20 Places Near Jaipur within 500 kms: Updated List
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Last Updated: 09 Sep 2020
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Entry is open from all domestic states for all kinds of travel.

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Flight to Jaipur are available from Kolkata, Delhi, Hyderabad, Pune and 10 different locations

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Tourist spots such as Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Albert hall and others are safe to visit. However, the tourists are requested to follow the guidelines of the government

More than 1400 visitors after Rajasthan Government resumes tourism Updated: 04 Sep 2020

In the Unlock 1 phase, the government of Rajasthan decided to open tourist attractions in Jaipur and other 8 other districts. After this decision, more than 1400 visitors visited the attractions in just 2 days of resuming tourism.   Read More

Tourism in Jaipur resumed from June 1 Updated: 04 Sep 2020

Famous attractions in Jaipur like Amer Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar and Albert Hall opened for tourists from June 1. People allowed to enter a group of 5 to 6 people after thermal scanning. The attractions are sanitized twice a day.Know More

Tourist Places near Jaipur

Ajmer, Pushkar, Alwar, Mandawa, Noida, Kota, Agra, Delhi, Mathura, Gurgaon, Bikaner, Ranthambor, Bharatpur, Bundi, Chitorgarh and many more.

With its motley of old cities, rambling forts and national parks, the royal state of Rajasthan makes sure that there is no shortage of places to visit near Jaipur within 500 kms. Whether you’re a nature lover, a history enthusiast or simply someone looking for a fun weekend out with friends, these  sightseeing attractions around the city of Jaipur should definitely be on your itinerary.

While the legendary cities of Fatehpur Sikri and Agra, bustling with tourists throughout the year, warrants a quick visit, quieter destinations near Jaipur such as Bharatpur or Mount Abu are also much sought-after by travellers looking for a tranquil refuge.

Adventure enthusiasts travelling to Jaipur may also choose to take a quick detour to the forts at Lohagarh, Bhangarh or Nahargarh, for the hiking opportunities available here are plenty.  Other popular adventure destinations here include the national parks at Sariska and Ranthambore, with their wildlife spotting and safari opportunities.

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Sariska Wildlife Santuary
Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Alwar. Spread over an area of more than 800 square kilometres, this sanctuary offers a safe haven to the majestic Royal Bengal tigers of Alwar. The sanctuary is made up of grasslands, dry deciduous forests, cliffs and rocky terrains. A host of birds and animals inhabit the sanctuary including Wild Dog, Jungle Cat, Chitel, Nilgai, Chausingha, Sambar, Chinkara, Four-Horned Antelope, Hanuman Langur, and Rhesus Monkeys.

The sanctuary also houses the rare Indian Eagle-Owl. But the sanctuary is not just famous for its flora and fauna. A number of historical temples can be found inside the sanctuary, that add further mystery and majesty to the place. Trekking through the wildlife sanctuary is a great experience. 

Timings:6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Price: 
Indians: INR 60, 
Foreign Nationals: INR 450,
Vehicles: INR 250
Location: Subhash Chowk Station road malakhera, Alwar, Rajasthan 301406
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Pushkar

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Pushkar is an essential pilgrimage in India for the Hindu and Sikh faith holders due to the presence of 100’s of stunning temples including the only ‘Lord Brahma Temple’ in the world, and several gurudwaras. It is located amidst the western Aravalli Range on the shore of the natural Pushkar Lake, around 10 kilometres from the city of Ajmer in Rajasthan. And since Pushkar is a part of the torrid desert state, it has particularly warm summers and cool, pleasant winters with moderate rainfall in the monsoons. Pushkar is believed to have been an ancient city as it has found mentions in many Hindu mythologies and other important Indian scriptures. Hence, the colourful and different history of this Temple Town has garnered attention from domestic and international tourists, many of whom are also devouts. But that’s not all; there is still much more to this tranquil town than meets the eye. 

In the present day and age, it has become a popular weekend getaway for people, especially the youth living in nearby cities like -Jaipur, Ajmer, Delhi etc. for its many offerings of recreational activities like - boating on the lake, camel safaris, camping and hikes, cable-car rides, shopping for local handicrafts, among more. Along with the alluring points of interest like - the Rose Garden, Mertha, Pushkar Bazaar, Varaha Ghat etc. that are worth exploring during a short rendezvous. 
Moreover, It has primarily been famed for its annual ‘Pushkar Mela’ which is a Cattle Fair organized during the month of ‘Karthik’ (October/November) for five days. It is the biggest and grandest celebration in the town where thousands of locals and tourists gather to savour rides, folk performance, shows, and the most important event of all - the trading of numerous cattle, horses and camels from distinct parts of the country. The two prominent Hindu festivals - Holi and Diwali are also celebrated with much penchant and glee, making it one of the unmissable sightings. 

The tourism in Pushkar is thriving, which has led to the residents, along with many high-end brands and industries developing a commercial aspect. Because of this, one can find an array of hotels and resorts, quaint cafes and eateries serving international cuisines, and other modern facilities. All ranging from modestly priced for the budgeted guests to the 5-star luxurious ones for the big spenders. Thus, Pushkar is that one city that welcomes one and all with open arms and offers an experience unlike any other. 
And although the city brims with trotters all year long, it is the time during October till March that fits best for one to plan a short excursion to fully take in the beauty, merrymaking and the ambient surroundings. 

