The north Indian state of Rajasthan is home to the Aravalli Range, the oldest mountain range of India. The state comprises a total of 33 districts. Sprawled over an area of 342,239 km², Rajasthan is the largest state of India as per the surface area. This princely state is home to many forts, palaces, and antiques, things that are the cause of boost in Rajasthan tourism. Moreover, Rajasthan is also home to many nomadic tribes that are a major part of its total population. Some of the major cities of Rajasthan are Jaipur (capital), Jodhpur, Udaipur, Pushkar, Jaisalmer, Ajmer, Bikaner, Kota, etc. The tourist places in Rajasthan offer something or the other for travelers of all kinds. The Thar desert occupies a major part of the state. The state received a tourist footfall of approximately 475.27 lakh in 2017.