The noisy roads, the daily strife to flourish & survive can really take a toll on you. How about a small trip around Jaipur to enjoy a weekend or a small drive with your loved ones. We have made a list of Top Spots Around Jaipur just for you to reconnect and rejuvenate. Get-Set-Go !!!
95 Kms. on Jaipur-Agra road, this small town village is popular for the amazing ‘Baoris’ (step wells) and Harshat Mata Temple. The village of Abhaneri is believed to have been established by the Gurjar Pratihar King Samrat Mihir Bhoj. Abhaneri was originally named Abha Nagri, which means “city of brightness,” but due to mispronunciation, the name was changed. The city is now in ruins, but it attracts tourists from across the globe.Abhaneri is prominent for ‘Baoris’, step wells which were invented by the natives to harvest rain water. These tanks were used as cool places of retreat and as water reservoirs during parched times of the year. Chand Baori is the most popular of the wells in the region, and it is one of India’s deepest and largest. There are three ways to reach the water using the steps, which are divided into stories. This colossal, delicately carved well is located in front of the Harshat Mata Temple. It was a ritual to wash the hands and feet at the well before visiting the adjoining temple. Harshat Mata Temple, dedicated to the goddess Harshat Mata, serves as the other tourist attraction of Abhaneri. Razed during the 10th century, the remains of the temple still boast architectural and sculptural styles of ancient India. Harshat Mata is considered to be the goddess of joy and happiness. According to myth, the goddess is always cheerful, and she imparts her joy and happiness to the whole village. Off the Agra road and 95 kilometers from Jaipur near Bandikui is the famous temple of Harshat Mata built around the eighth century and also the stepped Chanda Baori. Two Jain temples were built later.
40 kms. from Jaipur, Samod Palace is now a heritage hotel. Exclusive and discreet, Samode Palace has been host to royalty, celebrities, artists, and the discerning traveller. Awaken to the quiet dawn, or have a cocktail on the terrace garden to the accompaniment of folk musicians. Run your fingers across the intricate story of an ancient mural on an uneven wall. Samode Palace weaves its magic on you.A splendid example of regal Indo-Saracenic architecture, the Palace combines the best of Indian and Mughal styles. The 475-year-old palace is a celebration of the senses. The accommodation in Samode Palace redefines the word comfort. Each elegantly and luxuriously furnished room has its own unique personality. Four poster-beds draped with sheer, delicate fabric and exquisitely carved couches invite you to relax. The flowers follow you everywhere – in the courtyards, the painted lounges, the charming prints on the flowing curtains, on the linen that softly brushes against you, with the rose petals that float in your bathtub in the beautiful intricate patterns on the rich carpets beneath your feet. Come alone, or better still, come with someone – for in Samode, romance is the essence.Dining at Samode Palace is a treat for the senses. The two restaurants offer a choice of Royal Indian delicacies or scrumptious Asian and European fare. At the Samode Palace you will never be short of things to do. You can begin with a walking tour to discover the beauty of the hotel. Forty kilometers northwest of Jaipur, the old palace renovated is a breathtaking site. The palace has been converted into a heritage hotel and is ideal for an outing.
Sanganer is famous for its handmade paper and block printing and has the largest handmade paper industry in the country. The tiny village of Sanganer is 16 kilometers south of Jaipur and a wide road leads to it. The landscape keeps changing portraying both the rural and urban profiles. One comes to an airport and then after a right turn one gets to the ruins of two triploids or triple gateways and right into the heart of Sanganer. Apart from a palace in ruins, there are Jain temples. Entry to the temples is restricted. The place is famous for its handmade paper and block printing and has the largest handmade paper industry in the country. Visit Dialmenow.in to get a list of manufacturers of Handmade Paper & its Products.
35 kms. away from Jaipur, Bagru is famous for its hand-printed textile industry. This process is the earliest, simplest and slowest of all printing methods. A design is drawn on, or transferred to, prepared wooden blocks. A separate block is required for each distinct colour in the design. A blockcutter carves out the wood around the heavier masses first, leaving the finer and more delicate work until the last so as to avoid any risk of injuring it when the coarser parts are cut. When finished, the block has the appearance of a flat relief carving, with the design standing out. Fine details, difficult to cut in wood, are built up in strips of brass or copper, which is bent to shape and driven edgewise into the flat surface of the block. This method is known as coppering. The printer applies colour to the block and presses it firmly and steadily on the cloth, striking it smartly on the back with a wooden mallet. The second impression is made in the same way, the printer taking care to see that it registers exactly with the first. Pins at each corner of the block join up exactly, so that the pattern can continue without a break. Each succeeding impression is made in precisely the same manner until the length of cloth is fully printed. The cloth is then wound over drying rollers. If the pattern contains several colours the cloth is first printed throughout with one color, dried, and then printed with the next. Block printing by hand is a slow process. It is, however, capable of yielding highly artistic results, some of which are unobtainable by any other method. William Morris used this technique in some of his fabrics. It is 35 kilometers away from Jaipur on the road to Ajmer. Its attraction is a hand printed textile industry with the designs and technique less complicated than those of Sanganer. You can get a comprehensive list of Block Printing Textile Companies in Bagru & Jaipur on Dialmenow.in.
94 kms. from Jaipur, this salt city is known for the holy Devayani tank, the palace and the nearby Naliasar. The Sambhar Salt Lake, India’s largest inland salt lake,a bowl shape lake encircles historical Sambhar Lake Town located 94 km south west of the city of Jaipur (Northwest India) and 64 km north east of Ajmer along National Highway 8 in Rajasthan. It is famouse for the country’s largest inland salt lake and is 94 kilometers to the west of Jaipur. It is also known for the famous and holy Devayani tank, the palace and Naliasar which is pretty close by.
86 Kms. away, this ancient site of Viratnagar is of great surprising antiquity. It contains the relics and structures of Mauryan, Mughal & Rajput periods. It is believed that Pandavas of Mahabharata spent their 13th year of exile here. It is 86 kilometers away on the Shahpura-Alwar road and contains the relics and structures of the Mauryan, Mughal and Rajput periods. The excavated remains of a circular Buddhist temple, unique in Rajasthan, makes it an important historical place. Akbar constructed a mint and his son, Jahangir, built a lovely Mughal garde apart from a monument with painted chhatris and walls.
28 Kms. from Jaipur this huge artificial lake is a popular picnic spot. It is 32 kilometers from Jaipur, known for its artificial lake over an area of about 20 square kilometers. Created by constructing a huge bund amidst tree covered hills. It is a popular picnic spot during the rainy season and has facilities for boating and fishing. There is also a Jheel Tourist village where one can stay.
33 Kms away on Tonk Road & 5 Kms off Shivdaspura, Padampura is a unique place of miracles (Atishaya Kshetra) famous for its very beautiful idol of Bhagawan Padamprabhu made of white stone. Padampura is the site of Padampura Digambara Jain Atishay kshetra in Shivdaspura town in Jaipur district of Rajasthan, India. It is located at a distance of 35 km from Jaipur on Jaipur-Kota road.It was on baishak shukla panchami samvat 2001 (1944) one simple boy named Moola Jat was digging foundation for constructing his house when he struck with a stone statue. Experts later identified it as that of the Tirthankara Padmaprabha. This area has been developed as Padampura Digambar Jain Atishay Lshetra.
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