Samode (40 km, north west): The beautiful Samode Palace, has been rebuilt and renovated and provides a fine example of the Rajput haveli architecture and is an ideal spot for outings.
Bagru (35 km) : On the Ajmer Raod, the ground level fort is still in good shape. It is noted for its hand printed handloom industry using simple techniques. The designs of these handloom are less complicated and are in earth hues.
Sanganer (12 km): Located on the Tonk road,. In addition to its ruined palaces, Sanganer has exquisitely carved Jain temples. The town is entered through the ruins of two tripolias (Triple gateways) The town is an important centre for crafts industry and produces some of the finest hand printed textiles from units of block and screen printers. This textile is popular all over the country and abroad.
Samoda : Located about 50 km north of Jaipur. Its a small village famous for its palace with its exquisite Diwan-i-khas. Daily bus service (Fare Rs 15) from Jaipur. Accommodation : Samoda Palace (Tel : 01423/4114); tented accommodation at Samoda Bagh, about 3 km away.
Ramgarh Lake (32 km. North east): A huge artificial lake created by constructing a high bund amidst tree covered hills. White the temple of Jamwa Mata and the ruins of the old fort are some of its antiquities, its beautiful landscape,especially during monsoons,makes it an idyllic picnic spot.
Bairath (86 km on the Shahpura-Alwar Road): An important historical place with the excavated remains of a circular Buddhist temple-unique in Rajasthan and the earliest known temple in India. Bairath also has relics of the Mauryan,Mughal and Rajput periods.
A mint constructed by Akbar, a beautiful Mughal garden and a remarkable monument with painted chhatris and walls built by Jahangir are other attractions.
Abhaneri (128 km north east off the Agra road near Bandikui): A famous 7th -8th century A.D. temple of Harshad Mata and the step-well known as Chanda Baodi are of interest. Two jain temples are also present, which were built at a later period.
Sambhar (94 km.west): The largest inland salt lake of India known for the holy Devayani Tank, the palace and the Naliasar nearby.
Jaisinghpura Khor (12 km off the Amer Raod): One of the settlement of the Meena tribe, it has a formidable fort, a jain temple and a step-well amid lush surroundings.
Madhogarh-Tunga (40 km. On the Bassi-Lalsot Agra Road): Tunga was witness to a historic battle fought between the Jaipur forces and Marathas. The fort is nestled amidst beautiful mango orchards.
Nahargarh - Tiger Fort ( Around 10 km from Jaipur) : Stay at the fort costs around RS 500. Contact Tourist Reception Centre, Jaipur (Tel : 0141 365250 for reservation).
Kishangarh : Located on Jaipur-Ajmer Road. This place is famous for its miniature paintings. Not much accommodation facility. Stay at Ajmer instead, which is just around an houre drive - about 30 km.
Roopangarh : Lies on NH8, about 25 km from Ajmer. Its fort has been converted into a heritage hotel. Staying option available . For bookings : Tel 011 3351301 -Delhi, Kishangarh : Tel 01463 42001, Roopan garh Fort : Tel 01463 7217.
Karauli :Famous for its Krishna Temples, the place is about 185 km South East of Jaipur. Daily bus service (Fare Rs 50) from Jaipur. Accommodation : Bhanwas Vilas Palace - Tel 07464 20024.
Bharatpur : Renowned for its World Heritage - listed bird sanctuary, the kedadeo Ghana National Park. Favourite with bird watchers.