Rajasthan, the largest (area-wise) state in India, is located in the Northwestern part of the subcontinent. It is surrounded on the North and Northeast by the states of Punjab, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh, on the East and Southeast by the states of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, and on the Southwest by the state of Gujarat.
Jaisalmer, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Ajmer, Bikaner, Alwar, Amber and Chittorgarh are some of the key cities and towns in the state.
Rajasthan has well-developed social, physical and industrial infrastructure as well as good virtual connectivity. The state is developing sector-specific infrastructure such as special purpose industrial parks and special economic zones for exports of handicrafts, IT and electronic goods.
Rajasthan’s rugged forts, beautiful palaces, picturesque Thar Desert, bird sanctuaries and national parks, lively fairs and festivals, lakes and mountains, fascinating handicrafts and colourful culture make the state an attractive destination for domestic and foreign tourists.
Rajasthan offers a variety of unexploited agricultural and mineral resources, which is indicative of scope for value addition and exports.
At current prices, the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) of Rajasthan was about US$ 66.5 billion in 2010-11.
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