About Government of Rajasthan
The State of Rajasthan is one of the most desired destinations of tourists in India
for both domestic & International traffic. Rajasthan, which is a premier tourist
destination attracts tourist for its historical forts, palaces, art and culture.
Tourism occupies a prominent place in the Rajasthan's agenda as a crucial industry
for socio-economic development of the state, by providing education & employment.
Seeing the significance of tourism in the economic development, the Government has
framed various policy measures for establishing tourism as a Industry.
The Rajasthan Government has been making numerous efforts for the maximum benefit
of tourism sector. The Department of Tourism is working as a separate entity for
the execution of national and state level policies and programmes and also as a
coordinating agency for the Central - State Government Department/Offices and Private
sectors activities for promotion of tourism in the state.
Chief Minister of Rajasthan
Smt. Vasundhara Raje, the present Chief Minister of Rajasthan State, was born on March
8, 1953 in Mumbai. She is the fourth child of the incumbent Ruler of Gwalior Jivaji
Rao Scindia and his wife Rajmata Vijaya Raje. She completed her school education
from Presentation Convent, Kodaikanal. Thereafter, she graduated in Economic and
Political Science (Hons.) from Sophia College, Mumbai University, Mumbai.
Smt. Vasundhara Raje was conferred the Third U.N. Women Together Award in New
Smt Raje came in touch with Rajasthan with her marriage to the incumbent ruler of
Dholpur, Maharaja Hemant Singh on November 17, 1972. Since then her relationship
with Rajasthan has become stronger...more on
Past Chief Minister of Rajasthan(2008 - 2013)
Shri Ashok Gehlot is the past Chief Minister of Rajasthan State. He was born on 3rd May
1951 at Late Lachman Singh Gehlot's house in Jodhpur, Shri Ashok Gehlot has been
active in politics right from student life. A Science and Law Graduate, Shri Gehlot
holds Post Graduate Degree in Economics subject.
Shri Gehlot was elected to the Lok Sabha from Jodhpur for the first time in 1980.
He also represented Jodhpur constituency in the 7th, 8th, 10th and 11th Lok Sabha.
Shri Gehlot has also a keen interest in social service. He worked in Bangladesh
refugee's camp during liberation war of Bangladesh in 1971 and also contributed
in the extension of adult education through Nehru Yuva Kendra.
He worked for Slum and Jhuggi area development and participated in Camps organised
by Gandhi Peace Foundation at Seva Gram Aurangabad, Indore etc. Shri Gehlot has
also been actively associated Kumar Sahitiya Parishad and Rajiv Gandhi Memorial
Book Bank, Jodhpur.
Governer of Rajasthan
Smt. Margaret Alva is a Governer of Rajasthan. She was governor of Uttarakhand from 2009-12 and
has been a member of Rajya Sabha since 1974.
Promotion of tourism in Rajasthan
For tourism promotion and Publicity and aggressive marketing, following efforts
are being made at the department level:
1. Printing of Tourism Publicity Literature
3. International Conferences
4. Film, Photos, VHS, CD's etc.
6. Seminar & Conferences
Apart from above Department participates in the various international and national
exhibitions, seminars and conferences. In the previous year, department has conducted
Rajasthan Road Shows in the southern region of country in Coimbatore, Chennai and
Kolkata, which have been most successful.
Department has represented Rajasthan in overseas this year at WTM, London, TAAI,
Malaysia and PATA, Singapore.
Current Initiatives Projects
1. Adventure Sports Tourism: It is the important dimension of Tourism Sector. Recently
department has organised adventure sports activities at Jaipur and Kota. For identification
of adventure sports tourism sited in the State, Project Report is being prepared.
2. Fairs Festivals and Cultural Programmes: The Fairs and festivals of Rajasthan
are the example of State's lively cultural heritage. Through the organization of
these fairs and festivals and cultural programmes, attracting tourist makes tourism
They have a great appeal for tourists. Department by organizing the world known
annually fairs and festival, tends to promote the prosperous cultural heritage of
3. Golf Tourism: Today Golf Tourism has been pivot in the field of Tourism. It makes
tourist to stay form more at a place. The expertise is being hired for preparation
of Project Report for making international standard Golf Complex in Rajasthan.
4. Jal Mahal Project: Tenders have been received from the private entrepreneurs
for investment in the development of Jal Mahal, Jaipur. The highest bidder would
provide annually Rs. 2.52 crore and Rs. 125 crores will be invested on this project
in the upcoming yrs.
5. Rope-way: For establishing Ropeway at Mt. Abu and Udaipur Project report was
got prepared and tenders were invited.
6. Tizara Fort: The Project Report for the renovation, reconstruction and commercial
use of Tizara Fort has been prepared. Tender quotations have also been received.
Its disposal is under consideration.
7. For the wide publicity of Rajasthan Tourism, new brand "Rajasthan simply colourful"
has been adopted and which has gain well appreciation.
Safety and Security
Rajasthan is a peaceful state and its people are friendly and well meaning. This
piece of an advice is meant to caution but you should not be paranoid otherwise
you miss knowing about the very vibrant people and culture of Rajasthan. Like anywhere
else, reasonable caution is your best weapon against theft or worse. Rajasthan is
very safe and there are no civil disturbances.
Tourist Assistance Force
Tourist Assistance Force Though TAF (Tourist Police) was started in State from 01-08-2000,
for the safety, security and assistance to the tourist, department made efforts
to resolve the problems experienced by tourist and to protect them from anti-social
element, so that they had hassle free stay in the State. Presently the force has
been deployed at Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Pushkar (Ajmer) and Mt. Abu.
In the cfy, a budget provision of Rs. 35.00 lacs has been sanctioned and till Oct'
2003, Rs. 15.74 lacs have been spent on the same.
Local police is helpful and a police station or an out post is always near you.
A police station is called a 'Thana' and an out post is called a 'chowki'. Lookout
for the sign below which is prominently displayed on police stations. Even patrolling
Police Jeeps or Gypsies can be hailed in case of trouble. In all towns for contacting
the nearest police post or dial 100.
The State new Tourism Policy was released on 27-9-2001. The mission statement of
the Tourism Policy is to evolve a pragmatic policy designed to ensure optimum utilization
of rich tourism resources of the state to generate employment specially in rural
areas, to develop a ready market for the rich and varied handicrafts, to preserve
varied bio-diversity, natural historical, cultural and cultural heritage of the
state by scientific methods and to accelerate contribution of tourism industry in
socio economic development of the state by making tourism a truly People's Industry
Tourism was declared as an industry in 1989 and with the issue of notification dated
7-11-2002, the condition of issuing separate notification granting benefits to Tourism
Industry has been deleted and now benefits to Tourism, would be available at par
with the Industry.
Tourist offices in Rajasthan
Tourist Reception Center, RTDC Hotel Khadim
Tourist Reception Center, Opposite Railway Station
Tourist Office, Near Bus Stand
Tourist Reception Center, RTDC Hotel Saras, Agra Road
Tourist Reception Center, Hotel Dhola Maru
Tourist Office, Circuit House Campus
Tourist Reception Center, Janta Avas Grih, Near Railway Station
Tourist Reception Center, Tourist Hotel (Govt. Hostel), MI Road
Tourist Reception Center, Station Road
Regional Tourist Office, RTDC Hotel Ghoomar Campus, Jodhpur
Tourist Reception Center, RTDC Hotel, Chambal
Tourist Reception Center, Opposite Bus Stand, Mount Abu/td>
Tourist Reception Center, Fateh Memorial, Surajpol, Udaipur