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Best Weekend Getaways from Jaipur

The city of Jaipur is a charming city, best known for its royalty heritage and architecture, majestic forts and palaces, vibrant culture and lifestyle and the pinkish-red beauty of the walled city. While the city itself has a lot to offer, there are plenty of other beautiful destinations within a range of 30 to 300 km from Jaipur that are waiting to be explored. These best holiday destinations near Jaipur are a perfect choice for spending a rejuvenating weekend.

Within An Hour’s Drive from Jaipur

Chomu

Located at a distance of mere 33km from Jaipur, Chomu is a heritage getaway from Jaipur. It is just a 55mins drive via NH11 from Jaipur and is most visited for its 300-year-old Chomu Palace, which is today a notable fortified palace hotel. The hotel is an authentic historic place that revives the grand lifestyles of the Rajput Princes and provides all modern amenities at the same time. When in Chomu, you can also visit the local market and the local life of the people living here, ride a camel’s back and enjoy Rajasthan’s special delight – dal, bati churma.

Chomu Palace Hotel

Bagru

At a distance of 35km towards the southwest of Jaipur lies the textile village of Bagru. It is an hour drive from Jaipur. Located on the Jaipur-Ajmer road, Bagru is best known for its hand block printed handloom industry. Mostly the designs of these handlooms are simple and in earthy hues. These prints are popularly known as Bagru prints. This place is also visited for its fort and village safari.

Bagru prints; block printing

Ramgarh

28km north east of Jaipur, Ramgarh is another favourite spot of the locals, which is just an hour’s drive via the Jaipur-Delhi Road. It has a huge artificial lake there, which gets filled up during the rainy season. This lake was created by constructing a high dam amidst lush hills. Ramgarh’s beautiful landscape makes it an ideal picnic spot, especially during monsoons.

The artificial lake of Ramgarh

The temple of Jambwa Mata and the ruins of the old fort, which was the first settlement of Kachhawa Rajputs before they moved to Amer, are two other attractions of the place. There used to be a hunting lodge here as the rulers of Jaipur were very fond of hunting. It has today been converted into a royal retreat by the Taj Group of hotels and is worth a stay. You can also return the same day from Ramgarh after a perfect outing.

Madhogarh

66km from Jaipur, at just an hour’s drive off the Jaipur-Agra Road, Madhogarh was the battlefield of the historic battle fought between the Jaipur ruler Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh Ji and Mahadaji Scindia of the Marathas in 1787. Madhogarh is today visited for its 400-year-old fort, nestled amidst wonderful mango orchards, that has now been converted into a hotel. There is a saying that the mangoes here taste extremely sweet because of being nourished with the blood of the martyrs of the Tunga war.

Madhogarh Fort

7kms from the fort is the Nai ka Nath Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. A fair is held here on Maha Shivratri every year. There is another old Shiva temple nearby where you can see a unique and very rare idol of Lord Shiva with Goddess Parvati sitting in his lap. The idol is mesmerizing. Another famous attraction is the five-storey step-well that lies around 1km from Madhogarh and features exquisite sculptures.

Within 1-2 Hours’ Drive from Jaipur

Samode

Samode is a small, tranquil village on the outskirts of the Jaipur city (41.3km away), which takes near about 1hr 10mins drive to reach via the Jaipur-Sikar Road. It is a perfect choice for a rejuvenating escape from the daily routine life.

Samode is mainly renowned for the beautiful Samode Haveli, Bagh and Palace. The Samode Palace, which dates back to the 16th century has now been rebuilt and renovated for tourists. You can see a perfect blend of Rajput architecture and Mughal décor here. It also houses a Mughal style garden, called the Samode Bagh that is spread across an area of 20 acres and features eye-catching rows of fountains.

Samode Bagh

All three of them are a part of the Heritage group of Hotels under the flagship name of ‘Samode’. While staying at the palace offers an exquisite royal experience and is an ideal way to spend a romantic weekend, you can also choose Samode for a one-day trip from Jaipur. Also Veer Hanuman Temple

Samode Haveli

Dausa

Dausa is located 60km away from Jaipur, which is about 1hr 20mins drive on the Jaipur-Agra route. The heritage getaway town of Dausa is best explored by travellers in a day. The major attractions are Mataji ka Mandir, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple and some more temples dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Mehandipur Balaji temple – the place to witness live exorcism if you dare

Dausa also houses the legendary Mehandipur Balaji Temple, which is believed to be the only religious site in India where live exorcism takes place. This temple is known for being full of evil spirits. While some believe that live exorcism is witnessed here, others do not. Still, thousands of devotees visit this temple every day to get their loved ones free from the possession of evil spirits and ghosts.

