The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur, is one of the most culturally rich cities of the country. It consists of a number of attractions within its premises and many of them outside it. With a four day break, that for Holi, Good Friday, Saturday and Sunday approaching this month, you must start making your travel plans. Bikaner, Mount Abu, Jodhpur and Ajmer are four of the ideal weekend getaways near Jaipur. You must visit them to taste the vibrant flavour of the state in its totality.
Bikaner: Lying about 330 kms from Jaipur, Bikaner is a delightful assortment of palaces, temples and forts. The city is home to structures which are architectural wonders in themselves. If you are an art and history buff, Bikaner is the place for you to be.
Mount Abu: Offering relief from the scorching heat of the desert, the hill station of Mount Abu is undoubtedly the most popular travel destination among tourists in Jaipur. This beautiful town boasts a pleasant climate, lush green forests and soothing waterfalls. Like the rest of Rajasthan, Mount Abu too is architecturally rich. Its many Jain temples stand testimony to its interesting past. The must visit attraction of the place is its sunset point, which provides a picturesque contrast of the orange of the sun against the green of the valley.
Delhi: Delhi is a great place to be in for a long weekend. One of these reasons includes the proximity of the capital to interesting travel destinations. Whether you are a foodie or a wanderer, Delhi has something to offer for everyone. Here you can enjoy the local street food of old Delhi to marvellous architecture of the Qutab Minar. Be sure to book one of the centrally located hotels in Delhi to avoid wasting time in traveling.
Jodhpur: If royalty is what you wish to observe, you must visit the spectacular city of Jodhpur. It encompasses a number of stunning palaces, forts, cenotaphs and temples. Standing tall, the grandeur of these structures is visually enthralling to its visitors. Merely 335 kms from the pink city, Jodhpur is a place you will want to visit more than once.
Ajmer: When it comes to places around and about Jaipur, hardly anyone can miss out on the city of Ajmer. It is home to the Dargah of Khawaja Muin-ud-din Chishti also known as Khawaja Garibnawaz. People from across the world visit the place in the hope of having their wishes fulfilled. Soulful music is another thing that this place offers. Ajmer also has other attractions like Merwara Palace, Adhai Din Ka Jhopda and Anna Sagar Lake to its credit.
Since all of the above destinations are always bustling with people. You must make reservations prior to your visit for the sake of your own convenience. So, pack your bags for the upcoming long weekend and set out to discover these vistas.