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9 Hidden Destinations Near the Pink City of Rajasthan

Jaipur is a place where you will see the people wearing colorful Rajasthani attires with Pagdi on the head of the men and women wearing Ghagra with shirts. The culture, heritage, customs and traditions of Jaipur captivate the people from all over the world. Jaipur is famous for old monuments, Fort and Palaces like Amber Fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal. It is also famous for blue potteries and jewellery all around the India and the world. There are many Hidden Places in Jaipur which is unseen by tourists. They are listed below:

  1. Abhaneri
  2. Bhangarh
  3. Bairath
  4. Bhandarej
  5. Auwa Fort
  6. Badnore
  7. Osiyan Fort
  8. Samode
  9. Ramgarh Lake

1. Abhaneri

Abhaneri

Abhaneri

It is a small town which is situated 95 km away from Jaipur in the Dausa district. Abhaneri was originally known as Abha Nagri. It is famous for Chand Baori Step well and Harshat Mata Temple. Harshat Mata Temple is one of the major attractions of Abhaneri. The temple was dedicated to the goddess Harshat Mata. Chand Baori Step well- It is one of the attractive landmark in Abhaneri. It was dedicated to the Harshat Mata. It is the India’s largest and deepest Lake in India.

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Suggested Tour: Jaipur Local City Tour Package By Car

2. Bhangarh

Bhangarh

Bhangarh

It is located at the distance of 80 km away from Jaipur in the main city of Alwar. It is famous for historical ruins. The Bhangarh Fort which was built by Man Singh first is one of the Haunted Places in India. It has been said that there were many ghostly experience and happenings in this fort. People have left their homes due to the fear. Legend has, that there was a tantric in Bhangarh who fell in love and lust of the queen of the city and start practicing black magic on her to get her hypnotize. Once upon a time he hypnotized queen’s maid and sent ‘Ittar’ (fragrant solution) with her. When queen came to know about this she spilled that Ittar on huge rock which rolled down and crushed that tantric. Before leaving his mortal abode he cursed queen and kingdom to get deserted and never nourished. And rest is the history. Even today you can see as the sun start settling down in the sky, the palace of Bhangarh started getting evacuated with the wilderness and loneliness that is keeping this site listed in one of the spookiest places in the world.

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Suggested Tour: Jaipur Day Tours

3. Bairath

Bairath

Bairath

A place which though has no major tourist significance but has a prominent history which shows its importance in making the history of our country, it is Bairath, formerly known as Virat Nagar. The place holds an important historical and mythological significance. According to the legend the place was mentioned in the epic Mahabharata when the place was the capital city of King Virata of Matasya Kingdom. It is here, Pandavas spend their one year during their 13 year of exile. The city is located about 85 km away from Jaipur. The place house many significant structure and architectural marvel which belongs to Maurya, Mughal and Rajput era. Among all the remains of circular Buddhist temple are the most important ones. According to the historical evidence it was the part of the Mauryan Empire and plays a vital role as Buddhist centre. Even Mughal also contributed by building a mint which is a coin factory here in this town.

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4. Bhandarej

Bhandarej

Bhandarej

History remembers those who did something great during their lifetime, but there are some unsung heroes who left behind, about whom nobody talks. Bhandarej is one of those regions which played an important part in the history of India. The village is situated just 62 km from Jaipur in the Dausa district of Rajasthan. Filled with ancient temples and monuments from pre-medieval era, the town depicts the history that dated backs to 11th century. The Bhandarej fort is an amazing tourist sport standing magnificently with all the stories of its building. Many kings and rulers lost their lives in a battle and are remember for their bravery. Along with its brave history, Bhandarej is also known for its unique sculpture, lattice work and terracotta vessels throughout the country. Tourist here can experience the rich tribal heritage of the place and visit here for the fine carpets and pottery that are made here.