Sambhar

Sambhar, which is a 1hr 24mins drive, 70km from Jaipur, is mainly important because of the largest inland salt lake of India, the Sambhar Lake. The holy Devyani Tank, the palace, the archaeological excavations at Naliasar nearby and the Sakambari temple are some other attractions of the place. You can also enjoy bird-watching here.

Sambhar Lake – the largest inland salt water lake of India

Bairath, also known as Viratnagar

The historical location of Bairath is a 1hr 45mins (approx.) drive via the Jaipur-Shahpura-Alwar Road, 86km from Jaipur. This place is a good choice for religious trips as it houses the excavated remains of a circular Buddhist temple, which is believed to be the earliest known structural temple of India. It also houses many other Buddhist monasteries and a Jain temple.

The excavated remains of a circular Buddhist temple

Apart from the sites of religious interest, Bairath also possesses artefacts from the times of the Mauryans, Mughals and Rajputs. Some other attractions of this place include a beautiful Mughal Garden, Ashokan inscriptions and painted chhatris and walls built by Jahangir. The place has deep historical and mythological significance. Bairath finds its reference in Mahabharata as well; it was the place where the Pandavas spent their ‘Agyatwas’ (the one year of exile in disguise).

Bairath is often visited during the famous Banganga Fair that takes place on the full moon day of Vaishakh, somewhere between April-May.

Abhaneri

80km north east off the Jaipur-Agra Road lies the small town of Abhaneri that is a 1hr 50mins journey from Jaipur via NH11. It is best known for a famous 8th century AD temple of Harshat Mata and the step-well of Chand Baori. Chand Baori is one of the deepest as well as the largest stepwells in India with a total of 3500 steps that go down to 13 storeys. It is also one of the finest surviving stepwells in Rajasthan. Abhaneri also houses two Jain temples.

Harshat Mata Temple, Abhaneri

Chand Baori in Abhaneri village – one of the deepest and largest stepwells in India with 3500 steps over 13 stories

Within 2-3 Hours’ Drive from Jaipur

Sikar

Sikar is about 2hrs 5mins drive from Jaipur via the Agra-Bikaner Road or the Jaipur-Jhunjhunu Bypass Road. 114km away from the Jaipur city, Sikar holds immense historical significance from being the largest thikana ruled by the Shekhawat Rajputs to once being the centre of art, culture and wealth. The beautiful township of Sikar is renowned for colourful havelis featuring Mughal-era architecture, palaces and cenotaphs. Some of the attractions include the Sikar Fort, Sri Digamber Jain Bada Mandir, Rani Mahal and Madho Niwas Kothi.

Madho Niwas Kothi

Shiwad

Shiwad is a small village in Sawai Madhopur, located 110km from Jaipur, which takes a driving time of about 2hrs 10mins via Niwai. Shiwad is primarily visited because of the Shiwad Temple located in the vicinity of Devagiri hills, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and houses the ancient ‘Ghushmeshwar Jyotirling’. The Ghushmeshwar Jyotirling is believed to be the 12th Jyotirling shrine on earth, which also finds reference in Shiva Purana. The temple is located next to a small, ancient fort, which makes it a good picnic spot for locals.

Ghushmeshwar Jyotirling Shiwad Temple

Ajmer

Around 139km south west of Jaipur, a 2hrs 24mins drive from the city via NH8, the Ajmer city is most popularly visited because of the Dargah Sharif it houses. Centuries ago, there was a time when Ajmer was known by the name of the legend Prithviraj Chauhan, whose chivalry and valour are still talked of. And now, hundreds of years later, the same city is a site of extreme religious significance to both Hindus and Muslims.

Ajmer Sharif Dargah

The Dargah Sharif, tomb of the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chishti (more commonly known as Khwaja Saheb or Khwaja Garib Nawaj) was built in the early 13th century. It is said that Mughal Emperor Akbar made it a point to come here for pilgrimage once a year, for 13 years. People belonging to different folks of life visit this sacred place to seek blessings for themselves and the ones close to them. It is believed that visiting this Dargah can get your long-awaited wishes fulfilled.

Ana Sagar Lake

You can easily pray at Ajmer Sharif Dargah and return to Jaipur the same day. However, choosing to stay there for the weekend is also not a bad idea. Another day would lend you time to explore other attractions of the city such as Akbar Fort, which has now been turned into a Museum. It displays armour and sculptures of the Mughals and the Rajputs. Then you also have the alluring artificial lake Ana Sagar Lake built in the 12th century and the Taragarh Fort.

