The colorful and exotic state of Rajasthan lies in the northwestern part of India. It is also known as the land of kings, the home of Rajputs. The Rajputs protected themselves in this harsh desert land by building enormous forts such as those at Chittorgarh, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer, which still stand today.
Although, Rajasthan is full of scenic beauty, but the most lasting impression that visitor take away with them after travelling through this state is that of color. In Rajasthan color is evident in turbans, in long skirts known as 'Ghagharas' worm by Rajasthani women, and in their odhnis of different colors such as red, green blue, yellow and purple etc. It is the most colorful region of India. There is a fine tradition of hospitality in Rajasthan and the visitors are treated as privileged guests. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in India.
The Aravali range effectively divides Rajasthan’s two main river systems. The Chambal which is the only perennial river in the state, it rises in Madhya Pradesh from the northern slope of the Vindhayas entering Rajasthan at Chaurasigarh. It forms part of the eastern border between Raj. & Madhya Pradesh. It is supplemented by it tributaries i.e, Kali Sindh, Alnia, Kunu, Parbati, Eru, Maj. Chakan and Banas. It flows northwestwards, draining into the Yamuna River, which courses across northern India, finally entering the sea at the Bay of Bengal.
The Mahi and Sabarmati rivers drain the southern region of Rajasthan, while the Luni, which rises about 7 Km. north of Ajmer in the Aravali at the confluence of the Saraswati and Sabarmati rivers, is the only river in Western Raj. It flows for 482 Km. before draining into the Arabian Sea at the Rann of Kutch in Gujrat. The Luni River is seasonal, and comparatively shallow, although at places it is over 2 km. wide. Its main tributaries are the Lilri, Raipur Sukri, Bandi, Mitri, Jawai Khari, Sagi and Johari, which all rises in the Aravali.