Rajasthan is home to hundreds of years of fascinating traditions. Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Bikaner these are the famous places for the tourists came from the globe. But land of Kings has so much more to offer than just those cities. I am writing here about the places very less explored by the people . If you wants to visit Rajasthan with less crowded tourist spot/cities and spend some time for inner peace these places should be in your bucket list.
Abhaneri is a village in the Dausa district of Rajasthan state in India. It is situated at a distance of 95 km from Jaipur, on the Jaipur-Agra road. Abhaneri was originally named Abha Nagri, which means “city of brightness,” but due to mispronunciation, the name was changed. The city is now in ruins, but it attracts tourists from across the globe. It is located opposite Harshat Mata Temple and was constructed in AD 800. Chand Baori consists of 3,500 narrow steps over 13 stories.They were used as cool places of resort, as pools for ritual cleansing before a temple visit and as a water supply for dry weather.
Ranakpur Jain Temple
Ranakpur is a village located in the lush green valley of Aravalli mountain ranges in Pali district of Rajasthan, in western India.This place is famous for one of the biggest and most important Jain temple complexes of India, covering an area of nearly 48,000 square feet area, and has 29 halls, 80 domes and supported by 1444 marble pillars, each of them intricately and artistically carved.The renowned Jain temple at Ranakpur is dedicated to Tirthankara Adinatha. Local legend has it that Dharma Shah, a local Jain businessperson, started construction of the temple in the 15th century following a divine vision.
Khuri Sand Dunes
Famous for its sand dunes, Khuri is a small village about 50 km south-west of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan. Khuri is less crowded and provides a more enjoyable experience. Situated just 40 K.M. off the town. you can spent your day by idling, partaking of authentic Rajasthani meals, witnessing sunrises and sunsets from the sand dunes. If you are interested in birding or wildlife in general, Khuri offers vantage points to watch the Demoiselle crane or the Great Indian Bustard.
Bisnoi village sect was established by Guru Jambheshwar who was born in the year 1451. The sect was founded after disastrous effects of constant battles between local Hindu population and Muslim invaders. For his followers, 29 rules, regulations and principles were given by Guru Jambheshwar. The primary law was to conserve animals and trees to completely abolish the practice of hurting environment. On his death, he proclaimed that black buck is his manifestation and hence the species must be conserved rigorously.A famous historical incident of Bisnoi village is Khejarli Massacre which took place in the year 1730 when 363 Bishnois gave away their lives to protect their precious trees which were being cut by Raja’s troops. The villagers refused to move away from the trees and kept hugging them. Their brave act was honored by Maharaja Abhay Singh who officially asked for an apology and punished the responsible.Since cutting of trees is completely prohibited by Bishnois, they do not burn or cremate their dead ones but instead simply bury them.
The Bhangarh Fort is a 17th-century fort built in the Rajasthan state of India. It was built by Bhagwant Das for his younger son Madho Singh. The fort of Bhangarh was home to Madho Singh the brother of Raja Man Singh who was the right hand of Emperor Akbar.The fort is situated at the foot of the hills on sloping terrain. The fort has been associated with several horror stories and is known as the most haunted place in India. According to different local folk stories, no one is allowed to enter the fort premises once the sun goes down.