Rajasthan Travel Guide

Best Places To Visit Near Jaipur

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Jaipur is one of the most famous destinations in India known for its historical forts and monuments. But locals need places to visit near Jaipur since they are well known with Jaipur. There are a number of places near Jaipur where one can plan a short trip or weekend getaways. Rajasthan itself has so many destinations which can be visited also the neighboring states of Rajasthan offers a number of destination for planning weekend holidays near Jaipur. Delhi, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh are blessed with a number of destination where tourist can plan holidays from Jaipur. Places like Jodhpur, Udaipur, Ranthambore, Bikaner, Mount Abu, Jaisalmer are also a great option if you want to stay in Rajasthan only. Below we have filtered a list of places near Jaipur which can be visited for short trips, weekend getaways or a long vacation.

Places near Jaipur within 200 km

Alwar

Neemrana Fort in Alwar

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Alwar is one of the best place you can visit for weekend getaways from Jaipur. The place is dotted with various historical monuments like Alwar Fort, Neemrana Fort, and many others. It is greener than another part of Rajasthan and also have a beautiful lake. You can also visit Sariska Tiger Reserve which is located nearby the Alwar in the Aravali Ranges. You can also visit Bhangarh Fort located on the outskirts of the town. It is famous for being a haunted place.

Places to Visit in Alwar : Bala Quila or Alwar Fort , City Palace, Alwar , Tomb of Fateh Jung, Company Bagh, Tijara Fort, Neemrana Fort and more.
Distance From Jaipur : 160 Km Via RJ SH 25 and NH21

Ajmer

Mayo College in Ajmer

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Ajmer is a famous for the Dargah Sharif and Puskar which comprises of the famous Brahma Temple and sacred Pushkar Lake. Ajmer was established by Raja Ajay Pal Chauhan in the 7th millennium. Aravalli Mountains surround the Ajmer. The Dargah Sharif is the most famous attraction which is a shrine of the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. Ajmer is one of the best places to visit near Jaipur if you are looking for a religious destination.

Places to Visit in Ajmer : Ajmer Sharif Dargah , Ana Sagar Lake , Pushkar Lake, Nasiyan Red Temple, Taragarh Fort, Mayo College, Lake Foy Sagar,
Distance From Jaipur : 132 Km Via NH48

Bhangarh

Haunted Bhangarh Fort in Alwar

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Located at the edge of Sariska Tiger Reserve, Bhangarh is a village which is known for its historical ruins and the famous Bhangarh Fort. It is believed that the place is haunted and should not be visited after dusk. Though many have visited it after dark and nothing happened. But there is a board by ASI not visit this place after dark. Many adventure lover tourist visits this place. It is a perfect place for weekend from Jaipur.

Places to Visit in Bhangarh : Gopinath Temple, Bhangarh Fort
Distance From Jaipur : 77 Km Via Alwar-Jaipur Rd

Sariska

Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar

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Sariska is famous for its Tiger reserve and being near to Jaipur, it is a famous destination for some wildlife adventures. Sariska gives an opportunity to sight tiger, wild cow, langur as well as several birds genus. So if you are looking for some adventure then head to Sariska Tiger Reserve to enjoy the wilderness of the park. October to March is considered to be the best time to visit Sariska.

Places to Visit in Sariska : Sariska Tiger Reserve, Jaisamand Lake, Sariska Palace, Vijay Mandir Palace
Distance From Jaipur : 77 Km Via NH248A and NH48

Pushkar

A view of  Pushkar Lake in Rajasthan

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Rajasthan holiest city Pushkar is surrounded by desert and snake mountain. It is just 14 km away from Ajmer is considered as one of the sacred dreams for Hindu devotees. Pushkar, one of the oldest cities of India, lies on the bank of Pushkar Lake. Pushkar is mainly famous for its ancient temples and the Holy Lake. Puskar is also famous for its annual five-day camel and cattle fair celebrated from Kartik Ekadashi to Kartik Poornima. The fair is visited by tourist from all over the world. If you are looking for weekend getaways from Jaipur during October month then make sure you visit the Pushkar Fair.

Places to Visit in Pushkar : Pushkar Lake , Brahma Temple, Aptaeshwar Temple, Man Mahal, Puskar Fair, Savitri Temple
Distance From Jaipur : 145 Km Via NH48

Ranthambore

Ranthambore National Park  in Rajasthan

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One of the best place for adventure lovers in Rajasthan, Ranthambore is famous for its majestic fort and National Park. Ranthambore used to be the hunting grounds for Kings of Jaipur. The fort was built by Chauhan rulers .The pleasant season to visit Ranthambore is winter, which starts from November to March while the best chance of viewing a tiger in the National Park is in the month of April/May.

