The past two-and-a-half months have been thought-provoking for all of us. Where the initial phase was of getting accustomed to staying home, working from home and doing all the chores. The second was more intense as we started getting used to living a home-life, introspected and revived the lost hobbies and interests and coped up with each other for 24×7. The third for sure started to make one edgy as we now know, coronavirus is here to stay and we need to plan our life’s around it.
This means, even planning our travel around it for we Jaipurities simply love to travel. So where is it that you can travel? Travelling overseas, across borders or inter-state is something we won’t recommend you to do at least for this year. But in and around Jaipur, there are ample options for you to take that much-needed rejuvenating break!
Here are the top 5 recommendations for you which are near Jaipur:
- Sariska National Park: Located at a distance of about 133kms from Jaipur, visiting the ‘abode of Royal Bengal Tigers’ – the Sariska National Park is your perfect weekend corona break. And what’s best is that the reserve currently thrives with wildlife as recently Tigress ST-12 gave birth to three new cubs.
Apart from the tigers, you can also spot endangered bird species, striped hyenas, leopards, jackals, monkeys, and deer’s. Once done with the national park, you can also visit Siliserh Lake, Sariska Palace, Bhartrihari Temple and Kankwari Fort.
- Ranthambore National Park: Heaven for wildlife and nature enthusiasts, Ranthambore National Park is just 122kms from Jaipur and that offers some incredible photography options. You can opt for a safari ride that gives you the chance to experience the wild species that are freely roaming around in the jungle.Pushkar: This holy city of Rajasthan offers ample photo-opportunities and is an ideal mix of divinity and serenity. Situated at just 161kms from Jaipur, here at Pushkar you can soak yourself in the mesmerizing sunset and sunrise views, sit next to the tranquil lake for some solace and peace. Walk down the narrow streets and lanes to taste some relish the delicious Malpua’s or Ugma ji ki Kachori, dal baati, Poha Pizza, Falafel, gulukund ki lassi and so so much more. Don’t miss to seek the blessings from the worlds’ only Brahma Temple. Abhaneri: If you thought what you would do in Abhaneri, well this little hidden treasure at just about 90kms from Jaipur is home to world’s largest step-well ‘Chand Baori’. Built by King Chanda somewhere in the 9th century, it is one of the hidden secrets of India and has 3,500 narrow steps arranged in perfect symmetry, which descend 20m to the bottom of the well and makes for an amazingly beautiful sight to behold.
Bundi: Known for its iconic forts, palaces and natural beauty, Bundi is a beautiful city located at about 218kms from the Pink City Jaipur. Art lovers must go and witness the mesmerizing and original miniature paintings of ‘Chitrashala’ at Ghar Palace. The blue houses, lakes and numerous step wells dominate this small town. The finest example being the Rani ji ki baori.
Yes, we all need a break to come back and adapt to a new normalcy.
So, buckle up and drive in safe!