Places near Ajmer

Pushkar, Kishangarh, Jaipur, Tonk, Shekhawati, Khimsar, Nathdwara, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Deshnok, Sikar, Ranakpur, Delhi, Agra, Vrindavan, Sariska, Ranthambore, Neemrana, Bikaner, Haridwar, Dehradun and many more.

When one says that the ‘World is your Oyster’, they say it right and with plenty of options of places to visit near Ajmer this thought feels more and more real. With the upcoming list, the avid trippers in the city of ‘Dargah Sharif’ have many choices to unravel some hidden and many main-stream towns and their tourist destinations. Be it the regality of the forts and palaces in Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur etc. Or the endless golden dunes of the Thar Desert in Jaisalmer that have a different charm about them when riding a camel in the soft sand.

Besides that, if a leisurely vacation is not what you seek, there are several adventure-inducing places near Ajmer as well. Just pack your bags and head to the Jawai Leopard Camp in Pali for a weekend glamping getaway, or spend a lavish staycation in Neemrana while also attempting a zip-lining activity to have the blood rushing and pumping. Along with that, you can also have an up-close interaction with tigers at Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary during a wildlife safari tour, find inner peace at the temples in Vrindavan, go on a drive at the Sambhar Lake, and you’ve still an ocean worth of experience waiting to be explored

Places to Visit Near Ajmer Within 100 Km

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Pushkar

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Pushkar is an essential pilgrimage in India for the Hindu and Sikh faith holders due to the presence of 100’s of stunning temples including the only ‘Lord Brahma Temple’ in the world, and several gurudwaras. It is located amidst the western Aravalli Range on the shore of the natural Pushkar Lake, around 10 kilometres from the city of Ajmer in Rajasthan. And since Pushkar is a part of the torrid desert state, it has particularly warm summers and cool, pleasant winters with moderate rainfall in the monsoons. Pushkar is believed to have been an ancient city as it has found mentions in many Hindu mythologies and other important Indian scriptures. Hence, the colourful and different history of this Temple Town has garnered attention from domestic and international tourists, many of whom are also devouts. But that’s not all; there is still much more to this tranquil town than meets the eye. 

In the present day and age, it has become a popular weekend getaway for people, especially the youth living in nearby cities like -Jaipur, Ajmer, Delhi etc. for its many offerings of recreational activities like - boating on the lake, camel safaris, camping and hikes, cable-car rides, shopping for local handicrafts, among more. Along with the alluring points of interest like - the Rose Garden, Mertha, Pushkar Bazaar, Varaha Ghat etc. that are worth exploring during a short rendezvous. 
Moreover, It has primarily been famed for its annual ‘Pushkar Mela’ which is a Cattle Fair organized during the month of ‘Karthik’ (October/November) for five days. It is the biggest and grandest celebration in the town where thousands of locals and tourists gather to savour rides, folk performance, shows, and the most important event of all - the trading of numerous cattle, horses and camels from distinct parts of the country. The two prominent Hindu festivals - Holi and Diwali are also celebrated with much penchant and glee, making it one of the unmissable sightings. 

The tourism in Pushkar is thriving, which has led to the residents, along with many high-end brands and industries developing a commercial aspect. Because of this, one can find an array of hotels and resorts, quaint cafes and eateries serving international cuisines, and other modern facilities. All ranging from modestly priced for the budgeted guests to the 5-star luxurious ones for the big spenders. Thus, Pushkar is that one city that welcomes one and all with open arms and offers an experience unlike any other. 
And although the city brims with trotters all year long, it is the time during October till March that fits best for one to plan a short excursion to fully take in the beauty, merrymaking and the ambient surroundings. 

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Kishangarh

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Kishangarh is also known as the marble city of India, as it hosts the biggest marble market where you can buy the finest quality of marbles. The Maharajas and Rajgharanas of Jaipur established the city, and it is renowned for its forts and palaces.

Kishangarh Fort is a major attraction here that is known for its splendid architecture and design. The city is also a great pilgrimage site, and you can witness here some of the most famous Jain as well as Hindu temples. You can also have a picnic with your family at Gondola Lake, which is considered to be the most beautiful lake in Kishangarh.

Best Time: October to March.

Distance from Ajmer: 34.98 km.
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Sambhar Lake

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The world’s largest saline wetlands, Sambhar Lake is a natural saltwater lake located in the Sambhar Lake Town near Ajmer. Spanning over an area of 5700 sq. km. The elliptical shaped waterbody gets fed by five rivers - Medtha, Samaod, Mantha, Roopangarh, Khari, and Khandela and is bordered by the Aravali Range.

Apart from being an extensive source of salt production and supply in the state of Rajasthan as well as the rest of India, it also attracts many migratory birds including the pink flamingos who move here from colder regions. Making it to the list of the best places to visit near Ajmer, visitors can plan a road trip to come here and enjoy clicking plenty of pictures, witnessing the white pockets of land, camping, bird-watching, and exploring other nearby sites like - the Goddess Shakambari Temple, Sambhar Wildlife Sanctuary etc. 

Best Time: October - March 

Distance from Ajmer: 90.9 km via RJ SH 7 route | 88.3 km via NH 448 route

Places to Visit Near Ajmer Within 200 Km

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Jaipur

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Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, India’s largest state, was built by Sawaji Jai SIngh in the 18th century. Located 268 Km away from New Delhi, it is a major tourist destination that forms an important part of the famous Golden Triangle tourist circuit.

The chaotic, colourful streets of Jaipur present a recurrent pattern of new and old. The city, encircled by besieged walls and rugged hills, is full of well-preserved historical buildings and royal heritage. It forms a part of the Golden Triangle Tourist Circuit, with its wide roads dotted with majestic statues and its impressive palaces.

The City Palace is an iconic landmark that lies at the heart of the city, still housing the royal family. The Jantar Mantar is another famous attraction, with its vast collection of ancient astronomical instruments. While here, prepare to get bedazzled by the architectural brilliance of the Hawa Mahal and the grandeur of Jaipur’s star attraction, the Amber Fort.

On the outskirts of Jaipur lies the Aravalli hills, which presents ample trekking opportunities at Chouri Ghat and Bhuteshwar Nath. You can also take part in cycling tours and check out some of the seasonal waterfalls around here. Nahargarh and Jhalana provide wildlife photography and jungle safari opportunities. ATV rides and zip-lining are some of the other activities you can try out in Jaipur.

Jaipur has a hot semi-arid climate with hot summers and mild winters that are short lived. The monsoon season runs from July to August, providing yearly precipitation of more than 63 cm. The average temperature here lies around 25.1 degrees Celsius and on rare occasions, it can fall below freezing point in winter.

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Shekhawati

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Shekhawati comprises three beautiful districts of Rajasthan –Sikar, Churu and Jhunjhunu. It is one of the best places to visit near Ajmer owing to its 18th-century mansions and havelis from the era gone by. Laxmangarh Fort, Ratangarh Fort, and Khetri Mahal are the most popular attractions that give you a glimpse of the royal era.

It is also well-known for hosting the Shekhawati Handicraft and Tourism fair during January and February that is a mecca for the art lovers. Apart from the mansions and Havelis, Shekhawati is also renowned for its temples, forts, and baoris. The four-hundred-year-old Rani Sati Mandir and 19th-century shrine at Raghunathji Mandir are the venerated temples in Shekhawati.