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Jodhpur

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Set in the stark landscape of the Thar Desert, Jodhpur, the Blue City of Rajasthan reflects rich history and is a favorite among travelers. Fondly called the ‘sun city’, the tourist places in Jodhpur are rich in cultural heritage. The majestic forts, ancient ruined temples, grand palaces, and the beautiful endless deserts make for a perfect vacation be it with friends, family or your other half.

Whether it is walking around the grandness of the spectacular Mehrangarh Fort, binging on mirchi vada and pyaaz ki kachori, or shopping for mojris and bandhanis, you can never get enough of this beautiful blue city.Shop for antique silver jewelry, handcrafted embroidered juttis, and colourful bandhani sarees from famous Sardar Market and Nai Sarak.

Take a stroll around Umaid Bhawan palace and visit the vintage car museum. Get a taste of the village life of Jodhpur in a village safari or soak in the tranquility of the desert on a camel safari. Go desert camping in luxury tents or stay amidst the luxury of magnificent heritage hotels. When it comes to activities, there is no dearth of things to do in Jodhpur.

Apart from its wonderful palaces and forts and delicious rajasthani thali, Jodhpur is also known for its festivals. Listen to renowned artists at the World Sufi Spirit festival or witness folk artists and musicians at Rajasthan International Folk Festival.

Visit around January and get to see the Jodhpur international Kite festival and Nagaur Festival. The beautiful and ancient forts, palaces and temples, picturesque Thar desert, rich cultural heritage and the eye-catching marvels are some of the tourist places in Jodhpur which will etch delightful memories in your hearts.

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Udaipur

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Udaipur is known as a standout amongst the most romantic destinations of India and on occasion alluded to as the ‘Venice of the East’. Tourist Places in Udaipur has characteristic offerings with a loftiness increased by human exertion, to make it an unforgettable destination enchanting all the travelers.

Proffering an ideal mélange of culture, history and grandeur, the lovely city makes for the ideal vacation place. The lakes along with the palaces and forts offer the city a visual definition. 

Lake Pichola remains the number one attraction but Udaipur is blessed with a number of other gorgeous lakes that paint a postcard perfect picture for any tourist. The azure waters hemmed in by the lush hills of the Aravalis lend the right credentials to Udaipur for being called the ‘City of Lakes’. 

When you visit Udaipur and go on exploring the splendid city, there is no denying that it provides full justice on being called the 'Jewel of Mewar' exuding regal exquisiteness. Maharana Udai Singh II founded the city in the year 1559. This place is a prominent tourist destination of India and is noted for its rich culture, and tradition. 

The imperial city of Udaipur boasts of massive forts, beautiful palaces, art museums, well-laid gardens, architectural temples, colorful fairs and festivals. Some of the popular places to visit here include City Palace, Lake Pichola, Fateh Sagar Lake, Monsoon Palace, Saheliyon ki Bari, Jag Mahal, Jagdish Temple, Shilpagram, Gulab Bagh Zoo and so on.

Owing to its easy accessibility from all the major towns in India, Udaipur is a perfect destination for a surreal retreat. With an ideal amalgamation of laid back relaxation and daring adventures, the tourist places in Udaipur are certainly the most exciting when we talk about elegance and magnificence. The alluring beauty and the most stunning tourist attractions rightly makes Udaipur the most sought after holiday destination in India.

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Mandawa

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Mandawa is a small town in the state of Rajasthan and lies in the Shekhawati region. It lies approximately 190 kilometers away from the capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur, and approximately 240 kilometers from the National Capital, New Delhi. The town was essentially occupied by traders in the late 18th and the early 19th Century, which has now been transformed into a tourist attraction due to its beautiful history.

The town of Mandawa is also known as the open-air art gallery due to the numerous architecturally and artistically beautiful historical structures in the town. Most of the Havelis of Mandawa are famous for their paintings, murals, and various other beautiful artifacts. This amazing town is a must-visit for all the history, architecture, as well as art lovers out there.

The major attractions of the city are its iconic Havelis, most of which have now been restored into Heritage Hotels. Some of the Havelis that you can not miss out on your visit to Mandawa include the Murmuria Haveli, Chokhani Double Haveli, and the Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli. Some other beautiful attractions of Mandawa are the Harlalka Well, Saraf Haveli, and the Bansidhar Newatia Haveli.

There are a whole lot of amazing and exciting activities in Mandawa that a tourist can indulge in. The first and foremost thing that one needs to do is take a walking tour of the historical lanes of this small town and explore its ancient palatial residences, some of which have been restored, whereas, others still remain unattended. Tourists can also try out making a wish at the Harlalka Well, which is believed to come true by the local residents.

The city experiences hot and dry weather, which does not make it comfortable to be visited during the summers or monsoons. The best time to visit this art hub is during the winter season that starts from the months of October and stretches till March.

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Ajmer

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Ajmer is a place well known for having majestic beauty. One often wants to know that what all are the tourist places in Ajmer. The place has an offering to people in which they can explore the whole of Ajmer. Pushkar is one such option. It has desert camps and natural boundaries which makes it look astonished. 

Tourists come here especially to have an experience of Aravali Hills. Ajmer Sharif Dargah, Sufi shrine of Moinuddin Chistietc will take you to the ambiance of rituals and tradition. The commoners or localities are very down to earth. Even today the traditional customs are followed here. All this makes the person feel peaceful. 

