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Rajasthan has plenty more to offer beyond the confines of the Pink City and the many places to visit near Jaipur never disappoint. Jaipur is also located such that many popular destinations and attra (Read More)ctions acting as weekend getaways from Jaipur are easily accessible. Here we have a collection of the best places you can visit for a short trip away from the capital city.

Here is the list of 35 Places to Visit Near Jaipur

1. Ajmer, Rajasthan

Ajmer, Rajasthan
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Known For : Ajmer Sharif Dargah Ana Sagar Lake Adhai Din ka Jhopra

Surrounded by Aravali ranges, the city of Ajmer is most famous for the Ajmer Sharif Dargah of saint Muin-ud-din Chishti. The city is firmly bound by its traditions and culture and serves as an excellent educational and recreational weekend getaway from Jaipur. Ajmer has a unique charm which lies in the ethos and craftsmanship in the city practised over centuries. Travellers can easily take a train, bus or a hired taxi to reach Ajmer from Jaipur.

Distance from Jaipur: 135 km

Best Time: October to March

23 Ajmer Attractions

2. Pushkar, Rajasthan

Pushkar, Rajasthan
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Known For : Pushkar Lake Brahma Temple Savitri Temple

Pushkar, a small temple town, is another popular cultural and religious hotspot in Rajasthan. Every November, Pushkar is host to the Pushkar Mela, one of the biggest camel fairs in the country. Perfect choice for a weekend getaway from Jaipur, Pushkar is located amid Aravali ranges. Known for the world's only dedicated Brahma temple, Pushkar is primarily a pilgrimage site for Hindus.

Distance from Jaipur: 148 km

Best Time: October to March

21 Pushkar Attractions

3. Shekhawati, Rajasthan

Shekhawati, Rajasthan
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Known For : Sikar Churu Nawalgarh

Shekhawati is a semi-arid getaway full of open-air galleries, enchanting havelis & palaces and legendary forts. This region has been recognised as the open art gallery of Rajasthan having the largest concentration of frescos in the world. Travelling from Jaipur to Shekhawati is an excellent short drive and one can indulge in ample photography once here.

Distance from Jaipur: 116 km

Best Time: November to March

11 Shekhawati Attractions

4. Fatehpur Sikri

Fatehpur Sikri
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A city, predominantly made of red sandstone, Fatehpur Sikri was founded in 16th century by Mughal Emperor Akbar. It is essentially a fortified city built by the king and had been the capital of his Empire for fifteen years. Now a UNESCO world heritage site and a famous tourist attraction, it is a fine example of Mughal architecture. Fatehpur Sikri is home to Jodha Bai's palace, Jama Mosque, Buland Darwaza, and a Tomb of Salim Chisti among many other famous monuments, each of which, is an integral part of the Indian heritage.

Distance from Jaipur: 206 km

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5. Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary

Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary
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Nestled in the Aravali Hills over an area of about 800 sq. Km covering the grasslands, dry deciduous forests, cliffs and rocky landscape, lays the Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary, now known as The Sariska Tiger Reserve. The Reserve is known for its majestic Royal Bengal Tigers. It is the first tiger reserve to relocate the Tigers (from Ranthambore) successfully. As it lies in the lap of Aravali Hills, it holds an abundant amount of mineral resources like copper. The sanctuary is a regular getaway for friends and families who bring their kids along.

Distance from Jaipur: 118 km

6. Delhi

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Known For : India Gate Qutub Minar Akshardham Temple Delhi

The capital of India, Delhi is a cosmopolitan city with a historic old Delhi and the modern New Delhi. From historical monuments to crowded shopping malls, from an extensive network of the modern metro system to Delhi University campus, Dilli has multiple personalities and is considered to be the city with a heart. One can easily reach Delhi from Jaipur by taking a train, bus or by road for a leisurely weekend trip. For those in a hurry, flights are also available between the two cities daily.

Distance from Jaipur: 266 km

Best Time: October to March

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7. Alwar, Rajasthan

Alwar, Rajasthan
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Known For : Bhangarh Fort Bala Quila Fort Sariska National Park

Alwar is a major hub of tourism in Rajasthan with forts like the Bhangarh fort, lakes, nature reserves like Sariska Tiger Reserve and heritage havelis. Apart from being a popular tourist centre, Alwar also draws pride from its reputation of being featured in a number of Bollywood movies. It is also famous for the Mega Alwar Trade fair held at Dussehra Ground every year and handmade Papier-mâché (literally 'chewed paper'). Alwar is also famous for Alwar ka Mawa, a sweet preparation which visitors should try when in the city. One can reach Alwar from Jaipur by road or by train.