Best Time: November to March.

Distance from Ajmer: 175 km.
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Tonk

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Tonk is one of the best places to visit near Ajmer owing to its breathtaking architectural wonders and scenic attractions. It is located on the bank of the Banas River and is considered to be an epitome of cultural magnificence and picturesque beauty, making it an excellent site for sightseeing.

The mansions, masjids, and temples located here are adorned with the finest pieces of artwork and intricate carvings, making them an absolute gem for the visitors. It also houses a historic tree, Kalpvriksh, that is believed to fulfill all the wishes of devotees. You can also witness here British colonial buildings, royal palaces, and Persian and Arabic Research Institute.

Best Time: October to March.

Distance from Ajmer: 147 km.
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Bundi

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Nestled in the northwestern state of Rajasthan, the little town of Bundi is known for its Rajput past. A gem of the Hadoti district, Bundi’s palaces, forts and other ancient monuments makes it a popular tourist magnet in the area.

Once home to the Hada Rajputs, the hillside town derives its beauty from the magnificent monuments here, that stand as proof of the brilliant art styles that flourished in Bundi in the erstwhile years. Dotted with lakes and ancient structures, the rustic charm of the town promises to leave you ravished.

From the magnificent Taragarh Fort jutting out of the hill, to the sprawling Garh Palace with its historic bounty, one can never run out of places to visit while in Bundi. Apart from being an absolute treat to the history buffs coming here, the attractions in Bundi vow to charm the nature lover in you as well.

Whether you choose to spend a leisurely day by the Jait Sagar Lake, or navigate the steps of Raniji ki Baori, or simply spend a day counting the pillars on the Chaurasi Khambon ki Chhatri- the various tourist spots here will keep you busy throughout your visit.

When in Bundi, do not hesitate to head over to the Chitra Mahal to marvel at the miniature paintings. Home to some of the best artworks of Bundi, the Mahal will enchant all those coming here. Another fantastic way to spend your time at Bundi would be to explore the various fort ruins of the town on foot. For an offbeat experience, one may also choose to visit the artisan villages of Theekarda and Akoda in the outskirts of the town. And if one is really lucky, one may even get to experience the magnificent Bundi Utsav and Monsoon festival held in the town.

Bundi enjoys a local steppe climate throughout the year. Summers at the town generally remain extremely hot, with high rates of humidity. Winters here, spanning between November and February, enjoy cool weather, with temperature remaining between 17 to 22 degree Celsius. The months between June and September enjoy heavy monsoon showers.

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Khimsar

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Khimsar is a quaint village that is located between Bikaner and Jodhpur, and it is considered to be the best place to experience the Rajasthani culture owing to its colorful mud houses, vibrant bazaars, and various festivities.

It is also known as the Sand Dunes Village, and you can enjoy here the desert lifestyle in a natural habitat. You can meet the Rajasthani artisans and craftsmen here, and you can also buy various souvenirs from them at a bargain price.

The famed Gangaur and Nagaur festivals are also organized here, during which the entire village turns into a cultural hotspot. It also houses some of the most magnificent forts and mansions that transport you into the royal era.

Best Time: October to March.

Distance from Ajmer: 136 km.
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Chittorgarh

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Chittorgarh city is located in the southern part of Rajasthan on the Berach River. It is about 112 km from Udaipur and 182 km from Ajmer. The city of Chittorgarh once served as the capital city of the Sisodia clan the Mewar Rajputs. Now it is the administrative city of the Chittorgarh District. The city is famous for its tourism, culture and heritage values.

Chittorgarh is a beautiful holiday destination and has some of the most fascinating attractions. The city is a treasure trove of rich tales of valor and bravery, wars, victories and defeats and all these have made a significant imprint on the landscape of this wonderful place.

The Chittorgarh Fort is the most prominent attraction of this city. Within the Fort there are several palaces, towers, temples, lakes and ponds. The city also has great wildlife sanctuaries such as the Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary and the Sita Mata Wildlife Sanctuary. The city of Chittorgarh is scattered with several ancient temples such as the  Kali Mata Temple, Sathis Deori Temple, Sawariyaji Temple and lots more.

Chittorgarh also has many great things to keep you busy throughout your trip. Enjoy exploring the various alleyways in the city looking for great bargains in locally made products. One can also explore the caves in Menal or explore the various ancient temples, palaces and ruins that showcase the rich history of the city. Watch the traditional local dance and music performances that are famous the world over or indulge in a jeep safari and explore the outskirts of the city.

Chittorgarh has a dry and parched climate and the summer starts from April while staying till July. The temperature during this time is really hot. The monsoon in Chittorgarh is very less and ranges between 60 to 80 cm only. The winter season arrives in October and lasts till February. This is when the weather is most pleasant during the day and gets colder at night, thus making it the best time to visit Chittorgarh.

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Sikar

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Located in the north-eastern part of Rajasthan, Sikar is a historical city boasting of its magnificence and allure. The city lies midway between Bikaner and Agra on the National Highway 52 and attracts tourists from all across the globe for its rich heritage, culture, and serenity. It carries historical significance for being the capital of the state Thikana Sikar and was known as Beer Bhan Ka Bass during the times of Shekhawati kings rulings.

The beauty of Sikar is visible through its remarkable traditional places, gorgeous ancient temples, artistically landscaped gardens, and grand forts that make it not only eye-catching but interesting and exciting too. Its historic magic is proven by its surrounding gigantic walls that envelop the city and allow entry only through seven grand entry gates. It is also a place to learn about Rajasthani's colourful culture, traditions, and friendliness.

Sikar allures tourists from all across the world for its daunting beauty of fresco painted Havelis, temples, forts and surrounding attractions that highlight the exuberance of Indian traditions. Laxmangarh Fort,  Danta Fort, Devgarh, Harshnath Temple, Ganeshwar, Jeenmata, Khatu Shyam Ji Mandir, etc. are a few of the top highlights of the city that make it a dream destination for the history lovers or spirituality seekers.

With a plethora of enthralling activities available in and around the city, Sikar also gains the attraction of adventure buffs and thrill-seekers. Zipline, Camel Safari, Desert Camping, Hot-Air Ballooning are some of the thrilling activities available near the city, which are perfect to enjoy a rush in adrenaline. Also, tasting traditional Rajasthani cuisine, watching a puppet show, folk dance or music performances, or doing some souvenir shopping are some of the fun-filled activities that must not be missed while on a trip to the Sikar City.

Being located in Rajasthan, Sikar has hot plus semi-arid summers and the temperature can reach up to 50 degrees Celsius. With an annual average temperature ranging around 24.6 °C, winters (October to February) feature pleasant and tourist-friendly climatic conditions and prove to be the ideal time for excursion and sightseeing. Don't miss this charming destination and enjoy the grandeur and elegance with 'Padharo Mhare Desh' hospitality.

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Places to Visit Near Ajmer Within 300 Km

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Jodhpur

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The historical and ancient city of Jodhpur is situated in the Thar Desert, in the northwest Indian state of Rajasthan. This is a 15th Century city built around the majestic Mehrangarh Fort. This city is also known as the “Blue City” due to the uniformly painted houses in light blue colour.

The city of Jodhpur is popular for its rugged natural beauty. Its rocky landscape and desert plantations along with ancient ruins of the historical forts and palaces create an adventurous and a mesmerising ambience for visitors. The city looks magical at night, with the forts lighting up the horizon and performers adding to the cultural vibrance of the city.