The wooden work, the furnishing, and the architecture work are so amazing that the person could not stop himself to be attached to this place. A day trip to the place gives a soothing experience. Pushkar is just 15 km from Ajmer. The Pushkar Lake and Jagatpita Brahma Temple etc. are some of the best tourist places in Ajmer. 

The whole day can be spent travelling in this place. But the memory one makes is what makes it up for fatigues. Once you are done with all the layouts and night outs, one can do all the popular activities in Ajmer.The common things to do in Ajmer comprise camel safari, trekking, camping and many more adventurous things. 

Camel Safari is a beautiful ride to be done in the desert. Pushkar is a beautiful place to be visited to experience the rustic lifestyle. Camel safari is known to offer the trip to sandy place and thus it is must to do the thing in Ajmer. The ships of desert compensate for every flaw Ajmer has. 

The things to do in Ajmer consist ofa visit to a lot of places like Lake View Stay at Pushkar Palace, Bijay Niwas Palace in Ajmer etc. Well ventilated, airy, furnished rooms etc are the features of rooms in Ajmer. Some of them have traditional paintings as well to connect the families. 

There are rooms matching with the needs of people as well. It consists of families, friends, new weds and even live in partners. All this makes the place a must visit a place. New Delhi, Jodhpur, Gurgaon, Udaipur etc. are the nearby gateways from Ajmer. 

Once planned a trip to Ajmer, one can also go to these places as well. Pilgrimage, spa, rejuvenation, rituals etc are some of the things to be done in Ajmer. Have a great experience in Ajmer.

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Delhi

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Delhi, the capital of India is one of the perfect cities to enjoy the best of Indian culture. It is a city filled with must see landmarks, attractions and numerous other best places to visit in Delhi. It is a clean, neat and tidy city with wide roads.

However, the beauty of the city often gets hidden behind the awful traffic jams and exhausting climate, especially during the summer season. But despite all these factors, the city welcomes the travellers with some scenic views and deep history. There are many cultural attractions that depict Indian traditions and customs.

Since the city was designed by Britishers, you see the entire city as a symbol of British power. Having said that, this same reason also led to the establishment of various cultures and splendid architecture that can be witnessed in the city today. Delhi has extreme climates, so it is necessary to plan your trip according to your convenience.

You should try and avoid visiting this city during the months of April and June as the uncomfortable heat rises up to 40°Centigrade. Similarly, December to January experiences an extreme cold climate with cold snaps dropping temperatures down to zero. You may plan your trip anytime between February and March or October and November to make the most of it.

The New Delhi part is one of the liveliest areas of Delhi. Here, you can find the best city life with many restaurants, cafes, nightlife, and fancy attractions. Whereas, on the other hand, Old Delhi depicts a rather cluttered old style of living with small raw style houses, many bazaars and everything historic.

To take a better understanding of various parts of Delhi, you can browse through the best places to visit in Delhi, that are customized keeping in mind every need and choice. Explore Delhi at its best with us with our adventure, sightseeing, trekking, and many more tours.

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Bharatpur

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Bharatpur is a city in the western Indian state of Rajasthan that comprises around 65 wards. It is 180 Km away from New Delhi, the capital of India and 178 Km from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. It is a part of India’s National Capital Region and was the erstwhile capital of the princely state of Bharatpur.

Whether you are a history buff or a nature lover, you will certainly enjoy everything that Bharatpur has to offer. The city has a peaceful atmosphere and is surrounded by natural splendour all around. The amazing landscapes around Bharatpur are truly awe-inspiring.

The main attraction of Bharatpur is of course the bird sanctuary that is home to more than 230 different species of birds. Then there is the magnificent Lohagarh fort, built in the 18th century and located right in the heart of the city. For spiritual travellers, there are places like the Chawad Devi Temple, Laxman Mandir, and Bankey Bihari Temple. Bharatpur Palace and museum holds several attractions for history enthusiasts.

Having so many man-made and natural attractions, there is never a shortage of things to do in this city. Here you can take part in adventure activities like rappelling, zip-lining, rifle shooting, archery, pipe walking, horizontal ladder, plane walking, Burma bridge, heebie jeebie, and quake walking. There are instructors present at these activity sites who can guide you along the way.

Bharatpur is characterised by a local steppe climate with very little rainfall throughout the year. The average temperature lies around 25.7 degrees Celsius. The average rainfall in a year is around 664 mm. Winters are a bit chilly with the temperature often going below 10 degrees Celsius. In the summer, it can get quite hot, with maximum temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius.

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Ranthambore

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Ranthambore is an absolute paradise for wildlife enthusiasts. It is widely recognized for its National Park and Tiger Reserve, but these are not the only places that make Ranthambhore a popular tourist destination. The unquestionably mesmerizing locales, palaces, and royal ruins make Ranthambhore more than just a popular wildlife habitat.

So don’t just adore the enthralling locales or feast your eyes on to the beautiful escapades of Ranthambhore but indulge in many other interesting activities that are an absolute value for your money and time. You can opt for a safari ride that is the most adventurous activity and gives you a chance to witness the wild species roaming freely in the jungle. Bird watching tour should also be something that you must try as Ranthambhore boasts of having over 330 species of birds.

Some of the must-visit places at Ranthambore are Ranthambore Fort, which is touted as the most popular landmarks in Rajasthan. This fort was built by the Chauhan rulers in 944 AD and replicates that era in the best possible way.

