Jaipur is a city that holds a special place in the heart of travellers from around the world. A large number of tourists can be seen flocking the city to soak up its rich heritage. If you are on a backpacking trip, you must embark on an exploration of the city. Here are some lesser explored spots not to miss when travelling to Jaipur and can help you shake up your itinerary!
Also known as Brijnagar, Jhalawar was founded by Jhala Zalim Singh in 1791 AD. The Surya temple is 100 ft tall and dedicated to the Sun God. You must also check out the Buddhist Caves and Stupas and observe the intricate detailing and designs done by the natives. The government museum in Jhalawar showcases old coins, scriptures, and ruins of ancient idols. Other great attractions include Jhalawar Fort, Bhawani Natyashala, Gagron Fort and Shantinath Jain Temple.
Located 80 km away from the city of Jaipur in the main city of Alwar, Bhangarh is famous for its ancient ruins. Built by Man Singh first, the Bhangarh Fort is considered one of the haunted places in India. Its spooky history and the wilderness makes it popular among the thrill seekers and adventurers. The entry to the fort is restricted between sunset and Sunrise. Visiting a place like this helps gain a new experience, stories of which are regaled over the years.
One of the unsung attractions of Rajasthan and the best of some lesser-explored spots not to miss when travelling to Jaipur is Nagaur. One even finds the mention of this glorious city in Mahabharata. The Nagaur Fort witnessed the valour and splendour of the Great Rao Amar Singh Rathore who challenged the mighty Mughal Empire. Other unique attractions of the city are Tarkeen Dargah, Jain Glass Temple, and Saiji ki Tanka
Known for its forts and their majestic history, Rajasthan has many hidden gems. Badnore fort is one of these jewels, which is quite unexplored but would surely leave you awed. Unlike most of the forts near the city, which follow certain variations of Hindu architecture, you will find the Rajputana architecture style at the Badnore Fort. It is considered as a fine example of the medieval Indian military style of architecture and is a must-see.
Dotted with palaces and forts, surrounded by orchards of orange, guava, mango and flanked by the picturesque Aravali range and lush wheat fields, Bundi is a city straight out of a fairytale. Its rural charm gives you a great opportunity to break away from all the stress and hustle bustle of city life and reconnect with nature. Also known as the muse of famous laureate and Nobel Prize winner Rudyard Kipling, Bundi will win your heart. Jait Sagar Lake which is adorned by Lotus flowers in winters and monsoon, adds to its scenic charm.
Home to many ancient and cultural gems, Jaipur symbolizes the Rajputana history. Some lesser-explored spots not to miss when travelling to Jaipur can become the highlight of your trip. The best way to reach is by road or through the vast network of trains. The locals at each of the spots are extremely helpful and help you understand the rich history.
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