The main attraction of this city is its majestic forts and palaces. The entire city is built around the imposing structure of the Mehrangarh Fort. The Umaid Bhavan Palace is the epitome of royal magnificence and another stunning attraction that you can check out when you are visiting. The other architectural marvels include the Jaswant Thada, the Ghanta Ghar or the Clock Tower, the Mandore Gardens, the Rao Jodha Rock Park, Phool Mahal – located within the Mehrangarh Fort, the Chand Baori and Osian Temples and Toorji ka Jhalra, to mention a few.

The beautiful city of Jodhpur is thriving with life and adventures. You can enjoy activities such as Overlander Safaris, where you get to meet the locals in the rural regions and learn about the
intricacies of their unique culture and lifestyle. The cultural performances at the Desert camps are experiences you can’t miss when you’re in Jodhpur. The true essence of Rajasthani folk music and dance is on full display during these performances. Trying out the unique cuisines and famous street food in Jodhpur is also bound to be a memorable experience when you are in the city.

Jodhpur experiences semi-arid and fairly warm temperatures all throughout the year, which makes it ideal for winter travels. The city is also known as the “Sun City” due to its sunny weather prevailing throughout the year. The weather experiences a sharp fluctuation with days that are hot and dry and cold nights. Rainfall is sparse. The weather is most pleasant from October to March, which is also the best time to enjoy and explore this marvellous city.

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Kota

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Kota city which was previously known as Kotah is located in the southeast of North Indian State, Rajasthan. The city is located at a distance of 240 km from the state capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur. With a total population of about 1.2 million, the city of Kota is the third populous city of Rajasthan after Jaipur and Jodhpur.

Despite the fact that it is one of the best places in the country for competitive examination preparation, it is also home to some of the beautiful forts, palaces, and heritage sites that speak about the royalty of the bygone times. Adding these tourist places to your bucket list, you will surely get a chance to learn more about the indian history as well as peep into the antiques of the bygone times.

Kota is not only home to beautiful man made structures, but it is also known for its alluring natural beauty. There are a number of places like the Kishor Lake, Kota Barrages, and chambal garden where you can truly treat your senses. The city speaks about the beauty of Rajasthan through its ancient heritage, modern attractions, historic monuments, beautiful scenic views across the river Chambal.

In the course of your visit to Kota, you must make sure that you have enough time to marvel at places like Kota Barrage to admire the surrounding lush greenery, Kishore Sagar Lake to watch the reflection of lights, seven wonders park to watch all the wonders of the world at a single palace, Jag Mandir Palace to explore the queen of Kota, Garadia Mahadev Temple to gape at the amazing views, chambal garden to watch the giant trees kissing the sky.

Apart from all these places, you can also visit Umed Bhavan palace to get a royal feel, Maharao Madho Singh Museum for an offbeat experience, Ganesh Udyam to admire the natural beauty, chambal handing bridge to capture beautiful snaps, Godavari Dham Temple to attend the special Aarti, and city Palace to know more about the blend of Mughal and Rajasthani art.

The climate of Kota remains hot and dry all through the year. The summers are characterised by a dry season and it becomes a bit difficult for outdoor activities, monsoons are known for their downpours and winters are bit cool with the temperature range remaining in the range of 12 to 27 degree celsius. The climatic condition of Kota can be considered to be a semi arid kind of climate. The best time to come over to the city of Kota would be from the month of October to the month of March.

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Nathdwara

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Nathdwara is one of the best spiritual places near Ajmer that is dotted with tons of breathtaking temples and shrines. ShriNathji Temple is the most popular religious site here that is dedicated to Lord Shrinathji, and it receives a huge footfall of tourists every year.

Nathdwara is also considered to be the birthplace of Pichwai art, and you can buy beautiful Paintings related to this art form over here. The city also holds a huge historical significance as Haldighati is located here, where Maharana Pratap fought with the Mughals. It also houses Maharana Pratap Memorial, where you can witness statues depicting the battle of Haldighati.

Best Time: November to February.

Distance from Ajmer: 187 km.
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Udaipur

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In the southernmost part of  Rajasthan, Udaipur is surrounded by the Aravalli Range and is brimming with natural beauty. It was set up in 1559 by Maharana Udai Singh II as the nascent capital of the Mewar Kingdom. Udaipur is well- connected with other parts of India through airway, railway and roadway.

Unlike other parts of Rajasthan, Udaipur is filled with serenity. Away from the urban chaos, it is a blend of regal beauty, elevated slopes  and picturesque panorama. Udaipur is also known as the “City of Lakes” because of the presence of numerous interconnected natural lakes in and around the city. The “City of Lakes” is also profoundly called the “White City” because the Rajput style Palaces and Forts in Udaipur are made up of white marbles. Additionally, houses and other structures of the city are also dressed in white.

Udaipur is famous for its historic Rajput-era forts, grand palaces, striking lakes, architectural temples, museums, galleries, traditional festivals and rich culture. The best places to visit in Udaipur which are must-have in your itinerary are Lake Pichola, City Palace, Eklingji Temple, Ambrai Ghat, Vintage Car Museum, Bada Mahal and Shilgram.

People looking forward to doing thrilling things in Udaipur can happily indulge in Trekking, Paragliding, Cycling Tours and Helicopter Ride. Among passive activities, Sunset boat rides at Lake Pichola or Fateh Sagar Lake are excellent options to seek some solace. Others can go on a shopping spree at Shilpgram or Bada Bazaar or  Mochiwada Bazaar to hoard exquisite items like Bandhani sarees, handmade juttis, silver jewellery, bags and authentic Rajasthani handicrafts.

The best time to visit Udaipur is between the months of November-February i.e. the winter months. During this time, the average temperature varies between 12°Celsius to 28 °Celsius. Since the climate of Udaipur remains pleasant during winters, travellers can explore the outdoors and participate in numerous activities without any inconvenience.

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Mandawa

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Mandawa is a small town in the state of Rajasthan and lies in the Shekhawati region. It lies approximately 190 kilometers away from the capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur, and approximately 240 kilometers from the National Capital, New Delhi. The town was essentially occupied by traders in the late 18th and the early 19th Century, which has now been transformed into a tourist attraction due to its beautiful history.

The town of Mandawa is also known as the open-air art gallery due to the numerous architecturally and artistically beautiful historical structures in the town. Most of the Havelis of Mandawa are famous for their paintings, murals, and various other beautiful artifacts. This amazing town is a must-visit for all the history, architecture, as well as art lovers out there.

The major attractions of the city are its iconic Havelis, most of which have now been restored into Heritage Hotels. Some of the Havelis that you can not miss out on your visit to Mandawa include the Murmuria Haveli, Chokhani Double Haveli, and the Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli. Some other beautiful attractions of Mandawa are the Harlalka Well, Saraf Haveli, and the Bansidhar Newatia Haveli.

There are a whole lot of amazing and exciting activities in Mandawa that a tourist can indulge in. The first and foremost thing that one needs to do is take a walking tour of the historical lanes of this small town and explore its ancient palatial residences, some of which have been restored, whereas, others still remain unattended. Tourists can also try out making a wish at the Harlalka Well, which is believed to come true by the local residents.

