Jaipur, the favourite city of travellers is often left unexplored by its own wanderers. It is not only a perfect vacation destination for Indians but for the foreigners also. Apart from Hawa Mahal and Amer Fort, the Pink City has several marvellous tourist spots waiting to be explored. And that is why we bring to you a list of seven unexplored places in and around Jaipur which will be the reason for a complete trip to the city. Here we go!
Samode consists of Samode Palace, Samode Haveli and Samode Bagh. If you are somebody who is an art and architecture enthusiast, then you will love the rich fusion of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture. Samode Palace was initially built in the sixteenth century as a fort but it was rebuilt as a palace in the nineteenth century. It is 41 km away from Jaipur city and takes about an hour to reach there. You can take a cab/taxi to reach there.
2. Chand Baori
Chand Baori is a stepwell located in the village Abhaneri. It was built back in the 8-9th century and there are 3500 steps to reach the well. The most attractive part of the stepwell is the narrow steps which are built in a perfect symmetry. It is a well-known photography spot and another unexplored place by the travellers.
3. Rambagh Palace
Rambagh Palace is among the top heritage hotels in Jaipur. It was earlier the residential area of Maharaja of Jaipur but was later converted to a hotel. However, if you want to pay a visit to the hotel without booking an accommodation, the timings are 6 AM to 6 PM. It is also known as Jewel of Jaipur.
4. Sisodia Rani Garden
Located on Jaipur-Agra highway, Sisodia Rani Garden was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in 1728 for his second queen. The garden is a perfect mix of rich greenery, flowerbeds, fountains, galleries, water channels and murals; it also has beautiful wall paintings which depict the love story of Radha and Krishna. Sisodia Rani Garden is popularly known as a symbol of eternal love.
Yes, the name says it all. Elephantastic is one of the unexplored places in Jaipur, it is an elephant sanctuary where they teach villagers how to take care of the elephants on a low budget. And don’t you return without an elephant safari!
Bairath, also known as Virat Nagar is located 92 km away from Jaipur. It is a place of mythological and historical relevance and is believed to be the most ancient structural temple of India. Bairath has remains from the Maurya, Mughal and Rajput era; the most important being the remains of Buddhist temples. It is known to be a prominent centre of Buddhism.
Haven’t you heard about the famous Sanganer prints? They are one of a kind and manufactured in Sanganer itself, the town is famous for textile printing, handmade paper industry and Jain temples. Sanganeri Block Printing is very famous and the bright coloured patterns are always printed on a white cloth. It is 16 km away from the city and takes about 40 minutes to reach there.
So, if you plan a trip to Jaipur or if you’re currently traveling in Jaipur, don’t forget to visit these places. Good Luck and Bon Voyage!