Thursday, 26 July 2012

Excursions from Jaipur

Excursions from Jaipur
Samode
Jaipur is the first planned city of India which is located in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The city was built in 1727 under the patronage of Maharaja Jai Singh II. It is said that a Bengali architect Vidyadhar Bhattacharya designed the city based on the principles of Shilpa Shastra. Jaipur is also known as the Pink City. The name is derived from the fact that in 1853 when the Prince of Wales visited this city, the city was painted entirely in Pink. There are several places in and around the city for excursions of the tourists which attract tourists from all over the world. Excursions from Jaipur would include places like Ajmer, Alwar, Pushkar and Tonk.We at Touristplacesinindia.com provide you with complete information on all that you want to known about Tourism in Jaipur in India. Some of the major places in and around Jaipur where one can visit for excursions from Jaipur include: 

Agra: It is one of the most prominent destinations in India and is about 235 km from Jaipur. The city is famous for the magnificent Taj Mahal, which is considered as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The Taj Mahal at Agra is also listed among the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Other important monuments of interest in the city include the Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort, Akbar’s tomb at Sikandra, and the tomb of Itimad-Ud-Daulah. 

Ajmer: This city is about 131 km from Jaipur and is surrounded by mountain on all sides. The city is famous for the Dargah of the famous Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. Other notable places of interest in and around the city include the Pushkar, Red temple, Adhai din ka Jhopra, Taragarh Fort and the museum. 

Alwar: Alwar is about 141 km from Jaipur and is considered to be the gateway to the beautiful state of Rajasthan. The city is surrounded by the Aravalli Hills and has the famous Alwar Fort which speaks of the history of the city. Some of the important places of interest around the city include the ruins of Bhangarh, Moosi Rani ki Chatri, City Palace, Sariska Palace, Jain temples, and the Neemrana Fort. 

Pushkar: This holy city is about 145 km from Jaipur and is famous for the Pushkar fair held every year. This city is famous for the famous Brahma Temple which is said to be the only temple in the world dedicated to Lord Brahma. The city has over 52 Ghats surrounding the holy lake where people take the holy dip to wave off their sin. 

Tonk: It is about 96 km from Jaipur and is known as the “Lucknow of Rajasthan” for its elegance. One of the most important attractions of Tonk is the Jama Masjid. Another important attraction of the city is the Shishmahal Hall in the Sunheri Kothi, the walls of which are decorated with glass work, flower paintings, and exclusive works of Pachhikari and Meenakari. 

Other important places where one can visit as excursions from Jaipur, include Kishangarh, Roopangarh, Sariska and the Samode. 

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