The city experiences hot and dry weather, which does not make it comfortable to be visited during the summers or monsoons. The best time to visit this art hub is during the winter season that starts from the months of October and stretches till March.

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Deshnok

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Deshnok is one of the most beautiful places near Ajmer owing to its breathtaking mountains, stunning lakes, and myriads of flora and fauna. From hiking through varied terrains of the Aravali Hills to catching a splendid sunset at the beautiful valleys, this quaint town will offer you tons of enthralling activities to try during your visit.

The most popular attraction here is the Karni Mata Temple, which is dedicated to Goddess Karni Mata, who is considered to be an incarnation of Durga. The temple is also home to around 25,000 rats that freely meander in every corner of the temple complex.

Best Time: September to February.

Distance from Ajmer: 198 km.
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Ranakpur

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Ranakpur is a small but beautiful village that can be found near the Desuri Tehsil in Sadri town, in the Pali district of Rajasthan. It is between the two famous cities of Udaipur and Jodhpur on the western side of the Aravalli Mountain Ranges.

Ranakpur is the most ideal destination for nature lovers. This picturesque and tranquil village is set amidst lush greenery and is surrounded by the misty blue Aravalli mountains. The abundance of nature in the wildlife sanctuaries in Ranakpur along with valleys, waterfalls, fields and lakes creates a mesmerising natural effect.

Ranakpur is famous for its magnificent collection of Jain temples dedicated to the Tirthankaras. The most famous Jain Temple reflects the epitome of the architectural brilliance of Jain artistry and sculpturing. Some of the other notable temples in the area are the Parasnath Temple and the Adinatha Temple. Besides the spiritual enrichment that you can experience in this place, you can also indulge in wolf-spotting at the Jaba Wolf Point and enjoy a glorious sunset at the Ranakpur Dam.

There are numerous activities that you can indulge in that will guarantee that you have a memorable time in Ranakpur. You can go trekking in Roopnmata or enjoy a thrilling Jeep Safari at the Ranakpur Wildlife Sanctuary. Some of the most sought-after activity spots are near the many waterfalls in Ranakpur. Crocodile-spotting is another exciting activity that you can indulge in here.

You can expect tropical weather conditions in Ranakpur. The summers are usually hot and dry with June, July and May being the hottest months. Temperatures may soar to 38-39 degrees Celsius during summer. Rainfall is scarce and the annual precipitation is approximately 55 cm only. Winter season is the best time to visit Ranakpur. The weather is ideal for tours, treks, wildlife spotting and picnics in the area.

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Sawai Madhopur

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Want to visit a place which is subtropical, traditional, and historic and also the one which has natural things, visit SawaiMadhopur and you will experience the best of the tourist places in Sawai Madhopur. Situated in Rajasthan, to its north lies Banas River, to its east, lies the Parbati River. This place itself is situated to the southeast of Jaipur. Don’t visit here during summers and also not in winters. The city experiences up to 49 degrees Celsius during May and June while the lowest temperature occurs between December and January, down to 2 degrees Celsius. So ultimately, November to May becomes the ideal tourist season. The tourist places in Sawai Madhopur are as follows:

The Ranthambore National Park is the famous national park. It has a variety of animal species which are taken utmost care by the authorities. Many species of animals and birds like Nilgai, sloth bears, hyena, chital, wild boars can be found here. The park here is also mesmerizing as it has three beautiful lakes, namely, Raj BaghTalab, Malik Talab and PadamTalab. Then there is a temple named as ‘Chamatkar Temple’. It has a very interesting story behind its construction. It is assumed that whatever is asked in front of God, the wish is fulfilled definitely. Ranthambhore Fort, Chauth Mata Temple, Khandar Fort etc are the other tourist attractions of the city. These all are mentioned in tourist placesin Sawai Madhopur. SawaiMadhopur is a place which offers a lot of variety in terms of nature and wildlife.

It has spell bounding options for sightseeing, biking, walking, jeep safari, camping, day outs, night outs and much more. It is completely adventurous cum religious place. Once visited, a person can never forget the astonishing experience ho goes through. This place suits every age group as it has an offering for each one of them. Come on plan a trip to SawaiMadhopur. It can be with family, friends or even with your BAE. Once you are done visiting SawaiMadhopur, you can also visit nearby places which are no less lavishing and entertaining. New Delhi, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Gurgaon, Mount Abu, Pushkar and many more places are some of the best places available. It is surrounded by Aravalli and Vindhya hilly range. It has been listed in the UNESCO’s most heritage sites as well. One should definitely visit this place once.

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Kumbhalgarh

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Another one of the must-see Places near Ajmer, the quaint and rich ambiance can transport the visitors back to the olden Maharaja era as they spend a short excursion here. Kumbhalgarh is a historic Mewar town that is home to the renowned 15th-century fortification of Kumbhalgarh Fort perched atop the Aravali Mountain Range.

Although the main reason many visit Kumbhalgarh is the second-largest Palatial structure that dominates the skyline, there are still many other sites worth exploring, including - Badal Mahal, Neelkanth Mahadeo Temple, Vedi Temple, Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary, etc.

Furthermore, to delve deeper into the local heritage, one can also go on a walking tour around the town and interact with the residents who can even give some interesting trivia about the rich history.

Best Time: October - March 

Distance from Ajmer: 213.5 km) via NH 58 route
Sariska Wildlife Santuary
Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Alwar. Spread over an area of more than 800 square kilometres, this sanctuary offers a safe haven to the majestic Royal Bengal tigers of Alwar. The sanctuary is made up of grasslands, dry deciduous forests, cliffs and rocky terrains. A host of birds and animals inhabit the sanctuary including Wild Dog, Jungle Cat, Chitel, Nilgai, Chausingha, Sambar, Chinkara, Four-Horned Antelope, Hanuman Langur, and Rhesus Monkeys.

The sanctuary also houses the rare Indian Eagle-Owl. But the sanctuary is not just famous for its flora and fauna. A number of historical temples can be found inside the sanctuary, that add further mystery and majesty to the place. Trekking through the wildlife sanctuary is a great experience. 

Timings:6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Price: 
Indians: INR 60, 
Foreign Nationals: INR 450,
Vehicles: INR 250
Location: Subhash Chowk Station road malakhera, Alwar, Rajasthan 301406
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Ranthambore

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Ranthambore is an absolute paradise for wildlife enthusiasts. It is widely recognized for its National Park and Tiger Reserve, but these are not the only places that make Ranthambhore a popular tourist destination. The unquestionably mesmerizing locales, palaces, and royal ruins make Ranthambhore more than just a popular wildlife habitat.

So don’t just adore the enthralling locales or feast your eyes on to the beautiful escapades of Ranthambhore but indulge in many other interesting activities that are an absolute value for your money and time. You can opt for a safari ride that is the most adventurous activity and gives you a chance to witness the wild species roaming freely in the jungle. Bird watching tour should also be something that you must try as Ranthambhore boasts of having over 330 species of birds.

Some of the must-visit places at Ranthambore are Ranthambore Fort, which is touted as the most popular landmarks in Rajasthan. This fort was built by the Chauhan rulers in 944 AD and replicates that era in the best possible way.

You can visit this amazing fort for a jaw-dropping experience! Surwal lake is another masterpiece ideal for people who prefer a calm and tranquil ambiance to seek solace. The glorious view of the rare accumulation of wild animals here would certainly take your breath away.