Distance from Jaipur: 147 km

Best Time: October to March

26 Alwar Attractions

8. Bikaner, Rajasthan

Bikaner, Rajasthan
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Known For : Junagarh Fort Karni Mata Temple Gajner Palace

Located in the midst of the Thar Desert, Bikaner is a true cultural paradise. Bikaner with its magnificence in architecture, art and culture is filled with colour, festivity and cultural marvels. The city will mesmerize you with the camels sauntering the beautiful sand dunes, its ancient palaces and forts. Rightly called as one of the three great desert kingdoms of Rajasthan, the dazzling city boasts of old-world charm, opulent havelis and depicts a pleasing bygone era of the Rajputs. Best known as the "camel country" for breeding some best-known riding camels, Bikaner also happens to house one of the only two models of the biplane used by the British in World War 1.

Distance from Jaipur: 333 km

Best Time: October to March

23 Bikaner Attractions

9. Udaipur, Rajasthan

Udaipur, Rajasthan
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Known For : City Palace, Udaipur Lake Pichola Sajjangarh Palace

Udaipur, also known as the City of Lakes, is the crown jewel of the state of Rajasthan. It is surrounded by the beautiful Aravalli Hills in all directions, making this city picturesque. This 'Venice of the East' has an abundance of natural beauty, mesmerising temples and breathtaking architecture which makes it a must-visit destination in India.  A boat ride through the serene waters of Lake Pichola is highly recommended for those who visit the city.

Distance from Jaipur: 396 km

Best Time: October to March

43 Udaipur Attractions

10. Ranthambore, Rajasthan

Ranthambore, Rajasthan
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Known For : Ranthambore Tiger Reserve Jeep Safari Ranthambore Ranthambhore Fort

Nestled in the foothills of Vindhya and Aravali Hills, Ranthambore is famous for its tiger reserves and the variety of flora and fauna found. The Ranthambore National Park, along with the Ranthambore Fort and the surrounding hills and valleys, altogether make Ranthambore a traveller's delight. The place is a boon for wildlife photographers and is perfect for excursions and sightseeing. Safari Rides add to the adventure along with hot Rajasthani picks for shopaholics.

Distance from Jaipur: 192 km

Best Time: October to Apr

20 Ranthambore Attractions

11. Bharatpur National Park

Bharatpur National Park
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Now known as the Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur National Park is a famous avifauna sanctuary and a bird watching paradise listed among UNESCO's World Heritage sites. The 29 km reserve is locally known as Ghana and is a mosaic of dry grasslands, woodlands, woodland swamps, and wetlands. These diverse habitats are home to 366 bird species, 379 floral species, 50 species of fish, 13 species of snakes, 5 species of lizards, 7 amphibian species,7 turtle species, and a variety of other invertebrates. Every year thousands of migratory waterfowl visit the park for winter breeding.

Distance from Jaipur: 188 km

12. Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Agra, Uttar Pradesh
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Known For : Shopping in Agra Taj Mahal Fatehpur Sikri

Home to one of the 7 wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal, Agra is a sneak peek into the architectural history with other UNESCO World Heritage Sites as Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri. History, architecture, romance all together create the magic of Agra and hence makes for a must-visit for anyone living in or visiting India. When in the city, visitors can also visit the other historical and cultural hotspots and soak in a bit of India's rich history.

Distance from Jaipur: 237 km

Best Time: October to March

20 Agra Attractions

13. Mandawa, Rajasthan

Mandawa, Rajasthan
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Known For : Castle Mandawa Havelis, Mandawa Shopping in Mandawa

Known for its very popular Mandawa Fort, Mandawa is a quaint little town in the Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan. Popularly known as the Open Art Gallery, the town is replete with paved archways and magnificent havelis and fortresses. It is located in the heart of the Shekhawati region and is dotted with palaces and splendid mansions (havelis). Owing to its royal rendition, it is also a hot spot for movie shoots and is filled in by media on and off the year. Mandawa is a good getaway for people fond of art and culture.

