The history of Rajasthan goes back to 5000 years and boasts a heritage as rich as its landscape, from the grand palaces, rugged forts to countryside. Rajasthan is also known as Rajputana, as earlier it was ruled by the rulers of Rajput clans. The state rose into prominence during 6th century, when Rajput rulers established their kingdoms in different parts of North India. Rajputs were able to reduce the influence of Mughals, though some states were under the control of Mughlas. But with the decline of Mughals during 18th century, the Rajputs regain their power and became independent. During 19th century, some regions of Rajasthan became provinces of British India. Later in independent India, it became a state of Indian Union.
The legacy of Rajputs can be experienced by visiting different cities of Rajasthan with unique culture and numerous historic monuments including forts, palaces, havelis & temples. Some of the major cities of this mystical and magical land of Rajasthan are Bikaner, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Mount Abu, Pushkar, Shekhawati Region, Udaipur