Top 12 Day Trips From Jaipur, Rajasthan - Updated 2024

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Jaipur is the capital of the north Indian state of Rajasthan. This popular destination is primarily known for its unique buildings and colorful, bustling streets. If you are looking for an immersive trip to India, Jaipur should be at the top of your list. It even offers 5-star hotels and amazing Airbnb vacation rentals if you’re wondering where to stay. Spend time exploring the local area and discover the City Palace complex and World Heritage sites. Known as the Pink City, we’re sure that you’ll fall in love with Jaipur as much as we have. But, for those of you who want to discover more, check out our list of the top day trips from Jaipur, Rajasthan.

1. Go on a safari tour at Ranthambore National Park (from USD 92.0)

Ranthambore National Park is a popular wildlife sanctuary located in Rajasthan, India. It’s known for its population of Bengal tigers, making it a must-visit destination for anyone interested in wildlife and nature.

A safari tour at Ranthambore National Park lets you see the majestic Bengal tigers in their natural habitat. Visitors can embark on a jeep safari tour with an experienced guide, who can help spot tigers and other wildlife such as leopards, wild boars, and deer.

Another must-see attraction at Ranthambore National Park is the 10th-century Ranthambore Fort. Visitors can tour the fort and learn about its rich history and architecture.

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Jaipur to Ranthambore National Park Private Gypsy Safari Tour

Duration: 12 hours

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2. Discover fresco paintings at Shekhawati (from USD 110.0)

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Shekhawati is a region in Rajasthan, India, known for its rich history and stunning architecture. When visiting, be sure to explore what Shekhawati is famous for, its beautiful fresco paintings! These paintings adorn the walls of many buildings and havelis (mansions) in the area. The stunning artworks depict scenes from Indian mythology, history, and daily life.

Another must-see attraction in Shekhawati is the Nawalgarh Fort, built in the 18th century and now a museum. The fort houses a collection of beautiful paintings, artifacts, and antique furniture that glimpse the region’s rich history and culture.

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From Jaipur : Same Day Shekhawati Tour

Duration: 1.0 day

3. Discover the ancient art of block printing at Bagru

Block printing
Source: Photo by user Jon Connell used under CC BY 2.0

If you’re interested in seeing traditional textiles and patterns, then Bagru is an absolute must-visit. This small town, which is a short drive from Jaipur, is home to the Chhipa clan. They are masters of block printing and have had a huge impact on the textile industry in Rajasthan. Stroll alongside the huge communal drying fields, where you can smell the dye in the air and relish at the colors being used.

Bagru

Address: Bagru, India

Website: Bagru

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4. Explore the architectural marvels of Abhaneri (from USD 56.0)

On this full-day tour from Jaipur, you’ll be able to witness the magnificent Chand Baori step well that is sure to take your breath away. The tour also includes a visit to the ruins of the Harshat Mata temple. Along the way, your well-informed guide will point out other key facts and you’ll also enjoy a traditional Rajasthani lunch. Be sure to take your camera so that you can capture the unique and intricate detailing on the step wells as your guide tells you all about the colorful local history.

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Abhaneri Step Wells Private Full Day Tour With Lunch

Duration: 8 to 9 hours

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Jaipur Tour Guide

neha agarwal

Neha Agarwal

Namaste, Passionate and Authorized Lady Tour Guide, Neha , dedicated to unveil the captivating stories, heritage and cultural treasures of JAIPUR, India. Committed to create joyful and memorable experiences for guests through personalized tours and warm hospitality. ​ I work as a cultural ambassador of India , since 2007 appointed by the Ministry of Tourism, India. I have mastered in Medieval History of India (Post Graduate) which has educated me and enhanced my knowledge to compliment my job as a tour guide as it helps me to explain different aspects of History, architecture, religion and secularism, colors, languages, dresses, culture and traditions. I have an instinct that I specialize in taking around my city Jaipur and various Heritage monuments, especially for lady guests. The list is long to name them, but proudly if I name them it starts with MS. OPRAH WINFREY, "Queen of All Media", Ms. Mary Lindmann- Community Builder, Darrah Joy. In Addition to this, many CEO's, artists, magicians (Zubin Mehta), travel writers, etc. with their families, friends and companions. I always wanted to do a job in which I talk about the world and compare it with city's heritage. This job truly blends with my passion of talking to the nationals of developed countries I just enjoy it. Through that I learn a lot and try to help the society in sustaining of restoration work. That nature of mine has fetched me many dignitaries, diplomats through their respective embassies, consulates, Dutchess and Dukes and many other private star hotels, namely Aman Group, Oberoi's, Taj Group and ITC. I have received many compliments for my tailor made itineraries by repeated guests as they are the best judges to differentiate their previous visits with mine. As I totally emphasize to show them the actual India differently by making Heritage Walks many other typical Indian ways. I want them to look India through my eye which is truly INCREDIBLE! Thank you for giving few minutes of your valuable search and time to read, understand my profile. Hope I'll receive the click button—Confirmed. I can pen down many other things about myself but leaving it for you to experience yourself by coming as a guest but going as a friend, from a stranger to family.

