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.
The elevated hills and the beautiful lakes make a picture-perfect backdrop to the Udaipur city. Udaipur is regarded as one of the most romantic cities of the World and subsequently, also known as the 'Kashmir of Rajasthan'. The lakes acting as oasis under the scorching sun propels a sense of calm along with reminding you at once of the city of Venice. The festivals, altogether colourful and lively, with their frenzies and huge scope cast a spell worthy enough to keep you too in spirit for days to come whereas the serene gardens.
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.
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.
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.