Taragarh Fort

Sariska Tiger Reserve

121km away, a 2hrs 45mins drive from Jaipur, the Sariska Tiger Reserve is an Indian national park and wildlife sanctuary located in the Alwar district of Rajasthan. Spread across 765.80 sq. km in the picturesque valley of the Aravalis, the reserve is noted for the variety of species it hosts such as tiger, sambhar, leopard, nilgai, golden jackal, cheetal, lots of peacocks, four horned antelope, wild boar and Indian eagle-owl. The best time to visit the reserve is from sunrise to sunset. Vehicles such as jeeps and canters are available on hire at the Reception.

A tiger spotted at the Sariska Tiger Reserve

Right at the edge of the national park is the marvellous Sariska Palace, which was built as a royal hunting lodge by Maharaja Jai Singh in the honour of the duke of Edinburg for his visit to Sariska. Now it has been converted into a hotel that offers excellent accommodation if you are willing to extend your day trip and stay over the weekend. You can also visit the Neelkanth and Naldeshwar temples that are located nearby.

Sariska Palace

Pushkar

The tranquil town of Pushkar lies 145km from Jaipur, which makes it to be a 2hrs 40mins drive via the Ajmer-Jaipur Expressway. Surrounded by hills on three sides, Pushkar houses a picturesque lake and several temples. The most famous temple of this place is the Brahma temple, which is also the only temple in India dedicated to Lord Brahma. The temple has a beautiful statue of a ‘Hans’, the celestial carrier of Lord Brahma, over its entrance gateway.

The Brahma Temple – only temple in India dedicated to Lord Brahma

The Pushkar Lake is an important pilgrimage centre with 52 bathing ghats surrounding it. Pilgrims keep visiting this place to take a holy dip in the lake round the year. Man Mahal, a magnificent palace on the banks of the lake is another attraction of the place. Built by Raja Man Singh I of Amer, this palace is now a running hotel that offers accommodation to the visitors. You can shop for embroidered fabrics, shoes, bangles, brass utensils, colourful saddles and wall hangings from the stalls in Pushkar’s main bazaar.

Pushkar Lake

However, the real fun of visiting Pushkar is during the renowned Pushkar Fair, which is held between October-November every year. The city is at its most vibrant face during this fair with music, dance, celebrations, colourful shops, puppet shows and camel races. Villagers come dressed up in multi-hued attires. The fair is mainly organized for cattle trading, which goes on side by side to other festivities. You can also enjoy a camel ride on your visit to this enticing place.

Within 3-4 Hours’ Drive from Jaipur

Hindaun City

160km away from Jaipur, Hindaun City is a 3hrs drive from Jaipur via NH11 passing through Ramgarh and Dausa. Formerly, this place came under the Matsya Kingdom and has a number of structures belonging to that time. The city is also believed to be associated to the mythological tale of Hiranyakashyap and Prahlada. The Narsingh ji Temple dedicated to Narsimha, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, who killed Hiranyakashyap, is a must-see spot.

Narsimha, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu killing Hiranyakashyap

Some other attractions of the place include Dev Narayan Temple, Shri Mahavir Ji Temple, which is a Jain pilgrimage site, Prahlad Kund, Jagar Dam and Nehru Park.

Shri Mahavir Ji Temple

Alwar

163km from Jaipur, 3hrs drive from the city, Alwar is a historic site, as it was once the capital of the princely state ruled by the Kachhawa Rajputs. The Alwar Fort or Bala Quila is a huge forbidding structure, constructed even before the rise of the Mughal Empire. The City Palace, also known as the Vinay Vilas Mahal, dates back to the 18th century. It features a perfect blend of the Rajput and Mughal styles of architecture. Just outside the palace lies a marvellous cenotaph with Bengali roof and arches, called the Moosi Maharani ki Chhatri. Tomb of Fateh Jung is another site of historical significance.

Vinay Vilas Palace – the City Palace of Alwar

Apart from its historical significance, Alwar is also known for its rich natural heritage, which includes tranquil lakes, scenic valleys, gardens and some of the finest variety of flora and fauna. The city’s attractive garden Purjan Vihar (Company Garden) is a good escape from the summer heat. Some other attractions of the place include a couple of temples dedicated to the Jain Tirthankaras and the Government Museum, which has some of the finest collection of both Mughal and Rajput paintings from the 18th and 19th centuries. The museum also holds collection from the Indian armoury.

