When you are in Jaipur you see all the popular places ,monuments , gardens, palaces,forts which are in or very near Jaipur but miss the places a little out of town but surely worth a visit.This is an effort to list such places.This list should also be useful to the people of Jaipur looking for a weekend break near the city.
16 km from Jaipur off the Tonk road this town is famous for the hand made paper and block printing with vegetable dyes.
12 km from Jaipur on the Amber road,a meena village,it has a fort,a stepwell and a jain temple.
Shahpura near Bhilwara
220 km from Jaipur this town is famous for Pabuji ki Phad paintings made till this day by the Joshi’s and a stepwell and Ramdwara temple.
35 km from Jaipur on the Jaipur-Ajmer highway this village is famous for hand block printing with vegetable dyes ( Bagru Print) and a fort.
32 km from Jaipur this village was known for an artificial lake once spread over an area of 20 km.It used to be a very popular picnic spot during the rainy season.
40 km from Jaipur this village has a fort which has been converted into a Palace hotel.This palaces is well worth a visit with lunch at the fort. M.M.Kaye’s Far Pavilions was shot here extensively.
142 km from Jaipur this village had the distinction of being on the silk route.Sambhar is 60 km from here.It has a famous fort on a hillock.
94 km from Jaipur it has the biggest inland salt lake and the holy Devyani tank and the palace.
The Ranthambore National Park covering 329 km comes under Project Tiger.
176 km from jaipur- a Jat kingdom-is an ancient city and was part of the Matsy kingdom around 1500 B.C.The impressive Lohagarh fort was built around 18th century by Raja Surajmal and definitely worth a visit.
Keoladeo Ghana National Park once a hunting preserve of the royalty was declared a sanctuary in 1956 and a national preserve in 1982.Now it is a world heritage sight.over 400 species of birds have been sighted here.Open all year round from 6 am to 6 pm.Mode of transport inside the sanctuary are bi-cycle,boat and cycle rickshaws.
86 km from Jaipur on Alwar-Shahpura road in this ancient village relics from Mauryan, Mughal and Rajput periods have been found.Remains of Budhist monastraies built by the Emperor Ashok have been excavated here.Parswanath a Jain temple is nearby.Legend has it that Pandavas spent a year here.
90 km from Jaipur on Malpura Road in Tonk District is this 300 year old fort of Khangarot-Kachawa rajputs.
85 km from Jaipur via Renwal is the village of Pachar.Famous for its fort and Jain Mandir.
249 km from Jaipur settled on the banks of river Chambal ,famous for Kota Stone and Kota Doria Saris.
The temple to Mahaveerji was built at the spot where a statue of shri Mahaveerji was discovered by a cow herds man.A big fair is held every year in the month of March.
Almost midway on the Jaipur-Delhi Highway in the lap of the ancient Aravali range lies the vanquished kingdom of Nimola Meo-who when defeated by the Chauhans took an oath from them to name the kingdom after him.Sensitively refurbished to its old glory the fort has been converted into a world famous non-hotels.Definitely worth your time.There is a stepwell nearby to sight see besides the fort.For activities they provide Zipping-flying supported by cables.
Founded some 500 years ago as Kalyanpuri ,Karauli is famous for an annual cattle fair held in February, and the temples of Kaila Devi and Madan Mohan Ji and the Bhanwar Vilas Palace,now a heritage hotel,built in 1938 by Maharaja Ganesh Pal Dev Bahadur.There is also the Kaila Devi game sanctuary.It is spread over 25 kms and is part of the Ranthambore Game Preserve.
110 km from Jaipur on the NH 12 Nawab Ameer Khan settled the modern Tonk.Places of interest are the Sunehri Kothi,inlaid with magnificient mirror work (Closed on Sundays) and the Arabic and Persian Research Institute ( 01432-247389).Tonk also produces high quality Namdha.20 km from Tonk is Natwara Fort of Karnot Rathores.
15 km from Jaipur on Jaipur Agra High way Kanota Fort houses a Museum and a library with rare books.
Rajmahal Palace in rajmahal village on the banks of the Banas river at the foot hills of the Aravalies was built by Rai Singh Sisodia some 350 years ago is being run by the Kanota family as a Palace Hotel.
210 km from Jaipur Boondi was founded in 1342 by Rao Deva Hada as the capital of his Hadoti kingdom.