5 Lesser-Known Travel Places In Jaipur

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The royal city of Rajasthan is known for its rich culture and tradition, magnificent art and artifacts, and brilliant past. Various forts and monuments aren’t the only attractions of this pink city, the intricate handicraft items and exquisite jewelry also catch the eyeballs of tourists. Jaipur is a magical city bursting with life, history and awe-inspiring architecture, lakes, sand dunes, various markets. But there is much more to this city, most of which are not much explored and commercialized.  But from a tourist point of concern, these places are a must-visit as there dwell some interesting facts which need to be highlighted and focussed on.

Take a virtual guide to these top 5 unexplored tourist places in Jaipur.

1. Chandlai Lake

140 years old Inland water body – Chandlai Lake

It is an Inland water body which is said to be 140 years old. Just 2kms before the Chandlai Toll Plaza there is this serene water body that is not even popular among the locals. The beautiful place is regarded as the best for sightseeing in Jaipur. If you love the romantic serenity, tranquility, privacy amidst a gentle breeze, this is the place to be. A moderate footfall of tourists can be seen here. The lake is believed to be a host of approx. 10,000 different species of migratory birds including the ones like Pied Avocet, Pallas’s Gul, Ruddy Shelduck and the White Wagtail. The best place for someone who looks forward to reconnecting with nature, the place that gives fresh air among the hustle-bustle of various tourist attractions.

2. Sambhar Lake

India’s Largest Saline Lake – Sambhar Lake

Located 65 km away from the city, Sambhar is the largest saltwater lake in India. It is one of the beautiful and unexplored tourist places in the region. Shaped like an ellipse, the lake has a town of Sambhar on one side and surrounded by scenic Aravalli Hills from all sides that protects it like a prodigious guard. The famous temple of Shakamhari Devi is also at the shores of this lake only. The lake is a major producer of salt in India and accounts for 9% of the salt production of the nation. Being the largest Saline lake in India, it is also a home to flamingos and other beautiful species from North Asia flocking together at this place. Nilgai can be observed venturing out freely in the adjoining forest area. Lake is now recognized as a Ramsar Site, which means it is a recognized wetland, deemed of national significance. The place has an amazing cinematic beauty that is now being tapped by various Bollywood directors and the beautiful visuals can be seen and recognized in movies like Gulaal and much appreciated PK.

Jaipur Heritage Walking Tour
Jaipur Heritage Walking Tour

3. Kanota Dam

A place of tranquility and peace – Kanota Dam

Located in Agra Road, fringed by Aravali hills with a canopy of blue skies, this dam is a scenic spot away from the palaces and forts. Constructed over river Dhoond, this dam is again a perfect place for the people who enjoy tranquility and peace and wants to spend some time away from the hum-drum of the city. One can witness the mighty flow of water gushing out of the gates and powering the turbines to generate electricity for the surrounding towns and villages. To experience the real might of this dam, visit this place during monsoons when the reservoirs are full of water and the beauty of the landscape can be admired when at its peak.

4. Chulgiri Jain Temple

Amidst the Aravali Hills is the view of Chulgiri Temple

This temple is a Digambara shrine and it is a popular sanctum place in Jainism. Surrounded by Aravali ranges, the temple is mostly visited by religious tourism from around the world. There is a small story attached to this temple. It is believed that once  Jain Hierophant Shri Desh Bhushan’s marriage had come to this place and he found it very scrumptious and peaceful as a mortification point of view, so he choose this place for his mortification and later on he decided to build a Jain shrine over here. It is he who has decided this name for the temple. The temple has statues of three most important Tirthankars – Shree Parshavnath, Mahaveer Swami and Neminath. Every year a big festival in the month of May is organized here. The next important thing about the temple is the Jain Yantra embossed on a copper plate that has a weight of 40kgs and is placed on the rooftop of this temple. Very recently a reservoir with a storage of 1.8 million liters of rainwater was also made here so that the same can be used for worship and consecration of God. To enjoy the scenic beauty of the place, people from over for picnics during the weekends.

5. Veer Hanuman Temple

The God of Strength – Lord Hanuman

As the name suggests, the temple is basically a sanctorum of Strength with Lord Hanuman as the presiding deity. The place has been a spot of peace and prosperity to all those people who visit this religious place since the erstwhile period. Worshipped as the God of Strength, it is the monkey god, the existence of which can be found in the Hindu epic of Ramayana. The idol of Lord Hanuman is equipped with the famous “Gada” in on hand and the mountain on the other – the two things that are usually associated with Lord Hanuman.

So next time you want a trip away from the hum-drum of the city, this tour of the popular unexplored places will help you to drive your way.