Distance from Jaipur: 168 km

Best Time: October to March

4 Mandawa Attractions

14. Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh

Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
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Known For : Gwalior Fort Jai Vilas Palace Gujari Mahal (State Archaeological Museum)

Gwalior is a historic city located in the state of Madhya Pradesh. Popular because of the hilltop fort, Gwalior is full of palaces and glorious temples giving this city a majestic charm which speaks volumes of its glorious past. Visitors to Gwalior love to hold picnics and indulge in ample photography across the various tourist sites in the city. Gwalior is best reached by train from Jaipur but one can also take a car for an excellent scenic drive.

Distance from Jaipur: 332 km

Best Time: July to March

34 Gwalior Attractions

15. Salasar Balaji

Salasar Balaji
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Salasar Balaji or Salasar Dham is a temple located in the small town of Salasar near Sujangarh in Churu district, Rajasthan. Dedicated to Balaji, which is another name for Hanuman, this temple attracts innumerable devotees throughout the year. Salasar Dham is in a religious circuit of centres of Khatu Shyamji temple and Rani Sati Dadiji (Jhunjhunu) temple and the Salasar Dham (or Balaji). The temple is a popular getaway for devotees and one many families undertake short weekend trips with their kids.

Distance from Jaipur: 170 km

16. Haridwar, Uttarakhand

Haridwar, Uttarakhand
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Known For : Ganga Aarti in Haridwar Har Ki Pauri Chandi Devi Temple

Haridwar, considered to be among the seven holiest cities in India, is an ancient city located on the banks of River Ganga in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. Dotted with temples, ashrams and narrow lanes across the city, Haridwar is a famous Hindu temple town where millions of devotees come to take a dip in the holy Ganges. It's believed that taking a dip in the holy Har Ki Pauri relieves you of all your sins.

Distance from Jaipur: 472 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

36 Haridwar Attractions

17. Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Jodhpur, Rajasthan
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Known For : Mehrangarh Fort Umaid Bhawan Palace Camel Safari

The former capital of Marwar, Jodhpur is one of the most enchanting cities of Rajasthan, with its mighty Mehrangarh fort overlooking the city. The city is called the Blue City as it looks completely blue in colour from an aerial view because of its blue walls and blue houses. Nearby Jaswant Tada and Umaid Bhawan Palace are also among the top attractions in Jodhpur. The charm of the old city lies in the hundreds of shops, guesthouses, eating joints and vendors that make it a chirpy bustling city, especially near the landmark clock tower and Sardar Market.

Distance from Jaipur: 352 km

Best Time: November to February

44 Jodhpur Attractions

18. Galtaji Temple

Galtaji Temple
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Located on the outskirts of the regal city of Jaipur, Galtaji Temple is a prehistoric Hindu pilgrimage site. Outlined by the striking Aravalli hills, it consists of several shrines, holy kunds, pavilions and natural springs. This majestic temple is situated at the heart of a hilly terrain that is bounded by a beautiful gorge which attracts tourists here every year. Located inside the City Palace, the walls of this temple are beautifully adorned with carvings and paintings that make this place worth visiting. The Galtaji temple is unique in its architecture and has been constructed like a palace.

Distance from Jaipur: 11 km

19. Orchha, Madhya Pradesh

Orchha, Madhya Pradesh
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Known For : Jehangir Mahal, Orchha Fort Ram Raja Temple Raja Mahal, Orchha Fort

Orchha is a historical town located on the banks of river Betwa in Madhya Pradesh, known for its grand palaces, and intricately carved temples. Famously known as the city of palaces, it is world-renowned for the classic mural paintings, frescos and Chhatris (cenotaphs) that were constructed to commemorate the Bundela rulers. Orchha's old-world charm is what constantly attracts visitors making it an excellent weekend getaway from Jaipur.

Distance from Jaipur: 465 km

Best Time: July to March

16 Orchha Attractions

20. Manesar

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Manesar located between Delhi and Jaipur offers a bucolic experience and is a recommended offbeat place to visit near Jaipur. The picturesque scenery including the majestic views of the Aravalli hills is what attracts tourists looking to escape the cities. The farm tourism of Manesar is a popular activity which has caught on over the years. On top of that, the many resorts here are frequented by friends and family groups who come visiting on a short weekend drive.

Distance from Jaipur: 230 km

21. Kesroli

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The Hill Fort Kesroli is one of the rare heritage hotels in Alwar that has been in existence since the 14th century. A wonderful destination to enjoy the barrier sunsets, showing daily for 700 years and discovering the Neemrana heritage hotels in Alwar is this resort. Hill Fort-Kesroli is a great holiday choice for those looking for a relaxing weekend getaway from Jaipur and is highly recommended for both friend groups and family.

