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Places to visit near Jaipur

Discussion in 'Rajasthan' started by Venus, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. Venus

    Venus New Member

    I live in Jaipur, and it has been some time since we went out on a holiday as a family. We would only be able to spend a maximum of five days wherever we go.

    I would like to know what places to visit near Jaipur, where we would be able to stay for around five days, so it would be good if the destination were not too far out.

    We would prefer not to be anywhere in Rajasthan, if that is possible, and would like to go to a slightly cooler place with some fresh and clean air.

  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hi, @Venus! Welcome to the forum!

    Here are some places near Jaipur that you can visit:

    Places Under 250 Kilometres from Jaipur

    1. Narnaul - This is about 160 kilometres away from Jaipur. It is mildly elevated at about 300 metres above sea level. Winters are the best time to visit the region as the temperatures are pleasant enough for sightseeing. Temperatures can even go below zero during winter time. Historically, the town of Narnaul was ruled over the Mughals, then the Rajputs. There are many historical structures that you can explore in the town, which can all be traced back to the eras of the Mughals and Rajputs. The main attraction in the city is the Jal Mahal, built by Nawab Shah Quil Khan, during the 15th century. The palace is located in the middle of a water reservoir and from a far, it's as if it is floating in the water. Sadly, the surrounding areas don't have any water now, except during the monsoon season. You can only reach the palace by an arched bridge. Inside, there are some paintings that you can view. Other places you can visit are the Tomb of Shah Ibrahim and Tomb of Pir Turkman. Another underrated attraction here is the Chatta Rai Bal Mukund Das. It's mostly in ruins now but you can still understand its elegance despite this condition. It was once a five-storey building but only has three floors now. Not much is known about the history of this haveli, which is quite disappointing. For the history lovers, Narnaul is definitely a place to be. It's such a shame that many of its heritage sites aren't as well preserved. That's why it's a must to visit it now before all these monuments and structures disappear completely.
    • Must visit places - Jal Mahal, Tomb of Shah Ibrahim, Tomb of Pir Turkman, Khalda Wale Hanumanji, Chatta Rai Bal Mukund Das, Chor Gumbad and many more.
    2. Nuh - This is about 233 kilometres away from Jaipur. This city is best visited during winter time, as it experiences a colder climate. Summers can get extremely hot in this region. Nuh has plenty of historical attractions that you can visit. It is also just a few kilometres away from Delhi. Most of Nuh and the Mewat district are resided by Muslims, although there are still a small percentage of Hindus. About 14 kilometres away from Nuh, there's the Ghasera Fort. The fort was built by Hathi Singh Bargujar and later, the fort was succeeded by his son. The fort is mostly in ruins now though. You can also visit the Tomb of Sheik Musa and Temple of Hathor, located close to each other. The Tomb of Sheik Musa is popular for its brilliant architectural phenomenon, wherein if you shake one minaret, the adjacent minaret would showcase the vibrations. Many of these historical monuments are not in good conditions though. Perhaps visiting them now and letting the other people know about their importance can help save them.
    • Must visit places - Ghasera Fort, Tomb of Sheik Musa and Temple of Hathor.
    3. Mathura - This is about 223 kilometres away from Jaipur. This place is revered sacred by Hindus simply because it is the birthplace of Lord Krishna. Lord Krishna was born in an underground prison, as his parents were held captive by his uncle, Kansa. This place where he was born is now known as Sri Krishna Janmasthan. Just visiting this place is enough to make you feel the presence of Lord Krishna. Mathura has plenty more of temples that you can visit. You can also visit the Vishram Ghat, where daily morning and evening aartis are conducted. Mathura is also best visited during winters as temperature drop as low as 5°C.
    • Must visit places - Sri Krishna Janmasthan, Vishram Ghat, Govardhan Hill, Radha Raman Temple and many more.
    4. Agra - At a distance of about 238 kilometres from Jaipur, Agra is a must visit destination from the former. Of course, Agra is known for the majestic Taj Mahal but it's not the only attraction of the city. It also has the majestic Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri and Tombs of Itimad Ud Daulah and Akbar. Incidentally, Agra is the only city in India with three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in it. It has plenty of budget and luxury hotels that tourists can stay in as well. You won't find a shortage of food as the city has a line-up of restaurants and food stalls. Perhaps the only downside here is that there are not much modern infrastructures to hang out in, although there are a few. But if you'd like to explore more about the rich history of the country, then Agra would fit the bill.
    • Must visit places - Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Tomb of Akbar, Tomb of Itimad Ud Daulah and many more.
    There you go, these are the nearest places to Jaipur that you can visit. Other places are beyond 250 kilometres away. The only hill station near Jaipur is Mount Abu, which is in Rajasthan, so I didn't include it. I hope this helps you though.