Jogi Mahal is another iconic place in Ranthambore situated near the Padam lake. It is known for its incredible architecture and sculptures. It was initially made available for the visitors to reside, but off-lately Jogi Mahal is available just for sightseeing. This place also boasts of one of the biggest Banyan Trees in the country.

Along with the wildlife, the culture and traditions of Ranthambore also hold a massive significance. Rejoice yourself with the incredible art and craft of the rural women working under the great initiative of Village Women Craft. Also, treat yourself with the exclusive dishes of Rajasthan such as Dal Bati churma, Ker Sangri, and Mawa kachori for a taste that would refuse to leave your taste buds while you’re in Ranthambore!

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Jawai Leopard Camp

Jawai Leopard Camp
Bringing the wilderness to you with a generous splash of luxury, the Jawai Leopard Camp in Bera, Pali is one of the topmost glamping facilities and Places to visit near Ajmer that offers a fun escape from the city grind. Set in the dry and untamed outskirts, this place is best known to offer Leopard Safari tours to spot the wild cats.

Along with that, one would also have access to all the modern amenities, including individual Swiss Tents with attached baths, a bonfire pit, dining arrangements, as well as many fun activities to make your short escape one of the most cherished memories.

Best Time: All Year Round  

Distance from Ajmer: 265.5 km via Beawar - Pindwara Road route | 261.7 km via NH 58 route

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Neemrana

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The hills, greenery and a royal atmosphere, Neemrana city has all this and more on offer for your vacation. An ancient town in Alwar, Rajasthan, Neemrana has a few but captivating attractions that suffice the need for a different and wholesome experience. The age-old Neemrana Fort is one of the best attractions that has been turned into a luxurious heritage hotel that is not only beautiful but let's you holiday like royalty and even try out adventure activities like zip-lining.

Meanwhile, the Vinay Vilas Mahal is another specimen of a historical structure that boasts of alluring architecture and the royal lifestyle. It is now open to the public as a museum which has many memoirs of the olden times at display. Moreover, you can plan a quick getaway with family, friends, your partner or even by yourself to this small town which has great weather throughout the year, especially from August till March, which is when the tourism is peaking.

Furthermore, some other places that Neemrana tourism offers the guests are the best views of the city and a trekking adventure at the Bala Quila, Siliserh Lake which is ideal for nature-walks, boating and bird-watching, and Sariska wildlife Sanctuary which has opulent wildlife and fauna for the nature-enthusiasts to savour. Other than those, monuments like the Baori which is a historic stepwell and the ruins and remains of the Vrindavan Palace make for a great visit for history buffs and those who want a unique experience, before leaving the town with a once in a lifetime experience.

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Bikaner

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Bikaner city can be considered as a exotic beauty of Rajasthan that attracts all kinds of travellers to indulge in the royal hospitality of the heartwarming people. It is located in the Northwest part of Rajasthan and happens to be about 330 kilometer from the state capital, Jaipur.

Bikaner is a city that has got every flavor of the land in its feather starting from history and culture to tradition, adventure, and cuisine. It is believed to be a cultural paradise as well as heaven for travelers with its mesmerizing work of architecture. The glorious past  of the place will surely astonish you and would take you back in the timeline to learn more about the regal era.

During your visit to the city of Bikaner, you should spend time visiting some of the best places of tourist attraction like Junagarh Fort which is known for its perfect blend of Mughal & Gujarati Architecture, Lalgarh Palace which takes you close to the lap of luxury, Laxmi Niwas Palace which happens to be the former abode of Maharaja Ganga Singh, Gajner Palace & Wildlife Sanctuary which is famous for its blissful getaway, Rampuria Haveli which is known for its traverse Bikaner lanes, and many other heritage sites as well as historical places.

Bikaner has got a long list of things for you to indulge in the course of your visit. During your visit, you can think of indulging in the some of the thrilling as well as offbeat activities like attending the famous Camel Festival, shopping your heart out at Kote Gate, taking a tour of the majestic Junagarh Fort, visiting the popular Karni Mata Temple, witnessing the splendour of the Lalgarh Palace, enjoying a camel safari in the Thar, relishing the taste of the local cuisines, experiencing the utmost luxury at the Laxmi Vilas Palace, going out for wildlife spotting in the Gajner Wildlife Sanctuary, beating the heat at the Skybird Water Park, and much more.

Bikaner has got a desert type climatic condition which means it remains hot all through the year. The city virtually does not receive any rainfall during the year and the average temperature is recorded at 26.4 degree celsius. The average rainfall is recorded to be 241 mm per year.

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Bharatpur

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Bharatpur is a city in the western Indian state of Rajasthan that comprises around 65 wards. It is 180 Km away from New Delhi, the capital of India and 178 Km from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. It is a part of India’s National Capital Region and was the erstwhile capital of the princely state of Bharatpur.

Whether you are a history buff or a nature lover, you will certainly enjoy everything that Bharatpur has to offer. The city has a peaceful atmosphere and is surrounded by natural splendour all around. The amazing landscapes around Bharatpur are truly awe-inspiring.

The main attraction of Bharatpur is of course the bird sanctuary that is home to more than 230 different species of birds. Then there is the magnificent Lohagarh fort, built in the 18th century and located right in the heart of the city. For spiritual travellers, there are places like the Chawad Devi Temple, Laxman Mandir, and Bankey Bihari Temple. Bharatpur Palace and museum holds several attractions for history enthusiasts.

Having so many man-made and natural attractions, there is never a shortage of things to do in this city. Here you can take part in adventure activities like rappelling, zip-lining, rifle shooting, archery, pipe walking, horizontal ladder, plane walking, Burma bridge, heebie jeebie, and quake walking. There are instructors present at these activity sites who can guide you along the way.

Bharatpur is characterised by a local steppe climate with very little rainfall throughout the year. The average temperature lies around 25.7 degrees Celsius. The average rainfall in a year is around 664 mm. Winters are a bit chilly with the temperature often going below 10 degrees Celsius. In the summer, it can get quite hot, with maximum temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius.

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Vrindavan

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Located in the state of Uttar Pradesh, Vrindavan is a holy city nestled on the bank of the Yamuna River and is considered to be a famous pilgrimage site. Possessing the deity of Lord Krishna, Vrindavan city allures the tourists from around the world who are spiritual and seek contentment and peace. 

With a perfect fusion of beauty, religion and history, Vrindavan tourism has grown over the years. With scenic beauty surrounding the elegant architectures made of beautiful white marble, it is a sight you cannot afford to miss. The enchanting beauty of this town will calm your soul and fill your heart with spirituality and joy. Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, Vrindavan is your go-to for a blissful getaway.

Visit the famous attractions in Vrindavan, including Banke Bihari Mandir, which is one of the major attractions along with witnessing the classic beauty of Prem Mandir. You can also head to the Radha Raman Temple that dates back to 1542 and deity here is known to have self-manifested from the shaligram-shilas and the Iskcon Vrindavan that aims at increasing the awareness about the scriptures and Bhagavad Gita. Sri Ranganatha Temple is another historical temple to visit in this city of temples which is considered to be the largest temple here. There are several other essential temples to be seen while in Vrindavan. 

