Tourist Places near Jaipur
Delhi and Agra are nearby to Jaipur, otherwise one can visit the other places nearby in Rajasthan such as Mt. Abu, Pushkar, Ranthambor, Bharatpur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Udaipur, Ujjain and Jaisalmer. Ajmer,is 134 kilometers from Jaipur and it is famous for its temples, forts and palaces. Pushkar,is 151 kilometers from Jaipur and is noted for its lakes and camel safaris.
Ranthambor and Bharatpur, are well known for their wildlife parks and the other places like Jodhpur, Bikaner, Udaipur, Ujjain and Jaisalmer are famous for their forts, palaces and lakes. Since all these places are lovely sightseeing places there is no dearth of good hotels and transport. At Ajmer one can visit Akbar’s palace and Museum. The palace is not huge but is a lovely palace built by Emperor Akbar and is flanked by two dense parallel walls and was constructed in 1570.
The other worth sightseeing places in Ajmer are the Roopangarh fort, which was built in the 17th century by Maharaja Roop Singh and is presently a Heritage hotel. The Durga bagh, is a lovely garden with a myriad of colorful flowers.This garden was made by Maharaja Shiv Dhan Singh in 1868 AD.
In Ajmer one can visit the Dargah of Chisti, the noted Sufi Saint,and millions come here to pay their respects and to get their wishes fulfilled.
Pushkar fair, is noted for its annual 5 day camel and livestock fair and also noted for its ghats and Brahma temple. Pushkar is the Tirtha – Guru of pilgrimage sites because it fulfills the four categories of Hindu pilgrimage namely the Deva Thirta, the Asura Thirta, the Assha Thirta and Manushya Thirta.
Lord Brahma performed penance at Pushkar, for a span of 60,000 years. So Pushkar is a very sacred place for the Hindus. The Pushkar lake has got 52 ghats for the convenience of the pilgrims to have a sacred dip in the holy waters of the Pushkar lake.
Ranthambor and Bharatpur are famous for their wildlife and at Ranthambor, one can see the majestic Indian tiger in its natural habitat and at Bharatpur,one gets to see the famous bird sanctuary. The city of Jodhpur,was founded by Rao Jodha, a Rajput Chief of the Rathore clan. Rao Jodha conquered the surrounding country and founded a city called Marwar. Jodhpur is famous for its cutlery, glass bangles and marble products.
Here one can visit the famous Mahrangarh fort, Umaid Bhawan palace, Ghanta Ghar (clock tower) and the Akshardham temple. Jodhpur is the hub of renowned educational centres. Bikaner, was founded by the second son of Maharaja Joda in 1488 and he belonged to the Rathore clan.Bikaner is 379 kilometers from Jaipur and is noted all over India for its sweets and namkeens.
The noted places to visit here are the Junagarh fort, the Karan Mahal palace and Lalgarh palace, presently a heritage hotel, built in the Indo- Saracenic style of architecture and to date the residence of the Bikaner royal family. Jaisalmer, is 576 kilometers from Jaipur and the most noted monuments here are the Jaisalmer fort which was erected by Raja Jaisal in 1156. This is an imposing fort constructed with yellow sandstone and stands at a height of 250 feet.
The Palace of the Meharawals, has got intricate designs and wooden carvings which is a tribute to the artisan’s skills. The Metal tower or the Tazia, also is a noteworthy monument at Jaisalmer.
The Gadi Sagar lake, is a rain fed water lake and is surrounded by temples and boating competitions are held here frequently. This is a beautiful tranquil lake.
The Patwon ki Haveli, is famous for its exquisite work of mirrors on its walls and ceilings and this haveli, dates back to 1800 AD. The Jain temple was built on the lines of the Dilwara temples and houses the idols of Rikhabdevji and Sambhavnathji. The "Desert National park", is home to rare species like the black bucks and a wide variety of flora and fauna.
So get ready to visit all these wonderful historic places and have a great outing!