Places to Visit in Ranthambore : Ranthambore National Park, Ranthambhore Fort, Lakarda & Anantpura, Bakula , Padam Talao.
Distance From Jaipur : 159 Km Via NH52

Mandawa

Mandawa Haveli in Rajasthan

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A small town in Jhunjhunu district, Mandawa is famous for its Havelis and their architecture and artwork. It is the most famous spot in the famous Shekhawati region of Rajasthan. Thakur Nawal Singh founded the town and built the Mandawa Fort. Many of the havelis and forts here are now converted into luxury hotels. So you can now enjoy and experience the royal luxury of Rajasthan. You will find many of the houses and Havelis painted with colorful frescoes. A great place to visit near Jaipur if you want to explore the art and architecture of Rajasthan.

Places to Visit in Mandwa : Mandawa Fort , Sewaram Saraf Haveli, Ram Pratab Nemani Haveli, Murmuria Haveli, Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli,
Distance From Jaipur : 163 Km Via NH52

Bharatpur

Bharatpur in Rajasthan

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Bharatpur is another famous destination near Jaipur known for Keoladeo National Park which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The place is visited by a number of visitors all around the year. Being located in the Golden Triangle Circuit of India i.e. Delhi – Agra – Jaipur, Bharatpur is a must visit place. Keoladeo National Park is one of the best bird watching sites in Asia .

Places to Visit in Bharatpur : Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Bharatpur Palace, Lohagarh Fort, Moti Mahal, Kishori Mehal , Fateh Burj
Distance From Jaipur : 180 Km Via NH21

Weekend Getaways from Jaipur Within 300 – 500 KM

Delhi

Red Fort in Delhi

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Delhi the capital of India is one of the most happening city of India visited by millions of tourist every year from all around the world. Delhi has a rich historical past and offers numerous monuments and architecture which will take you bac to the glorious days of Delhi. Delhi is among the oldest existing cities in the world, along with Jerusalem and Varanasi. Delhi has been conquered by a number of rulers as it is seen as the main power of the country. The rulers built a number of the fort, palaces and other monuments which today have become the famous attraction of the city. It is a great place for shoppers, food lovers, and history lovers. Delhi is one of the best places to visit near Jaipur if you want to learn more about the history of India.

Places to Visit in Delhi : Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, India Gate, Lodhi Garden, Chattarpur Mandir, Lotus Temple, Jama Masjid, Connaught Place, Select CityWalk Mall and much more.
Distance From Jaipur : 271 Km Via RJ SH 52

Agra

Taj Mahal in Agra

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A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Agra is one of the most famous tourist destination in India visited by millions of tourist every year. Agra is the part of Golden Triangle Circuit of India. Taj Mahal is the most famous attraction here which is a mausoleum built by Shah Jahan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. It is among the top wonders of World. It took about 20 years to built the Taj Mahal and is counted among the most beautiful architecture in the world and the symbol of Love.

Places to Visit in Agra : Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Itmad-Ud-Daulah’s Tomb, Akbar’s Tomb, Mankameshwar Temple, Gurudwara Guru ka Taal, Jama Masjid, Chini Ka Rauza, Ram Bagh, Mariam’s Tomb, Keetham Lake and more.
Distance From Jaipur : 232 Km Via Via NH21

Mathura

Prem Mandir in Vrindavan

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One of the most famous religious destinations in India, Mathura is the birthplace of Lord Krishna. It is one of the seven holy cities of India. Mathura is mainly famous for temples dedicated to Lord Krishna. During Holi, this place becomes the world of colors and is must visit if you can during Holi Celebration. There are a number of famous temples located in Mathura. Other places in Mathura includes Barsana, Nandgaon, Goverdhan and others. Vrindavan is also located near Mathura which is the sister city of Mathura. Prem Mandir of Vrindavan is one of the most visited temples of the region.

Places to Visit in Mathura : Baldeo, Keshav Dev Temple, Prem Mandir, Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir, Mathura Museum, Birla Mandir, Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi, Banke Bihari Temple, Iskcon Temple and more.
Distance From Jaipur : 218 Km Via NH21

Gwalior

Gwalior Fort in Madhya Pradesh

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Located in Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior is knwon for its rich historical past which had been ruled by number of rulers time to time. There are number of historical palaces, forts, temples, and other monuments in Gwalior. The place has same charm as that of Jaipur city but will offer you different architecture and monuments. Gwalior is an amazing place near Jaipur for history lovers.

