Pink tranquility, red and yellow colorful turbans, sky scraping malls and golgappas! Jaipur is a little difficult to define in a few words. Winter makes the city all the more garden-fresh and if you are residing near cantonment area, believe us, your day and night will be marked with the pihu pihu of peacocks! With so much to offer, it is difficult to think outside of the city, but monotonous life needs changes and winter is the perfect season to plan a change! If you are also on the lookout on winter weekends near Jaipur, tighten your shoe laces and get set go!
Winter Weekend Getaways near Jaipur
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Ranthambore National Park
Photographer? Adventure seeker? Don’t worry, Ranthambore won’t let you down! The park is all set to amaze you with enchanting and stunning tiger poses and moods. Splurge into the woods or have a night stay in jungle resort, go for a jungle safari or nature walks, the Ranthambore National Park will keep you spell bound. There are lots of other places too nearby that will keep you hypnotized! Bakaula is one of those. Consisting of dense forest cover, no wonder if you spot lioness feeding cubs and playing! Due to the thick forest and a large number of water holes, the place will make you feel like an air conditioned room. The other places to further add to your chill include Kachida Valley, Raj Bagh Ruins, Lakarda and Anantpura, Padam Talao and Ranthambore Fort!
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If you don’t want to come out of that Royal feeling, nothing could beat Jodhpur. Indulge yourself into a village safari amid sand and turbaned people. Explore the bishnois clan, and witness the pot crafting process along with occasional spotting of deer, black bucks and antelopes. What about camel rides? And yes, do not forget to explore Clock Tower Market. Don’t miss the golden opportunity and eat the Kesar Wali Jalebi. Speaking from personal experience, they are finger licking good! Finally, who will return without visiting the famous Mehrangarh Fort, Samand Lake Palace and Umaid Bhawan Palace?
Mathura and Vrindavan
Mathura and Vrindavan are a perfect weekend getaway from Jaipur. Enjoy the long drive and then finally end landing in Lord Krishna’s birth place. There are a lot of temples you should make your presence felt. Bihari Ji and Nidhivan in Vrindavan and Dwarika Deesh in Mathura should not be missed. It is a perfect treat for elders. But recently, few grand temples have also joined the list which not only provide you with spiritual peace but also allows you to seek complete tranquility. Akaash Vaishno Devi Temple and Prem Mandir are must watch. They are worth watching at night with lightings and music on! If you have time left, cover the Keetham Lake too. Various species of birds prove to be icing over cake! Further, if you are on the lookout of long winter weekend getaways from Jaipur, cover a few miles more and head on to Agra! Who would like to miss Taj Mahal after all?
Udaipur and Mount Abu
No these two winter weekend getaways from Jaipur are not same and neither too close to each other. But yes, both actually compete in terms of natural beauty. Udaipur, the Venice of the East and Mount Abu, a paradise for honeymooners, are just the perfect winter weekend getaways from Jaipur! The ideal time to visit Udaipur is during Gangaur festival when the enthusiasm and cultural vibes are worth a watch. Catch the magical sunset by the Lake Pichola or experience the grandeur of city palace. Haldi Ghati, and the Lake Palace should not be missed too. Mount Abu is the perfect winter weekend getaway from Ahmedabad and Jaipur alike. Nakki lake, sunset point, Dilwara Jain Temple are popular hits. If offbeat travel is your idea, explore the Trevor’s Crocodile Park along with Gaumukh. Mountain biking, trekking and camping!
If you have a little more time, Haridwar can serve as a wonderful winter weekend getaway from Jaipur and can at the same time prove to be a source of ultimate delight for kids and elders alike. Shout and boost up your adrenaline level by rafting, trekking or bungee jumping or simply have a sacred dip at Har Ki Pauri. Choose ropeway and have an adventurous visit to Mansa Devi Temple.
Have a wonderful weekend ahead! Wonder. Enjoy. Grow.