There are quite a few reasons that make Jaipur one of the most visited tourist destinations in India. Firstly, it is a majestic city with various forts that are a delight to explore. Apart from this, Jaipur is also an important destination when it comes to understanding the Indian way of life and not to mention what a big role street food has to play it.
However, keeping aside all these reasons there is another major one, which calls many tourists to this place. There are quite a few number of weekend destinations that are just a few miles away from Jaipur, each with their own historical importance. All you have to do is book one of the many three star hotels in jaipur, book a car and head out the next day to the place of you want, which is just a drive away!
Let’s take a look at some of the most popular places that you can visit from Jaipur:
1.Pushkar: Slated to be one of the most auspicious places for Hindu pilgrimage, Pushkar is a must visit for all those who are visiting Jaipur. It has a temple that is dedicated to Lord Bramha. You will hardly come across any temple that is dedicated to Lord Bramha, and this is the unique selling point of this place. If you are visiting Rajasthan during the month of November, then plan accordingly so that you can catch the Camel Festival in Pushkar. It’s only a 3-4 hours drive, and if you really start early in the morning you can came back to Jaipur by evening.
2.Alwar: This is also another great place to visit for a short trip. You can head out from your 3 star resort in jaipur in the morning and after going around 152kms, you will reach this place. The architectural wonders that Alwar displays is its most attractive feature. You will get to see both Jain as well as Hindu temples over here. A merging of the Rajput as well as the Mughal style is also noticed here.
3.Mandawa: If palaces interest you, then you should definitely head out to this place, located about 168kms from the capital of Rajasthan. In the Shekhawati region lies Mandawa, which has some marvellous palaces that display the fine intricacies of Rajput architecture. Murmuria Haveli, Jhunjhunwala Haveli, etc. are some of the places that you must see here.
4.Ranthambore: Do you feel the calling of the wild? Then make sure that you travel only a distance of 162kms and reach Ranthambore. The Ranthambore National Park is the thing to visit here. This is the place where you will actually be able to see tigers prowling in their natural habitat.
5.Vrindavan: If you do not mind driving for 6 hours or so and crossing state lines, then you can head out to the historical place of Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh. This place has a different calling to all you have read about and felt the love between Krishna and Radha, since Vrindavan was their meeting ground.
Less than 250 kms away from the Pink City, you have some gorgeous places that you can explore and experience. So book a car and make plans for the perfect getaway during the weekends from Jaipur.
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