Mandawa

The Shekhawati town of Mandawa, located 169km from Jaipur at a 3hrs 5mins drive via Agra-Bikaner Road, is known for its magnificent forts and havelis. The eye-catching work of art murals etched on the walls of the age-old palaces and havelis here most attracts the visitors. The Mandawa Fort, Goenka Double Haveli adorned with elephants and horses, Murmuria Haveli with paintings of Lord Krishna, Jhunjhunwala Haveli and Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli are major attractions of the place.

Beautiful wall murals on a Haveli in Mandawa

The town has a number of temples dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Krishna. The most beautiful one of these temples is the Thakurji Temple.

Bharatpur

187km away from Jaipur, 3hrs 10mins drive via NH11 locates Bharatpur, which is a popular destination for bird lovers and a rare retreat for migratory birds. Though renowned for its Keoladeo National Park, nesting different varieties of birds including the migratory Siberian crane, Bharatpur is a heritage city as well. The Bharatpur Palace, which is a fusion of Mughal and Rajput architectural styles, showcases the remnants of the city’s royal past dating back to the 15th century. The impenetrable Lohagarh Fort is another massive structure of historical importance as it was built in the early 18th century and sustained itself even after multiple attacks by the British.

Lohagarh Fort

The Keoladeo National Park is one of the finest bird sanctuaries in the world. It once served as the royal hunting preserve of Bharatpur’s princes. Exotic migratory birds such as Siberian cranes from the Arctic, Greyleg geese from Siberia and other birds from Afghanistan, China, Central Asia and Tibet are the centre of attraction of this biosphere. It is undoubtedly a bird lover’s paradise.

Another major attraction is the Government Museum, which exhibits a unique and rich collection of artefacts, carved sculptures and other archaeological resources. Jawahar Burj and Fateh Burj are two of the eight imposing towers that interest tourists within the ramparts of the fort. The Deeg Palace located nearby is also worth visiting.

Ranthambore

167km away from Jaipur, Ranthambore is an idyllic place for all avid wildlife enthusiasts. It takes a driving time of about 3hrs 30mins to reach Ranthambore, which is not only popular as being one of the largest national parks of northern India but also for its interesting history as it has witnessed the rise and fall of several rulers. Ranthambore’s royal past can be witnessed through its well-preserved Fort built in 944 AD. The majestic fort houses a number of ruined pavilions, walls and chhatris. It also hosts an 8th century Ganesh temple that has great religious significance.

Tiger spotted at Ranthambore National Park

The 392 sq. km national park, also called the tiger’s den is the prime attraction of this place. Along with tigers, the bewildering national park of Ranthambore also hosts a large number of sambhar, cheetal, nilgai, deer, chinkara, langur, leopard, hyena, jackal, jungle cat and wild boar. The reserve has three artificial lakes known as Padam Talab, Rajbagh and Malik Talab, which are a major source of water for its inhabitants. Gypsi safari and canters are available to take you in the park in morning and noon. If you’re lucky, you can sight the royal tiger. You can stay at Ranthambore’s Forest Rest House in Jogi Mahal.

Jogi Mahal, Ranthambore

Within 4-5 Hours’ Drive from Jaipur

Kota

Although Kota has gained fame as a reputed educational city of India, it is a good choice to spend a weekend away from Jaipur. Located along the eastern banks of the Chambal river, the city of Kota, which is just 253km from Jaipur, a drive of 4hrs via NH12, is blessed with impressive forts, palaces, temples, gardens that date back to several centuries ago. Even the present day edifices of Kota are worth-seeing.

Replica of Egypt’s Pyramid at Seven Wonders Park, Kota

Some major attractions include the Brij Raj Bhawan Palace, the island palace of Jag Mandir built amid the Kishore Sagar Lake, the Keshar Bagh, the beautifully landscaped Chambal Garden, the Maharao Madhi Singh Museum located in the old palace and Kota Barrage, which is an idyllic location for evening strolls. Seven Wonders Park, Kota contains small replica of the Seven Wonders of the World and is a great place for spending a good evening out.

Kota Barrage

Mathura

The birthplace of Lord Krishna, Mathura is just 224km from Jaipur at a drive of 4hrs via NH11. This ancient city is a highly famed religious city, especially for the believers of Lord Krishna, dotted with a number of temples and pilgrimage spots. This ancient city has a plethora of tourist attractions, the most popular of which is the Krishna Janma Bhoomi Mandir. This temple is built exactly at the place of the prison cell in which Krishna was born. Then there is the 150-year-old Dwarkadhish Temple, which depicts Krishna as the King of Dwarka.

