Places to Visit Near Jaipur
Abhaneri is a picturesque looking small village located in Rajasthan. It is around 100 kms from Jaipur, the capital and is a popular excursion area. It is one of the popular places to visit near Jaipur. Plenty of tourists drop in this place to marvel at the remarkable ‘Baoris’ (step wells). Abhaneri means city of brightness. The ruins attract people from all part of the globe.

Shekhawati is a small township founded in 17th century with havelis having works of art painted on them. It is a colourful concept of the open air art gallery. This arrea is another top excursions from Jaipur. Built by rich merchants, the havelis which gave the place a face have all colours like blue, green, indigo etc on it.

Karauli is a small settlement in Rajasthan which dates back to 12th century AD. It is a walled city. The walls are made of red sand stones. Later it became part of Rajputana dynasty. It owes its fame to Mdan Mohanji Temple and a fort which is more than 600 years old.

Ajmer is a green oasis wrapped by barren hills. It is a historic city which dates back to 7th century AD, founded by Raja Ajai Pal Chauhan. It retained its serenity and peace through war and peace by convergence of cultures that came its way. Do not miss the famous Dargah Sharif equally revered by both Hindus and Muslims.

Alwar, formerly known as Mewat, is around 150 kms away from Jaipur. As blinkered tourists and businessmen travel, a massive ancient fort which was built even before the arrival of Mughals in India can be seen perched on top of the hill. It has rich natural heritage comprising of serene lakes, valleys, woods, flora and fauna etc.

Bagru is located around 30 kms away from the desert capital, Jaipur. The Bagru prints and natural dyes are famous all over India because it is different due to employing wood block in the print. This trade is followed by the Chhippa community for over a century.

Chokhi Dhani
Chokhi Dhani is a theme restaurant or you can even call it a village resort set with Rajasthani culture and art forms. What sets it apart is the curiously perfect blend of traditions and modernity leading to an ultimate pastoral experience. It is located at the outskirts of Jaipur on the Tonk road.

Chomu is a hot tourist destination, almost 33 kms away from the city of Jaipur. Many movies were shot here due to its picturesque locate. It has a good number of local bazaars which sells ethnic products at low prices and thus they are infested by numerous tourists every year.

Dera Amer
Dera Amer is positioned behind a group of hills on which stands the famous Amer Fort. Lots of adventure and recreational activities take place there and it can be reached from Jaipur easily. Since there is no settlement nearby it has an atmosphere of serenity and undisturbed calm.

Tonk which dates back to 17th century is around 100 kms away from Jaipur on the way to Ranthambore. It resurrects a forgotten era. The town is a colourful medley of painted mosques, mansions and colonial buildings. It is famous for mirror works and also has a research institute with a collection of Arabian and Persian manuscripts.

Sanganer is hardly a mile from Jaipur and houses the only airport of Rajasthan. It is world famous for its hand printed textiles and hand made paper. These traditionally designed textiles are very popular among tourists. Sanganer has a 15th century Jain Temple with very fine carvings.

Samode is a popular choice for Jaipur excursion for it houses a fairytale palace with amazing mirror work and frescoes which is now a heritage hotel. It shows the importance of paintings in Rajput architecture. Set amidst protective hills, Samode has its own cloth printers, bangle makers and other artisans.

Sambhar is famous for having the country’s largest inland salt lake which is frequented by flamingos every year. It is 94 kms to the west of Jaipur. As an ancient city, it was the first capital of Chauhan dynasty. The old town of Sambhar dates back to the 3rd century BC.

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