Places to Visit in Gwalior : Jai Vilas Palace, Gwalior Fort, Ghaus’s Tomb enclave, Samadhi of Rani Laxmi Bai, Gwalior Zoo, Chhatris of Scindia Dynasty, Chhatris of Scindia Dynasty, Koteshwar, Sun Temple, Saas Bahu Mandir and many more.
Distance From Jaipur : 312 Km Via NH21

Chittorgarh

Meera Temple in Chittorgarh Fort

Never ending list of legends and tales which are associated with heroism and sacrifices of the outstanding men and women of Chittorgarh makes it the land of pride and glory. Chittorgarh Fort is the major attraction of the place. It is the largest fort in India and comprises of various notable buildings and temples. The best time to visit Chittorgarh is in between September to March.

Places to Visit in Chittorgarh : Chittorgarh Fort , Padmini Palace, Rana Kumbha Palace, Victory Tower, Kirti Stambha, Kalika Mata Temple, Fateh Prakash Palace , Tulja Bhavani Temple, Gaumukh Reservoir and more.
Distance From Jaipur : 280 Km Via RJ SH 12

Jodhpur

Night View of Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur

Jodhpur is a famous tourist destination of Rajasthan known for its palaces, forts and temples. Rao Jodha founded the Jodhpur city and built the famous Mehrangarh Fort. The city comprises of historical forts and palaces which have been features in various movies. Mehrangarh Fort and Umaid Bhawan Palace are the main attraction of the city. The houses and buildings in the town are painted and blue which is why it is sometime called as the Blue City.

Places to Visit in Jodhpur : Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada, Kaylana Lake, Mandore Garden, Sur Sagar Palaces, Kunj Bihari Temple, Udai Mandir, Baba Ramdeo Temple and more.
Distance From Jaipur : 335 Km Via NH25

Bikaner

Bikaner Fort in Rajasthan

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Rao Bika founded the Bikaner city in 1488. Bikner have number of historical palaces, monuments and temples which are very famous all over Rajasthan. Apart from it , Bikaner is also famous for Bikaneri Namkeen. Tourists can indulge in Camel Safari here. Karni Mata Temple also called as the Rat Temple is the must visit place in Bikaner which is about 30 km from main city center. The temple have thousands of rats in temple complex which are considered as sacred.

Places to Visit in Bikaner : Gajner Palace, Junagarh Fort , Lallgarh Palace, Bhandaser Jain Temple, Karni Mata Temple, Sadul Singh Museum and more.
Distance From Jaipur : 322 Km Via Bikaner-Napasar-Ladunun Road

Udaipur

Lake Pichola and the City Palace in Udaipur

Udaipur is one of the most famous tourist destination in Rajasthan and one of the best places to visit near Jaipur city. Udaipur is also called the city of Lakes. The city was founded by Maharana Udai singh II. The city boasts of number os amazing forts and palaces which are famous all over the world. The Pichola Lake is another famous attraction of the city which offers boating facilities and have 4-5 islands on which are built some beautiful palaces. It is also a great honeymoon destination.

Places to Visit in Udaipur : Udaipur City Palace, Pichola Lake, Fateh Sagar Lake, Jag mandir, Bagore Ki Haveli, Monsoon Palace, Jag Mandir Palace , Jagdish Temple, Badi Mahal, Vintage Collecton of Classic Car, and many more.
Distance From Jaipur : 377 Km Via RJ SH 12

Mount Abu

Sunset at Mount Abu in Rajasthan

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Mount Abu is the only hill station in the state of Rajasthan. It is one of the best tourist places near Jaipur. Being a hill station it is popular among couples and honeymooners. Nakki Lake here is a famous attraction here that offers boating facilities while there are various temples and forts located nearby Mount Abu. If you are looking for a cool place to chill out in summers than Mount Abu is the best place to visit from Jaipur. It is the nearest hill station near Jaipur.

Places to Visit in Mount Abu : Nakki Lake, Sunset Point, Dilwara Temples, Achalgarh fort, Honeymoon Point, Trevors Tank, Gyan Sarovar and more.
Distance From Jaipur : 465 Km Via NH 162

Haridwar

Har-ki-Pauri, Haridwar

Haridwar is one of the seven holiest cities of India also known as the gateway to God. It is one of the most famous religious destination in India visited by millions of tourists every year. It is located on the bank of River Ganga and attracts Hindu devotees in very large numbers. Haridwar is very well connected via road and train. If you are looking for a religious place for you holiday from Jaipur than Haridwar is the best place to go.

