History of Rajasthan

An older name of Rajasthan is Rajputana -the land of the Rajputs. Although there are many other racial groups in the state, the martial Rajputs have dominated its history through the centuries. They trace their descent to the royal dynasties mentioned in the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. The Sisodias, the Rathors and the Kachchwahas belong to the Solar line; the Bhatis and the tanwars come from the Lunar line. The Solankis, the Parmars, the Pralihars and the Chauhans are said to have originated from a Yajna (a sacrificial fire).

Goa, the fine and fertile island on the western coast of India lying 320 kms south of Mumbai, had come under the rule of many historical dynasties. The Kadambasruled the land with Chandrapura (the modern Chandor) for their capital. The commercial centre Govapuri became a prosperous city under them. (Area: 3813 sq km.

The story of Rajasthan is the story of chivalry and bravery. In the 12th century the Rajput princes fought and checked the Muslim invasions for long. Ultimately although they submitted themselves to the Delhi Sultanate, they never relished it. In 1526 came Babur, the founder of the Mughal rule. Sangram Singh of Mewar defied him. It is his defeat in the battle of Khanua that made it possible for the Mughals to subdue Rajputana and thereby the rest of India. However, it was not until Akbar initiated his policy of friendship and skilful diplomacy that the Mughals could really claim Rajputana with confidence. Even then Mewar valiantly resisted till the time of Jahangir.

Trouble started again because of the religious intolerance of Aurangzeb. Thereafter, although the Mughal power declined, Rajputana could not enjoy freedom and stability due to attacks from the Maratha powers. That made it easy for the ambitious British to step in as the protector of the princely states of Rajasthan, 20 in all, and annexed them.

The princes allowed the merger of their states into the Union of India on the nation's achieving freedom.

Rajasthan Tour Packages

Vibrant Rajasthan with Taj Mahal Group Tour

Vibrant Rajasthan with Taj Mahal Group Tour

7 Nights / 8 Days
Destination : Delhi – Shekhawati –Bikaner – Jodhpur- Khejarla – Pushkar – Jaipur – Agra

Rajasthan with Taj Mahal Tour

Rajasthan with Taj Mahal Tour

15 Nights / 16 Days
Destination : Delhi-Agra-Fatephur Sikri-Jaipur-Ranthambore-Bundi-Udaipur-Jojawar-Narlai -Manvar-Jodhpur-Pushkar

Real Rajasthan India Tour

Real Rajasthan India Tour

14 Nights / 15 Days
Destination : Delhi-Agra-Jaipur-Pushkar-Udaipur-Jodhpur-Jaisalmer-Bikaner-Mandawa

Rajasthan Shopping Tour

Rajasthan Shopping Tour

18 Nights / 19 Days
Destination : Delhi - Agra - Jaipur - Pushkar - Kota - Bundi - Chittaurgarh - Bijaipur - Udaipur - Jodhpur - Jaisalmer - Bikaner - Mandawa

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