Religious getaways near Jaipur

Cioreviewindia | Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 13:36 IST

Religious getaways near Jaipur

For many people, a visit to the temple is vital to establish inner peace and quiet. The teeming metropolis of Delhi is lesser known for its temples but is filled with many historically old temples invoking the glorious past and numerous new temples to provide a reconnect with the present-day culture and devotion.

Religious spaces in Delhi

Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir, Hanuman Mandir, Kalkaji Mandir, Birla Mandir, Chattarpur Temple are among the noteworthy older temples. Among the new ones to admire and meditate in, are the Lotus Temple, ISKCON Temple, Kali Mandir at Chittaranjan Park, Sri Sheetla Mata Mandir Temple, and the Akshardham Temple.

Jaipur to Delhi is about 272 km, and though there are inter-city train services, the road journey is far better, quicker and more comfortable. Jaipur to Delhi taxi is the easiest and most preferred mode of transport if you intend to make a quick weekend trip to Delhi and its temples. Use the services of an online platform like Savaari to pick a car of your choice with a driver or for self- driving. The transparent billing ensures you pay for your use, and the process of visiting the temples are hassle-free. Sit back and enjoy the scenery in AC comfort while the driver shows you around. You can also use the one-way taxis with competitive prices and get great discounts on tour packages.

Ajmer and Pushkar

If you prefer something closer to Jaipur, then a Jaipur to Ajmer taxi will take you through a 135 km unforgettable drive in the Aravallis. Both Muslims and Hindus treat this place of worship as unique. Ajmer Sharif Dargah, Ajmer Government Museum, and the reconverted ancient Sanskrit College of Adhai Din Ka Jhonpda along with the not to be missed temples of Nareli Jain Temple, Sai Baba Temple, and the Soniji Ki Nasaiyan Jain Temple will complete your religious circuit. Unwind and have a spot of fun at the Anasagar Lake and the Lake Foy Sagar.

Pushkar, located just 17 km from Ajmer is home to very many temples. The prime draw is the semi-circular sacred Pushkar lake with its over 400 temples and over 50 bathing ghats. Just beyond the Nanga Parbat Anasagar Lake lies the Brahma Temple in the Pushkar valley. Its magnificence in marble adorned with silver coins and a red spire with a beautiful Swan image is dedicated to the four-faced Brahma. Just behind it is the Savitri Temple of his wife, Goddess Savitri. The Varaha temple is the largest, most-visited and an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu’s form of a boar.

Other temples each with a unique temple-tale, the Sikh temple of Gurudwara Singh Sabha and the Man Mahal the famous rest-house palace of Raja Man Singh1are never missed by tourists of all faiths.

Pushkar is well-connected to major cities like Jaipur, Ajmer, Jodhpur and other cities of Rajasthan by bus. It also has a train running between Ajmer and Pushkar for six years now. The most preferred mode of travel is however by cars and cabs or Jaipur to Ajmer taxis.

Religious getaways near Jaipur

There are very many temples considered sacred and must visit by the Hindus at Mathura and Vrindavan located 225km from Jaipur and associated with being the birthplace of Lord Krishna. The more celebrated and known among them are the Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple which comprises the stone-prison cell where Lord Krishna was born in exile, the Dwarkadhish Temple named so as Krishna moved to Dwarka and dedicated to the duo of Radha and Krishna, the Gita Mandir or Birla Mandir with the famous carvings of the Bhagwad Gita and of Krishna preaching to Arjuna the Pandava prince during the Kurukshetra, and the Kesava Deo Temple close by. Janmashtami, Chappan Bhog, Holi and the rare Lathmar Holi are festivals associated with Krishna temples and widely attended here.

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