Top 10 unexplored tourist destinations in and around Jaipur
Jaipur, the most popular destination in the “golden triangle”tour circuit is a good weekend destination, both for foreign and domestic tourists. But with heavy crowd in “must see” places, it becomes difficult to unwind and the essence of planning an adventurous trip is lost.
So, here we have complied a list of 10 unexplored tourist destinations in and around Jaipur where you can enjoy serenity of the real untouched Rajasthan, without getting crushed. 🙂
Months to travel
The most pleasant time to visit places around Jaipur is during the winters, from November until March.
1. Abhaneri-the city of brightness
Fascinated about step wells! Then you must visit this place which is famous for one of the largest and deepest step wells in India-the Chand baori.
It is an excellent example of water conservation, fortified on all sides and have 3500 narrow steps over 13 stories.
Another monument which is a must watch is Harshat Mata temple which is famous for its fine degree of craftsmanship and sculpture.
Location-Dausa district, NH-11/Jaipur-Agra Road, 95Kms from Jaipur.
Do you love art and architecture? Explore this destination which is near Jaipur. It consists of Samod Palace, Samod haveli and Samod bagh . All three display a fusion of Mughal and Rajasthani art and architecture.
Samod Palace, initially a fort, was later converted into a beautifully designed palace. The interiors of the palace, the Sheesh Mahal, the frescoes in the Durbar hall and the Sultan Mahal are fine examples of regal Indo-Saracen architecture.
Samod bagh- designed in the famous Mughal “CHAR BAGH” style with water channels and fountains is one of the oldest functional Mughal gardens of Rajasthan.
The fort of Sheogarh is also another popular tourist hotspot in the Samode district which is worth watching.
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Location-42 kms, North West of Jaipur.
3. Bairath, the old Viratnagri
If you enjoy watching archeological remains, then Bairath will definitely entertain you. It is a place of both mythological and historical significance where you can explore the remains of circular Buddhist temple mint (coin factory) constructed by Akbar, a Mughal garden and monument with painted chhatris built by his son, Jahangir.
The Banganga Fair is another tourist attraction of Bairath held every year on the full moon day of Vaishakh (April-May).
Location– 86 kms from Jaipur, on Shahpura-Alwar Road.
4. Ramgarh lake
It is an artificial lake created by forming an embankment on the forested hills.
The Polo ground, located between Ramgarh and the Aravalli hills is regarded as one of the best Polo grounds in India.
Jamwai Mata temple is another attraction for the tourists in Ramgarh, situated at a downward course of Ramgarh Lake.
You can also engage yourself in jungle safaris at the Jamwa Ramgarh wildlife sanctuary which is a home to many wildlife species such as Neelgai, Chital and lions, jackals etc.
Location– 32 Kms from Jaipur.
If you love handmade work, then you cannot afford to miss a visit to Sanganer.
It is famous for wooden block textile printing, handmade paper industry and Jaipur’s blue pottery.
The textile prints manufactured at Sanganer are unique in their designs, for the reason that patterns in bright colors are always printed on white backgrounds.
Another must watch attraction is ancient Shri Digambara Jain temple, made of red sandstone and which has sky-high shikharas and fine carvings.
Location-16kms south from Jaipur
It is famous for the use of natural dyes and hand block printing. You would be amazed to see Chippa community’s use of traditional vegetable dyes for printing the cloth. They make blue color made out of indigo, red from madder root and yellow from turmeric etc.
If you are fond of “Mojris” you can find them here. You can watch Raiger community people making jhutees, mojris and other leather goods here.
Jugal Darbar temple is a place of peace where annual festival is organized by Bagda community.
Location-32 km from Jaipur, on Jaipur-Ajmer Road.
7. Dundlod fort-a cluster of forts, havelis, and baolis
Like Samode, here also you can enjoy cultural amalgamation of the Rajputana and Mughal Schools of Art and Architecture.
Minarets, mythological paintings, archaic furniture, wall hangings of arrows, have remained unchanged since ages.
During your visit to this place, do not miss the popular attractions including Diwan Khana, Tuganram Goenka Haveli famous for fine mirror work and the Chhatri of Ram Dutt Goenka, Jagathia haveli and Satya Narayan Temple.
A horse show is also organized during the Gangaur festival in March.
Location– Jhunjhunu district.
8. Chandlai lake
It is 140-year-old inland water body famous for bird watching. This lake has been spotted with various migratory birds like Pied Avochet Pallas’s Gul. Ruff, Rudy Shel duck, White Wagtail, Common Red Shank, Little Ringed Plover, Eurasian Wigeon etc.
Location– 30 kms, Chaksu, Jaipur –Kota road.
9. Madhogarh Tunga
This place holds for you a 400 year old fort which is now converted into a heritage hotel. It is the battlefield of Tunga which witnessed a decisive battle between the Scindia of Marathas and Maharaja Swai Pratap Singh of Jaipur.
The Tunga battle ground is adjoining the sweet mango orchards. It is said that sweetness of these mangoes is attributed to the blood of the Tunga martyrs.
Another famous attraction in Madhogarh is ancient Nai Ka Nath Lord Shiva temple, surrounded by Aravalli hills, a step- well and an old temple with mesmerizing idol of lord Shiva with Parvati sitting in his lap.
Location-40 kms, on bassi lalsor road, NH11.
10. Jaisinghpura Khor
You can explore the living style of the Meena Tribe and can get to know about several unknown facts about their lifestyle.
Location– 15Kms via NH11.
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