6 Offbeat Yet Amazing Places in Jaipur

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Amidst the hustle of this royal city, some places still remain unexplored and obscured. These places, carrying rich past demands as much attention as other renowned places in Jaipur.

Considering this, we have enlisted 7 of such mysterious yet lively places in and around Jaipur.Should you find yourself in the city, take out time to visit these destinations too.

Top 6 Unexplored Places in Jaipur

1. Galta Temple

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Rating: 4.7 (based on 60 google reviews)

The Galtaji Temple is a chiefly visited temple by pilgrims. The temple is devoted to Rishi Galav. It is situated between two hills, 10Kms away from the city. The temple has seven natural water tanks or kunds among which The Galta kund is considered to be the holiest as it never dries up. On the festival of Makar Sankranti, thousands of pilgrims from all over India come here to douse in this kund as it is considered sacred.

The Brahma Temple located in the complex was built in the 14th century and is the only temple in Jaipur that is dedicated to Lord Brahma.

The other thing that this temple is famous for is the troops of monkeys that are found here; they are said to guard the temple premises. These monkeys are often friendly and you can even feed them.

Best time to visit:Between February and March and also Between October and December
Location: Galtaji, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302031
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 2 hours
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 05:00 AM-09:00 PM

2. Jawahar Kala Kendra

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Rating: 4.6 (based on 8838 google reviews)

Jawahar Kala Kendra in Jaipur is a multi-art museum built by the Rajasthan Government with the purpose to preserve the Rajasthani art and craft. The visitors may opt for informative tours to understand the importance and heritage of the art in display.

The building houses museums, an amphitheatre, closed auditoriums, library, arts display room, cafeteria, and a small hostel. Jawahar Kala Kendra showcases great historical art and culture and enhances people's knowledge about India's rich past.

Best time to visit: anytime of the year.
Location: 2, Jawaharlal Nehru Marg, Opp Commerce College, Jhalana Doongri, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302004
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 2 hours
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 10:00 AM-09:00 PM

3. Abhaneri Stepwell

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Rating: 4.5 (based on 3941 google reviews)

Located 82 Kms from the city of Jaipur, Chand Baori is a stepwell situated in the village of Abhaneri. It's construction can be dated back to the 8th-9th century and was named after the local ruler, Raja Chanda. The baoli and the nearby Harshat Mata temple, a pilgrimage site together formed a complex. The temple is dedicated to Mata Harshat - the Goddess of joy and happiness.

Chand Baori is a deep well with a large temple on the back face of the building. The basic architecture consists of long corridors of steps leading to five or six stories below the ground-level. It consists of 3500 steps over thirteen stories. The baoli extends upto 100 ft below the ground making it the deepest and largest step well in India.

The state of Rajasthan being extremely arid and hot, the design of the Chand Baori was intended to conserve as much water as possible while maintaining the temperature of harvested water.

Although the Islamic invaders tried to destroy the temple, you may still find traces of architectural and sculptural styles of ancient India that this place still boasts of. To sum it up, the step well stands as an amazing site to visit and is appreciated by many tourists.

Best time to visit: Between October and March
Location: Near Harshat Mata Temple, Abhaneri, Dausa, Bandikui, Rajasthan 303313
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 30 minutes
Timing: Monday-Sunday: 08:00 AM-06:00 PM

A tip from HelloTrippeR: You can also experience the 3 day Abhaneri festival during October or November

4. Sambhar Lake

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Rating: 4.4 (based on 918 google reviews)

Located 80 Kms from the city of Jaipur, the Sambhar Lake is the largest inland salt lake. The lake gathers water from six rivers, namely, Medtha, Rupangarh, Mantha, Samaod, Khari and Khandela. Being India's largest saline lake, it is also the source of most of Rajasthan's salt production.

The lake is as rich in history as it is in geography. Ancient sculpture art influenced by Buddhism was also found here. It has a powerful mythological as well as historical past. The civilization here goes back to the time of Gods and many folklores are associated with it. Nevertheless the Sambhar Lake makes it a great tourist destination and yet stays unexplored.

Best time to visit:October to March
Location: Shakambari Jheel, Rajasthan 341509
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 45 minutes
Timing: Monday-Sunday: Always open

5. Kanota Dam

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Rating: 4 (based on 349 google reviews)

Kanota Dam is situated on National Highway 11 (Jaipur- Agra highway). Although it is not flooded with tourists as the other travel destinations, the place is ought not to be missed.

Situated on Aravali Hills, this place boasts splendid natural beauty and offers plenty of picturesque views. It is built on the river Dhoond.

Best time to visit:October to April
Location: NH-11, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 2 days
Timing: Monday-Sunday: Always open

6. Chandlai Lake

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Rating: 3.5 (based on 25 google reviews)

Situated 30 Kms away from Jaipur, Chandlai Lake is one of the best yet unexplored places in Jaipur. This inland water body is said to be over 140 years old and is one of the most beautiful lakes with great picturesque views.

The lake is believed to home approx. 10,000 different species of migratory birds including the ones like Pied Avocet, Palla's Gull, Ruddy Shelduck and White Wagtail. A special type of algae also grows on the Chandlai soil , thereby serving an amazing appetite for birds.

It is an ideal place for nature lovers. The peaceful and serene ambience of the lake will calm your mind and soul.

Best time to visit: July to September
Location: Jaipur, Rajasthan 303903
Closed on: All days open
Average time spent: 2 hours
Timing: Monday-Sunday: Always open

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