The mighty Thar deserts, beautiful lakes, the Aravalli Mountains and lush green forests, provide just the perfect surrounding for mighty excursions, during your vacations to the Indian state of Rajasthan. One of the most frequented excursion spots in Jaipur are Ramgarh Lake, around 28 kilometers from Jaipur and a very popular picnic spot among locals. The place had been the seat of the Kachhawahas, before they shifted base to Amer.
The ruins of the old fort and a temple of Jamwa Mata are few of the monuments worth a visit. Another common excursions spot offered by most Tour operators, is the trip to Sambhar, a place famous for its Inland Salt Lake, the one of its kind in the country. Situated close to the Sambhar-Naraina Road, the spot is also famous for the temple of Goddess Sakambhari. Another excursion spot around 40 kilometers from Jaipur is Samode , known for its lush green villages fairy tale like surrounding. Situated mostly in the hills, the place offers few of the best works in wall painting and mirror work. Sanganer, 16 kilometers from the state capital, is a nearby tourist excursion spot famous for its hand block printed textiles and handmade paper.
The town of Sanganer can be entered through the rambling ruins of the Tripolias or the Triple gateway. Several other frequented excursion points around the city include Tonk , Viratnagar , Karauli , etc. Viratnagar, for example is a little far off from the city. 86 kilometers to be precise. The place boasts of a wonderful collection of relics and structures of the Mughal and Rajput periods. Excursions around Jaipur could be planned individually or through Travel operators who provide cabs and guides as per preferences.