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.
The weekend is here! We suggest you go for a quick getaway from Jaipur during this time, unwinding from your busy schedules. How about Bundi – A little drop of fantasy that exists in this vast land of Rajasthan. A town, not talked much, and is just 35 km NW of Kota on NH 12.
This is where you get your soul filled with novelty and freshness as the charming place is surrounded by the Aravali Hills. Lazy and narrow lanes, Lakes and numerous step wells ‘Baories’, temples and mosque dominate the small town.
Just like a hidden gem Bundi is not yet highly placed on the tourist itineraries and thus the place is still able to preserve its charismatic charm. Whilst walking on the streets you are all at your own exhaling the splendour of this scenic town without any noise and pollution. Yes, No Pollution
A picturesque Nawal Sagar man-made lake in the heart of the town, add more beauty to the place, especially during Sunset when it soaks the reflection of the two-storied fortified complex ‘Garh Palace’.
Not many knew this fact that Jodhpur- the blue cityand Bundi have a strong affinity to the color blue. Either you are atop Mehrangarh Fort at Jodhpur or at Bundi Fort you get a glimpse of the Blue City.
Unbelievable but true that this little town of Rajasthan hoards around 60 Baories or Stepwell and almost all have supreme craftsmanship and architecture. The finest example being the Rani Ji Ki Baori.
The mesmerizing miniature paintings of Chitrashala are the most striking reminiscent of the rare art. The walls, ceiling of Chitrashala are completely covered with paintings. These splendid paintings in the Chitrashala are par excellence and can be compared with probably the best anywhere in the world.
Not just the beauty of this town but this is also the time of celebration of culture and adventure in the marvellous town of Bundi. The annual Bundi festival that started on 15th-17th November turn the city into a vivid spectrum. Partaking or witnessing the three-day-long Bundi Festival in Rajasthan is a beautiful way to delight the travellor inside you. With exciting activities, cultural performances and beautiful landscapes, Bundi Festival is one of the most invigorating experiences to make memories.
So plan your trip and treat yourself in one of the most beautiful and scenic places of Rajasthan.
Can you feel the aura of festivity getting over in the air? All this cheer and excitement that surrounds leaves you stressed? Chill, why not plan a family getaway this weekend? Far from the hubbub of the city lies beautiful tranquil that will surely lighten up your mood and soothe up your soul for the weekend!
Tree of Life
Indulge yourself in a peaceful retreat far from the usual chaos and those cliché places where you usually hangout with your family. Explore Tree of Life Resorts & Spa, a 30-min drive away from the city that is a beautiful resort to spend some quality time with your friends & family.
Lofty Aravalli Hills at the backdrop and an ideal mélange of luxury and comforts, Ramgarh Lodge is in its true sense a leisurely vacation spot especially for those who are looking for regal stay near the city. Block your dates and make your weekend hip and happening.
Amidst the rustic beauty of the Elephant village lies a traditional ambient place named as Hathi Mauja where you will be left enchanted by the lovely traditional ambience. We’re sure that this experience will give you memories to be cherished for lifetime.
Have you ever dreamt of a luxurious, peaceful and a relaxing retreat with sumptuous food to gorge on? Yes, you heard that right! JW Marriott has it all. So, wait no more, pack your bags and just get going !
Soak yourself into the environs where the gracious lifestyles of the princes of Rajasthan will be revived right in front of your eyes. Take a dip in the pool or relax in the room, choice is yours, but it will be remembered forever.
If your dream is to have a cup of tea right in the middle of nowhere whilst reading a novel and your family by the side, then you have come at the right place. Dewan Palace is the place to be at to have a refreshing weekend with your family.
Who doesn’t dream of a luxurious, peaceful, relaxing weekend with some serious eating goals? After trying Sunday brunches in cafe and restaurants, it’s time that we explore something more indulging. A new entry to the city’s offbeat weekend destination, we got a chance to spend a day in the calm ambience away from the hustle bustle of the city life at JW Marriott, Jaipur.
Right from the grand palatial entrance to the way of your resting place or even the restaurant, everything draws inspiration from the city it now hails to. Like the grand getaway to the vast arches, it also has a vast menu on its weekend buffet.
