Looking to plan a similar trip ENQUIRE

14 Best Weekend Escapes From Jaipur


After a hectic week at work, what a person need the most is some quality time with his family and friends if not a long weekend. A trip where you can relax and rejuvenate and live some moments of joy which you can cherish for years would hurt nobody. Jaipur, itself is a beautiful city to roam around, embracing the historical palaces and their great royal architecture. Unlike the shifting sand dunes of the desert sate, the beauty of the places in Rajasthan is eternal. It has numerous concealed pearls around, the wildlife parks and bird sanctuaries close to Jaipur will captivate the naturalist. The historic cities like Delhi and Agra are a treat for the history buffs. Let’s check out some of the following places to visit around Jaipur that are ideal for a weekend getaway.

1. Jaipur to Agra

14 Best Weekend Escapes From Jaipur-1 Situated on a stretch of 243 kilometers from Jaipur, Agra is located on the banks of Yamuna and showcases one of the best architecture and historic excellence of India. Being a former capital of Lodhi and Mughal Empire, the illustrious glory of their masterpieces can be seen all around the city. Taj Mahal- the epitome of love, is a must visit. The beauty of this place speaks for itself. UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri will surely make your trip worthwhile. Imagine the number of pictures you can click with these monuments as the background!

2. Jaipur to Delhi

14 Best Weekend Escapes From Jaipur-2 Delhi is undoubtedly one of the best weekend getaways from Jaipur. There is no perfect time to visit Delhi which is only 267 km from Jaipur, the city has a variety of touring alternatives. From long romantic walks in the Garden of Five Senses to visiting the archaeological sites, the capital city of India has everything to offer. If you are here for the major attractions, don’t miss out on a visit India Gate, Parliament House, Rashtrapati Bhawan, Lotus Temple, Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Rajghat, Red Fort and some more. Also, you cannot miss on the street food that the city has to offer. If you want to have a fun time, then Delhi also has various place you can go to party.

3. Jaipur to Ajmer

14 Best Weekend Escapes From Jaipur-3 People come here to seek blessings from the famous Dargah of Khwaja Gharib Nawaz, situated at a distance of just 135 km from Jaipur. It is popularly known as Ajmer Sharif Dargah. Visited by the devotees of both Muslim and Hindu beliefs, this is a very popular pilgrimage site in India. Being in Ajmer, one can also visit Akbar’s Palace & Museum, Ana Sagar Lake, Roopangarh Fort, and Taragarh Fort. Also, be extremely careful with your belongings as we've heard one or two incidents of pick-pocketing.

4. Jaipur to Ranthambore

14 Best Weekend Escapes From Jaipur-4 Ranthambore is the ultimate celestial city for all the wildlife lovers. Situated at a distance of 167 km from Jaipur, Ranthambore is most renowned for its majestic tigers. Located near the town of Swami Madhopur in Rajasthan, it is the former hunting ground for the maharajas and aristocrats of the city of Jaipur. The mesmerizing green landscape and a heart-wrenching variety of animals and birds make it a perfect destination to spend your vacation amidst serenity. Take the route from Tonk to get the roads with better condition.

5. Jaipur to Bharatpur

14 Best Weekend Escapes From Jaipur-5 If you are planning your trip between October to February, then Bharatpur should definitely be on your traveling list. Just at a mere distance of 187km from Jaipur, a trip to Bharatpur can make you witness a variety of migratory birds from Siberia and central Asia like Cranes, Pelicans, Geese, Shanks, Stints, Wagtails, Warblers etc. covered in the dense shades of deciduous forests, the Bharatpur bird sanctuary offers one of the best safari tours in India.

6. Jaipur to Jodhpur

14 Best Weekend Escapes From Jaipur-6 Visit the Blue city of India to experience the royal residences radiating the aura of a royal state, which is at a distance of 337 km from Jaipur. The biggest attraction of this city are its spectacular forts and palaces like the magnificent Mehrangarh Fort. One can also visit, Umaid Bhawan, The Grand Royal Palace, Umed Garden, Balsamand Lake and Palace, Mandor, and Rai-ka-Bag Palace. Travel back in history and feel the royal vibes when in Jodhpur.

7. Jaipur to Sariska

14 Best Weekend Escapes From Jaipur-7 Sariska National Park which was earlier known as Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary is located at a distance of 113 km from Jaipur in Alwar district of Rajasthan. The place is declared as a tiger reserve, so you can expect to have a glimpse of this royal animal. The Sariska Palace was once built as a royal hunting lodge, which is located on the edge of this national park. One can also expect to see animals like the golden jackal, hyena, leopard, tiger, and birds like golden back, kingfisher and woodpecker.

