Are you planning a trip to Rajasthan? Maybe you have heard of lots of beautiful and famous places to visit in Rajasthan. We are bringing you some unseen places to visit in Rajasthan, which will spice up your tour to the land of Kings.
Abhaneri – Chand Baori
Abhaneri, a village about 95 km from Jaipur on the Jaipur-Agra highway. If you are doing the Golden triangle tour and coming from Agra or going to Agra from Jaipur. This small town is among the unknown places to see in Rajasthan.
This detour is well merited for its amazing step wells or ‘boari’ and Harshat Mata temple. The village’s original name was Abha Nagri. The ruins of the temple date back to the 10th century and tell about its glorious past. The huge stepwell named “Chand baori”, opposite the temple fortified on all four sides was constructed by Raja Chanda in the 8th century. It is one of the most beautiful stepwells in Rajasthan and a must-visit on your journey to Rajasthan.
Jawai Leopard Camps
Rajasthan is known for its tigers found in Ranthambore & Sariska. But it’s a lesser-known fact that Rajasthan has a large number of Leopards. They are mostly found in the southwestern part of Rajasthan. The most happening places to spot leopards are the Jawai Dam. One can go for a Jeep Safari in the foothills of Arawali to see leopards and enjoy the jungle life of Rajasthan. The best place to stay there is the Jawai Leopard camps.
Located 16 km from Jaipur, Sanganer is an important center for crafts and hand-printed textiles that is internationally famous as Sanganeri Print. This small town in the suburbs of Jaipur has a beautiful Jain temple. The temple has fine carvings as those of the magnificent Dilwara temples of Mount Abu. The town is most famous for its handmade paper and mostly blocks printed fabric. The fabric is popular for small floral designs. A wide variety of materials for apparel, furnishing, and curtaining is available. It is a beautiful sight to see brightly colored fabric drying out in the sun near the river. It is the world’s largest center of hand-made paper.
Bundi a small town situated in between about 200kms from Jaipur. If you are doing a Jaipur to Udaipur tour, you can have a night halt in Bundi which will make your travel less hectic. Bundi was one of the erstwhile while kingdom of Hada Rajputs. Today it is a small tranquil town having a beautiful Taragarh Fort. One can visit also the several magnificent places Sukh Mahal, Chaurasi Khambho ki Chattri & Badal Mahal.
Bagru is located 30 km away from Jaipur on the Ajmer road and is well known for its Bagru textile prints. This technique simulates a wooden block on which the required design is first carved, and then the carved block is used for transferring the motif in the desired color on the fabric. This process is most effective on ethnic floral patterns and for printing in vegetable dyes in traditional Bagru prints.
The fort is an old fortified residence of the Nathawat family (hailing from Chomu) that served as the prime ministers of the Jaipur royal court is located some 40km from Jaipur and 264 km from Delhi in the Aravali Ranges. This magnificent fort is charming and romantic in itself and exhibits grandeur, good taste, class, and elegance. The durbar hall of Samode Palace is one of the most beautifully painted chambers with glass & minakari work and the same goes for the private restricted spaces- meant for the “zannanis”, women of the family.
At the edge of the Sariska Tiger Reserve, just 90kms away from Jaipur is Bhangarh – a ruined town in the Alwar district of the state of Rajasthan, India, most famous for its historical ruins, the place is said to be haunted. Archaeological Survey of India has put up a signboard by the main gate stating (among others): “Entering the borders of Bhangarh before sunrise and after sunset is strictly prohibited.” For the more adventurous ones, legend has it – “no one entering this town after sunset has ever returned.”