Places to visit near Jaipur

Bharatpur bird sanctuary (186 km)

The Keoladeo National Park or Keoladeo Ghana National Park formerly known as the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary in Rajasthan, India is a famous avifauna sanctuary that sees (or saw) thousands of rare and highly endangered birds such as the Siberian Crane come here during the winter season. Over 230 species of birds are known to have made the National Park their home. It is also a major tourist centre with scores of ornithologists arriving here in the hibernal season. It was declared a protected sanctuary in 1971. It is also a declared World Heritage Site.

Jodhpur (337 km)

Jodhpur, the second largest city in Rajasthan is popularly known as the Blue City. The name is clearly befitting as most of the architecture – forts, palaces, temples, havelis and even houses are built in vivid shades of blue. The strapping forts that tower this magnificent city sum up to a spectacle you would not want to miss. The mammoth, imposing fortress of Mehrangarh has a landscape dominating a rocky ridge with the eight gates leading out of the fortress. The new city is located outside the structure. Jodhpur is also known for the rare breed of horses known as Marwari or Malani, which are only found here.

Udaipur (419 km)

Popularly referred to as the City of Lakes, Udaipur is a drive of 419 km from the capital city of Jaipur. It is 248 km drive from Kota. Lake Pichola, Udai Sagar and Fateh Sagar Lake give Udaipur the distinction of being the Venice of the East. Founded by Maharana Udai Singh, Udaipur is a lovely place to visit during the weekends as you can enjoy the beauty of the placid lakes, stay at a heritage hotel and spend the afternoon bird-watching.

Agra (180 Km)

Taj Mahal the architectural wonder is a must visit in this region and comprises of the world famous golden triangle which is a tourist's delight.

Ajmer - Pushkar (150 Km)

South west of Jaipur, Ajmer is an oasis wrapped in the green hills. Ajmer is also the base for visiting Pushkar (11 km.), the abode of Lord Brahma. The Pushkar Lake is famous as sacred spot where a number of people arrive to take the holy dip. Further north is a large artificial lake called the Anna Sagar. Ajmer also boasts of the Kwajja- Chisti Dargah in which most people have high belief.

Jaisalmer (570 Km)

Reminding of the Arabian Nights fable, stand Jaisalmer, the desert town. This city is famous for sprawling sand dunes and Jaisalmer fort. Enjoy the morning in the cultural heritage and enjoy the evening with desert safari programs in Thar Desert.

Ranthambore (135 Km)

Ranthambore National Park, is the scene where the celebrated Indian Tiger is best seen. It lies on the junction of Aravali and Vindhyas just 14 Kms from Sawai Madhopur in Eastern Rajasthan. Three big lakes - Padam Talab, Malik Talab and Raj Bagh - are turquoises studded in the vast. The park gates open a half hour before sunrise and close half hour after sunset.