8. Jaipur to Pushkar

14 Best Weekend Escapes From Jaipur-8 If you want to see the best of this city, then plan your holidays between the months of October and November, to attend the Pushkar Fair. Situated at a short distance of 145 km from the Pink City, Pushkar is very famous among the foreigners. You'll be able to spot street vendors communicating in English. Visit the famous Brahma Temple, devoted to Lord Brahma. All the temples in Pushkar are worth visiting. Explore the market of Pushkar or go camel riding on the wide stretched desert of Pushkar. The cafes in Pushkar serve food you can die for. Be ready to come back to Jaipur with some extra weight. You can also consider going to this place around the Holi festival. Nobody plays Holi like the locals of Pushkar!

9. Jaipur to Mathura

14 Best Weekend Escapes From Jaipur-9 The birthplace of Sri Krishna, the savior of the world, Mathura is located only 224 km from Jaipur and if you start your journey early in the morning you can reach here within 4 to 5 hours. One of the very revered pilgrimage sites in India, you can visit the jail where Lord Krishna was born and his parents were prisoners. The grand palace like temple turns out to be a destination of ultimate peace. Also visit the Krishna-Balaram Temple, Dvarkadhish Temple, Gita Mandir, Vishram Ghat and some more.

10. Jaipur to Gwalior

14 Best Weekend Escapes From Jaipur-10 Flock to the best attractions of central India in a short time span, Gwalior is the best option for weekend trips from Jaipur. It is about 320 KM from Jaipur and the journey takes about 6–7 hours. The people get the opportunity to watch the illustrious monuments of old India adorning the city. The gigantic Gwalior Fort located on the sub-ranges of Vindhya Mountain is a fascinating element to witness in Gwalior.

11. Mount Abu

14 Best Weekend Escapes From Jaipur-11

The only hill station of the desert state of Rajasthan is Mount Abu which is located in the Sirohi district. It lies 1200m above sea level on the Arravali mountain ranges. The best time to visit Mount Abu is from September to March. This place is like an oasis in the desert city with its lakes and green forests. This place is for the ones who are in a search of beauty and peace. Dilwara Jain Temple, Guru Shikhar, Toad rock, sunset point, Trevor’s crocodile park, Mount Abu wildlife sanctuary and Nakki Lake are some of the places which can be visited while on your trip to Jaisalmer. Mount Abu is a wonderful tourist destination that every tourist must visit in their lifetime.

12. Jaisalmer

14 Best Weekend Escapes From Jaipur-12

The best time to visit the Golden City Jaisalmer is from October to December. This city is nestled amidst the golden sand, in the centre of the Thar desert and is named after the Rajput King, Maharaja Jaisal Singh, who founded the city in 1156 AD. The yellow sandstone and yellow sand of the city gives Jaisalmer a golden-yellowish tinge because of which it is called the Golden city. It is thronged with old havelis, lakes and sand dunes. The main attraction of this city is Jaisalmer Fort but everything about this place is amazing. Jaisalmer is a historic tourist destination and plays a important role in Indian Tourism Arena.

13. Ambala

14 Best Weekend Escapes From Jaipur-13

Ambala lies in the state of Haryana and has a sturdy influence of both the Airforce and the Army. There are several Sikh and Hindu sacred places which are situated in and around the city. There are three most important Gurudwaras, Manji Sahib Gurudwara, Sis Ganj Gurudwara and Badshahi Bagh Gurudwara. Other must visit places in Ambala are Hathi Khana Mandir, Amabala Municipal Park, Agarsein Chowk and Sadar Bazaar.

14. Hanumangarh

14 Best Weekend Escapes From Jaipur-14

Hanumangarh is a colorful place settled snuggly on the banks of river Ghaggar. It was formerly known as Bhatner. Raja Shardul won this city on Tuesday, which is the sacred day of Lord Hanuman to Hindus, so it was renamed to Hanumangarh. This city has one of the oldest and strongest forts in India, the Bhatner Durg. There are many places near this city which are perfect for a short trip and can be visited which are suitable for tourists who have keen interest in history.

The people of Jaipur are in for a treat with places so near to their city. There are many other places like Alwar, Bikaner, Chittorgarh and Kota which are famous for stunning architecture, lakes, gardens, sanctuaries and forts. You can visit the Vinaya palace in Alwar for some stunning scenes, Sitama Wildlife Sanctuary in Chittorgarh and experience the camel rides, royal residences and bazaars in Bikaner. If you've been wanting a nice vacation since forever, travel to one of the cities listed above. We guarantee you'll be satisfied and your trips near Jaipur will be worthwhile.

Looking to explore the desert land of India? Shoes On Loose has exclusive Rajasthan Tour Packages to make the most of Rajasthan holidays.
lockPrivacy Secure Your details are secure with us.