With so many tourist attractions in Jaipur and the endless number of things that can be done in the Pink City, a picnic seems like an afterthought. But, those who know about the incredible places for a picnic nearby would tell you that it is as good an activity as any. There are numerous lakes, gardens and wildlife sanctuaries you can visit with your family, friends or that one special person in your life. So, when you feel like doing something a little ‘hat ke’, check out these fun picnic spots near Jaipur:
Picnic Spots in Jaipur
1. Vidyadhar Garden, Jaipur
Just one glimpse at this garden, built on the base of a hill, is enough to lure you to spend a few moments inside. The architecture of Vidyadhar Garden mimics the Mughal style, with straight water channels and walking paths dividing it into several quadrants. Intricate latticework and carvings depicting scenes from the life of Lord Krishna adorn the walls apart from mirror work. While its terraces take you back to Kashmir, the exquisite craftsmanship on its walls bring you back to the glorious Rajasthan. It is a great place to sit in the evenings under trees, talk endlessly and see the fountains.
- Location: Ghat Ki Guni
- Timings: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
- Entry Fee: Free entry
2. Pink Pearl Water Park, Jaipur
If you are looking for things to do in Jaipur in summers and have somehow stumbled upon the idea of enjoying a picnic, then Pink Pearl Water Park is your best bet. With a number of fun water rides and pools, you will be protected from the sun’s heat to a great extent. Among the rides, there is a roller coaster for the grown-ups and a merry go round for the little ones. Another among its numerous highlights is an artificial beach, complete with umbrellas and sheds for you to relax.
- Location: Jaipur-Ajmer Highway
- Timings: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
- Ticket Price:
Adults – ₹ 500 (Mon–Sat) and ₹ 600 (Sun)
Kids – ₹ 350
Picnic Spots near Jaipur
3. Chandlai Lake
The fact that Chandlai Lake is not known to many people makes Chandlai Lake a perfect place to visit for couples in Jaipur. Less than an hour from the city, the waterbody is a prominent bird area. Apart from the numerous resident birds that live here, many more fly in during the winter season from across the world. So, if you or your beau are into bird watching, this is the place to visit. Local estimates put the number of individual birds living or temporary nesting in the area at 10000!
- Distance from Jaipur: 28.9 km
- Best Time to Visit: November–February
4. Ramgarh Lake
Originally built to supply water to the Pink City, Ramgarh Lake is now a popular picnic spot near Jaipur. Being amidst hills and dense vegetation, the lake and surrounding area are home to several species of wildlife, such as the nilgai and chital. You can also go for a wildlife safari around the lake or indulge in bird watching. You can end the day with a hearty lunch on the shores with your close ones. Reaching the lake is no problem as it is located right on Jaipur-Alwar Highway (Rajasthan State Highway 55).
- Distance from Jaipur: 33.8 km
- Best Time to Visit: October–February
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Anyone who believes in the ghostly tales of Bhangarh Fort would never consider it a worthwhile picnic spot. But, the brave and adventurous would surely jump up at the idea. Even if you are one of those who believe in the myths, you can still enjoy a picnic near the fort during the day, as it is only after nightfall that the spirits supposedly take over. Surrounded by hills and greenery, Bhangarh is a really scenic place, perfect for a little walk, exploration and of course a hearty lunch in the area.
- Distance from Jaipur: 71.9 km
6. Sambhar Lake
Sambhar Lake finds mention in Hindu mythology as well as in the local folk legends of the Chauhan Rajputs. This is again a significant bird area, as thousands of flamingos flock to here in during the migrating season. So, get your picnic basket and your family or friends, and get ready for a memorable birding experience. Further, several travel agencies offer camping facilities on the lake shores.
- Distance from Jaipur: 76.6 km
- Cost for Camping: ₹ 1500 onwards (depends on agency)
- Best Time to Visit: November–February
7. Sariska National Park
One of the best places for a short weekend getaway from Jaipur, Sariska National Park is heaven for nature lovers. With endless greenery, gentle hills and numerous ponds and rivers, it makes for an amazing picnic spot near Jaipur. And, the prospect of seeing wild animals from up close makes the experience all the more exiting. Apart from the tiger, which is Sariska’s most famous attraction, you can also see leopards, hares, deer, monkeys and various species of birds.
- Distance from Jaipur: 94.4 km
- Timings: 6:00 am to 6:30 pm (Closed from July–September)
- Entry Fee*:
₹ 80 (national park entry only)
*separate charges for wildlife safari
- Best Time to Visit: October–March
So, what are you waiting for? Head out of your hotel in Jaipur for a day of so much fun that you would definitely want to have a picnic on your next trip.