Places to Visit in Haridwar : Har-ki-Pauri, Devi Mandir, Mansa Devi Mandir, Bharat Mata Mandir, Chandi Devi Mandir, Bilkeshwar Mahadev Mandir, and more.
Distance From Jaipur : 465 Km Via RJ SH 52

Places Near Jaipur Within 500 – 600 Km

Ujjain

Kal Bhairav temple in Ujjain

Ujjain is one of the most famous religious cities of India after Haridwar. It is famous for the temple of Mahakaleshwar which is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India . The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is also famous for Kumbh Mela which attracts millions of pilgrims from all around the world. There are various temples located in Ujjain. Generally, it is a religious destination to visit near Jaipur.

Places to Visit in Ujjain : Mahakaleshwar , Kal Bhairava, Bade Ganeshji Ka Mandir, Bhartrihari Caves, Kaliadeh Palace, Durgadas Ki Chhatri, Harsiddhi Temple, Navagraha Mandir, Vikram Kirti Mandir, Digambara Jain Museum and much more.
Distance From Jaipur : 495 – 512 Km Via MP SH 27

Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer Fort at Night

Jaisalmer the Golden city of Rajasthan is a famous tourist spot near Jaipur. Jaisalmer enchanting beauty, a fabulous history and Rajasthani folk music and dance make it a pleasant gift of nature. It is also nicknamed as Golden City because the yellow sand and the yellow sandstone used in every architecture of the city which provides a golden glow to the city. Jaisalmer Fort and other havelis are the major attraction of the city. Jaisalmer is also famous for Camel Safari in Thar Desert.

Places to Visit in Jaisalmer : Amar Singh Palace, Akal Wood Fossil Park, Mool Sagar, Chandraprabhu Temple, Ghadsisar Lake, Desert National Park, Jaisalmer Fort, Lodurva Jain Temple, Patwon ki Haveli, and more.
Distance From Jaipur : 537 Km Via RJ SH 19

Nainital

Nainital in Uttarakhand

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Nainital is one of the most famous hill station of Northern India located in Uttarakhand State. If you are looking for hill station near Jaipur than Nainital is the perfect holiday destination for you. Located at an altitude of 2,084 metres, Nainital is an awesome place to chill out in Summers and also to enjoy snow in Winters. Naini Lake is located in the heart of town and offers boating facilities. The places are dotted with a number of shops where you can enjoy shopping. There are also a number of places nearby Nainital which you can plan to visit if you want to extend you holidays in Nainital.

Places to Visit in Nainital : Snow View, Nanda Devi Temple, Naini Lake, Tiffin Top, Nainital Zoo, China Peak and much more.
Distance From Jaipur : 531 Km Via NH248A

Mussoorie

Mussoorie hill station in Uttarakhand

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Mussoorie is another famous hill station in Northern India and one of the best place to plan holidays near Jaipur. Also known as queen of the hill, Mussoorie is located at an altitude of 2000 metres and is a romantic destination visited by a number of honeymooners. If you are looking for a honeymoon destination near Jaipur than choose from Nainital or Mussoorie. The hill station offers magnificent views of the Himalayan range and Dehradun valley.

Places to Visit in Mussoorie : Lal Tibba, Kempty Falls, Lake Mist, Dhanaulti, Jawahar Aquarium, Jhari Pani Falls, Bhatta falls, Tibetian Buddhist Temple , Mussoorie Heritage Centre, and much more.
Distance From Jaipur : 543 Km Via RJ SH 52

Shimla

Shimla Chandigarh Highway

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Once the summer capital of Britishers, Now it is a popular hill station located in Himachal Pradesh. The cool climate and natural beauty of Shimla make it a great tourist spot and honeymooners delight. Located at an altitude of 2200 meters Shimla can be visited any time of the year. It is also a great spot to enjoy the snowfall near Jaipur. Shimla is among one of the best places to visit near Jaipur.

Places to Visit in Shimla : The Mall, Jakhu Temple, Chadwick Falls, Dorje Drag Monastery, The Ridge, Christ Church, Viceregal Lodge, Hip Hip Hurray Amusement Park, Lakkar Bazaar, and much more.
Distance From Jaipur : 592 Km Via SH 17 and NH152

Prem Mandir Vrindavan

Prem Mandir Vrindavan

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