Sports in Rajasthan have always been considered as an interesting way of passtime. Like bravery, sporting culture is also the part of their royal patronage. There are few royal games like horse riding, camel riding and polo, which were known as a status symbol for the Rajasthan rulers. Polo is one of the most preferred games for royal people because of their riding skills, which are remarkably superior. With the highest level of enthusiasm, people of royal background and some professional players participate in these games that are organized every year for serving the social cause. Besides these, flora and fauna of Rajasthan also encourages aero sports whose list seems endless. Ballooning, para-sailing, gliding and so on can also be tried out in Rajasthan.

Rajasthan has always been the land of highly skilled and talented players who represent their country and brought fame for us. Wrestler Guru Hanuman, Padma Sri Awardee squash champion Bhuvneshwari Kumari, shooting champion His Highness Maharaja Karni Singh and Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore are few of the names in the long list of famous players.

Following are the sports that are very popular in this land of enthusiasm:
• Cricket
• Polo
• Horse Riding
• Tonga or Camel Cart Race
• Shooting
• Gulli Danda
• Wrestling
• Kabbadi
• Ballooning
• Gliding
• Desert Safari
• Atheletics
• Sword Fencing
• Football
• Tennis
• Cycling
• Weight Lifting
• Squash
• Chess
• Hand Ball
• Roll Ball

Rajasthan State Sport Council is the supreme council for sports in Rajasthan state, which is aimed at taking care of the youth and sports department of the entire state. It was established in the year 1958 and since then, several new talented players have been discovered through it and have stepped forth as successful names in sports history.

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