We were lucky enough to be a part of their weekend buffet launch and got a chance to savour some of the finest artistic meals from their menu. Especially and focusing mainly on international cuisine – it had an array of dishes to satiate your weekend hunger and vibes. Appetizers are a must to begin with a 3-4 course meal. From shrimps to salmons for non-vegetarians to stuffed tomato and vegetable salads for vegetarians, the menu looked just too way colourful and so did it taste.
To start from salads rich with some best quality of cheese especially imported from Italy to a large number of assorted bread it was indeed confirmed that you will not stay starved.
Drawing a little inspiration from the western world food – it had all types of meat to settle the non-vegetarian cravings. But not to forget the little specially done vegetarian dishes with some extra cheese were definitely not to be missed.
But being in the princely state of Rajasthan how can one miss out to its very own Dal Baati Churma and some Laal Maas. Well, they didn’t. A live station to satiate the dragon from China, they served some hot and spicy fried rice and noodles.
After eating a lot from this, we still had to make our way to the dessert collection. Presented with finesse, were some really mouthwatering and jaw-dropping desserts and we couldn’t simply keep ourselves from gorging into some. The Classic Millie Feuille done in several layers or the Eclairs, Mocha Pot for the coffee lovers and the Blood Orange Parfait were some outstanding ones.
But don’t worry they also had something for all those sugar conscious people – the Raspberry and Coconut Pannacotta and some specially made sugar free ice creams.
So if you haven’t yet planned what to do this weekend get going to this place and binge into the weekend buffet specially crafted for you all.
The best aspect about living in Jaipur is that, there are a lot of locations around Jaipur that you can visit for a small and relaxing weekend. After all, we all need a short but rejuvenating vacation away from the hustle of the city life. In times like these, we suggest you Alsisar Mahal, Shekhawati. The desert town of Alsisar caught our attention for many wonderful reasons!
Just 200 kms away from Jaipur city, Alsisar offers a life that is unhurried, a town, un-spoilt by modernity. The real charm lies in visiting its quaint village and experiencing a feel of authentic rural Rajasthan with all its charming eccentricity, where the ray of sunshine beaming down on you.
The 17th century battle hardened Alsisar Mahal after renovation stands tall in the desert and exudes a glorious history.
A marvelous blast of colors in the barren land of Rajasthan, Alsisar Mahal bears jaw dropping frescoes and paintings; each speaking with full-throated ease about the grandeur of royal Rajasthan. The palace holds some mesmerizing settlements and arcades to magnificently define the illustriousness of colors in this oasis.
Badal Mahal or “Palace of Clouds”, which is festooned with bright and vibrant hues of paintings, glass chandeliers, vivid lamps and numerous window glasses in almost all luminous colors. A first glance at Badal Mahal, will transport you into an arena of magical colors, like those in fairytales.
The impressive dining hall within Alsisar Mahal renders some supreme display of colors! Embellished with intricate, rich gold work and time honored paintings of the medieval heroes on the walls are amazing 🙂
When you gaze your eyes through hand painted rooms, vibrant courtyards and hand knotted rugs each delivers an extraordinary display of colors with different moods. Then be it a jail themed slightly spooky Dungeon Bar, the World War II Lounge replete with a half cut US Army Jeep and British flag with influenced artifacts or the canvas of multiple colors at Badal Mahal, Alsisar Mahal is a mesmeric, unbelievable and fascinating blast of colors in the barren land of Shekhawati, Rajasthan!
Folks get ready to discover all that mystical about Alsisar at the heritage hotel Alsisar Mahal. And believe us, they welcome guests with open arms.
The chaotic world and demanding lifestyle tend to take a toll on mind and body. Come weekend, instead of getting jump on the couch and parking yourself in front of the television, recharge your tired mind and body with naturalistic experiences.
Epitomizing a perfect mélange of plush amenities and the best of nature, resorts in and around Jaipur serve as the perfect retreat from the mundane city life and enjoy a relaxing and tranquil weekend with your friends and family. Believe us, nothing else can give you the peace of mind the way the serenity of these resorts would. Here, we are listing down some of the finest resorts of Jaipur that promise to transport you to another enchanting world filled with joyful moments, best in-class services and luxurious hospitality in a beautiful natural setting.