You can visit this amazing fort for a jaw-dropping experience! Surwal lake is another masterpiece ideal for people who prefer a calm and tranquil ambiance to seek solace. The glorious view of the rare accumulation of wild animals here would certainly take your breath away.

Jogi Mahal is another iconic place in Ranthambore situated near the Padam lake. It is known for its incredible architecture and sculptures. It was initially made available for the visitors to reside, but off-lately Jogi Mahal is available just for sightseeing. This place also boasts of one of the biggest Banyan Trees in the country.

Along with the wildlife, the culture and traditions of Ranthambore also hold a massive significance. Rejoice yourself with the incredible art and craft of the rural women working under the great initiative of Village Women Craft. Also, treat yourself with the exclusive dishes of Rajasthan such as Dal Bati churma, Ker Sangri, and Mawa kachori for a taste that would refuse to leave your taste buds while you’re in Ranthambore!

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Bundi

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Nestled in the northwestern state of Rajasthan, the little town of Bundi is known for its Rajput past. A gem of the Hadoti district, Bundi’s palaces, forts and other ancient monuments makes it a popular tourist magnet in the area.

Once home to the Hada Rajputs, the hillside town derives its beauty from the magnificent monuments here, that stand as proof of the brilliant art styles that flourished in Bundi in the erstwhile years. Dotted with lakes and ancient structures, the rustic charm of the town promises to leave you ravished.

From the magnificent Taragarh Fort jutting out of the hill, to the sprawling Garh Palace with its historic bounty, one can never run out of places to visit while in Bundi. Apart from being an absolute treat to the history buffs coming here, the attractions in Bundi vow to charm the nature lover in you as well.

Whether you choose to spend a leisurely day by the Jait Sagar Lake, or navigate the steps of Raniji ki Baori, or simply spend a day counting the pillars on the Chaurasi Khambon ki Chhatri- the various tourist spots here will keep you busy throughout your visit.

When in Bundi, do not hesitate to head over to the Chitra Mahal to marvel at the miniature paintings. Home to some of the best artworks of Bundi, the Mahal will enchant all those coming here. Another fantastic way to spend your time at Bundi would be to explore the various fort ruins of the town on foot. For an offbeat experience, one may also choose to visit the artisan villages of Theekarda and Akoda in the outskirts of the town. And if one is really lucky, one may even get to experience the magnificent Bundi Utsav and Monsoon festival held in the town.

Bundi enjoys a local steppe climate throughout the year. Summers at the town generally remain extremely hot, with high rates of humidity. Winters here, spanning between November and February, enjoy cool weather, with temperature remaining between 17 to 22 degree Celsius. The months between June and September enjoy heavy monsoon showers.

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Mathura

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Reckoned as the birth land of Lord Krishna, Mathura is one of the sacred places near Jaipur within 500 km. On this holy destination, you can seek blessings from Lord Krishna as it is dotted with numerous temples.

The Yamuna passes by the city and it has 25 beautiful ghats out of which the Vishram ghat is regarded as the holiest one. The city boasts with the serene Dwarkadhish temple that has a mighty deity of Shri Krishna that is carved out of black marble.

Tourists from different corners of the world come of the Krishna Bhumi and seek his blessings. Here you can even witness the Radha temple that is believed to still have signs of her being there.

Distance from Jaipur: Approximately 220.8 km away

Best time to visit: October to March

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Gurgaon

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Known as the financial and technology hub, Gurgaon is a must-visit destination. With urbanization transforming the lifestyle of the locals, the city boasts with a number of malls, eateries, and shopping complexes.

Previously, it was an unknown suburb but now it houses some of the key attractions like the Kingdom of Dreams which is a theatrical show, Vintage Camera Museum, Ambience Mall, and numerous others.

Gurgaon is also famed for its vibrant nightlife and is dotted with a number of clubs, and lounges that not only serve amazing delights but also provide lively ambience. Even if this is not your thing and nature is what you love then you can head to Sultanpur National Park that is adorned with Sohna Lake and has an exotic collection of flora and fauna.

Distance from Jaipur: Approximately 234.5 km away

Best time to visit: November to March

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Agra

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Agra is a major tourist destination in North India because of its many Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri, all three of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The tourist places in Agra speaks volume about the rich culture and heritage of Agra.

The city is known for its historic sites, architecture, and ambiance of being in the Mughal era. Agra is also included in the Golden Triangle circle with Delhi and Jaipur and hence people travelling to the north, usually visit these three cities together.

The city is not only important to the Mughal dynasty but also has its mentions in the Mahabharata, which makes it a strategic location for both Hindus and Muslims in India and in the Indo Aryan Plains. Agra is, thus, full of legacies, history, period horizons and more.

Among the top tourist places in Agra is Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal is showpiece architecture of fine Mughal craftsmanship. It was built under the aegis of Shah Jahan as a memorial for his beloved wife Arjumand Bano Begum. Her body is enshrined in the tomb at the Taj Mahal.

The designs of this structure incorporate Persian and Mughal architecture. The highlight of the structure is the tomb which is a large structure made completely of marble. Another is Agra Fort, also called the Red Fort, this structure dates back to the 16th century.

It is situated near the gardens of the Taj Mahal. Made of red sandstone, Agra Fort has walls that surround for at least two kilometers and more. Inside are many splendid palaces such as Jahangir Palace and Khas Palace. It is over here that you will find the grand hall of audiences called Diwan-i-Khas. Also on the location are a couple of magnificent mosques.