With multiple activities to do in Vrindavan, you should not miss out on the Yamuna Puja on Keshi Ghat, which is a beautiful experience. You can also visit the sacred lake of Kusum Sarovar, a breathtaking sight to feast your eyes on or go shopping in this wonderful town. 
The weather is perfect for a visit to Vrindavan in winters from September to March for a comfortable experience. It is also ideal for visiting all the places of interest and the admirable view of the temples. 


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Mount Abu

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Taking pride of being the only hill station of the state, Mount Abu is a very beautiful place located in Rajasthan, India. Located on a high rocky plateau, this city experiences colder climates and offers pretty amazing sceneries. Well connected to other parts of the country, this city has been a popular tourist destination for various adventures and sightseeing.

Located on the beautiful Aravali Plateau, the city of Mount Abu is adorned by lush green forests and loaded with pristine beauty of lakes, architecture of temples and heritage of ancient forts and havelis. Exhibiting the best royalty of bygone times, this city is home to numerous marvels loaded with artistic features and picture worthy craftsmanship. Amidst this enchanting surroundings, the life here is very calm and the locals are friendly as well.

Home to various entrincing landmarks, the Mount Abu city has been exciting its visitors and tourists since ages. Be it the reflection of the starry sky on the Nakki Lake or the flawless ornamental carvings of Dilwara Jain Temple, here you will find some of the best sceneries which will soothe our eyes as well as souls. Here, you will find various serene spots like the Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, Peace Park, Guru Shikhar Peak, Sunset Point, Abu Road, Trevour’s Tank Toad Rock and many more.

Haven for the adrenaline junkies, the city of Mount Abu has been blessed with beautiful surroundings as well as a plethora of adventures. Attracting flocks of tourists, one can try their hands on a number of adventures here. From camping below the starry nights to rowing the boat in Nakki Lake, Mount Abu is bestowed with some of the best adrenaline rushing activities.

The climate of Mount Abu remains comparatively colder than the other parts of the state. Being a state of Rajasthan, Mount Abu also experiences some hot days even after being a hill station. The average annual temperature here stays around 20 degree celsius and can fluctuate with change in the seasons.

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Agra

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Agra is a major tourist destination in North India because of its many Mughal-era buildings, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri, all three of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The tourist places in Agra speaks volume about the rich culture and heritage of Agra.

The city is known for its historic sites, architecture, and ambiance of being in the Mughal era. Agra is also included in the Golden Triangle circle with Delhi and Jaipur and hence people travelling to the north, usually visit these three cities together.

The city is not only important to the Mughal dynasty but also has its mentions in the Mahabharata, which makes it a strategic location for both Hindus and Muslims in India and in the Indo Aryan Plains. Agra is, thus, full of legacies, history, period horizons and more.

Among the top tourist places in Agra is Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj Mahal is showpiece architecture of fine Mughal craftsmanship. It was built under the aegis of Shah Jahan as a memorial for his beloved wife Arjumand Bano Begum. Her body is enshrined in the tomb at the Taj Mahal.

The designs of this structure incorporate Persian and Mughal architecture. The highlight of the structure is the tomb which is a large structure made completely of marble. Another is Agra Fort, also called the Red Fort, this structure dates back to the 16th century.

It is situated near the gardens of the Taj Mahal. Made of red sandstone, Agra Fort has walls that surround for at least two kilometers and more. Inside are many splendid palaces such as Jahangir Palace and Khas Palace. It is over here that you will find the grand hall of audiences called Diwan-i-Khas. Also on the location are a couple of magnificent mosques.

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Delhi

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Delhi, the capital of India is one of the perfect cities to enjoy the best of Indian culture. It is a city filled with must see landmarks, attractions and numerous other best places to visit in Delhi. It is a clean, neat and tidy city with wide roads.

However, the beauty of the city often gets hidden behind the awful traffic jams and exhausting climate, especially during the summer season. But despite all these factors, the city welcomes the travellers with some scenic views and deep history. There are many cultural attractions that depict Indian traditions and customs.

Since the city was designed by Britishers, you see the entire city as a symbol of British power. Having said that, this same reason also led to the establishment of various cultures and splendid architecture that can be witnessed in the city today. Delhi has extreme climates, so it is necessary to plan your trip according to your convenience.

You should try and avoid visiting this city during the months of April and June as the uncomfortable heat rises up to 40°Centigrade. Similarly, December to January experiences an extreme cold climate with cold snaps dropping temperatures down to zero. You may plan your trip anytime between February and March or October and November to make the most of it.

The New Delhi part is one of the liveliest areas of Delhi. Here, you can find the best city life with many restaurants, cafes, nightlife, and fancy attractions. Whereas, on the other hand, Old Delhi depicts a rather cluttered old style of living with small raw style houses, many bazaars and everything historic.

To take a better understanding of various parts of Delhi, you can browse through the best places to visit in Delhi, that are customized keeping in mind every need and choice. Explore Delhi at its best with us with our adventure, sightseeing, trekking, and many more tours.

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Gwalior

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Renowned for its historic temples and palaces, Gwalior is a wonderful retreat for tourists to live an overwhelming experience. The city boasts of architectural galore that can be witnessed everywhere when you are in Gwalior. The historic city founded by King Surajesan has been hosting royalty since ages and is known for its regal structures that adorn the city.

One of the most impressive structures of the city is the Gwalior Fort which is often cited as the ‘pearl among the fortresses’ in India. The fort attracts a number of history lovers from all over India and its imposing architecture leaves a lasting impression on the minds. The remarkable fort has seen various events of history and has many temples, water tanks and palaces inside the complex making it a splendid place to visit for everyone.

When it comes to palaces, Gwalior is one of the best places to appreciate the cultural heritage of India. The Jai Vilas Palace is a breathtaking structure where one can look forward to seeing the art extravaganza of Gwalior. The place boasts of showcasing some interesting items like swords from the times when Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb lived and the library which has a collection of more than five thousand books. Currently serving both as a museum and residence of the royal Maratha Scindia family, Jai Vilas Palace is a fascinating place for culture vultures in Gwalior.

Another palace to enthrall you with its historical ruins in Gwalior is the famous Man Mandir Palace. Associated with many interesting stories, Man Mandir Palace is a must-visit to see the famous place where Aurangzeb imprisoned his brother Murad. It also features Jauhar Kund where Rajput women committed mass suicide to avoid rapes by the forces of Iltutmish. Some of the famous monuments which can be visited here are Jahangir Mahal, Shah Jahan Mahal and the Gujari Mahal.

For the lovers of archaeology, Gujari Mahal is a prominent attraction in Gwalior. Built by Man Singh, this place is a must visit to see various sculptures, statues and other remains that are as old as the 1st and 2nd century BC. If you want to enthrall yourself with the excellence of Indian architecture, Padavali is an impressive fort that can be visited about 40 kilometers from Bangalore. Comprising a number of ancient temples that boast of erotic carvings, the archaeological site belonging to the 8th-10th century AD is famous as Mini Khajuraho.

For those who cannot complete a vacation without filling their bags with multiple souvenirs of the city they visited, Gwalior is a wonderful place to be. If you want to indulge in some high-end luxury, Dindayal City Mall is a place where you can find multiple outlets that sell international brands. The place is a popular hangout spot among the people of all generations and one can find the plethora of showrooms, restaurants, bazaars, etc.

