April 23, 2024

Best Places to Visit in Shahpur

Shahpur rajasthan

Shahpura is a city and a newly created district in the Indian state of Rajasthan. Nestled in the golden desert sands between Jaipur and Udaipur, Shahpura is abundant with life, water, and activity. Lakes, fields, wetlands and forest surround this working farm estate, the satisfying result of over a century’s work by Rajadhiraj Nahar Singh and Shahpura’s ruling family.

Popular pastimes in Shahpura include boating on the lakes, picnics in the countryside, sunset drinks, and some fabulous bird watching. Rare and endemic birds call this region home, along with blue bull, jackal, and plenty of peacocks. There are forts, ruins, and temples to explore in the surrounding countryside. Village life in Shahpura is peaceful; you can join an excursion to see the local artists working or take a jeep safari through the desert.

Look beyond the beaten track amid the golden sands of Rajasthan and you will glimpse an oasis – A dazzling shimmer of sunshine on water that hovers on the edge of a mirage. Drive on. This is timeless Rajasthan – untouched by the creeping fingers of ‘modernity’ – unchanged in its unpretentious natural grandeur.

In the early 1900’s, Rajadhiraj Nahar Singh of Shahpura mortgaged the family’s private property and jewels to bring water to his people. Today, the lakes he created, form the heart of a verdant wetland refuge – historic, picturesque, tranquil – an idyllic setting where man and nature have come to understand each other. Situated midway (4hrs drive, 220 Km from both) between Jaipur and Udaipur and easily accessible from hotels in Udaipur, Ranthambore and Jodhpur, Shahpura Bagh is the residence of the rulers of Shahpura. Travelers, since time immemorial, have always stopped to rest and refresh themselves at this oasis and the Shahpura family is famous for their warmth and hospitality.

Nearest Railway Station – Bijaynagar (50 kms), Chittorgarh (110 kms), Ajmer (115 kms)

Nearest Airport – Udaipur (224 kms), Jaipur (245 kms), Jodhpur (246 kms)

Distance from Major Cities – Kota (153 kms), Jaipur (245 kms), Jodhpur (246 kms), Gurgaon (422 kms), Agra (437 kms), Indore (439 kms), Faridabad (451 kms), New Delhi (452 kms), Gwalior (458 kms), Ahmedabad (460 kms), Noida (465 kms), Vadodara (545 kms), Bhopal (577 kms)