Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, is one of India’s most popular destinations for domestic and foreign tourists alike. People flock to the Pink City to take in its palaces, forts, and temples. It goes without saying that most tourist places in Jaipur figure in every traveller’s itinerary.
However, there are also many hidden places to visit in Jaipur that weave beautiful tales of the city’s past, which deserve to be experienced too. So here’s a list of the lesser-known places to visit in Jaipur that you can enjoy without worrying about the crowd.
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1) Chand Baori Stepwell

Chand Baori Stepwell was constructed in 800 AD and is the deepest in India. No longer in use, it is fortified on all sides and has over 3500 narrow steps that are 13 stories deep. The beautiful and precise geometrical pattern makes this well a must-visit. Tourists can descend into the well and marvel at the sheer magnitude of the construction.
Location: Situated in Dausa district, NH-11/Jaipur-Agra Road, 95 km from Jaipur
Timings: 4 am – 10 pm
Entry fee: Free

2) Nahargarh Biological Park

Situated among the Aravalli Hills is an animal sanctuary that is sure to delight. Asiatic lions, Bengal tigers, panthers, boars, and other species were brought here to conserve them and to raise awareness about them. The astounding beauty of Nahargarh Biological Park and its flora and fauna makes it a perfect tourist destination for the whole family.
Location: 12 km from Jaipur on the Jaipur-Delhi highway
Timings: 8.30 am – 5.30 pm (15th Mar to 14th Oct); 9 am – 5 pm (15th Oct to 14th Mar); Tuesday closed
Entry fee: Rs 50 (Indian nationals); Rs 300 (foreigners)

3) Bairath

Explore the archaeological remains at Bairath; a city built by three powerful dynasties of India – the Mauryas, the Rajputs, and the Mughals. The remains of Buddhist Stupas, a coin mint and gardens, and a Hanuman temple will pique your curiosity and make you wonder about the lives of people long gone.
Location: 86 km from Jaipur, on the Shahpura-Alwar Road
Timings: 10 am – 4:30 pm; Fridays closed
Entry Fee: Rs 3 (Indian nationals); Rs 10 (foreigners)

4) Sanganer

Famous for its ancient 10th century Jain temple adorned with exquisite stone carvings, the town is truly a step back in time. If you have a fondness for handicrafts, visit the local market – it’s renowned for its wooden block cloth printing, handmade paper, and Jaipur’s blue pottery.
Location: 16 km south of Jaipur
Timings: 6 am – 10 pm
Entry fee: Free
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5) Galtaji Temple

Built into the narrow crevices of Jaipur’s surrounding hills, this series of ancient temples has been a pilgrimage site since the 15th century. The temple compound has seven water tanks or ‘kunds’, of which the Galta Kund is the holiest. It’s purported to never go dry.
Location: 13 km away from Jaipur
Timings: 5 am – 9 pm
Entry fee: Free

6) Bagru

This town is famous for its use of natural dyes and wooden block printing. The dyes are made of indigo, madder root, and turmeric. You can also purchase the famous ‘mojri’ footwear to truly experience Jaipur.
Location: 32 km from Jaipur, towards Ajmer
Entry fee: Free

Where to stay in Jaipur

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