Pack Your Bags: 14 Weekend Getaways from Jaipur

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With the time and money, you put into yourself is a reward on its own. The responsibility towards the everyday hustle you part-take would have an expense on your body and your spiritual competence, this is where relaxing comes into play. Even though the weekends are filled with night parties and dreaming it can’t be compared to what you do in the long holidays especially the memories you make with your family and friends.

To make it easier, I have categorized each place according to the distance it takes from The Pink City, here are some astonishing weekend getaways around Jaipur.

Destinations within the range of 100-300km

1. Ajmer, Rajasthan
Ajmer is Rajasthan’s most important site in terms of Islamic history and heritage.It encompasses the expansive lake of Ana Sagar and is itself ringed by mountainous Aravalli Hills. Known for its Muslim pilgrimage centers, the shrine of Khwaja Muin-Ud-Din Chishti apart from this, some Jain temples and Hindu temples are also of prime importance. Ajmer is 130km south of Jaipur and would be a wonderful experience as it is a revered pilgrimage site in India. 

 

2. Pushkar, Rajasthan
With the abundant amount of tourist that flock the City of Pushkar you would not feel left out in this alluring place, for its marble white Brahma temple to the Thar Desert which encircles this holy place it would be a privilege to witness. Around 144km from Jaipur, this holy place should be one on your bucket list.

3. Alwar, Rajasthan
Alwar City lies in the mountainous regions of the Aravali range and separated from Jaipur by 153 km. The City is tainted with its rich culture and heritage with lakes, forts, museums, and beautiful temples the place is treasured by the tourists. Alwar is a lesser-known gem in Rajasthan often overshadowed by the touristy circuit of Jaipur-Jodhpur, it would be a perfect weekend destination, providing an offbeat experience.

4. Ranthambore, Rajasthan
Are you a wildlife enthusiast, shutterbug, or nature lover?  If the answer is yes, this place is for you. It is one of the most popular wildlife destinations in India for spotting royal Bengal Tiger roaming in its natural habitat. Only 162km from Jaipur this wildlife sanctuary is all you need for a breath of fresh air and the sight of the beautiful Bengal Tiger.

5. Bharatpur, Rajasthan
The Eastern gateway to Rajasthan or Bharatpur lies 181 km away from Jaipur. Bharatpur is famous for its wonderful UNESCO-listed Keoladeo National Park, a wetland, and significant bird sanctuary. Apart from the park, Bharatpur also has a few historic remnants, nevertheless, it wouldn’t be worth making the journey for these alone the place speaks for itself.

6. Agra
You might be amazed to see that there is so much more to learn and do in this fascinating city of Agra than ‘just’ the mighty Taj Mahal; the Mughal rulers left exquisite forts and tombs, decorative mausoleums, sufficient food for your eyes and many more for curious travelers like you and me. The city of Agra is 237km from Jaipur.

Want to know more about Agra:- https://thecitybytes.com/agra/

7. Kota, Rajasthan
The educational hub of India, this place is a sought after for all the aspirants who come over to understand the word life, not only does this place hoists institutes its Jagmandir Palace Haveli of Deaji and Chambal Gardens are landmarks that shouldn’t be missed. You can easily plan a weekend trip to Kota as it is only around 255km from Jaipur.

8. Delhi
A place where time stands still as you see Old-Delhi where-in laborers haul sacks of spices and jewelers weigh gold on dusty scales and then comes New-Delhi with its sky scrappers and parliament buildings this place is a rollercoaster for all travelers who seek romance, food and the class they wish to deserve. Only 272km from Jaipur, it surely would be a place to unwind yourself.

Destinations within the range of 300km-500km

9. Chittorgarh, Rajasthan
The wreckage of this architectural city has bought the travelers closer than ever to what it was to be in the era of Rajput men partaking in the war. Chittorgarh is a marvelous city not just for its historical forts but for its palaces and temples it unfolds a different experience altogether. Chittorgarh is around 306km from Jaipur where you should start your trip from the Fort of Chittaurgarh.

10. Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
With embracing structures like sandstones mosque, rock temples, and magnificent statues, Gwalior cares its majestic tradition of the rich cultural music and heritage. The gigantic Gwalior Fort is located on a sub-range of Vindhya Mountain which would be a fascinating element to be witnessed in Gwalior. Gurudwara Data Bandi, Chhod Gopachal Parvat, and Archaeological Museum are some that shouldn’t be missed, Gwalior is around 325km from Jaipur.

11. Jodhpur, Rajasthan
The Blue City of India is named after its master class architecture the forts, excellent majestic royal residences reflecting the aura of a royal state of Rajasthan makes Jodhpur a perfect spot for a weekend getaway.  For those, wanting to savor the culture and tradition of Jodhpur can best plan their holiday during the fairs & festivals like Marwar Festival, Jodhpur International Desert Kite Festival, and Nagaur Fair. Jodhpur is around 335km from Jaipur.

12. Bikaner, Rajasthan
The dust-swirling sand dunes, old royal palace, and colorful bazaars this is what composes Bikaner. In the northern part of Rajasthan, the city of Bikaner is around 336km from Jaipur and takes around 7 to 8 hours by car. If you want to travel to the different corners of this city you have to take a camel ride which is the best part of traveling in Bikaner. The city is known for its 16th-century Junagarh Fort, a huge complex of adorned buildings and halls.

13. Udaipur, Rajasthan
City of Lakes, Temples & Wonderful Traditions this phenomenal city is built in and outside the fascinating lakes. Lake Pichola, one of the largest manmade lakes in Rajasthan is a sight to see. Among the royal cities of Rajasthan, Udaipur leads all the way, situated around 421km from Jaipur it would be a worth will trip for sure. 

14. Mount Abu, Rajasthan
Situated amidst rich green, forested hills on the highest peak in the Aravali range, Mount Abu is the summertime capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan. Its refreshing and soothing temperature makes it an ideal sanctuary for a fantastic getaway.  It is around 487km from Jaipur and turns to be one of the most prominent weekend holiday destinations around Jaipur. Some of the places you must visit are Dilwara Jain shrines, Achalgarh fort, Guru Shikhar Peak, Adhar Devi Temple.

 So why wait ? Pack your bags & Get, Set, Go !

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