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Jaipur Tour Guide

Narender Kumar

Narender Kumar

I have been a tour guide/ escort for more than 10 years and have guided tourists pan India to historical and cultural heritage sites, national parks & bird sancturies, monuments places like- Delhi , Agra, Jaipur, Khajuraho Exotic Temples, Ranthambore National Park, Mumbai, Nashik , Aurangabad ( Ajanta Rockcut Caves & Ellora Rockcut Temples ), Goa etc. I am proficient in English, Russian, Hindi and Urdu. I became a tour guide due to my passion for travelling and I love meeting new people and share incredible experiences and learn more about a culture and place. I have a good sense of humor and love cracking jokes which will make your trip fun and lively. I love taking care of people and your safety is my top priority. You will have the best holiday memories with me as your tour guide/escort.

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farman guia turstico

Farman Guia Turstico

Hello Travellers people calle me Farman a experienced freelance tour guide. I work with several Free Tours company and we would love to show you around and give you the best tips and recomendations. If you travel in India you will discover a new aspect of this wonderful city. If it is your first visit i warn you one thing: you will fall in love in love with India and you will end up coming back.

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Jaipur Tour Guide

Zeeshan Ali

Zeeshan Ali

Namaste!! I Take privilege to share about myself. My name is Zeeshan. I was born and raised in the rich history of India, in the Beautiful City of Agra, I had no Doubts to become a Tour Guide because I couldn't stop myself been attracted towards the charm for History & Architecture of monuments located at Agra from my childhood. I Chose to become a Tour Guide to fulfill my Passion & to learn, share about the Customs, Tradition, Culture, History & Architecture of my Incredible Country which has a Unity in Diversity. I am 34 years old and 14 of them I Dedicated as a Tour Guide. I am Educated, Professional, Sociable, Punctual & friendly. I can interest you by presenting interesting facts about India. I always take into account the wishes of my Clients and create individual plans of Excursion. I help my Clients in choosing the Best Stops, Stores, Cafes & transfers. I did my Masters in Indian History (Medieval Period). I believe my Journey has just begun as I discovered an enormous amount of knowledge of History, Architecture & Culture of North India by reading & Travelling So I am very Well Versed to Deliver the Tour just like a local. I consider myself a Professional in this field, I am happy that my clients take their India Tour Memories as an Experience to Cherish it throughout their lives. In easy words, you can travel with me like an old family friend from India.

5. Visit the holy city of Ajmer

Jain Temple-Ajmer
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Jgnsonir used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Ajmer is one of the oldest cities in Rajasthan. Located 80 miles (130 km) southwest of the city, it is also one of the best places to visit near Jaipur for one day. Many people flock to Ajmer to pay their respects to the shrine of Khwaja Muin-ud-din Chishti. In fact, Ajmer is a vitally important home for many religions, including the Jain religion. Visit the awe-inspiring golden temple during your trip and we’re sure that you’ll see throngs of people praying on a daily basis. Be warned, during Ramadan, Ajmer and the surrounding area become incredibly busy.

Ajmer

Address: Ajmer, Rajasthan, India

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6. Take a tour of the royal palaces and forts of Alwar

Alwar Palace - Outside View
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Chawla.nishant used under CC BY-SA 4.0

Nestled between Delhi and Jaipur, this popular tourist hub is famous for two things; incredible buildings and delicious Alwar Ka Mawa milk cakes. It is 93 miles (150 km) north of Jaipur and has a number of fort-styled buildings and impressive nature reserves, where you can see tigers. During your trip, be sure to visit the Bala-Quila Fort, Bhangarh Fort and of course, the peaceful Moti Dungri. No trip to Alwar is complete without a visit to the City Palace, which surrounds an artificial lake.

