The Pink City keeps it among the top-notch cities to travel to for its invaluable heritage character! It’s an honour and pride that the city received its much-deserved title of the ‘Best Heritage Destination’ by India Today’s Tourism Awards 2020.
Not just this, Rajasthan’s famous wildlife destination, Ranthambore in Sawai Madhopur, which is full of natural and wildlife wonders bagged another award under the category ‘Best Wildlife Destination’.
Rajasthan wins the hearts of travellers from across the globe for its old-world charm including heritage, culture, landscape, cuisines, and a lot more.
Owning to the iconic colour of the gamut of mesmerizing monuments, buildings, spellbinding palaces, and intriguing streets, Jaipur is always on the top travel list of travellers.
Do you need any more reasons to travel to Rajasthan?
Are you craving for the ecstatic feeling when setting off for a road trip? The feeling of wind blowing through your hair and the open road in front of you? That scenic view of leafy avenues lined on the sides? Those unforgettable moments of singing along with your friends and family? Indeed, road trips create memories to cherish for a lifetime. Especially the urge to travel after staying indoor for months has been more than ever. You feel like driving away from the mundaneness of your home routine. Research even shows that travel can help reduce stress & anxiety, and that’s all you need right now. Since we can’t travel really far, let’s find our little joys by travelling nearby. The road network of Rajasthan is highly impressive, and that is why there are beautiful places around the Pink City that are ideal locations for a road trip journey. Pick your favourite place from these and make full use of the upcoming long weekend by planning a short road trip!
Sariska National Park
One of the most celebrated tiger reserve forests in India, the Sariska National Park is situated in the Alwar district. It offers an exciting wildlife experience and also houses the ruins of medieval temples.Apart from tigers, you can also spot many endangered species here.
Distance from Jaipur: 133 km
The journey between Jaipur to Pushkar can be covered smoothly without much hassle as Ajmer has commendable road connectivity. The spirituality and tranquillity of Pushkar along with the beautiful architectural wonders has made it a major crowd puller.You can sit next to the lake for some solace and peace.
Distance from Jaipur: 144km
On your road trip from Jaipur-Delhi, stop at the gorgeous Neemrana Fort. Perched atop a small hillock, it looks like a crown jewel of the town. The mesmerizing beauty of the majestic fort will take you back in time to its days of glory. Vintage car tours are something very unique and famous to this place.
Distance from Jaipur: 148km
Known for the feel of authentic rural Rajasthan, Alsisar is dotted with quaint villages.Located in the Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan, Alsisar is well connected by road with Jaipur. You can also visit Alsisar Mahal which stands tall in the desert and exudes a glorious history.
Distance from Jaipur: 200km
Bharatpur is known for the Keoladeo National Park and Lohagarh Fort, as its beauty spreads across beautiful streams, rich forests & diverse wildlife. You will spot many monkeys on the way to the park. On your journey to Bharatpur from Jaipur, you can take a break at the historic city, Dausa.
Distance from Jaipur: 184km
The highway connecting Jaipur to Ranthambore offers a picturesque stretch which portrays the exquisitely rich culture of the state. Ranthambore is a paradise for nature lovers and is famous for its safari tours & biodiversity.You can spot many wild species that are freely roaming around in the jungle.
It’s April and supposed to be scorching hot in Rajasthan, but as we all know, the weather God has been playing quite a lot of interesting games with us this time 😉 So how about you take advantage of this situation and make this unpredictable weather worth a while? This time is perfect to try and experience some thrilling adventure in Rajasthan! What all can you do? Read on to find out.
If you are someone who loves to pick up a bag pack and climb up to reach somewhere you have been dreaming about, Rajasthan presents to you various opportunities! Best place to do this: Udaipur & Kumbhalgarh. You can take a trekking tour or simply climb up to the Kumbhalgarh fort to relish a truly adventurous experience.
2. Jeep Safari
One of the most thrilling experiences, a jeep safari in Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary is the best way to explore wildlife in its wildest way!
Water Scooter at Fateh Sagar
If you are a person who either loves water sports or are scared to face water, water scooter ride at Fateh Sagar lake, Udaipur is a must try 😉 When the sun sets and the water of the lake looks like an ethereal rainbow of colors, you will always treasure the feeling and experience of being in the middle of the lake at this moment.
India’s most haunted place with the mysteriously daunting Bhangarh fort, Bhangarh (situated between Jaipur & Alwar) is a place whose sheer mention gives goose bumps to many and only the ones with strong hearts can gather guts to visit here, if you call yourself adventurous, you can’t miss this ! Be ready to listen to some horror stories from the locals and may be you can capture some supernatural in your cameras 😀
Elephant Ride At Amer If you ain’t very fond of walking, an elephant ride is a perfect adventure option for you. The magnificent Amer fort in Jaipur offers this exquisite experience where the epitome of royalty; elephant takes you to the fort and makes your ride a bumpy and memorable one.
Ziplining at Neemrana Want to know how it feels to go from one hill to another through wires? Ziplining at Neemrana is the answer to this! A known small town in Alwar district, famous for the Neemrana fort offers this adventure where you can travel midst the mighty hills through zipline and feel on cloud nine!Image credit: touchcloudglobal.com
Camping at Chhatra Sagar Nimaj
Bored of your comfortable bed and waking up to the city’s traffic or neighbors’ voices? Here’s a chance to wake up to a singing bird and fresh air at the hand stitched tents of Chhatra Sagar camp. The camp overlooks a lake swarming with birds and forms a surreal escape from the hustle bustle of the city life.Image credit : greavesindia.co.uk
Hot Air Balloon We all love flying don’t we? But what about the kind of flying where you can actually feel the breeze in your face and look at the sky so closely that you almost feel like you have wings? So get on the hot air balloon ride at Jaipur/Pushkar/Ranthambore whichever place suits you the best.
Dune Bashing You must have seen a lot of these in movies, a bike or a car driving furiously midst the sand dunes, now imagine yourself inside/on that vehicle ! Yes, that’s exactly how chilling and thrilling this feels 😉Image credit : http://www.zigwheels.com