Jaipur, a pink city, a tourist place, a vibrant and colourful ‘desh’. Every ‘nukkad’ of Jaipur is unique in its own way and every wall of the city is great. Jaipur has been explored by thousands of tourists every year and further by its own citizens. Places like Nahargarh, Amer, Jal Mahal, Hawa Mahal are the most loved tourist attractions but have you ever gone beyond these famous monuments and highlights of the city? Many of you have been but not all of you. So have a look on not so famous or not so explored places in or near Jaipur.
Abhaneri is a village in the Dausa district of Rajasthan state in India. It is situated at a distance of 95 km from Jaipur, on the Jaipur-Agra road. The place is popular for the ‘Chand Baori’ step well and Harshat Mata Temple.
The place is fascinating and absolutely amazing. You must visit here for the not so common view of step wells in the city.
2. Sambhar Lake-
The Sambhar Salt Lake, India’s largest inland salt lake, is located 96 km southwest of the city of Jaipur (Northwest India) and 64 km northeast of Ajmer along National Highway 8 in Rajasthan. it surrounds the historical Sambhar Lake Town. The Indian epic Mahabharata mentions the Sambhar Lake as a part of the kingdom of the demon king Vrishparva, as the place where his priest Sukracharya lived, and as the place where the wedding between his daughter, Devayani, and King Yayati took place. A temple near the lake is dedicated to Devayani.
3. Ramgarh Lake-
Ramgarh Lake was an artificial lake situated near Jamwa Ramgarh in Rajasthan, India. The last time the lake received water was 1999 and it has been dry since 2000. It is situated 32 kilometres (20 mi) from Jaipur, and covers a maximum area of 15.5 square kilometres (6.0 sq mi). At one time the lake was the main source of water supply to Jaipur City. It was a popular picnic spot, particularly after the rainy season.
4. Dundlod Fort-
The Dundlod Fort, dating back to the 17th century is a magnificent fort which has now been turned into one of the most frequented heritage hotels in Rajasthan. The resort preserves the nostalgia of Shekawats, the warrior Rajputs who withstood the assault of Mughals. The fort is an embodiment of cultural amalgamation of Rajputana and Mughal School of Art and Architecture. The theme of flowers and foliage, minarets, mythological paintings, archaic furniture, wall hangings transport you to the olden days. Experience the traditional unforgettable hospitality of the Rajput Royals. The opulent rooms, the mouthwatering dining, the horde of activities add to the thrilling experience of a holiday in the luxurious heritage resort.
5. Chandlai Lake-
A place not much people know about. The lake is highly underrated but in reality it’s the loviest place to be at. The lake offers serene and soothing view, ambience, aura or call it whatever. You’ll fall in love with this place. The best time to visit here is monsoon. The raindrops with cool wind that you can feel in your hair strands. Quite romantic and chilling right? You’ve gotta go here.
So here were some places that are quite ignored or unknown by the people. Don’t waste your time, pack your picnic bags and hurry to have a look on these pretty places that you’ve missed so far. The places are waiting for you. 😉