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The desert circuit consists three districts Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Bikaner in western Rajasthan rising in the golden sands of the Thar Desert. The major tourist destinations in these districts are Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Bikaner (commonly called as the Desert Triangle ) and now increasingly the desert town of Barmer. A map of the desert region showing the main tourist locations is given here-   Geography and Topography- The arid and less unoccupied Thar Desert exists in north-west Rajasthan and is characterised by shifting sand dunes and high summer temperatures of upto 45 0 C. Jodhpur exists on the edge of this arid tract and it is a link between the desert on the west and the semi-arid but cultivable regions to the East. The region receives very little rainfall from which 90% in the monsoon (July-September). Jodhpur with a population approx. over 10 Lakhs is the largest city in the region. It is also the second largest city in the state. Other important cities in

Major Tourist Circuits and Stand-alone Tourist Sites of Rajasthan-
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THE BACKGROUND- Rajasthan has been emerged as very popular tourist destinations in India for both domestic and foreign tourists. The number of tourist arriving in the state, has increased four times in the last 30 years and in 2001. The state is famous for its diversity in terms of natural resources, cultural heritage, historical, archaeological wonders and rare wild life. The colourful fairs and festivals, forts and palaces, heritage hotels, local art and handicrafts, versatile cultural traditions etc. has been a unique proposition to attract tourists coming towards Rajastan. The desert environment in the western parts of the state is also a major attraction for visitors, particularly the foreign tourist. Four decades ago tourism in Rajasthan was small industry that was largely confined to the elite foreign tourists and domestic pilgrim traffic. Tourist arrivals were restricted to a few thousand tourists annually and were primarily recorded in selected places such as Jaipur,