Rajasthan is a northwestern state in India known for its vibrant culture, rich history, and magnificent palaces and forts. The region has a diverse history dating back to ancient times, with several powerful empires and Rajput kingdoms. These kingdoms built several impressive palaces and forts, including the famous Amber Fort in Jaipur. After India's independence, Rajasthan became a state, with Jaipur as its capital. Today, Rajasthan is famous for its traditional handicrafts, colorful culture, and popular tourist destinations, including the forts and palaces of Jaipur, Udaipur, and Jodhpur, as well as the Thar Desert and Ranthambore National Park.