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Kota

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Kota city which was previously known as Kotah is located in the southeast of North Indian State, Rajasthan. The city is located at a distance of 240 km from the state capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur. With a total population of about 1.2 million, the city of Kota is the third populous city of Rajasthan after Jaipur and Jodhpur.

Despite the fact that it is one of the best places in the country for competitive examination preparation, it is also home to some of the beautiful forts, palaces, and heritage sites that speak about the royalty of the bygone times. Adding these tourist places to your bucket list, you will surely get a chance to learn more about the indian history as well as peep into the antiques of the bygone times.

Kota is not only home to beautiful man made structures, but it is also known for its alluring natural beauty. There are a number of places like the Kishor Lake, Kota Barrages, and chambal garden where you can truly treat your senses. The city speaks about the beauty of Rajasthan through its ancient heritage, modern attractions, historic monuments, beautiful scenic views across the river Chambal.

In the course of your visit to Kota, you must make sure that you have enough time to marvel at places like Kota Barrage to admire the surrounding lush greenery, Kishore Sagar Lake to watch the reflection of lights, seven wonders park to watch all the wonders of the world at a single palace, Jag Mandir Palace to explore the queen of Kota, Garadia Mahadev Temple to gape at the amazing views, chambal garden to watch the giant trees kissing the sky.

Apart from all these places, you can also visit Umed Bhavan palace to get a royal feel, Maharao Madho Singh Museum for an offbeat experience, Ganesh Udyam to admire the natural beauty, chambal handing bridge to capture beautiful snaps, Godavari Dham Temple to attend the special Aarti, and city Palace to know more about the blend of Mughal and Rajasthani art.

The climate of Kota remains hot and dry all through the year. The summers are characterised by a dry season and it becomes a bit difficult for outdoor activities, monsoons are known for their downpours and winters are bit cool with the temperature range remaining in the range of 12 to 27 degree celsius. The climatic condition of Kota can be considered to be a semi arid kind of climate. The best time to come over to the city of Kota would be from the month of October to the month of March.

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Noida

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One of the best tourist places near Jaipur within 500 Kms is Noida that is a planned city in the northern segment of Uttar Pradesh. The destination features the riverside Okhla Bird Sanctuary that is home to a number of migratory and local avian species.

Apart from this, you even tour the Botanic gardens of the Indian Republic that showcase an exotic collection of lilies and cacti. Something you must not dare to miss is the ISKCON temple that features the life of Lord Krishna and is adorned with several visual zones.

You can ever traverse the Surajkund Lake that was built back in the 10th century and holds the relics of the sun temple. The city is a collection of beautiful edifices, corporate towers, and excellent hangout spots!

Distance from Jaipur: Approximately 284.2 km away

Best time to visit: October to March

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Chittorgarh

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Chittorgarh, one of the ancient cities in the region offers a wide selection of travel activities to tourists. The tourist places in Chittorgarh, include Chittorgarh Fort which is the largest fort in Asia, the place is a hit amongst the tourists all round the world owing to its rich historical and cultural values. Some of the popular sightseeing places are Padmini’s Palace, Tower of Fame, Rani Kumbha Palace, and of course, the famous Chittorgarh fort.

Those looking for some solace can head over to religious shrines dotting the city. Some of the notable being Meera temple, Kalika Mata temple, Kumbha Shyam temple, Samidheshwar temple and Sringar Chowri Temple. The city also known as Chittor, Chittaur and Chittur can be best viewed by a helicopter ride. Hop on the helicopter and enjoy the stunning views of the city’s landscape.The other places best relished from sky are Rana Kumbha’s palace, Kalika Mata temple, Vijai Stambh and Kirti Stambh.

This is an once-in-a-lifetime for sure. Another popular travel activity is taking part in a jeep safari at Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary has a large number of water bodies and one can encounter panthers, wild boars, antelopes and mongooses besides other wildlife species. For photo enthusiasts and wildlife lovers, this place is certainly worth to check out. The city is equally popular for its festivals.

Attending the festivals gives tourists a glimpse into the tradition and culture of the locals here. Some of the popular festivals are Teej celebrated with great pomp and vigour in the month of July or August and Gangaur celebrated in the month of March or April. When in Chittorgarh, never worry about accommodation.
Tourists can choose to stay at picture-perfect palaces and heritage hotels that comes with a hint of royal and style. While Chittorgarh does not have its own airport, the nearest airport is the Maharana Pratap Airport which is 90 kms away from the city.

While for hikers, there are not many places for trekking, the famous Chittorgarh Fort promises one a challenging and adventurous trek. The zig zag stretches, massive gates en route to fort and steep routes makes the hiking exciting. Once atop the fort, tourists can catch a panoramic view of city and its surroundings.

The tourist places in Chittorgarh is surely going to give you an experience to remember forever. The best part of travelling is getting a chance to taste and eat local food. When at Chittorgarh, try out the traditional Rajasthani delicacies such as Daal baati, churma, filling thalis, Gatte ki khichdi, Rajasthani kadi among others.

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Gwalior

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Renowned for its historic temples and palaces, Gwalior is a wonderful retreat for tourists to live an overwhelming experience. The city boasts of architectural galore that can be witnessed everywhere when you are in Gwalior. The historic city founded by King Surajesan has been hosting royalty since ages and is known for its regal structures that adorn the city.

