As a part of its promotional publications the Rajasthan Tourism has recently launched it Coffee Table Book on Hadauti. This region comprises of Kota , Bund, Baran and Jhalawar. The book was recently launched by the Minister of Tourism in Rajasthan, Ms. Bina Kak.
The book has been written by eminent writer from Jaipur, Ms. Dharmendra Kanwar. The Minister said that it will fill a long-felt need to systematically promote the region of Hadauti in Rajasthan.
The plus factors about Coffee Table Books are that they are visually appealing, have a taut yet flowery script and look good in the drawing rooms and studys. The shelf life of such books is long and a large number of people do go through it. Coffee Table Books published by the Department in the past have been greatly appreciated by the dignitaries and guests to whom they were presented.
Hadauti is relatively a new tourism destination – but is picking up fast. Its four districts of Kota , Baran, Bundi and Jhalawar are rich in minerals and vegetation – and are also attracting increasingly more tourists. Not surprising considering the fact that that the region has a wealth of colour and incredible countryside. However, the fact also remains that it is one of the least explored areas of Rajasthan.
A USP of the Hadauti region is, of course, the abundance of natural resources, the hills and the thickly forested areas. The past rulers loved the jungles, which they fiercely protected. These are today the wildlife sanctuaries.
A drive through this region gives one a very good feel of times gone by and the more one explores these destinations that are off the beaten track the more one finds oneself charmed by its un-spoilt beauty.
Hadauti is also about a wealth of architectural marvels – the exquisitely carved stepwells; temples of Jhalawar, Bijolia, Badoli and Keshoraipatan. The rugged and daunting forts also beckon the tourists as do the exquisite Kota and Bundi school of miniature paintings that leaves one speechless with their craftsmanship. Not to forget, of course, the gossamerfine 'Kota Doria' saris.
The Department has been publishing authentic, attractive, useable and tourist friendly publicity material for the benefit of tourists and travel-trade.