On The Road Again: 10 Trending Weekend Getaways in Rajasthan

By Avni Porwal

Rajasthan, also known as the ‘Mini India’, is a place full of diversities. The state embrace many natural and man-made wonders. A perfect fusion of art, culture, and festivities, there is so much to explore.

There’re mighty forts. palaces, temples and sand dunes that are amongst the famous tourist attractions. Here’s a list of top 10 trending weekend getaways in Rajasthan you must visit once.

Pushkar

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Located on the edge of Ajmer, Pushkar is a place full of traditions, folklore, and temples. Its chief attractions are the Pushkar Lake, the Brahma Temple, and the desert camping sites.

The holy water of Pushkar is believe to cure skin ailments and wash-away evil doings. Hindus from all nooks and corners of India usually swarm this place around the year. Close to the lake is the famous Brahma Temple. Built more than 200 years ago, it is the only temple in the world dedicated to Hindu Lord Brahma.

SILISERH

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Situated in Alwar district, Siliserh sits amidst the Aravali ranges. The city attracts the tourists for its natural beauty and water sports activities. A trip to Siliserh includes the visit to the Siliserh Lake, Ajabgarh, Jaisamand and Vijay Mandir Palace. The tranquil waves of the lake create an aura of peace and happiness. The beaming contour of the lake is perfect for the evening walk. Spend your night in the beautiful resorts located in the heart of the lake.

SAMODE

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40 km from Jaipur lies Samode, revered for its enthralling beauty. Appreciate the beauty of Samode Palace and its awe-inspiring architecture. The palace combines the best of Indian and Mughal styles. The beautiful facades, painted beams, and chandeliers are exclusive and distinct. Pamper yourself with the succulent food and royal camel rides in the Samode village.

SHEKHAWATI

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Shekhawati Region is the best getaway for those who take a deep interest in art and history. Located in the north-east part of Rajasthan, it is famous for the 18th-century haveli and open air art galleries built by the merchants of Marwar. Must visit places include the Mandawa Fort, the Vivana Culture Hotel, the Dundlod Fort, Roop Niwas Kothi Palace, Mukundgarh Fort, Danta Fort, Narain Niwas Castle, Castle Pachar, and Arooka Castle.

HALDIGHATI

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Haldi Ghati is a mountain pass amidst the Aravali ranges in the near Rajsamand and Pali district. It is Famous in Rajasthan as the battleground of the famous ‘War of Haldighati’ fought between Maharana Pratap and Mughal emperor Akbar. It is named Haldighati owing to the yellow colored soil found in the place. The Haldighati Museum is the most visited attraction and houses a bronze statue of brave warrior Maharana Pratap taking on the enemy on the back of his loyal horse Chetak.

THAR DESERT

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Love night sky? Thar, also known as the Great Indian Desert, is a must visit place for all those who loves the night sky. Sit amidst the golden sand and enjoy beneath the stars.  On arrival, you receive a warm, traditional manner with Aarti and Tika. Enjoy the breathtaking sunrise, go for a Camel Safari,  and in the evening sit around a bonfire and enjoy some Rajasthani cultural programs.

MOUNT ABU

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Enjoy a grueling tour exploring the mountains and hills of Mount Abu. Trek through the lush green ridges of Mount Abu. It’s also a hotbed for adventure enthusiasts with adventure sports like rappelling and rock climbing on offer. The evening sunset in Mount Abu is something to die for.

GURU SHIKHAR

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Guru Shikhar is the highest point on the Aravali Range. A peak in the Arabuda Mountains, it rises to an elevation of 5,676 feet. The place is famous for the Dattatreya Lord Vishnu temple. Lovated at the top of the hill inside a cave, the temple holds mythological significance. Near the temple os a Physical Research Laboratory that operates the Mount Abu Observatory.

DEEG PALACE

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Located 32 km from Bharatpur District, Deeg is popular for its temples, palaces, and gardens. The famous Deeg Palace is an epitome of architectural beauty. The palace was built by Raja Surajmal, for the summer refuges to save them from the encroaching heat. It includes two water tanks, Gopal Sagar and Rup Sagar. The water tanks were built to bring down the temperature level in summers.

The best part is the water sprinkles and jets that create monsoon-like showers. The heavy metal balls on the rooftop gives the sound effect of thunder.

STEP WELLS OF BUNDI

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The captivating town of Bundi is particularly famous for its step wells, i.e. baoris.

Before the establishment of water pipelines, baoris were the only source to fulfill water requirement. With more than 50 baoris present, there are only few that are well maintained.

 

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