One of the most impressive structures of the city is the Gwalior Fort which is often cited as the ‘pearl among the fortresses’ in India. The fort attracts a number of history lovers from all over India and its imposing architecture leaves a lasting impression on the minds. The remarkable fort has seen various events of history and has many temples, water tanks and palaces inside the complex making it a splendid place to visit for everyone.

When it comes to palaces, Gwalior is one of the best places to appreciate the cultural heritage of India. The Jai Vilas Palace is a breathtaking structure where one can look forward to seeing the art extravaganza of Gwalior. The place boasts of showcasing some interesting items like swords from the times when Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb lived and the library which has a collection of more than five thousand books. Currently serving both as a museum and residence of the royal Maratha Scindia family, Jai Vilas Palace is a fascinating place for culture vultures in Gwalior.

Another palace to enthrall you with its historical ruins in Gwalior is the famous Man Mandir Palace. Associated with many interesting stories, Man Mandir Palace is a must-visit to see the famous place where Aurangzeb imprisoned his brother Murad. It also features Jauhar Kund where Rajput women committed mass suicide to avoid rapes by the forces of Iltutmish. Some of the famous monuments which can be visited here are Jahangir Mahal, Shah Jahan Mahal and the Gujari Mahal.

For the lovers of archaeology, Gujari Mahal is a prominent attraction in Gwalior. Built by Man Singh, this place is a must visit to see various sculptures, statues and other remains that are as old as the 1st and 2nd century BC. If you want to enthrall yourself with the excellence of Indian architecture, Padavali is an impressive fort that can be visited about 40 kilometers from Bangalore. Comprising a number of ancient temples that boast of erotic carvings, the archaeological site belonging to the 8th-10th century AD is famous as Mini Khajuraho.

For those who cannot complete a vacation without filling their bags with multiple souvenirs of the city they visited, Gwalior is a wonderful place to be. If you want to indulge in some high-end luxury, Dindayal City Mall is a place where you can find multiple outlets that sell international brands. The place is a popular hangout spot among the people of all generations and one can find the plethora of showrooms, restaurants, bazaars, etc.

Gwalior also offers multiple items for shopping if you are interested in buying from the local markets. Some of the popular items to shop for when you are in Gwalior are traditional handicrafts, artifacts, handlooms and other attractive items. The handloom industry of Gwalior is famous for Maheshwari and Chanderi silk sarees. The best place to look for these attractive sarees is the popular Kothari shop in Sarafa Bazaar. Other famous markets in Gwalior to buy clothes are Naya Bazaar, Dahi Mandi, and Gandhi Bazaar. Gwalior is also known for its wonderful designer jewelry that showcases the vibrant culture of the place. Topi Bazaar is also a great place if you want to shop for sneakers, designer handbags and small purses and leather sandals.

For shopping handicrafts, Jiyaji Chowk Bazaar is a great place to go and spend your money. Another famous market to buy handloom products, carvings, artifacts etc. is Patankar Bazaar. Mrignayani Emporium is also a famous place in Gwalior to buy handicrafts and clothes. For buying Gwalior style silver boxes to add to your collection of souvenirs, Arihant Emporium is a famous shop that is a must visit for all the shopaholics.

One of the popular attractions of Gwalior is the Gwalior Trade Fair. The famous fair draws in a number of tourists and offers many fun memories that you will cherish forever. Usually held in the month of January or February, Gwalior Trade Fair boasts of many interesting activities like hasya kavi sammelan, qawwali, cultural performances, Mushairas, music nights, etc. 

Gastronomes in Gwalior can spice up their taste buds with a number of delicacies like kachoris, Samosas, Poha and bedai, kebabs, bhutte ki kees, Dal Bafla, Jalebi, Imarti, Rogan josh, mawa-bati and Malpua and traditional sweets such as the Morena Gajak. Gwalior also has various places to enjoy some tantalizing nightlife with some notable bars and pubs. A few of the popular ones are DnD Discotheque and Bar, Spectrum Discotheque and Pub and Barcode Discotheque and Bar.

Gwalior is also an amazing destination for those who have an inclination towards spirituality. The Sun Temple is one of the most beautiful shrines in Gwalior where one can admire the striking architecture and spend some peaceful moments in the serene ambiance of the temple. Teli Ka Mandir is another popular temple that dates back to the 9th century and known to be the highest building in Gwalior. Attracting a number of devotees, Saas Bahu Temple is an impressive temple that is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

Among offbeat places, Roop Singh Stadium in Gwalior is a delight for sports lovers which is known for being the stadium where Sachin Tendulkar hit the first double hundred in the history of ODIs. And, if you are looking to indulge in a serene escape from all the hustle and bustle, boating at Tigra Dam is a wonderful getaway from Gwalior. Gwalior Zoo is a place where you should go to see many rare species and add an adventure with some enthralling wildlife in your holiday experience in Gwalior. It is a must visit if you are planning a vacation with kids and family.

One of the popular places to not miss while sightseeing in Gwalior is Sarod Ghar that is the ancestral house of the legendary Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan. Another interesting attraction of the city is Shyam Vatika that boasts of having the world’s largest indoor mural. For those looking to treat themselves with some luxury, Usha Kiran Palace Hotel deserves a visit to feel like a royal and bask in the regal ambiance.

Full of interesting attractions and heritage places, Gwalior will captivate you every single minute on your vacation. Especially those who are history fanatics, Gwalior will not fail to leave them mesmerized.