Gwalior also offers multiple items for shopping if you are interested in buying from the local markets. Some of the popular items to shop for when you are in Gwalior are traditional handicrafts, artifacts, handlooms and other attractive items. The handloom industry of Gwalior is famous for Maheshwari and Chanderi silk sarees. The best place to look for these attractive sarees is the popular Kothari shop in Sarafa Bazaar. Other famous markets in Gwalior to buy clothes are Naya Bazaar, Dahi Mandi, and Gandhi Bazaar. Gwalior is also known for its wonderful designer jewelry that showcases the vibrant culture of the place. Topi Bazaar is also a great place if you want to shop for sneakers, designer handbags and small purses and leather sandals.

For shopping handicrafts, Jiyaji Chowk Bazaar is a great place to go and spend your money. Another famous market to buy handloom products, carvings, artifacts etc. is Patankar Bazaar. Mrignayani Emporium is also a famous place in Gwalior to buy handicrafts and clothes. For buying Gwalior style silver boxes to add to your collection of souvenirs, Arihant Emporium is a famous shop that is a must visit for all the shopaholics.

One of the popular attractions of Gwalior is the Gwalior Trade Fair. The famous fair draws in a number of tourists and offers many fun memories that you will cherish forever. Usually held in the month of January or February, Gwalior Trade Fair boasts of many interesting activities like hasya kavi sammelan, qawwali, cultural performances, Mushairas, music nights, etc. 

Gastronomes in Gwalior can spice up their taste buds with a number of delicacies like kachoris, Samosas, Poha and bedai, kebabs, bhutte ki kees, Dal Bafla, Jalebi, Imarti, Rogan josh, mawa-bati and Malpua and traditional sweets such as the Morena Gajak. Gwalior also has various places to enjoy some tantalizing nightlife with some notable bars and pubs. A few of the popular ones are DnD Discotheque and Bar, Spectrum Discotheque and Pub and Barcode Discotheque and Bar.

Gwalior is also an amazing destination for those who have an inclination towards spirituality. The Sun Temple is one of the most beautiful shrines in Gwalior where one can admire the striking architecture and spend some peaceful moments in the serene ambiance of the temple. Teli Ka Mandir is another popular temple that dates back to the 9th century and known to be the highest building in Gwalior. Attracting a number of devotees, Saas Bahu Temple is an impressive temple that is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

Among offbeat places, Roop Singh Stadium in Gwalior is a delight for sports lovers which is known for being the stadium where Sachin Tendulkar hit the first double hundred in the history of ODIs. And, if you are looking to indulge in a serene escape from all the hustle and bustle, boating at Tigra Dam is a wonderful getaway from Gwalior. Gwalior Zoo is a place where you should go to see many rare species and add an adventure with some enthralling wildlife in your holiday experience in Gwalior. It is a must visit if you are planning a vacation with kids and family.

One of the popular places to not miss while sightseeing in Gwalior is Sarod Ghar that is the ancestral house of the legendary Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan. Another interesting attraction of the city is Shyam Vatika that boasts of having the world’s largest indoor mural. For those looking to treat themselves with some luxury, Usha Kiran Palace Hotel deserves a visit to feel like a royal and bask in the regal ambiance.

Full of interesting attractions and heritage places, Gwalior will captivate you every single minute on your vacation. Especially those who are history fanatics, Gwalior will not fail to leave them mesmerized.

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Jaisalmer

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Jaisalmer holds a major place in the tourism landscape of Rajasthan. Located in the northwestern part of the Indian State, it is popularly called as the golden city because of its bounteous golden sand dunes and castles built with golden honey sandstones.

The city is adorned with a number of lagoons, ornamental Jain places of worship, and lavish havelis. This is however one side of the coin. Jaisalmer is also known for its offbeat desert safari
experience. The city offers pleasant stays in the middle of the vast spread Thar desert and loads of adventure activities to give you a completely unforgettable experience. The city is also packed with colorful handicraft marketplaces that will take you back in the timeline to offer you an experience of Indian culture and heritage.

Jaisalmer is home to some of the most sought after attractions of the nation like the majestic Jaisalmer Fort, full of live desert national park, ancient Kuldhara Village, beautifully designed Jain temples, surreal Gadisar Lake, rustic Sam Sand Dunes, artistic Tazia Tower and Badal Palace, intricately designed Patwon ki Haveli, glorious bada bagh, and many more significant places of tourist attractions.

In the course of your visit to the city of Jaisalmer, you can indulge in a number of desert experiences which are not only adventurous but also filled with fun. Heading out on a safari tour on a jeep or camel and traversing your way through the sands is certainly a great experience. The desert camps have also got loads of other fun for you. You will be spending amazing evening hours at the campsite witnessing the traditional performances of music and dance. The campsites are also known to offer the best ever authentic Rajasthani dishes to delight your taste buds.

Jaisalmer remains hot all through the year. It experiences very hot summer days from the month of April to the month of July, rainy season from the month of July to the month of August, and milder winter days from the month of December to the month of March.

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Haridwar

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The ancient city of Haridwar in Uttarakhand has been a major Hindu pilgrimage site for centuries. Located where the sacred River Ganga emerges from the base of the Himalayas, it’s considered one of the 7 Sapta Puri. The Kumbh Mela, which is held every 12 years, is also celebrated here. The sacred city of Haridwar offers a colourful and fascinating blend of culture and offers the best tourist places in Haridwar. Being one of the seven holiest cities in India, Haridwar often bustles with devotees. It propitious location near the holy River Ganga has made it gain more popularity.

With the passage of time, it has become more than just a religious city, where people thronged to perform immersion of the ashes or took a dip in the water to wash away their sins. It has in fact evolved into Yoga, cultural and spiritual centre and has also become a prime hub for learning Sanskrit language The modern day, Haridwar is the reflection of the culture of India and thus offer much to its visitors. Here is the list of best 12 places that one must see in this holy city.

While religion plays an important role in Haridwar – many visitors are pilgrims and devotees – there’s more to this holy city. The cuisine is excellent and food lovers eager to try authentic Indian fare will find their palates satiated many times over. Travelers in search of yoga ashrams and centers hoping to improve their physical and mental health won’t be left wanting either. If you’re eager to experience the tourist places in Haridwar, read on to know the best time to visit, how to get here and where to stay.

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Rishikesh

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Rishikesh is a tehsil located in Uttarakhand’s Tehri Garhwal region right on the banks of the holiest of Indian rivers, the Ganges. This ancient city has several mythological and religious legends associated with Lord Vishnu, Lord Bharat, and various prominent sages and is said to have been established in the 9th-century AD by Adi Shankaracharya.

The scenic beauty of Rishikesh is due to its location at the foothills of the lofty Garhwal Himalayas is accentuated by the mighty Ganges cutting right through the city. The picturesque city looks suspended between the stunning riverside promenades, acres of forests, lush mountains, and clear blue skies lending it a surreal appearance.

The city is synonymous with its grand temples, rituals, architectural marvels and yoga ashrams. Every temple here, be it the Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Raghunath Temple, or the 13-storey Trimbakeshwar Temple, has its own beautiful legend that attracts people from all over the world. The twin Ram & Lakshman Jhulas are outstanding architectural feats in themselves. These suspension bridges span for over 750 ft. over the Ganges. There are numerous ashrams here that lead people into the spiritual world of ancient forms of yoga, meditation, and vipasana to cleanse their soul and de-stress.

