Located in the north west of India, the state of Rajasthan, also known as the Land of Kings, is swathed in legends and vibrant beliefs. It is an open-air museum where forts, palaces, gardens, temples and lakes have been frozen in time for posterity and the visitor’s delights. Rajasthan offers not only an incredible mosaic of sights and colors, but also a reminder of the splendors and way of life of its royal families. The local aristocracy often can trace its lineage back to the Rajputs, warrior clans who claim to have descended from the sun, the moon and the flames of a sacrificial fire.