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6 Best Short Road Trips in the Post-Pandemic Jaipur

New boundaries, New experiences, New landscapes

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

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  • Pushkar

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

  • Neemrana Fort

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

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  • Alsisar

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

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

  • Ranthambore

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.

Distance from Jaipur: 122km

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Indulge In The Weekend Buffet At JW Marriott, Jaipur

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Happy eating!

 

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7 Resorts In Jaipur To Choose From For Your Next Weekend Getaway

With the buzz in the city increasing every day, we all baffle our minds thinking about a nice lazy and cozy holiday. To help you have an infernal joyful getaway, we bring you some of the unique and picturesque holiday destinations in Jaipur for a serene and majestic little experience.

Lebua Resort, Jaipur

Inspired by the traditions of Rajasthan, Lebua Resort, Jaipur is the perfect example of what happens when the traditional Rajasthani architecture coalesces with the contemporary luxurious lifestyle. Giving you an intricate glimpse of the past and a ravishing taste of modernity, Lebua provides a paramount experience. You can choose your stay from three different kinds of suites and a villa.

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To catch up with your moods and demands, dining is arranged at various places, Vakra for subtle flavor, Chakra Bar with movements of lights to create a sense of being enveloped by the cosmos in the night sky and a Private Dining for an intimate occasion with your significant one or your family. 

 If are looking for a place to take you away from the fast-paced urban life Lebua is definitely the place for you with activities like kite flying, bicycle rides, star gazing, croquet, horse rides, table tennis, bird watching and a palatial spa services, Lebua is the unrivalled choice for a grand holiday. 

Cambay Resort, Jamdoli.

Want to get away for a holiday but you have an important meeting to schedule? Cambay is the way!

The immense natural beauty surrounding this resort provides an alluring view making Cambay an impeccable destination for your weekend getaway. The resort further provides a business center, spa, swimming pool and fitness center and the nine hole golf course being one of the main jewels of the hotel.

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With splendid dining, let the epicure in you gorge on the flavors created by the chefs at the multi-cuisine restaurant Golden Cilantro. Get a taste of sub-continental, western, Mediterranean, Italian, continental and oriental delicacies on your palate with courteously cooked food for health-conscious and vegetarian guests. With an excellent poolside, tantalize your taste buds with the grilled sensations created in the kitchens while you admire the tranquil pool and the beauty of a starry sky. With live Tandoor and Live Mocktail bar the music at the poolside varies from subtle to foot tapping to serve the leisure of guests.

Riverarch Greenfield Resort

A place that complements the modern lifestyle and the elegance of living amidst the Aravali Hills with all the luxuries of peaceful and snug living. With 20 acres of lush green forests experience the nature with great intimacy. Herculean swimming pool with rain dance, sports and recreational activities including ATV rides, obstacle course and shooting range, Private Villas with pool, Studio rooms, multi cuisine Restaurant, banquet and large green lawns makes Riverarch an eminent place.

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With the scenic view at the rooftop, relish on North Indian, Continental, Chinese delicacies served at the multi-cuisine restaurant, Thikana apt for vegans and non-vegans.

Covered with greenery and water bodies, Riverarch is one of the best decisions you could make for an intimate experience with the beauty of nature.

Achrol Niwas

Away from the hustle and bustle of the metropolitan city on the tranquil outskirts of Jaipur is Achrol Niwas. a resort with numerous Indoor/outdoor games such as cricket; badminton; chess; carom; playing cards etc. recreational activities like local village trip to see local art and craft, camel and camel cart safari, Jaipur sightseeing, village walk, jeep safari, horse safari. With on-demand activities venture out on RTV trail bike; village safari by camel cart, village safari by a tractor, jeep safari, hot air balloon safari, dj & music, team building fun & group activities with a professional instructor.

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Savor the taste of Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisines in the spacious dining hall. The bar offers quality liquor even late at nights with melodious music.

 

Achrol Niwas is the perfect place for if you are looking forward to append some quality time with your family.

Indana Palace Hotels

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Plush accommodation, state of art business facilities and pampering leisure amenities like swimming pool, health club and many more for a home like an experience away from home.

Varied dining with Angithi and Saffron and I-Bar for a nostalgic feel with a British setup.

Treehouse Resort

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A place to take you away from the chaos of city and put you in the arms of nature. Nestled in between the cluster of trees, it lets you stay in actual treehouse with a myriad of activities like archery, camel rides, bird watching, forest drive, golf and nature gym.

Machaan, the tree house restaurant with organically produced delicacies for a fresh and well dinning along with the Peacock Bar between the clusters of trees dating back to the Mughal Era.

The exemplary choice for those indulged into ecotourism. 