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Bikaner

Bikaner

Next, in the list of amazing places near Jaipur within 500 km is Bikaner that is dwelled in the midst of the Thar Desert. This quaint city is famed as a “cultural paradise” for its magnificent architecture, culture, and vibrant colored festivities.

Right from the humpback camels that are well-decorated to the golden dunes, here you will be welcomed with everything beautiful. This is one of the Desert kingdoms of Rajasthan and showcases the old-world charm of a bygone era.

It is also called as the “camel country” where you can ride the camels and make the most of camel safaris. The city even hosts the International Camel Festival and travelers from different countries flock here for this. Some of the must-try delicacies are the Bhujias, Thandais, and til Patti that are made by the locals.

Distance from Jaipur: Approximately 334.5 km away

Best time to visit: October to March

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Mount Abu

Mount Abu

The only hill station of Rajasthan is Mount Abu, which is snuggled at an elevation 1,210 m above the ground and extends astounding displays of nature. The upland offers an excellent melange of soothing vibes, scenic attractions, and cozy weather.

At this destination, you can tour the placid Dilwara temples that are perched on higher altitudes and are a great source of valley views. These temples are known for their intriguing architecture and draw history buffs to the place.

A few more tourist attractions are the Sunset point, Honeymoon point, Nakki Lake, and the Guru Shikhar. Mount Abu is undoubtedly one of the most splendid tourist places near Jaipur within 500 Kms if you are looking for solace and serenity!

Distance from Jaipur: Approximately 494 km away

Best time to visit: November to June

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Haridwar

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The ancient city of Haridwar in Uttarakhand has been a major Hindu pilgrimage site for centuries. Located where the sacred River Ganga emerges from the base of the Himalayas, it’s considered one of the 7 Sapta Puri. The Kumbh Mela, which is held every 12 years, is also celebrated here. The sacred city of Haridwar offers a colourful and fascinating blend of culture and offers the best tourist places in Haridwar. Being one of the seven holiest cities in India, Haridwar often bustles with devotees. It propitious location near the holy River Ganga has made it gain more popularity.

With the passage of time, it has become more than just a religious city, where people thronged to perform immersion of the ashes or took a dip in the water to wash away their sins. It has in fact evolved into Yoga, cultural and spiritual centre and has also become a prime hub for learning Sanskrit language The modern day, Haridwar is the reflection of the culture of India and thus offer much to its visitors. Here is the list of best 12 places that one must see in this holy city.

While religion plays an important role in Haridwar – many visitors are pilgrims and devotees – there’s more to this holy city. The cuisine is excellent and food lovers eager to try authentic Indian fare will find their palates satiated many times over. Travelers in search of yoga ashrams and centers hoping to improve their physical and mental health won’t be left wanting either. If you’re eager to experience the tourist places in Haridwar, read on to know the best time to visit, how to get here and where to stay.

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28 August 2019
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15 January 2020
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This is my first experiment with Thrillophillia.. Totally loved it, the driver was so polite. We had covered couple of places the previous day, they have considered the same and suggested couple of other places instead of that in the same package. They provided a complimentary guide, personally we didnt like him ignoring him the overall experience is awesome Definitely will book more packages from thrillophillia.
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Booked sightseeing package for 1500 bucks for 2. The trip was amazing , the driver was so polite and he also has guided us about the few places. The service of Thrillophilia is amazing, highly recommend this package to everyone.
" Loved the overall tour for all 6 days covering jaipur jodhpur and jaisalmer. worth ur money for sure. thanks thrillophilia for this awesome package except the hotel in jaipur. \nDriver manish was very good and polite and safe driving for all 6 days. on time pickup and drop overall. Thanks for it. "
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The most enthralling experience of my life. Never thought of doing it in India. but this trip made my dream come true. Would definitely recommend everyone.
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Highly recommended palace for cultural experiences with the beautiful rooms and many in-house activities at the resort.
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Heritage stay around the Aravali hills is the best option to take a weekend off and relax. Samode palace has offered us a royalty stay. We have enjoyed the mornings in the pool and evenings at the BBQs. Thank you Thrillophilia for this amazing stay with discounted offers.
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The ambiance and hygiene was taken good care of. They take proper care of cleanliness. It is a huge property with a lot of activities to try on and know about Rajasthani's culture. The staff was very supportive and friendly. We were 7 families and there were 2 infants. The staff has provided us whatever we needed for the kids. We enjoyed our trip a lot. Thank you Thrillophilia for making instant bookings and confirmations.
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  1. What are the best places near Jaipur within 500 km to visit with friends?

    1. Agra: Home to one of the seven wonders of the world, Agra remains one of the top tourist destinations around Jaipur. A plethora of historic attractions, monuments and Mughal-era parks offer a variety of sightseeing opportunities in the city.

    2. Jodhpur: Commonly known as the “Gateway to the Thar”, Jodhpur is well-known for its ancient forts and temples. Groups with a penchant for adventure will have the time of their lives hiking through the hilly land, touring ruins and marveling at the legendary beauty of the archaic hill forts here.

    3. Pushkar: Peppered with sacred ghats and over a hundred temples, the religious city of Pushkar acts as a massive tourist magnet throughout the year.

