Padhoro mare desh! Rajasthan is one of the major tourist attractions in India and becomes more majestic during the times of winter. Read further to discover some hidden gems of Rajasthan to visit during winter.
Rajasthan is known for its Cultural and Heritage sites, and when the cold breeze hits the state, it turns more majestic. Winter is one of the best times to visit the places in and around the state. Various lesser-known attractions are worth visiting as the winds get colder and nights get longer. Here are a few hidden gems of Rajasthan that you must visit on your next trip to the state.
Nagaur is a small town in Rajasthan. It is famous for its fort, minerals, and temples. Some places to visit in Nagaur are Nagaur Fort, Jain Glass Temple, Akbari Mahal, and Amar Singh’s Cenotaph. You must try Malpua (sweet) whenever you visit here and take along some spices.
Where: Shastri Nagar, Nagaur, Rajasthan
Dausa is a great place of historical and geographical importance. It is surrounded by Mahadev (Lord Shiva) in 5 directions – Nilkanth, Gupteshwer, Sahajnath, Somnath, and Baijnath. Earlier, the name of Dausa was Bhandarej or Bhadrawati and its reference can be traced in Mahabharata. This place has Baoris (step wells) that fill during the monsoon. These become more appealing during the time of winter along with a breeze of air around. One such Chand Baori (step well), which is famous in Rajasthan, is also located a few km. away from Dausa.
Where: Chand Baori, Abhaneri, Rajasthan
One of the great escapes and a perfect place for site seeing in winter is Bisalpur Dam in Jaipur. It is a gravity dam built on the Banas river and one of the engineering marvels in the state of Rajasthan. The serene beauty around the dam is sure to catch your attention and make you want to spend some peaceful time in the city’s chilly weather. The suneri Kothi, or mansion of gold, is another place to see in the town of Bisalpur.
Where: Bisalpur Dam, Banas River near Bisalpur in Tonk district, Rajasthan
Suneri Kothi, Tonk District, Rajasthan
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You cannot miss this place if you are around Jodhpur during winter. The best time to visit here is from October to March. This small village has a majority of the Bishnoi sect, and they are the followers of Guru Jambeshwar. The people here believe in conserving flora and fauna according to the 29 principles laid down by their gurus. Around 63 Bishnois sacrificed their lives at Khejarli in the year 1730 to stop the local ruler’s soldiers from cutting trees. This village is also a place for animals like blackbucks, nilgais, and many others.
Where: Bishnoi Village, Jodhpur Gosala Road , Kumharon Ki Dhani, Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Pratapgarh fort is a historical landmark in Lalpura town of Rajasthan. It is located on the border of Alwar state on the top of Prathapgarh town. The fort is said to be built by Maharaja Pratap Singh, the founder of Alwar State, in response to the Maid and Dhola Forts of Jaipur. The view from the top of the fort is worth witnessing during this time of the year after it is green-laden by the monsoon rains.
Where: Pratapgarh fort, Lalpura, Rajasthan
Raniji ki Baori
Baoris are traditional stepwells with a long corridor of steps that descend to the water level. People in earlier times used to build these baoris to store water because Rajasthan is a dry region with less water. One such Baori is Raniji ki Baori. Rani Nathavati Ji Solanki built it in 1699 in the town of Bundi. The pillars of this stepwell feature sinuous carvings and are 46 meters in depth. This place is a must-visit if you want to experience architectural wonder.
Where: Raniji ki Baori, Bundi Rd, near K. N, Adisal Singh Colony, Gayatri Nagar, Bundi, Rajasthan
Narlai is a small village in the district of Pali. It has a granite monolith hill called Jaikal Hill, which offers a scenic view during the time of winter. This place has various temples like Charbhuja Mandir and Shree Aai Ji Temple. Old havelis converted into hotels and handicraft centers are also worth witnessing at Narlai.
Where: Narlai, Pali, Rajasthan
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