Beyond The Pink City: 10 Best Places To Visit Near Jaipur

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Jaipur, also known as the Pink City, boasts a prime geographical location within 200 kilometres of many iconic destinations. You can explore the Taj Mahal, wildlife sanctuaries, historic towns and cultural hubs from Jaipur.

Rose gate door in pink city at City Palace of Jaipur | Shutterstock


Pushkar is just 146 km from Jaipur. It is known for its serene lake and vibrant culture, as well as its temples and annual camel fair. Some famous attractions in Pushkar include the Pushkar Lake, Brahma Temple and Savitri Temple.

Hindu pilgrims bathing in sacred Lake Pushkar | Shutterstock


Alwar, 120 km from Jaipur, is famous for the Sariska Tiger Reserve, where tigers and other wildlife can be spotted. The city also has several abandoned hunting houses and fortresses and famous attractions like Sariska Palace, Kankwari Fort and Siliserh Lake.

A Bengal tigress at the Sariska Tiger Reserve | Shutterstock


Neemrana is famous for its historical fort-turned-heritage hotel, just 125 km from Jaipur. It offers a blend of history, luxury and panoramic views. Popular attractions include Neemrana Fort Palace, zip lining at Neemrana Fort and Baori (stepwell) exploration.

An archway within the Neemrana Fort | Shutterstock


Ajmer, just 135 km from Jaipur, is a popular pilgrimage destination renowned for the Dargah Sharif, which houses the Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti shrine. Some famous attractions include Ana Sagar Lake, Adhai Din Ka Jhonpra and Nareli Jain Temple.

A dome at the Dargah Sharif of Ajmer | Shutterstock


Located only 150 km from Jaipur, Shekhawati is a region known for its stunningly painted havelis exhibiting exquisite frescoes and traditional Rajasthani architecture. Popular attractions include the Havelis of Mandawa, Nawalgarh, Fatehpur, Dundlod Fort, etc.

A close up of frescoes from Shekhawati | Shutterstock


Situated just 58 km from Jaipur, Dausa is a charming village showcasing Rajasthan's culture. It is home to various tribes and has majestic temples like Harshat Mata, Gopinath and Someshwar, along with the Chand Baori Stepwell.

Chand Baori Stepwell of Dausa | Shutterstock


Kishangarh, once the British-time capital of the princely state of Jodhpur, is now known as the marble city of India and is one of the best places to visit near Jaipur, within 200 km. Explore the vast markets that sell exquisite sculptures and murals crafted from granite and marble.

Closeup of a commemorative postal stamp of India depicting Radha, a Kishangarh painting | Shutterstock


Bundi, a beautiful town located just 220 km away from Jaipur, is renowned for its elaborately decorated forts, palaces and stepwells, which provide a window into the rich heritage of Rajasthan. Some popular attractions include Taragarh Fort, Bundi Palace, and Chitrashala (Gallery of Paintings).

Details of decoration in the Bundi Palace | Shutterstock


Mandawa, just 175 km from Jaipur, is known for its havelis, wall paintings, frescos, forts, archways and rich culture. Some of the famous attractions in Mandawa include Mandawa Fort, Chokhani Double Haveli, Harralkka Well, Murmuria Haveli and more.

Fresco from Mandawa | Shutterstock


Tonk is a small town just 116 km from Jaipur that was once ruled by the Pathans of Afghanistan. It is famous for its old havelis and mosques. Some attractions in Tonk include Shahi Jama Masjid, Bisalpur Dam, Sunehri Kothi, Ghantaghar and much more.

Beautiful view of the temple at Tonk Malpura | Shutterstock

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