Weekend getaways from Jaipur
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Jaipur, the 'Pink City', 'City of victory' is one of the most royal, majestic and colourful cities of India with a very strong historical background and vibrant culture. Jaipur, the largest city of Rajasthan was established in 1727 by Jai Singh II, and is India's first planned city. Jaipur was the capital of former Kachwaha rulers.
Neemrana Fort-Palace is located on a high hillock and commands magnificent views of the surrounding beauty. It is among India's oldest heritage resort hotels, as it was created in 1986. Its name derives from a valiant local chieftain named Nimola Meo.
Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary is known for its tigers and is one of the best places in India to see these animals in their natural jungle habitat. It is one of the most popular wildlife reserve, know best for tiger photography. Ranthambore Fort lies within the Ranthambore National Park.
Agra has a rich historical background, which is amply evident from the numerous historical monuments in and around the city. The earliest reference for Agra comes from the epical age when Mahabharata refer Agra as Agravana. When you talk about Agra, one thing has to stand out - yes, the Taj Mahal. Agra is host to the only one of the Seven Wonders of the World in India, Taj Mahal, which makes the whole country proud.
All the buildings painted a sky blue, looking incredible in contrast to the dusty desert town. When you look down from a high vantage point, it’s quite possibly one of the coolest views you’ll see. The best view is from the Mehrangarh Fort. Modern Jodhpur stretches well beyond the city walls, but it’s the immediacy and buzz of the old Blue City and the larger-than life fort that capture travellers’ imaginations.
Udaipur often referred to as the "Venice of the east" has a romance of setting unmatched in Rajasthan and all over India. The city is also known for its profusion of zinc and copper mines. Fantastical palaces, temples, havelis , timeless streets, lakes add the human counterpart to the city's natural charm. Udaipur is tagged as the most romantic spot in India. For tourists, the city offers exciting places, lakes, palaces, tranquility of boat rides, bustle and color of bazars, endless tempting hotels and what not. Udaipur is home to the largest artificial lake in Asia called Jaisamand Lake. The city has some great museums with the first car museum in India. The solar observatory in Udaipur is known as one of the best in Asia. Udaipur is also renowned for its miniature paintings.
Mathura is a city located on the banks of river Yamuna and a city steeped in historical tales, myths and legends dating many centuries back, it still retains relics of the same with its numerous historic temples and shrines very well holding guard its mysticism for any spiritual seeker setting foot on its holy soil.
The area is best known as the home of Keoladeo National Park, an outstanding bird refuge that is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the winter, it's a stopover point for migrating birds and hundreds of species have been spotted. The best way to see the park is via bicycle rickshaw.
The city of Scindias, Gwalior is undoubtedly the cultural capital of Madhya Pradesh. Whether you’re travelling solo or with family, the city is ideal for a weekend getaway.
Chittorgarh (the fort, garh, at Chittor) is the largest fort complex in India, and a fascinating place to explore. Its history epitomises Rajput romanticism, chivalry and tragedy, and it holds a special place in the hearts of many Rajputs. The fort is a treasure house of history and historical monuments, the approach to the fort is very difficult. The place is range to monuments from fort to temples. Every monument represents the historical architecture of India.
Everybody would like to take a trip to The den of the ghosts and such was the trip to Bhangarh, considered India's "most haunted" place. There is a belief about Bhangarh that the place is haunted and no one can dare to go there after sunset. Several ghost stories are behind the mysteries of the Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan
Vrindavan is considered to be a holy place for Vaisnavism tradition of Hinduism. It is a center of Krishna worship and the area includes places like Govardhana and Gokul that are associated with Krishna. Millions of devotees of Radha Krishna visit these places of pilgrimage every year and participate in a number of festivals.
Orchha is a town in Tikamgarh district of Madhya Pradesh state, India. The town was established by Rudra Pratap Singh some time after 1501, as the seat of an eponymous former princely state of central India, in the Bundelkhand region. On a seasonal island on the bank of the Betwa River, which has been surrounded by a battlement wall, stands a huge palace-fort. The fort consists of several connected buildings erected at different times, the most noteworthy of which is the Raja Mahal. Numerous cenotaphs or chhatris dot the vicinity of the fort and the Betwa river. Elsewhere about the town there is an unusual variety of temples and tombs, including the Chaturbhuj temple, which is built on a vast platform of stone. The more unguarded and neglected of these buildings are popular hangouts for tropical bees, wasps, and other such excitable stinging creatures.