1. Rajasthali Resort & Spa
Tucked away in the lavish environs of the Aravali Hills on Jaipur-Delhi Highway, Kukas, Rajasthali Resort is truly one of the fascinating resorts in Jaipur to witness the marvels of nature, experience pleasing moment and make yourself feel new.
For reservations, you can call @ 0142 -6660100 or visit their website: http://www.rajasthaliresort.com/
2. Cambay Golf Resort
This beguiling retreat, at a merely 20 min distance from the Jaipur on the Jaipur-Agra highway, the Cambay resort promises to bring a bit of fun in your weekend and offer you a significant serenity from the routine hustle clamor with its recreational facilities The highlight of this resort is its 9 hole golf course.
For Bookings, call @ 9214004628/29 or visit their website: http://cambayhotels.com/jaipur-resort.html
3. Woods Villa Resort
Set amidst woods and plush lawn on Agra Road, WoodsVilla is a beautiful resort to experience the nature at its best.The resort has a mini zoo that has various species of birds and animals. So if you are planning a trip with kids this will surely make them happy too. To savor a variety of Indian & European dishes, its in-house restaurant is just perfect. Candle light dining option by the pool is also available.
Located in picturesque foothills in Kukas near Jaipur city, the Lohagarh Fort resort is an ideal getaway for nature lovers, bird-watchers, honeymoon couples and families on weekend. The accommodation is given a distinct styling and rustic appeal. Complementing to it is the breathtaking view of the hills to give a close-to-nature feel.
For reservations, you can call @ 80033 95964/ 65 or visit their website: http://lohagarhfortresort.in/
5. Lebua Resort
A beautiful boutique resort with a spirit of contemporary Rajasthan! Located on Agra road and designed along curved streets at different heights, the resort offers ensures a spectacular view of the Aravallis Mountains from every room without missing on the comfort factor.
For more information, call @ 0141 -3050211 or visit their website:
Amidst the exotic wilderness, hills and streams on NH-8, the Tree House resort creates a perfect ambiance required for a hassle-free and undisturbed weekend. Equipped with all contemporary and recreational facilities like golf course, billiard room, spa service and swimming pool, the resort is a perfect weekend getaway for a unique experience.
This village resort on Jaipur-Ajmer road is a nice relaxing oasis to spend a leisurely weekend amidst breathtaking surroundings. Its pleasing ambiance combined with warm hospitality is sure to win your heart. Its “Jeeman” restaurant is perhaps the best spot to savor local Rajasthani delicacies in the conventional manner, where food is served with wonderful painting “Teej ki Savari” in the background.
For reservations, call @ 0141-5133313 or visit their website: http://www.kanchankesari.com/
8. Chokhi Dhani
Chokhi Dhani on Tonk Road, is another great place to spend a fun-filled weekend with a bevy of traditional entertainment and lip-smacking Rajasthani Thali. Depicting the authentic culture of a Rajasthan village through its traditional mud and thatched roof lodging and complementing it with the modern amenities, the resort is a must-visit to experience the best of both worlds.
A wonderful, pollution-free retreat in the foothills of the majestic Aravallis! Spread over an area of 20 acres and surrounded by hills on three sides, the Sunrise resort provides an ideal setting to unwind in the comfort of nature on Delhi-Chandwaji-Ajmer Bypass Express Highway. Along with water park, it also has Ayurvedic and Spa therapies for visitors so that they can completely relax and rejuvenate. Don’t miss their mud bath 🙂
For reservations, call @ 9983333900 or visit their website: http://sunrisenaturopathy.com/
10. La Premier Spa & Resort
Located on Jaipur Delhi highway, La Premier Spa & Resort will engulf your weekend in the scenes of calmness. One can enjoy an enchanting view of small hilly region that envelops this resort completely.
On Jaipur Delhi Highway, this peaceful oasis, where times moves in a relaxing and slow place makes for an ideal weekend getaway to soak up the serenity and spend lighter moments in its abounding greenery.
For reservations, call @ 0141-2531122 or visit their website: http://www.shiv-vilas.in/
12. Chomu Palace
Nestled at 33 kms from Jaipur at Chomu, this 300 year old fortified palace hotel promises to bring the gracious lifestyle of the princes of Rajasthan and rich heritage of India to life. Now a days it is a favourite amongst movie producers in Bollywood and a popular hotel for Film shootings. Remember Bol Bachhan & Bhool Bhuliya.