    4. Delhi: Offering a fantastic amalgamation of the old and the new, the capital city of Delhi is one of the most prominent tourist places to visit near Jaipur. A smattering of Mughal monuments and ancient forts in the city, carefully balanced against the modern clubs and casinos, offer a host of sightseeing activities here.

    5. Udaipur: Also known as the ‘City of Lakes’, Udaipur is one of the top weekend destinations near Jaipur. Ancient palace complexes, stunning artificial lakes and historic monuments offer a plethora of sightseeing opportunities here.

    6. Bikaner: Embraced by the endless Thar, the desert city of Bikaner prides in its offering of well preserved forts, palace complexes and ornate Hindu temples.
  2. What are the romantic places near Jaipur within 500 km?

    1. Udaipur: Also known as the ‘The Venice of the East’, Udaipur stands out as one of the most romantic destinations near Jaipur. The stunning landscape of the city serves as an idyllic refuge for holidaying couples. Ornate monuments and ancient palaces add to the charm of the place.

    2. Agra: Home to the world’s biggest symbol of love- the Taj Mahal- Agra is among the best places to visit near Jaipur with a loved one. Ornate forts and historic monuments add to the charm  of the place.

    3. Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary: Embraced by the majestic Aravalli, Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary offers a romantic recluse in the heart of nature. The Sanctuary is best known for its Tiger Reserve. Camping, hiking and wildlife spotting are some of the activities that can be done here.

    4. Jodhpur: With its long stretches of golden glittering sands, Jodhpur is among the most popular honeymoon destinations in Rajasthan. The archaic mughal gardens, magnificent forts and stunning blue lakes here seem to enhance the beauty of the city.

    5. Pushkar: Embraced by rolling dunes on all sides, the charming little city of Pushkar is one of the top weekend destinations among couples traveling to Jaipur. The town is best known for its stunning lakes, among which the Pushkar Lake is the most prominent one.
  3. What are the best places to visit near Jaipur within 500 km in Monsoon?

    1. Mathura: Renowned as the birthplace of Lord Krishna, the holy city of Mathura is one of the top Hindu pilgrim sites in India. During monsoon, the weather in Mathura remains especially cool and pleasant, offering plenty of sightseeing opportunities.

    2. Udaipur: Whether it is the magnificent Monsoon Palace look out into the storm, or the alluring Fateh Sagar Lake resplendent after rains, the sight of a rain-washed Udaipur during monsoon is one to behold.

    3. Pushkar: The little city of Pushkar, with its charming lakes and temples, assumes a different skin during monsoon. Trekking, hiking and hot air ballooning are some of the most popular activities done here during monsoon.

    4. Jodhpur: With its houses painted blue, the city of Jodhpur in monsoon is a sight to behold. Jodhpur’s Mehrangarh Fort serves as a popular monsoon trekking destination as well.
  4. Where can I go for a 2 day trip around Jaipur with my friends?

    1. Fatehpur Sikri: Founded in the 16th century by the Mughal Emperor Akbar, this red sandstone city is globally acclaimed for its architectural beauty. Significant monuments within the complex include the massive Buland Darwaza, Jama Masjid and the tomb of Salim Chishti.

    2. Ajmer: Home to the world famous Dargarh Sharif, Ajmer is one of the most popular places to visit near Jaipur.

    3. Ranthambore National Park: Surrounding the Ranthambore Fort, the National Park is best known for its considerable population of tigers. Safaris, wildlife spotting and sightseeing tours are some of the most popular tourist activities done here.

    4. Pushkar: A popular weekend destination from Jaipur, Pushkar is known for its historic temple, camel fairs and easy hiking trails.
  5. How far is Haridwar from Jaipur?

    Haridwar is about 472 kilometers away from Jaipur. It would take approximately 9 hours to drive between the two places via NH48.
  6. What are the hill stations near Jaipur within 500 km?

    1. Mussoorie: Also known as the Queen of Hills, Mussoorie is one of the most oft-visited places to visit near Jaipur. Ravishing waterfalls, scenic hiking trails and a number of viewpoints around the city adds to the charm of the place.

    2. Morni Hills: A paradise for birdwatchers and trekkers alike, Morni Hills offers a quiet refuge in the heart of the Himalayas. The idyllic village is best known for its beautiful lakes, waterfalls, and the ancient forts that dot the hillsides.

    3. Rishikesh: Nestled on the foothills of the mighty Himalayas, the stunning town of Rishikesh offers a quiet getaway amidst the hills. Also known as the ‘Yoga Capital of India’, this hill station is well regarded for its meditation centers and temples.

    4. Kasauli: Brimming with natural beauty, the quiet little hill station of Kasauli begs a visit. A number of fantastic viewpoints and 19th century buildings contribute to the beauty of the town.
  7. Where can I go from Jaipur?

    There are a number of places near Jaipur within 500 km namely Noida, Gurgaon, Mathura, Pushkar, Ajmer, Mount Abu, and various others. While Gurgaon is a well-planned city with all the lavish cafes and complexes, Mathura is an old town that is known to be the abode of Lord Krishna. Apart from this, you can tour Mount Abu that is the only hill station of Rajasthan and extends the scenic view of nature.
  8. Which city is nearest to Jaipur?

    There are several cities that are in the vicinity of the capital city Jaipur. The nearest one is Ajmer that is 135 km away and is known for its Dargah Sharif and is an excellent getaway. If you are heading to Ajmer then you can also visit Pushkar as it is only 20 km away and houses the only Brahma temple in India.

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