jimmy. what kind of destination are you looking for? in my opinion pushkar is better alternative than alwar, as the town is quite unique and peaceful. although I will still suggest you for udaipur. there are 2 alternatives. 1 spend a day or two or pushkar and then move on to udaipur - they are in same direction, therefore you'll cut the distance from jaipur. else you can cach overnight train from jaipur to udaipur. Udaipur happens to be jewel of rajasthan. the choice is yours!! there are couple of destination in rajasthan which are heritage oriented - heritage havelis! pleanty of places to choose. you can visit bharatpur (for bird sanctuary) depending on when you are visiting. neemrana, samode, devigarh etc all have havelis/palaces converted hotels/resort. the list is endless when it comes to rajasthan
Between Jaipur and Udaipur, halfway, there is Shahpura Bagh, take a look.
Alternatively, take a look at Bundi.
Thank you for all these suggestions.
I noticed no one mentioned Kishangarh: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kishangarh
Many things to consider! I will investigate all of these options.
Manly we are looking for a place that is not too hectic, with some history. We like physical activities.
Some people have warned me that Pushkar is too much of tourist trap. Is that true? .Edited: 30 July 2013, 16:14
well kishangarh is not on a tourist map.also, ajmer & pushkar have been given importance for obvious reasons!
well, in every tourist place there are traps/scams. that should not scare you. once you know how certain things happen you can plan and tackle it in best manner. I have been to pushkar, and I still would like to visit again, if chance arises!
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