Outskirts stand for a transition zone where urban and rural uses mix.
As Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan and is one of the metro cities of India so it is expanding day by day in every direction.
There are numerous tourist attractions within Jaipur which are more than sufficient to satisfy the appetite of any tourist whether he is an art lover, historian, adventurous, shopper or traveler by interest. Jaipur’s outskirts also offer many places of interest and importance for the tourist.
Chand Baori (Step Wall), Abhaneri, Dausa, Jaipur
This place is a village at a distance of 95 Km from Jaipur on Jaipur-Agra Highway. This place came into existence during the reign of Raja Chandmal and was originally named as Abha Nagri which means city of brightness. Though today this city of brightness is in ruins but architectural beauty of Harshat Mata Temple and excellence of designing evident in the form of step wells proudly explains of its glorious past and grandeur. Step wells are ancient way of Indians for rain water harvesting and one of them right in front of Harshat Mata temple is Chand Baori which is the deepest step well in India. The temple captivates its visitors in its hoary charm and its architectural and sculptural magnetism.
Padampura Jain Temple, Jaipur
This is newly built attraction near Jaipur. It is place of religious importance for Jain’s as in 2001 a native digging foundation for his house found a statue which was later recognized as Digamber Jain Trithanker Padamprabha. From that day onwards this place has been renowned as Padampura Digamber Jain Atishay Kshetra. The temples and gardens built around this place are magnificent and special care has been taken to design paintings and carvings on mythological themes. The peace and serenity of this place is heavenly and it is just 35 Km away from Jaipur on Jaipur-Kota highway.
Samod Place, Chomu, Jaipur
This famous place is 42 Km away from Jaipur on Jaipur-Sikar state highway. The history of Samode palace goes back to around 400 years when Maharaja Prithvi Singh of Amer gave this palace to one of his twelve sons Gopal Singh Ji and conferred a title of Rawal on him. Samode Palace has architectural delights in the form of carvings and crafts. Set cozily in the scenic rocky hills this palace has Sultan Mahal, dining room and darbar hall with intricately painted walls and chandeliers giving this place an ethnic charm. Frescoed corridors of this palace take the visitor to the journey of stately majesty and grandeur. Samode Bagh is another attraction of this place just 4 Km away from the palace. Modeled in the geometric style of Mughal Gardens this Bagh has lush green lawns, fountains, fruit trees, grape vines and flowering shrubs. Tents are provided for staying in this bagh in the lap of nature with all the comforts in it to make the stay memorable.
Ranthambore Wildlife National Park Tour from Jaipur
Want to see a tiger in its natural setting? If you are lucky, you can spot one at Ranthambore National Park. This national park at a distance of 130kms from Jaipur is set amidst the Aravali and Vindhya ranges of mountain. This former hunting ground of Maharajas of Jaipur is hot favorite among wildlife enthusiasts.
Sanganer Travel from Jaipur
Situated on the outskirts of Jaipur, Sanganer is well known for its crafts and hand-printed textiles.
Bisalpur Dam, Jaipur-Deoli Road, Tonk, Jaipur
Situated at a distance of 125 Km from Jaipur on Jaipur-Devali road, this is a huge dam with the depth of 322 Meter. This dam supplies water to Jaipur and Ajmer and also has been a famous picnic spot during rainy season when dam is full of water and flora come in flocks to provide picturesque view. This dam is built on Banas River and between two mountains and has been built by RUIDP for water supply.
Ramgarh: Tourist Place around Jaipur
Situated at a distance of 25kms from Jaipur, Ramgarh is well known for its large artificial lake. This lake was formed by building a high bund.
Haunted Bhangarh, Ruined Fort, Bhangarh, Alwar
It can send chill to your nerves, stay away from this place it is haunted. Even a Government of India signboard placed 1 Km before says so. Locals do not enter this area and almost everyone has experienced paranormal activities in the fort and nearby areas like dancing and singing. The scenic beauty attracts visitors but entry is prohibited after the sunset. There are many spooky stories associated with Bhangarh but the remains here suggest that it was once a prosperous city with palatial residences and beautiful market places. Built in 17th century is famous for its ruins and paranormal activities.
On the outskirts of Jaipur lies the historic Amer Fort. Adjacent to its meandering fort wall is an ancient gateway that leads to a valley, transformed into a geometric garden. Forty futuristic tents, canvas cubes that are rendered in patterns, interspaced with sculpted landscape against a background of rocky hills. This combination of contrasts evokes a range of emotions and tastes that the word “rasa” stands for. Located 15 kms north of Jaipur, Rajasthan, is this unique exploration of modern Indian nomadic tents. For the traveller who appreciates an experience that is distinctive and yet of local origin, Rasa – Jaipur, more than meets the expectations set by hotels from Devi Resorts.
Apart these tourist places one of the fact about Jaipur’s outskirts is that Jaipur is developing fast, and the development plans have now made their away to the outskirts of the city. Be it residential or commercial ventures the entire city is dotted with numerous state-of-the-art multi-million ventures. The expansion could well be attributed to the domestic entrepreneurs having undaunted spirits for huge investments.