Distance from Jaipur: 147 km

22. Garhmukteshwar

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At just about 110 km from Delhi, Garhmukteshwar is a heritage town that dates back to having been part of ancient Hastinapur. One of the famous road trip routes from Delhi, this is the closest point where one can take a bath in the Holy Ganges. This town is devoted to the worship of Goddess Ganga with four temples dedicated to her, including the main temple of Mukteshwar Mahadev. This region is also famous for dolphin sightings.

Distance from Jaipur: 356 km

23. Mount Abu, Rajasthan

Mount Abu, Rajasthan
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Known For : Nakki Lake Guru Shikhar Toad Rock

The only hill station of Rajasthan, its cool atmosphere and lush green surroundings make it a major tourist spot within the state. The most important attraction, however, are undoubtedly the Dilwara temples, which is one of the most stunning pieces of architecture in the country. It is undoubtedly one of the more popular weekend getaways from Jaipur during the summer which is both recreational and educational. One can easily reach Mount Abu from Jaipur by car.

Distance from Jaipur: 493 km

Best Time: October to March

21 Mount Abu Attractions

24. Mathura, Uttar Pradesh

Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
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Known For : Shri Krishna Janmasthan Temple Dwarkadheesh Temple, Mathura Birla Mandir Mathura

One of Hinduism's seven sacred cities, Mathura is the birthplace of the very beloved Lord Krishna. Located in the state of Uttar Pradesh, Mathura and Vrindavan are often considered twin cities (located only 10km away from each other). Mathura is a small town dotted with temples from various ages and attracts a horde of pilgrims from all over the world. For cultural and religious buffs, few other destinations in India can truly be more enchanting.

Distance from Jaipur: 220 km

Best Time: October to March

28 Mathura Attractions

25. Bundi, Rajasthan

Bundi, Rajasthan
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Known For : Taragarh Fort Moti Mahal, Bundi Badal Mahal, Bundi

A princely state for a princely stay, in the northwest of India, lies the district of Bundi, in the Hadoti region of the royal state of Rajasthan. It is of great historical significance as it has been a witness to many battles and legendary tales of valour. Bundi is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty including a beautiful pattern of rivers and lakes and some enchanting waterfalls. This is why visitors to the city love to have a picnic in the many open areas. Bundi is best reached from Jaipur by road - either by bus or by hiring a private taxi.

Distance from Jaipur: 217 km

Best Time: October to March

14 Bundi Attractions

26. Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh

Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh
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Known For : Banke Bihari Mandir Prem Mandir Radha Raman Temple

One of the oldest cities on the banks of Yamuna, Vrindavan is considered to be one of the most important places of pilgrimage for the devotees of Krishna. It is said that Lord Krishna had spent his childhood in Vrindavan. The name of the city has been derived from Vrinda (meaning basil) and van (meaning grove) which perhaps refer to the two small groves at Nidhivan and Seva Kunj. Since Vrindavan is considered to be a sacred place, a large number of devotees come here to offer their prayers and seek solace.

Distance from Jaipur: 238 km

Best Time: October to March

18 Vrindavan Attractions

27. Chittorgarh, Rajasthan

Chittorgarh, Rajasthan
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Known For : Chittorgarh Fort Padmini Palace Kalika Mata Temple

The capital of the erstwhile kingdom of Mewar, Chittorgarh is a land of forts, citadels, ruins, and immortal folklore of sacrifice and heroism. Chittorgarh is known for Chittorgarh Fort, the largest fort in India built on a hilltop, spreading over an area of around 700 acres. The magnificent fortress will always be remembered for the courageous self-sacrificing Jauhar performed by Rani Padmini to thwart the conquest of the fort by Alauddin Khilji.

Distance from Jaipur: 334 km

Best Time: October to March

19 Chittorgarh Attractions

28. Nathdwara, Rajasthan

Nathdwara, Rajasthan
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Known For : Charbhuja Shrinathji Temple Shopping in Nathdwara

Nestled amidst the Aravalli Hills, the charming town of Nathdwara is literally translates to "The Gateway of the Lord'. It is situated in the heart of Rajasthan, on the banks of river Banas and is a pristine picturesque location. It is also a sacred Hindu site and is flocked by thousands of tourists every year. Nathdwara is also famous for "Pichwai Paintings" which are traditional Rajasthani style paintings and terracotta work. It is considered as a hub of traditional handicrafts, arts and artefacts.

