The city of Jaipur is so beautiful, that visitors hardly wish to leave and see something else in Rajasthan. However, there are some stunning day tours from Jaipur that will show you how rich the culture and traditions of Rajasthan are.
Once you have exhausted all the places you can visit in Jaipur, come on this ride and witness the gorgeous palaces, the regal forts, the carved temples and the historic monuments, scattered all over Rajasthan. Many places around Jaipur are the testimony to the royal heritage of Rajasthan.
Here are some of the best places to visit on your Jaipur Day Tour
Located about 90 km from Jaipur, Abhaneri is the perfect day trip that you can take from Jaipur. This quintessential Rajasthani city is blessed with aesthetic step wells or Baoris. Among them, the most famous one is the Chand Baori. This gorgeous stepwell goes deep and has geometric steps that go down on all three sides.
If you take a guided tour, you will come to know about all the myths, legends and stories that are associated with the Chand Baori.
After completing your visit at Chand Baori, make your way to the old temple devoted to Harshad Mata. The beauty of this temple is the sculptures that are littered all across the complex. It is as if you have travelled back in time.
This Jaipur day tour will take you about 10 hours including travelling, which is about half a day. You can also stop to witness the stunning fields and lush green meadows on the way.
Known as one of the most haunted places in the world, the Bhangarh Fort is only for those who dare. This fort is quite a popular destination for a Jaipur day tour, and you will find many tourists coming here at day time from all over the world. The fort stands right next to a water body and you will also find lovely temples surrounding the temple.
The entire area feels like an excavation site, as everywhere you look everything is in ruins. You can look at the ruins and imagine the city that once was in this place. You can explore this fort by climbing the measuring hills that dot this town and also visit all the little shrines.
Located about 80 km from Jaipur, Bhangarh should be on your list. If you are looking for a long day trip, then you can also combine Bhangarh and Abhaneri.
Rajasthan is bustling with beautiful and stunning royal palaces that will make you wonder about the skills of the artists. One such palace is Samode Palace. This colourful and elegant palace is quite a popular site for a day tour from Jaipur. It is well maintained and almost feels as if it is still functional. You might even keep expecting a king or a queen in their luxurious royal attire to come out at any point.
Take a guided tour and walk from room to room as you gaze at the vibrant walls and admire the paintings. The walls have a patterned background, followed by some mirror wok and then paintings. Most of the paintings depict the everyday life of the royal family and some depict Indian mythology.
All of the rooms have their colour, so be ready for the splashed with vibrancy and brightness. You will also find vintage cars kept near the porch, which itself is quite stunning to look at. There is also a restaurant here where you can have your lunch.
Samodhe Palace is located about 45 km from Jaipur.
The largest saltwater lake in India – Sambhar Lake is found about 95 km from Jaipur. This spectacular lake also serves salt fro the entire Rajasthan. The beauty of this lake lies not only in its crystal clear water but also in its surroundings. Just sit for some time, and you will find exotic birds flying right above your head. Just close your eyes and hear the melodious chirping as they fly over you.
If you come here during the rainy season, you will also find flamingoes.
This place also finds its mention in the Indian epics like Mahabharata. It also houses the iconic Shakambhari Devi Temple, who is the main deity of the Chauhans of Rajput in Rajasthan.
Rajasthan has a rich culture of handicrafts and textiles. In Jaipur itself, you will so many beautiful textile products. Most of these textiles are made in two villages called Sanganer and Bagru.
Sanganer is located quite close to Jaipur and is an insightful day tour from Jaipur. It specialities in block prints. Sanager also has a line of handmade paper, and you will find many locals associated with that art. You can see the art of making paper and bloc printing right in front of you. Just admire the precision and talent of the artists who are so decided to their craft.
Sanganer is also more than just a textile village. It is also a town for pilgrims. It is bustling with ancient Jain Temples.
One of the most popular day tours from Jaipur is visiting the Amer Fort. Most people who come to Jaipur, make sure to visit this iconic Fort in all its glory. Just take a guided tour through the Fort, and learn all about the myths and the legends. You can also stay back for the rousing light and sound show that tells a story of its own. However, while the Fort itself is quite regal and a must-visit place, there is more to the town that the Fort.
The city of Amer looks stunning when you look from the top of this Fort. You can witness all the tall temple roofs. Amer has 365 temples- one temple for each day of the year.
After visiting the Fort, you can walk to Chanvar Palkiwalon ki Haveli., which is home to the Anokhi Museum. Here you can see the textile tradition of Rajasthan and also buy some for yourself.
There are many other wonderful places that you can visit on your Jaipur day tour, however, these are the ones that are not only stunning but also take less time and are pocket friendly. You can choose to venture out on another day tour from Jaipur as well.