Rajasthan’s been known by the moniker “land and of deserts and palaces”. But that’s only half the story. There is plenty more to see, do and experience. The desert is but one facet of the state’s varying landscape. The Aravallis, outside Udaipur, where RAAS Devigarh is located, are an undulating stretch of hills with their own unique plant, bird and animal life. The lakes and reservoirs, such as the one that borders RAAS Chhatrasagar in Nimaj, are another unexpected sight in this “desert” state and support a plethora of resident and migrant species of birds and mammals.