Rishikesh has its share of offbeat and adventure activities too. If you are not enjoying the adrenaline rush of white water rafting available up to grade 6, you can spend time enjoying amazing experiences like cliff jumping, kayaking, body surfing, etc. There are picturesque waterfalls here like Patna fall and Neer Garhi fall, etc. that are perfect to escape into the raw wilderness of nature. If you are the spiritual kind, you can’t miss attending the jaw-dropping spectacle of the Maha Aarti.

The summer months (March-June) here are extremely hot & humid with temperatures reaching up to 36°C. Winter months (October-February) are cold and sunny with temperatures dipping to a low of 6°C, making them the best months to visit. Monsoon months (June-September) see a lot of rains accompanied by humidity.

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Dehradun

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When one speaks about a family vacation, the first few things that strike one’s mind are green trees, blue skies, chilly weather, great food and a place where you can forget all your woes and calm down. This holiday destination is among those that fall under the category of delivering this experience to its visitors.

Lying at the foothills of the Himalayas, Dehradun which is the capital of Uttarakhand is known for its beautiful climate and the lovely landscapes it encompasses. One of the most astonishing facts about this place however, is that it is also one of the most important education hubs in the whole of India. How a place so small and petite be able to give a tough competition to other financial sectors of India is truly unimaginable.

Dehradun lies in Doon Valley which is located on a varying height of approximately 410m. The region is especially known for its climate. While one will experience a pleasant cool weather in Dehradun, the city is often times referred to as the ‘Rainy city of India’ due to the continuous rainfalls especially during monsoons.

Dehradun is the capital of Uttarakhand. In the recent years – there was a sense of construction boom that took place wherein endless residential property emerged in the city. Modern buildings have gradually been constructed making up for the good portions of Dehradun.


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Mussoorie

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We do not need to describe Mussoorie because great author Ruskin Bond has already done that in his immortal novels and short stories. He used this amazing town and the tourist places in Mussorie as the backdrop of his stories and the natural beauty of this town has created many landmarks in the field of “nature’s romanticism.”
If you are in love with nature’s romanticism and follow literature for that then the enchanting beauty of Mussoorie is your wonderland waiting for you. Sir Sachin Tendulkar, the demigod of the cricketing world loves this place as his regular hideout in a great climate and pleasant city.

Located at the height of almost 1900 meters from the sea levels this landscape of nature has become a paradise for the tourists with a passage of time. This advantage point of nature has a history dating back to
19th century when the officers of ruling East India Company developed it as a holiday paradise in the hills. Located at the distance of 40 Kilometers from the state capital of Indian state of Uttranchal, Dehradun, Mussoorie also won this moniker of being the “queen of the hill stations.” More than 15 attractions full of nature, religion and culture are at your disposal when you are planning a stay in Mussoorie Resorts. This hill station also serves as a gateway to the glaciers of Yamunotri and Gangotri and we can consider it as an ideal place to spend summer vacations.

The year of 1991 brought this town into the spotlight because of certain cultural events and movements of political celebrities. We can term this phase as the beginning of the modern history of "Mussoorie the tourism Destination." Now this hill station has become a modern town where nature and modern day amenities are developing a new eco-system of fun, frolic, and entertainment for all age groups and honeymoon couples in particular. With
passage of time, Mussoorie has also become an educational hub because of the presence of some premium educational institutes and convent schools. The presence of these tourist places in Mussoorie also added a youthful spirit in the ambiance of this hill station.

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  1. What are the best places to visit near Ajmer for 2 days?

    1. Pushkar: This is one of the best places to visit near Ajmer for 2 days owing to its tons of attractions ranging from beautiful Ghats and breathtaking temples such as Brahma Temple, Pataleshwar Temple and Varaha Temple.

    2. Khuri: 
    Situated eighty kilometres from Ajmer, Khuri is a desert village that offers camel races, camel rides, and camel polo.

    3. Chittorgarh: 
    This is a historic city that is known for its museums, forts and huge mansions. It is also home to some of the most beautiful temples such as The Sanwariyaji Temple, Jogniya Mata Ji Temple and Tulja Bhavani Temple.

    4. Kota: 
    Situated on the banks of Chambal river, Kota is known as the Industrial Capital of Rajasthan, and it houses some of the best spiritual sites such as the Godavari Dham Temple, Gurudwara Azamgarh Sahib, and the Garadia Mahadev Temple.

    5. Nathdwara: 
    Known for its colourful products, art, and paintings, Nathdwara is also known as the 'Apollo of Mewar'. Sahitya Mandal Library, Dwarkadheesh Temple and Rajsamand are the prominent attractions here.
  2. What are the places near Ajmer to visit within 200 km?

    1. Sikar: Sikar is renowned for its historical chronicles, royal forts, temples, Havelis, nawabi baoris, mosques and cenotaphs.

    2. Bundi: 
    Bundi is approximately 163km from Ajmer, and it is renowned for its splendid palaces, magnificent forts, and baoris. Taragarh Fort, Raniji-ki-Baori, Bundi Palace,  and Nawal Sagar are the popular attractions over here.

    3. Kishangarh: 
    Kishangarh is popular for the trade of marble and granite, and it is home to various attractions such as the Phool Mahal Palace, Kishangarh Fort and Roopangarh Fort.

    4. Nagaur: 
    This is a historic city that houses beautiful palaces, temples, fountains, and gardens. The most popular attractions here are Tarkeen Dargah, Bansiwala Temple and Nath Ji ki Chhatri.

    5. Chittorgarh: 
    This is a city of historical wonders ranging from magnificent forts, towers, temples, and palaces. It is also a noted picnic spot owing to its impressive scenic beauty.
  3. What are the best places to visit near Ajmer with family?

    1. Jaipur: Also known as "Pink City" Jaipur is a heritage city that is known for its beautiful palaces, Havelis and forts. The Amber Fort, Sheesh Mahal, and Jal Mahal are the popular tourist attractions that you must visit over here.

    2. Khimsar: 
    Khimsar is a popular weekend getaway near Ajmer that you must visit with your family to witness its popular forts, battlefields and mansions.

    3. Ranakpur: 
    Ranakpur is known as the Temple Town owing to its splendid range of temples like Surya Narayan Temple, Ranakpur Jain Temple, and Muchhal Mahavir Temple.

    4. Shekhawati: 
    This is a popular historical destination near Ajmer where you can witness painted havelis and forts like Morarka Haveli Museum, Haveli Nadine Prince and Jagannath Singhania Haveli.

    5. Nagaur: T
    his is a charming city known for its sandy fortress, enchanting palaces, fountains, temples, and gardens.
  4. What are the best resorts to stay near Ajmer?

    1. Hotel Bijay Niwas Palace: This is a boutique resort that offers personalized service and premium amenities to the visitors to make their stay memorable.

    2. Pratap Mahal: 
    Nestled between the Aravali Hills, this exotic resort features eighty luxurious rooms, a lavish restaurant as well as a landscaped garden.

    3. Phool Mahal Palace: 
    This was an erstwhile palace that has now been transformed into a heritage hotel and offers state of the art amenities and top-notch services.

    4. Paradizzo Resort: 
    This is a beautiful resort known for its comfortable setting, hospitable staff, breathtaking location and soothing ambience.

    5. Haveli Heritage Inn: 
    This is a Rajasthani guest house that is known for its breathtaking rooms, charming interiors and top-notch services.

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