Weekend Getaways

Best family Weekend Getaways from Jaipur

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur - weekend getaways from Jaipur

Jaipur is the largest city of Rajasthan and is a symbol of magnificence, romance and vibrancy of a culture always known to stand out amongst others. Jaipur was established in 1727 by Jai Singh II, and is rich in heritage, culture and architecture.

Jaipur in Rajasthan is one of the finest tourist attractions for both Indians and foreigners, what with imposing fortresses, majestic palaces, lovely havelis and beautiful temples. It is not just monuments, the food in Jaipur stands out and impresses every visiting tourist. Not to mention the intricate work of art, which the Rajasthanis boast of. No surprise then that markets of the pink city sell embroidered leather shoes, mind-blowing blue pottery, tie and dye scarves for women and other eye-popping art.

This list of the best family weekend getaways from Jaipur has been prepared for both the casual tourist wanting to spend the weekend out of the city and for the local resident. So have fun. Take your family out on a fun weekend getaway!

These weekend getaway destinations are listed in no particular order so choose whichever suits you best.

Weekend Getaway #1 Jodhpur

Jodhpur is a popular tourist destination, featuring many forts, palaces, temples and a lot more attractions. It’s also known as “Blue City” because of its numerous blue-painted houses around the majestic Mehrangarh Fort.
Distance from Jaipur: 335km
Best time to visit Jodhpur: October-March
Approximate Travel timing: 6 hours
Main attractions: Forts, Palaces and Shopping
Best suitable for: Family, Kids, Friends, Couples & Solo

Weekend Getaway #6 Agra

Agra is the home to world’s most precious monument of love- the Taj Mahal. Along with the Taj there are a lot many attractions which can make your weekend awesome. Fatehpur Sikri, Agra Fort, Jama Masjid and Itimad Uddaulah are some places that you must visit.
Distance from Jaipur: 236km
Best time to visit Agra: November-February
Approximate travel timing: 4 hours
Main attractions: The Taj, Fort, Heritage and temples
Best suitable for: Family, Kids, Friends, couples & solo

Weekend Getaway #3 Alwar

Sometimes we travel not only to see places but to witness a different era, a different time, a different culture all together. If you choose Alwar as your next weekend getaway, you will witness all three things at a single place and I am sure your kids will be delighted to see huge palaces and forts.
Distance from Jaipur: 151km
Best time to visit Alwar: October-March
Approximate travel timing: 3 hours
Main attractions: Places, Forts & Shopping
Best suitable for: Family and Kids

Weekend Getaway #4 Shekhawati

City of royalty, palaces and amazing wall paintings that will leave you awestruck, that’s how people who have been there remember Shekhawati. It’s rich culture, architecture, traditional art, and crafts make it a popular weekend destination.
Distance from Jaipur: 210km
Best time to visit Shekhawati: October-February
Approximate travel timing: 3 hours
Main attractions: Palaces, Forts, Museums, & shopping
Best suitable for: Family & Friends

Weekend Getaway #5 Pushkar

Pushkar is a holy city of Rajasthan. It is also one of the most visited tourist attractions of Rajasthan. It also has one of the world’s few Brahma temples that every Hindu devotee must visit at least once in their life. Camel safari and Para-gliding are must do activity while you are in Pushkar.
Distance from Jaipur: 143km
Best time to visit Pushkar: October-February
Approximate Travel timing: 2 hours
Main Attractions: Temples, Heritage
Best Suitable for: Family and kids, Family Elders

Weekend Getaway #6 Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer, Amar Sagar - Weekend Getaway from Jaipur
Jaisalmer offers the real desert-experience, with stays in tent resorts, camel rides, sunsets in the wide horizon etc which excite both kids and adults alike.

Jaisalmer is famous for its colorful culture, deserts which you can see on camel safari, and almost magical folk dance. Go to Jaisalmer on a weekend getaway with family and you will realize why tourists from abroad come to this city to witness Indian culture.
Distance from Jaipur: 570km
Best time to visit Jaisalmer: October-March
Approximate travel timing: 9 hours
Main attractions: Desert safari, Nature, Heritage & Forts
Best suitable for: Family, Kids, Friends & Solo

Weekend Getaway #7 Kurukshetra

Kurukshetra is a city with rich historical past and heritage. This is the place where you must go with your kids so that they can get a glimpse of our glorious past. Krishna museum, lakes and temples are main attractions of the city.
Distance from Jaipur: 410km
Best time to visit Kurukshetra: September-March
Approximate travel timing: 7 hours
Main attractions: Heritage and temples
Best suitable for: Family and kids, Friends

Weekend Getaway #8 Bharatpur

Interested in birds and lot of birds? Pack your bags and hit the road which will take you to the Bharatpur. It’s not very far from Jaipur and could be your next destination to spend an awesome weekend getaway with family, friends and yeah birds!
Distance from Jaipur: 183km
Best time to visit Bharatpur: October-March
Approximate travel timing: 3 hours
Main attractions: Bird sanctuary, wildlife, & bird watching

Best suitable for: Family and kids, Friends

Weekend Getaway #9 Bikaner

Bikaner is quite an authentic city that will be a delight for your eyes if you choose to spend your weekend there. The antique palaces and beautifully carved temples tell stories of class and royalty that will blaze in your mind for years.
Distance from Jaipur: 334km
Best time to visit Bikanerr: October-March
Approximate travel timing: 6 hours
Main attractions: Palaces, Arts

Best suitable for: Family, Friends

Weekend Getaway #10 Sariska

Did you ever think of having a tiger as you pet? I did but it’s kinda illegal…so what do I do? I go to wildlife sanctuaries. It’s legal and more fun than you can ever imagine. So plan a trip with family and friends to Sariska and make eye to eye contact with this royal Bengal tiger…sheer thrill!
Distance from Jaipur: 133km
Best time to visit Sariska: September-March
Approximate travel timing: 2 hours
Main Attractions: Wildlife
Best Suitable for: Family & kids, Friends

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