Located towards the Jaipur-Agra highway, Abhaneri is a small village in the Dausa
district in northern Rajasthan. The current name of the village 'Abhaneri' is believed to
be a mispronunciation of 'Abha Nagri' or 'the city of brightness'. This ancient village is in
Rajasthan and is known for its 'post-Gupta or early medieval monuments' like, Harshat
Mata temple and Chand Baori. The village is in ruins now, but still it attracts a huge of
tourists (both domestic and international) for its exotic monuments. Abhaneri is also
popular for local dance forms namely 'Ghoomar', 'Kalbelia' and 'Bhawai'. If you want to
visit this place, then explore the Abhaneri holiday packages offered by EaseMyTrip.in
and get the best offer for Abhaneri tour.
Best Sightseeing Places in Abhaneri
Before going for your Abhaneri vacation, be familiar with where you must visit during
Chand Baori (Step Well) :
Exclusively built on a square plan, Chand Baori (or "Chand Baoli") a 100 feet deep step
well that has 3500 narrow steps in 13 storeys. Known to be built in 9th
the reign of King Raja Chand (a Nikhumba Rajput who ruled the area) it is unarguably
among the most beautiful step wells in India.
Harshat Mata Temple:
Located right opposite to the Chand Baori, Harshat Mata Temple was constructed
during the 8th or 9th century AD. This temple is devoted to Goddess Harshat Mata, who
is worshipped as 'the Goddess of Happiness and Joy'. There is an annual three day fair
is conducted at the temple in honour of Harshat Mata.
Other Attractions (in and around) :
Sariska National Park and Dausa are the two most popular nearby attractions to
Best Time for Holidaying in Abhaneri
The best time to holiday in Abhaneri is during the winter months, between October and
March. During this duration, the weather remains relatively pleasant and comfortable
during this period. So, you should plan your Abhaneri trip during this time of the year.
Must Buy Things from Abhaneri
Compare to other colorful cities of Rajasthan, Abhaneri has little shopping opportunities
for shopping lovers. However, you can travel to Jaipur (which is about 95 KM from
Abhaneri) and truly a shopper's paradise. In its lively markets you get to buy kundan
and minakari jewelry, semi precious stones, beautiful gems, Kota Doria Saris,
enamelware and brassware, blue pottery, woolen carpets, embroidered jutis (mojris)
and marble idols of gods and goddesses. From here, you have a choice of selecting
your choice of souvenirs and gifts for friends back at home.
Explore Options to Reach Abhaneri
Before booking your Abhaneri holiday packages, you should know about the modes
to reach this city. Read on to more:
Sanganer Airport is the nearest airport (about 90 KM) to reach Abhaneri. You can hire
private cab or taxi from here to reach at Abhaneri.
Dausa is the nearest railway station. Several express and passenger trains travel
through this station and connect Abhaneri to various cities of India.
This place is located on NH-11 or the Jaipur-Agra road and therefore, is very well
connected via excellent motorable roads. Choose any of the modes for Abhaneri travel
and enjoy your holiday.