Distance from Jaipur: 349 km

Best Time: September to February

6 Nathdwara Attractions

29. Bhandarej


Bhandarej located in the Duasa district in Rajasthan is a quaint and perfect place to getaway from the hustle bustle of the city. This is a vibrant and colourful place that is beautifully juxtaposed with the intricate stone monuments. Bhandarej is full of scenic beauty and picturesque landscapes. The various flora and fauna that inhabit here makes the place even more mesmerizing. The ancient temples dating back to the Mahabharata period are quite a sight to see and would leave you awestruck. This place is ideal for people who are seeking for serenity and calmness.

Distance from Jaipur: 70 km

30. Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan

Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan
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Known For : Kumbhalgarh Fort Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary Badal Mahal, Kumbhalgarh

Famous for its gigantic snake-like fortress, Kumbalgarh town is yet another feather in Rajasthan's royal cap. The historic town is renowned for its majestic monuments, extravagant palaces, an array of temples and flamboyant chattris. The Kumbhalgarh Fort is the second most important fort of Rajasthan and is a truly magnificent sight. The charming location of the fort at the foothills of pebbly Aravalli hills increases the overall appeal of the place making it an excellent place to visit near Jaipur.

Distance from Jaipur: 344 km

Best Time: October to March

7 Kumbhalgarh Attractions

31. Deeg, Rajasthan

Deeg, Rajasthan
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Known For : Havelis Deeg Fort Bharatpur

Located in close vicinity to the city of Bharatpur, Deeg is a small town in the state of Rajasthan. Founded by Maharaja Suraj Mahal in the 18th century, Deeg served as the summer resort to the Royal family. Popular for its magnificent palaces, exquisite fortifications and desi bazaars, the town is an escape from the regular din of city life. You can soak in the rural landscape and laze in the culture. Not far from here is also located the famous Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary which is a must visit.

Distance from Jaipur: 197 km

Best Time: September to March

3 Deeg Attractions

32. Karauli


The ancient town of Karauli was founded in 1348 and holds the reputation of being the home of Shri Madan Mohanji, who is believed to be an incarnation of Lord Krishna. Karauli is home to more than 300 temples making it one of the holiest destinations in India. The rich, vibrant and colourful heritage and culture of Rajasthan can be glimpsed in this town which makes it a perfect place to visit on a vacation. Karauli also has a lot of forts and palaces with splendid architecture that cannot be missed. The temple town of Karauli is all the more auspicious as it is believed that the ruling family here, are direct descendants of Lord Krishna. Located on the 'Golden Quadrilateral' of India - on the Jaipur - Agra Highway, it can be easily reached by cars and public transport.

Distance from Jaipur: 159 km

33. Eklingji Temple

Eklingji Temple
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Eklingji Temple is one of the most popular temples of Rajasthan and is located south-west of Jaipur. Eklingji Temple is dedicated to the Lord Shiva of the Hindu religion and its brilliant architecture drives several tourists here every year. This double-storied temple looks magnificent with its pyramidal style of roof and uniquely carved tower. The outer walls of the temple are stretched with steps that lower touching the serene waters.

Distance from Jaipur: 375 km

34. Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary

Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary
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A perfect weekend getaway from Jaipur, Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary is an amazing escape for nature lovers and birding enthusiasts. It is home to a number of migratory birds and is a great spot for spotting the various species, especially during winters. The Sanctuary is best visited as early in the day as possible and also serves as an excellent picnic spot. There are astonishing 250 species of birds here during the peak season, i.e. September and during winters.

Distance from Jaipur: 232 km

35. Damdama Lake

Damdama Lake
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Damdama Lake is a beautiful lake located close to New Delhi. It is around 64 km i.e. an hour's drive away from New Delhi and has a calm and peaceful vibe about it. What makes Damdama Lake enticing is that it is home to over 190 species of native and migratory birds. In monsoons, water levels reach as high as fifty feet and this is when most of the migratory birds are spotted. It is a popular place for picnics as well as for on-site training for corporate team-building exercises. Reaching Damdama Lake by car from Jaipur is the recommended way to travel.

Distance from Jaipur: 248 km

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