Alwar

Address: Alwar, Rajasthan, India

Website: Alwar

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7. Visit Mandawa to experience the local art and culture

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Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Daniel Villafruela used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Mandawa has a unique history as it lies on the Silk Route through to China. During this time, many incredible buildings were built and adorned with paintings. Each painting has a different theme - some depict stories of the royal era, while others focus on the Indian epics and fables. So, if you’re interested in art, culture or history, then Mandawa should be on top of your list of one-day trip destinations near Jaipur. Every street is like it’s own art museum. Along the streets, you can also expect to find local markets, and the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Mandawa is a fantastic destination to immerse yourself in the local culture.

Mandawa

Address: Mandawa, Rajasthan 333704, India

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8. Explore the sacred city of Dausa


Aptly named ‘beautiful like heaven’ in Sanskrit text, this wonderful short trip is just 34 miles (55 km) from Jaipur. Here, you can expect to find many historically important sites, as it was the original headquarters of the Kachhawaha Dynasty. We’d recommend visiting the Mehandipur Balaji temple, Bara Baoli, and Gopinath temple. For something a bit different, be sure to check out the neon pink Giriraj Dharan Mandir, which is a Hindu temple.

Dausa

Address: Rajasthan 303303, India

Website: Dausa

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9. Be amazed by one of India's largest mosques in Tonk

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Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Bernard Gagnon used under CC BY-SA 3.0

This small town is famous for its impressive havelis. These havelis are mansions known for their particular architectural style. You’ll be able to see the traditional and beautiful architecture of the Mughal era. Uniquely, these buildings are intermingled with British colonial buildings. This special culture clash is what attracts many tourists to Tonk. Be sure to visit the golden mansion of Sunehri Kothi, The Arabian and Persian Research Institute, The Temples of Sheth Motisha, and Jama Masjid, which is perhaps one of the biggest mosques in the country.

Tonk

Address: Tonk, Rajasthan 304001, India

Website: Tonk

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10. Explore the haunted ruins of Bhangarh Fort (from USD 43.0)

Not for the faint-hearted, Bhangarh, is known as one of the most haunted sites in India. Don’t believe in such stories? Simply head 51 miles (83 km) northeast of Jaipur and you’ll reach Bhangarh. Located on the edge of the Sariska Tiger Reserve, visiting hours are strictly monitored. This unique and beautiful site was built by Raja Bhagwant Das. You can spend a day strolling around the ruins, including the palace, temples, and bathhouses. You’ll discover the varying local tales that tell the cause of its decline and abandonment. One thing is for certain, leave before sunset.

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One Day Guided Chand Baori (Step well) & Bhangarh by Cab

Duration: 8 hours

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11. Come face-to-face with tigers at the Ranthambore National Park (from USD 66.0)

This exhilarating tour will lead you, with a trained naturalist guide, deep into the jungle as you travel in search of tigers. From the safety of a car, you’ll spend three hours in the national park. Apart from the infamous tigers, you can expect to see a plethora of other creatures in the wild, including crocodiles, leopards, and magnificent exotic birds. The guide will tell you all about the natural environment and habits of these wonderful creatures. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get some fantastic camera shots of the animals as you comfortably explore their national park.

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Ranthambore Tiger Safari

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

12. Explore the temples of Pushkar and enjoy camel safari in Thar desert (from USD 92.0)

Pushkar is home to over 500 temples, some of which dates back to the 14th and 15th centuries. It has a very different vibe to many of the other bustling towns and cities. Some of the must-visit places here include the 14th-century Brahma Temple, Pushkar Lake and Nag Pahar (snake-hill). If you’re looking for something a bit more wild and adventurous, go for a camel safari in the Thar desert.

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Private Pushkar Tour with Camel Safari

Duration: 1 day

Go beyond Jaipur

While Jaipur is a great tourist destination with plenty to see and do, there are lots of beautiful places nearby that are worth a visit, too. Whether you are looking for art, architecture, culture, history or unique surroundings, these day trips from Jaipur, Rajasthan, are perfect for you.

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Frequently asked questions about day trips from Jaipur, Rajasthan

1. What are the best tours near Jaipur?

Some of the best tours near Jaipur include this safari tour at Ranthambore National Park, this full-day Shekhawati Tour, and this private tour of the Abhaneri Step Wells. For a more unique experience, try this spooky tour of Bhangarh Fort’s haunted ruins.

2. What are the best places to visit within 100 km (62 mi) of Jaipur?

Some points of interest nearest to Jaipur are the sacred city of Dausa and the haunted ruins of Bhangarh Fort, which are just 55 km (34 mi) and 83 km (51 mi) away, respectively.

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