Offbeat Places in Rajasthan

Rajasthan, the Land of Kings, conjures images of majestic forts, opulent palaces and vibrant deserts. But for the intrepid traveller seeking an authentic experience, the state harbours a treasure trove of off-beat places in Rajasthan waiting to be explored. Buckle up, as we delve into these hidden gems, promising adventure, cultural immersion and memories that will linger long after your tan fades.


First, we journey to Shekhawati, a region famed for its "Open-air Art Galleries". Imagine quaint villages adorned with havelis, their mud walls transformed into vibrant canvases showcasing intricate murals. Lose yourself in stories of mythology, folklore and history depicted in every stroke. Wander through Mandawa, where every corner whispers tales of bygone eras. Don't miss the opulent Chokhani Haveli, its murals depicting scenes from the Ramayana and Mahabharata at one of the iconic offbeat places in Shekhawati.

intricate murals on the wall of Rajasthani fort
an image of a fort on top of a lush mountain


Nestled amidst the Aravalli Hills, Kuchaman boasts a majestic fort housing exquisite palaces and temples. But its true charm lies in the laid-back village life, offering camel safaris through golden sand dunes and glimpses of rural Rajasthan.


Do you want to experience the wild side of nature? Jawai, in the Pali area, entices with its unique leopard conservation effort. Take a jeep safari across the difficult terrain, keeping an eye out for these spotted beauties and other intriguing wildlife like sloth bears and hyenas. Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is a birder's delight, home to approximately 360 species of birds, including the majestic Siberian crane.

a leopard laying on a rock
old buildings of Rajasthan during the daytime


For a dose of the eerie, visit Kuldhara, a 19th-century village abandoned overnight due to a curse. Explore the deserted streets and crumbling houses, feeling the weight of history and the whispers of the past. This abandoned settlement offers a glimpse into a bygone era, leaving you with a lingering sense of mystery.


Bundi, sometimes overshadowed by its neighbours, is a hidden gem with architectural marvels such as the delicately carved Raniji ki Baori stepwell and the magnificent Taragarh Fort. Explore the maze-like streets, eat local specialities and see the city's thriving art scene. Take a boat trip on the calm Nawal Sagar Lake, soaking in the peace and beautiful views of the surrounding hills. Bundi provides a pleasant escape from the rush and bustle, allowing you to reconnect with nature and yourself.

brown wooden stairs in between brown concrete walls
grassland under the blue sky


It is a landscape painted in shades of emerald green and sapphire blue. Luni, known for its unique pottery made from the famed 'blue gold' Luni sand, promises tranquillity amidst sprawling salt flats and shimmering sand dunes.

If you're looking for an offbeat and authentic experience in Rajasthan, The Piramal Haveli - 20th Century, Shekhavati is your best option. With our unique stays, delicious food and warm hospitality, we're sure to leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.