State in India, located in Northwest India, bordering Pakistan. Harsh climate, extremely hot and dry. The Thar Desert is located in Rajasthan. Udaipur, Jaipur and Jodhpur are located in Rajasthan. Each city is a tourist attraction for the art and many forts located within the city. The famous lake palace hotel is located in Udaipur. People from the region speak a Hindi dialect called Rajasthani. The economy is based mostly upon tourism and the mining business. Marble and granite quarried from the region is also a major export for Rajasthan.