Weekend Getaways From Jaipur

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Weekend Getaways From Jaipur

March 17, 2016

India’s pink city has a number of forts and palaces to explore. Once you are done knowing the history of Jaipur and its forts, you can explore some other places around the city. Jaipur has a number of beautiful cities in the neighbourhood that serve as the best places to visit near Jaipur. Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan is centrally located. This makes it close to a number of destinations in Rajasthan itself. If you are on a weekend break from Jaipur, here are some places you must definitely visit.

Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Bharatpur
Previously known as Bharatpur Bird Santuary, The Keoladeo National Park is a famous home to many birds that visit the bird sanctuary especially in summers. This major tourist spot is a manmade wetland with a diverse presence of birds, floral species, fishes, lizards, amphibians, snakes etc. The bird sanctuary is one of the richest bird areas in the world and is declared as a world heritage site. The bird sanctuary is open throughout the year but the best time to visit this place as a weekend getaway would be October to February.

Distance from Jaipur: 187kms
Travel Time: 3 hours 9 minutes

The alluring of city of Pushkar has a devent number of tourist attraction throughout the year. The little ponds filled with water or the holy white Brahma Temple are some attractions you would only find in Pushkar. When in Pushkar, you can explore the markets or do a camel ride that happens on the wide stretched desert. Pushkar is most vibrant during the Pushkar Fair that takes place in between the months of October and November. The popular sightseeing other than the White Brahma Temple include the Pushkar Lake, Aptaeshwar Temple and Varaha Temple.
Distance from Jaipur: 144kms
Travel Time: 2 hours 32 minutes

Alwar is amongst the best weekend places near Jaipur to visit. Alwar is popularly called as the gateway of Rajasthan and the city is famous among tourists for its gardens, lakes, temples, forts and royal edifices. Alwar hosts a couple of temples that are dedicated to jaina Tirthankaras. The most common tourist attractions of Alwar include the Alwar Palace, Moosi Maharani ki Chhatri, Bala Quila (Vijay Mandir Palace), Tomb of Fateh Jang, Purjan Vihar/ Company Garden and the Museum/ Government Museum.
Distance from Jaipur: 155kms
Travel Time: 3 hours 01 minutes

If you want to have a weekend getaway from Jaipur, try one of the above mentioned destinations for an unforgettable experience.

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