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5. Auwa Fort

Auwa Fort

Auwa Fort

Auwa is a small village which is nestled in the Pali district of Rajasthan. The place is known for its major contribution in the revolt of 1857 against the British. Auwa village is located 13 km from Marwar Junction railway station. There is a Shiva temple in the city which is constructed in the 11th century. There is also a huge fort comprises in the city. The Auwa fort is popularly known for the siege against the British forces in 1857. British surrounded this fort during the revolt against them in 1857. Thakur Kushal Singh with his army fought against them for many days. The scars of those battles can still be seen here. Today the fort is now converted into the Hotel.

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6. Badnore

Badnore

Badnore

Badnore, it is a tehsil in the Bilwara district of the Indian state of Rajasthan. The small town is compact with a magistrate office, lower justice court and many administrative hubs for many prominent villages. The major landmark in this region is the Badnore Fort. The fort showcases the perfect example of medieval Indian military style of architecture. According to the historical evidence there are some inscription been found which were dated back approx 2000 years, near the village. There are different legends and different stories related to this village. Some says there the place holds a significant position during 3rd century BC when Mauryanrulers were in reign and King Ashoka was the rulers. While some other historians say that the name of the village is derived from the king of the region ‘Badna’. Talking about the fort, it is a majestic building which is standing with the seven huge stories atop a hill and holds a picturesque view of the Badnore Village. There is a huge entrance in the fort which is called Bada Darwaza. This gate has temples on both the sides of it. You can also find a stable, an ancient temple and a prison inside it.

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7. Osiyan Fort

Osiyan Fort

Osiyan Fort

Osiyan, it is an ancient city located in the Jodhpur district of Rajasthan. Nestled near the magnificent desert of Thar, it is also often called haven in the Thar Desert. The temples and ancient monuments in the town are so artistically crafted that Osiyan often referred as the ‘Khajuraho of Rajasthan’. It is located 69 km away from the main city of Jodhpur. One of the major attractions of this town is Fort of this town, popularly called as Osiyan Fort. The fort is located 78 km from the Jodhpur main city. According to the historical evidence the fort was built approximately 250 years old. Currently the fort is serving as the Heritage Hotel and historical monuments. According to the historical records Osiyan was a flourishing trade center and a glorious city under the reign of the Pratihara Kingdom. Today you will still feel the spookiness of desert charm that is wrapped in the old impression of the history. Along with the Osiyan Fort, the town also houses some other major tourist spots such as Sun Temple, Sachina Mata temple, Temple of Kali Mata and a plethora of huge Jain Temples.

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Suggested Tour: 13 Nights 14 Days Heritage of Rajasthan

8. Samode

Samode

Samode

This is the best place for all those who love art and architecture. The place is compact with many tourist attractions including Samode palace, Samode Havelis and a charming Samodebagh. Each and every place is a perfect fusion of Rajputi and Mughal Art and architecture. Samode Palace is one of the finest specimens of Hindu-Muslim fusion architecture. The palace, currently is serving as a heritage hotel and it is built with huge courtyard and arched corridors. Sultan Mahal in the palace is ornamented with blue tiles, floral painted walls, carved silver furniture and a Darbar Hall. Samod Bagh is Mughal style garden which is enclosed by 15 feet high walls and has 44 sandsbank colored tents with air conditioning to accommodate visitors. The garden houses a pavilion which dated back approx 150 years. You can also go and visit Sheogarh in Samode which is also listed as popular tourist spot.

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9. Ramgarh Lake

Ramgarh Lake

Ramgarh Lake

Although whenever we talk about the lakes in Rajasthan, it is the lake of Udaipur which holds a prominent position. But there are some other places in Rajasthan that has some place which has or used to have lakes in it. The Ramgarh Lake is one of them. It is an artificial lake which is nestled near Jamwa Ramgarh in the royal state of Rajasthan. Today the lake is all dry and without water, but there was a time when it was filled with shimmering waters and fishes and boats. The last time when the lake has received the water was 1999. Ever since from the year 2000 it has been dry. The opaque forest surrounded the lake is a home to a plethora of exotic animal species including lion, chital and neelgai. The area is now declared as Wildlife sanctuary by Indian Govt. in the year 1982.

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