patches also increased from west to east. The Desert National Park in Jaisalmer is sprawling over an area of three thousand square kilometers. Seashells and massive fossiled tree trunks can be seen here. A diverse fauna thus can be visible in the desert area. Different types of birds and animals can be observed here. Ranthambhore National Park, Sariska Tiger Reserve, Tal Chappar Sanctuary, etc. are some Reserved forests situated here.
The scrublands are the most visible sight in this area. The thorny trees are the identical feature here.
Demographics of Rajasthan:
The native Rajasthani people are the predominant society here. Sindhi people are also seen here. The Rajasthani people are mainly Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, and Jains.
The most widely spoken language in Rajasthan is Hindi. Rajasthani is another important language that is spoken here. Marwari is the other important language. English is regarded as a second language.
A rich culture is inherited in the state of Rajasthan. Many types of folk culture forms are seen here.’ Incredible India ‘ is properly described in this place. Different types of folk songs and dances are predominant here.
Rajasthani cooking has a flavor of its own. It seems that it follows the warlike lifestyle of the people and also the availability of ingredients in this place. Different types of snakes such as BikeneriBhujias are famous in this state. Bajre-Ke-Roti and Lasun-ka chutney are famous. Vegetarian foods are mostly available as they are compromised mostly by vegetarian people. Dal BatiChurma is another delicacy without which Rajasthan is incomplete.
The most important dance form of Rajasthan is Ghoomar. Folk songs are commonly ballads in nature that describe the heroic deeds of the kings and the brave warriors of that land.
Traditional and colorful artifacts are the specialty of this region. Block prints commonly known as Jaipuri Print are very popular ones. Chaniya Choli is another dress of Rajasthan. A piece of cloth is used by the people of the state to cover the head and to get rid of heat and dust.
The main religious festivals of Rajasthan are Holi, Teej, Jayanti, Makar Sankranti, etc. Desert Festival occurs during winter in Jaisalmer. Being dressed in various costumes the festivals are being held with great vigor and enthusiasm.
The economy is mainly based on agriculture and pastoral farming. It is the state which takes the first position in opium production. The Indira Gandhi Canal is the place where the main irrigation project of the state is created.
The industries are mineral-based. Rajasthan is the largest producer of Polyester. It also takes a great place in cloth making. Jodhpur leads in handicrafts and sandstone. The marble of Rajasthan is a magnificent one. Low silica limestone is another important production. The renewable energy sector is very much active here with a cluster of a photovoltaic plants in a single region in the world.
During summer the temperature rises to 40 to 45 degrees Celsius. Winter is chilly with a temperature of 2 degrees as a minimum. Rainfall is the least once.
The history of Rajasthan is thousands of years old. During the early medieval period, many Rajput kingdoms arose. The Mughals granted the Rajput rulers many higher positions. From the 18th century, the influence of Rajputs grew in this place. They were brave fighters and great rulers. They never accept to be under the rule of anyone.
The British made several treaties with the Rajputs and also made allies with local rulers for creating princely states. After 1947, Rajasthan became a state under independent India.
Places to Visit:
Lots of historical places are there in Rajasthan. It seems that history can be seen in every nook and corner of this state. Besides the historical palaces, some horror places are also there in the state. It is your choice you have to make a trip to those places or not. But if you are an adventurous person, it is a must for you to explore those haunted destinations.
The Kuldhara village is an abandoned and completely ruined place which is situated near Jaisalmer. The Archeological Survey of India now preserves the place as a heritage one. In 1825 the people of this village along with the people of neighboring 83 villages left the place due to a curse and never came back. The reason behind this was that a wicked minister wanted to marry the daughter of the village chieftain which was not acceptable. The villagers left the place to protect the respect of the girl. Different types of sounds can be heard and the shadows are visible here which is scary. Nobody is allowed to enter the village after sunset.
Some spooky activities prohibit people from entering the Fort after sunset. During the 17th century, a Tantrik tried to marry the princess of Bhangarh Fort but did not succeed. The Fort of king Madho Singh became ruined due to the curse of that magician. The Tantrik tried to use a love potion on the princess but she understood it and put the liquid on a boulder which crushed the magician. The Archeological Survey of India now takes care of the place and it is advisable not to enter the Fort after the sunset with proper instructions written on the board. Some people have claimed that different types of sounds like the screeching of women, footsteps, and loud voices can be heard from the fort.
Brijraj Bhawan Palace:
Now the palace has become a heritage hotel but it is said that the soul of a haunting British soldier named Major Charles Burton who died here with his family still roams on the premises. His command can be heard and his slaps can be felt but he never harms anybody.
Now a residential area in Jaipur is believed to be haunted by the people who died here due to the greedy king of this place. The whispering voices and cackling can be heard till now during midnight here.
Rana Khumba Palace:
Rana Khumba Palace, a part of Chittor Garh fort is also enchanted by some souls. When Allauddin Khilji invaded this fort. Rani Padmini committed ‘Jawhar Brata’ or self-immolation. It is told that their souls are still haunted in this place. A woman with a royal outfit and burnt face can be seen here according to witnesses.
It is located near Pushkar. On one certain day of the year, some actions which are spooky and unsettling happen here. Here every year ‘Annual Ghost Fair Day’ is celebrated and people visit this fair to remove the possession of spirits from their bodies.
NH 79 near Dudu village:
It is one of the most haunted places in Rajasthan. It is described as ‘the highway that asks for blood’. A mother who was against child marriage died here with her daughter and after that, it becomes a horror place.
To watch all the haunted places 7 days tour is required. Different types of packages are available for this trip.
Hotels and Cab Service:
Different types of hotels are available here. All are neat and clean with all types of modern facilities. The rooms are well equipped. Sometimes breakfast is complimentary.
Well, sanitized cars with well-experienced drivers are available here. The drivers can be the guides too.
How to Reach:
In all ways, Rajasthan is well connected with the other parts of the country. By air, you can reach Delhi to Jaipur, Jodhpur, and other airports. Railways are not that much improved there. Roadway service is superb with lots of facilities.
So, explore the horror places of Rajasthan in our ‘Incredible India‘ and have the charm of a different type. Don’t be afraid. Have an unusual journey.