Dwarkadhish Temple

Other attractions include the Jama Masjid, which was built in 1662AD, Radha Kund, Kans Quila, Vishram Ghat, Shri Jambu Swami Nirvan Sthal Digamber Jain Mandir, Naam Yog Sadhna Mandir and the Government Museum of Mathura. is a Jain religious spot. It is best to visit Mathura at the time of Janamashtmi and Holi.

Agra

The Mughal city of Agra is located at a distance of 240km from Jaipur, which will take a 4hrs 10mins drive to reach. Most people visit Agra being attracted by the beauty of the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. But the city has a number of other lovely structures as well such as the magnificent Agra Fort, the excellent Taj Museum exhibiting many original Mughal miniature paintings and well-preserved gold and silver coins from that era, Mehtab Bagh originally built by Emperor Babur, the Akbar’s Mausoleum, Itimad-ud-Daulah, Swami Bagh and Jama Masjid.

Agra Fort

Just behind Jama Masjid are narrow, bustling lanes of colourful markets. This area is commonly known as Kinari Bazar and is a good place to shop for clothes, shoes, marble work, fabrics, etc.

Vrindavan

Just 4hrs 25mins drive from Jaipur via NH11, 239km, Vrindavan is again a pilgrimage site. Located on the banks of River Yamuna, the city of Yamuna is believed to be the place where Lord Krishna grew up. Also, this city is known for having witnessed the divine love between Lord Krishna and his beloved Radha.

Idol at Banke Bihari Temple

Visiting Vrindavan’s bustling streets dotted with several temples, echoing the sound of ‘Radhe-Radhe’, the smell of incense sticks and flowers and the divine atmosphere, is an once-in-a-lifetime experience. One of the most famous temples of this place is the Banke Bihari Temple. Seva Kunj and Nidhivan are two significant garden areas, which are believed to be the sites where Krishna performed Raaslila with the Gopis and Radha-Krishna rested together. The close-by located Govardhan Parvat is a must visit site as this was the hill which Krishna had lifted on his finger to save the locales.

Seva Kunj, Vrindavan

Prem Mandir (the temple of love), ISKON temple, Keshi Ghat, Jugal Kishore temple, Sri Ranganatha or Rangaji temple (which is one of the largest temples in north India), Radha Ramana temple and Sri Gopeshwar Mahadev Mandir are other notable attractions. Loi Bazar is a good place to buy beautiful handicrafts, clothes, antiques and wood works at reasonable prices. Note that it remains closed on Wednesdays. You can also buy Khadi fabrics from Khadi Bhavan.

Pali

The quaint town of Pali, located 302km away from Jaipur (a 4hrs 25mins drive), has a rich cultural heritage and calming sanctity. Pali got its name after the wealthy clan of Paliwal Brahmins, which once inhabited the place. The place reflects the age-old charm of royal Rajasthan through its magnificent havelis and the large number of baoris (stepwells) present here.

Intricate architecture of Ranakpur Jain Temples, Pali

This place is a home to the famous Ranakpur Jain Temples, which form one of the most significant pilgrimages of the Jain community. Acclaimed for their intricate architectural style, these temples are said to have been built during the reign of Rana Kumbha in the 15th century in 1439AD. Some other popular attractions of Pali include Jawai Dam, Nimbo ka Nath, Pali National Park, Shri Hatundi Rata Mahaveer Jain Tirth and the Lakhotia Garden.

Chittorgarh

The epitome of heroism and sacrifice, Chittorgarh city lies at a distance of 310km from Jaipur, which makes it a 4hrs 50mins drive on average. The city’s imposing fort, its magnificent chhatris and eye-catching palaces speak tales of the glorious royal past the place has had.

The Chittorgarh Fort is a massive structure built in the 7th century AD. It contains many gateways including Padal Pol, Bhairon Pol, Hanuman Pol and Ram Pol. The Fort encompasses several impressive chhatris and ancient ruins that remind you of the Rajput valour. It is a good site to spend some time in solitude. Other than this, the fort also hosts a Sound and Light Show every evening.