Famous for the Nagaur Festival, Khimsar is a small village in the state of Rajasthan, Ideal for a relaxed weekend getaway in the winters. Khimsar Fort and the Khimsar Dunes Village perfectly compliment one another. History, leisure, desert adventure, sports, wild life safaris and historical sightseeing tours make it a “complete” holiday destination
Pushkar is a serene and calm place full of divinity and spirituality. It's set around Pushkar Lake, a sacred Hindu site with 52 ghats (stone staircases) where pilgrims bathe. The town has hundreds of temples, including one dedicated to "god of creation", Jagatpita Brahma Mandir. Pushkar is also a home for hippies. Pushkar has lots of hidden mystic stories around the corner, try explore and find yours. Take your time and enjoy the local music of tumbi, Dhol, ektara, gongs and some devotional songs. Take a camel ride in the evening around the desert and oasis area, and watch the sunset behind sand dunes.
The Sariska Tiger Reserve is an Indian national park and wildlife refuge located in the Alwar district of the state of Rajasthan. The topography of Sariska supports scrub-thorn arid forests, rocky landscapes, dry deciduous forests, rocks, grasses and hilly cliffs. The most attractive feature of this reserve has always been its Bengal tigers. It is the first tiger reserve in the world to have successfully relocated tigers. Apart from the Bengal tiger, the reserve includes many species of wildlife, such as the leopard, jungle cat, caracal, striped hyena, golden jackal, chital, sambhar, nilgai, chinkara, four-horned antelope, wild boar. Sasrika is also ethereal for bird watchers with some of the rarest feathered species like grey partridge, white-throated kingfisher, Indian peafowl, golden-backed woodpecker, crested serpent eagle and the Indian eagle-owl.
Osian a very old small and ancient temple town in the Thar Desert. It is a huge centre of Jain and Brahmanical religions. The largest group of Hindu and Jain temples in Rajasthan which belongs to the two periods, 8th and 12th century. The Surya or Sun Temple, Sachiya Mata Temple and the main Jain temple dedicated to Mahavira stands out in their grace and architecture. These temples are richly fashioned and magnificently built. In these temples, each temple has its own distinctive planning, layout, and design and no two temples are alike in any manner. This temple town of Thar Desert is also a great fit for desert camping to enjoy the secrets of desert at night.
Kumbhalgarh, known for its second longest wall in the world, is a citadel on the foot of Aravalli hills. This place is accredited to be the birthplace of Maharana Pratap. Kumbhalgarh is a marvel of Rajputa Architecture and truly represents, its Mewar culture. Journey to fort leads to zigzag ride, which add fun when doing a roadtrip. Kumbhalgarh also has a wildlife sanctuary which is home of some of endangered species. Wildlife of sanctuary includes lion, leopards, panthers, sloth bear, hyena, jackal and chinkara etc.
Bundi include glorious medieval forts, temples, havelis and magnificent palaces. The tourists will love to visit Bundi because of its serene atmosphere and strikingly expressive landscape. Bundi is perfectly located at the foothills of a large hill with a splendid lake in the center of this beautiful city of Rajasthan. Bundi is also famous for its large number of age old step-wells (locally called baoris).
Another Rajasthani city rich in culture and heritage. A place to visit by the travellers who love to explore the inherited heritage of India, food, festival and the modern wonders. Kota is also known for its Dussehra celebrations. The festival is celebrated in a unique way, with episodes from Ramayana being enacted on stage. Kota is ideal for shopaholics. The Kota Doria saris is a popular buy. Other items like pottery, stone crafts and miniature paintings are also worth buying.
Follow your love to explore the ancient cultural heritage of the Royal India in Bikaner. Bikaner is a vibrant city, a dust-swirling desert town with a fabulous fort and an energising outpost feel. It is not that much crowded with the travellers like other cities of Rajasthan, though it has many hotels for accommodation. The desert near the city offers the peaceful camel safari to avoid the hustle and crowded deserts of Jaisalmer.
Places to visit near Jaipur
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