Located at a distance of 53 KM from Jaipur, Viratnagar is a budding tourist destination
in the royal state of Rajasthan. Also famously known as 'Bairat' and is quite accessible
to various other tourist places such as Sariska, Ajabgarh-Bhangarh, Siliserh and Alwar.
The name 'Viratnagar' can be traced back to the age of the great epic the Mahabharata.
As per the mythology, this place was established by the King, Virat, where Pandavas
spent their banishment period of one year ('Agyatwas'). Viratnagar is also known for
the great cow lover "Mahatma Ramchandra Veer's" birthplace. Besides, this place is
known for Buddhist monasteries and some very strange and naturally formed rocks and
boulders, which resembles human or animal skulls. So, explore the underrated tourist
destination and choose the Viratnagar holiday packages offered by EaseMyTrip.in to
get the best offer for your tour.
Best Sightseeing Places in Viratnagar
Before going for your Viratnagar vacation, be familiar with where you must visit during
Beejak Ki Pahari:
Beejak Ki Pahari has very interesting Buddhist landmarks that will make your
Viratnagar travel a memorable experience. It is a hill, where the remnants of a couple
of Buddhist monasteries are still there. These Buddhist ruins dates back to the golden
days of history.
Ganesh Giri Temple and the Museum:
The Ganesh Giri Temple and the Museum are one of the popular tourist attractions
of Viratnagar in Rajasthan. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu deity Lord Ganesha
and is visited by a large number of devotees around the year. You can also visit a
small museum, which is located in the temple and displays 170 articles of the great
It is a famous Jain temple located opposite to the Mughal Gate in the city. Tourists
can enjoy a visit to an irrigation and water flow system along with a small garden. This
complex also has a children's playground.
This Jain temple is amongst the most prominent tourist attractions. It has images of
three Jain Tirthankaras (Parsvanath, Chandraprabha and Rishabhadeva). Tourists
having an interest in can see an intricately carved pillared portico, at the entrance of this
Bhim Ki Dungari:
It is a huge cave located here and is known because of the mythological tales
associated with it. It is believed that, after losing everything to the Kauravas, the
Pandavas were to go to exile for 12 years and an additional one year of disguised exile.
During the 13th year ('Agyatwas'), the Pandavas lived in disguise in Viratnagar, the
kingdom of King Virat. Here, Bhim, who was the strongest of the five brothers, chose to
live in this cave and therefore, it is named as Bhim ki Dungri.
Best Time for Holidaying in Viratnagar
Viratnagar experiences extreme climate conditions during summers and winters. It gets
too hot during summer while the winter is too cold with minimum temprature going down
to 5 degree C. Therefore, the mid season, from 'October to March' is the best time to
explore this destination. The climate is very pleasant and suitable for sighteeing and
other activities. So, you should plan your Viratnagar trip accordingly.
Must Buy Things from Viratnagar
Like other cities of Rajasthan, you can buy variety of a large number of handicrafts,
artifacts and handlooms made by the local artisans of Viratnagar. These colorful items
can be very interesting souvenirs and home pieces for your friends and family.
Explore Options to Reach Viratnagar
Before booking your Viratnagar holiday packages, you must be aware of the ways to
reach this city. To know more, read on:
The Sanganer Airport of Jaipur is the closest airport to Viratnagar. It connects the city to
various major cities of India like Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai via regular flights.
The nearest railway station to Viratnagar are, Alwar railway station (about 61 KM) and
to the Jaipur Railway Station and take cabs to reach Viratnagar.
Viratnagar is well-connected to other major cities of the state. Luxurious buses are
available to Jaipur and from here, tourists can book cabs to the city. Choose any of the
traveling modes and come for an unforgettable Viratnagar tour.