There are a number of excursions around Jaipur, Rajasthan. Some of the famous Jaipur excursions are mentioned below:
Located 16 km from Jaipur, Sanganer is famous for its beautiful Jain
temples. The most famous temple is the Shri Digambar Jain temple. This
temple has a stone shrine with three pinnacles. There is an idol of
Parshwanath with 7 serpent hoods in the center. However, the main idol
of Adinathji is enshrined in the temple behind this. Sanganer is also
famous for its crafts and hand-printed textiles.
Situated on the Ajmer road, Bagru is approximately 30 km from Jaipur.
It is mainly known for its Bagru prints. In the Bagru prints, a wooden
block is carved with the required design. This carved block is dipped in
color and pressed on the cloth to transfer the design. Vegetable dyes
are used for the purpose.
Jaipur excursion tour must include a visit to the Samod fort. It is
located approximately 40 km from the city of Jaipur. The fort once
housed the Nathawat family that served as the Prime Ministers of the
Jaipur Royal Court. The road to the fort passes through a village,
giving a peek into the rural life of Rajasthan. On the inside, the fort
gives a reflection of medieval architecture. Exquisite marble work,
antiques and colorful art adorn the inside of the fort. Samod Palace
also has a Durbar hall embellished with glass and minakari work.
Approximately 95 km from Jaipur, on the Jaipur-Agra road, is the
village of Abhaneri. The village is famous for its marvelous baoris
(step wells) and Harshat Mata Temple. There is a legend associated with
the village. It is believed that the village got its name from Goddess
Harshat Mata. The Mata, depicted in a joyous mood, is believed to spread
brightness or "abha" all around. Thus, the name Abhaneri
(originally Abha Nagri).
In the royal times, the wealthy merchants used to get huge mansions
(havelis) constructed as their residence. Shekhawati is mainly known for
its painted Havelis. The word Shekhawati means the garden of Shekha,
named after its ruler Rao Shekha. Also called the 'open art gallery of
Rajasthan', Shekhawati has Havelis rich in artistic tradition. The
havelis are ornamented with various forms of fine art. Especially famous
are their frescoes that depict mythological themes and themes of huge