Chittorgarh Fort – the indomitable pride of Chittaur

Vijay Stambh or the Victory Tower is a 37m high structure with nine storeys that depicts episodes from Ramayana and Mahabharata. Maharana Kumbha built it in the 1440AD to celebrate his victory over the Muslim rulers of Malwa and Gujrat. Kirti Stambh, or the Tower of Fame is another high structure (22m) that is dedicated to the first Jain Thirthankar Adinath ji.

Other attractions of Chittorgarh include Rana Kumbha Palace, Padmini Palace, Kumbha Shyam Temple, Kalika Mata Temple, the spectacular Fateh Prakash Palace which is now a fine Government Museum, Gaumukh Reservoir, Meera Temple where Meera worshipped Lord Krishna and Maha Sati.

Meera Temple – where Meera worshipped Lord Krishna

The best time to visit Chittorgarh is from February to March and then from September to December. You can take a one day tour to Chittaur and visit the major tourist attractions but for covering all sightseeing places, you will have to spend the weekend there.

Within 5-6 Hours’ Drive from Jaipur

Bikaner

A harbour for the best riding camels, the royal fortified city of Bikaner is just 335km away from Jaipur. It will take you a 5hrs drive via NH11 to reach this desert city and explore it over a weekend. Surrounded by sand dunes, the city houses magnificent forts and palaces built in reddish-pink sandstone, which exhibit its rich history.

Junagarh Fort

The Junagarh Fort built in 1588AD which houses some beautiful palaces, Suraj Pol which is the main entrance to the fort, the beautiful Chandra Mahal adorned with marvellous paintings, Anup Mahal, Rang Mahal, Har Mandir are notable sites to see. Sadul Museum on the first floor of the Lalgarh Palace displays the live and the time of Bikaner’s 3 successive Maharajas. Other notable sites include Rampuria Havelis, Bhandasar Jain Temple dedicated to Sumtinath ji and Devi Kund Sagar that hosts the royal cenotaphs of the royal family of Bikaner.

The Royal Cenotaphs at Devi Kund Sagar, Bikaner

Bikaner’s havelis, palaces, temples, museums, colourful bazars and its cheerful folks together make it a wonderful weekend getaway destination from Jaipur.

Delhi

5hrs 20mins drive via NH8, the capital city Delhi is located at a distance of 272km from Jaipur. It is undoubtedly one of the best weekend getaways from Jaipur as it has something or the other to interest all types of people. Despite having grown as a commercial metropolitan, the Delhi city has preserved its historic roots well. India Gate, Red Fort, Parliament House, Lotus Temple, Qutub Minar, Jantar Mantar, Humayun’s Tomb are some of its major historical structures.

Jantar Mantar

Foodies love Delhi for its scrumptious street food as well as the grand hotels and eating joints. Connaught Place, Akshardham Temple, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Jama Masjid, ISKON temple, Gandhi Smriti, National Museum Delhi, National Zoological Park, Shri Digamber Jain Lal Mandir, Agrasen ki Baoli and Dilli Haat are some other spots to explore.

Akshardham Temple

Udaipur

Rajasthan’s Lake City, Udaipur is at a distance of 395km from Jaipur, a 5hrs 54mins drive via NH8. Udaipur, the land of fairy-tale palaces, gardens, beautiful azure lakes and the jewel of Mewar’s rich history, is one of the most sought for weekend destinations from Jaipur. It is a place that interests people of all ages, belonging to different folks of life – students, couples, heritage lovers, poets, painters, writers, nature lovers and the ones who love to spend their evenings alongside serene lakes.

Jag Niwas (Lake Palace) on Lake Pichola, Udaipur

The City Palace is a majestic architectural marvel containing several courtyards, pavilions terraces and hanging gardens. Lake Pichola, an artificial lake surrounded by hills and the two island palaces Jag Mandir (Lake Garden Palace) and Jag Niwas (Lake Palace) on the lake, offer a sight of unmatched magnificence. Other worth seeing sites include Jagdish Temple built in Indo-Aryan style in 1651AD, Saheliyon ki Bari that is a small ornamental garden where royal ladies took strolls, Fateh Sagar Lake, Pratap Memorial that is the memorial of the Rajput hero Maharana Pratap, Monsoon Palace, Gulab Bagh and Shiv Niwas Palace.

With so many destinations to head to and with the list of things you can do there, you can now plan your coming weekends easily. So, what are you waiting for? Choose the destinations that interest you the most, ask your friends and family members to join you and plan a great, rejuvenating weekend away from Jaipur.

Don’t forget to share your experiences with us. Have we missed out your favourite destination from this list? Share it in the comments below and we shall add that up too. Have some wonderful weekends!

 


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