Rajasthali Resort And Spa

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Beautifully crafted resort with the scenic beauty in the cuddles of Aravalli hills. With royal catering, swimming pool and wellness spa Rajasthali is the place for a luxurious yet a simplified holiday.

 

 

 

Content credit: Shanza Sarwana

Edited by team Jaipur Beat.

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A New Ice-cream joint in town- Giani’s

A famous North Indian icecream brand, Giani’s has set yet another foot in Jaipur to rock the moods of Jaipurites. The new ice cream parlour recently opened in boutique Hotel Devraj Niwas which is located in Bani Park.

They serve wide varieties of heavenly ice-creams of various natural and exotic flavours, sundaes, stone sundaes, mousse, gelato and sorbet, special sodas, cassatas, stick kulfis, fruit shakes and special shakes.  Jaipur Beat recently paid them a visit for the same and explored some enticing flavors of ice creams.

Well, there is practically nobody who is not afraid of earthquakes! But Giani’s Chocolate Earthquake stone sundae is going to make you fall in love with them! Having the chocolaty and crunchy flavor of nuts resting on waffle and the circular cold stone will definitely make you skip a beat!

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The relishing Royal Faluda is totally going to blow your brains away! The joyous combination of Faluda and ice-cream adds a kick to the monotonous flavors!

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All of you who love nuts are literally going to go nuts over this Nutty Buddy ice-cream which is a perfect combination of crunchy nuts and ice cream with a layer of chocolate set like a king on the throne of freshly, self-prepared cones!

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In the world of mix and match, how did you expect ice-creams to not get affected. Mix Fruit Blast will bring out the craziest flavor of all the fruits combined! You can’t imagine how it’s going to be, right? Go try this yourself!

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Giani’s special is an amalgamation of three flavours- strawberry, pineapple and vanilla coming together to bring out the best flavors of the world!

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Are you a chocolate fan? If you are, then this Belgian Chocolate ice-cream is something to die for! The rich dark chocolate ice-cream rocking the world of brownie which sits on the bottom of the cup and awaits for you to dip yourself in it!

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The yummiest Red-Velvet ice-cream you will ever taste! The softness in the crumbs of bread with the richness of such exotic flavors is a must have!

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Get ready to explore the far-ranging variation of these ice-creams. Oh wait, if you cannot visit them then call them up for free home delivery. Isn’t it icing on the cake?! 😀

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Happy best flavor ice-cream hunting at Giani’s!

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Abhaneri- Your Weekend Getaway!

We know you must have started planning for your weekend already 🙂

In this rainy month of July, when most schools have re-opened & college vacations are coming to a close, we take you guys to Abhaneri, a village in the Dausa district 95 km from Jaipur, which is an apt place to hangout with your friends or family on a weekend in this jolly weather.

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The village lies on the Jaipur-Agra road and is famous for it’s Chand Baori step well & Harshat Mata Temple.

About Abhaneri-

Abhaneri was originally named Abha Nagri, which means “city of brightness” because on a full moon day the reflection of the moon light falling on the water of the step well illuminated the entire city.  But due to mispronunciation, the name was changed. The city is now in ruins, but it attracts tourists from across the globe.

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As you leave Jaipur, you’ve to go through the tunnel that’s been constructed to shorten the distance to reach the Jaipur-Agra highway from Jaipur. Here’s a glimpse of how the tunnel feels if you haven’t been through it yet. 🙂

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Following the tunnel, we get to the highway, where the awesome weather with the mesmerizing rains adds to the affection for the ride. This ride to the countryside and the picturesque view gives you a break from the mundane.

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In about an hour and half we reach our desired destination.  The step well and the Temple are built hand in hand there.  The Chand Baori has been made up as a picnic spot too so if you want to get a day off for enjoying and relaxing with your family, this could be it!

Also, there is no entry fee to be paid for the step well. You may find guides there who’ll tell you about the history and the features of the well. The step well consists of around 3,500 narrow steps and over 13 stories and hence is covered by fences from all the 4 sides. Lots of artifacts and souvenirs are also kept there. Such wrecks of the temple remind us of ancient India.  As a matter of fact, even on a Sunday, the place isn’t crowded that much!

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Harshat Mata Temple, dedicated to the goddess Harshat Mata, serves as the other tourist attraction of Abhaneri. It is a temple at a raised platform and is surrounded by certain rocks of different shapes and sizes.

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The weather along with blissful ride will surely make your day. Also, if you are a photography enthusiast or a historian or have a love for heritage, then it’s a must visit place for you. So, what are you waiting for?

Get set for the upcoming weekend and be sure to make it a memorable one. 😉

(Blog and Photographs by an Intern at Jaipur Beat-Pranay Hajela)