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What You Should Know More About Jaipur

  • Travel Advice

    • Beware of the scary men on the motorcycles. They are either eve teasers or pick pockets.

    • Most people here drive crazily. Maintain due caution.

    • You might run into hawkers and vendors persistently trying to sell you something. Learn to say No and if you don’t want to buy anything, just avoid eye contact with the vendors and walk away.

    • Never pay the asking price here. Bargain as hard as you can.

    • Cross check the restaurant and the hotel bills for errors.

    • Carry enough change.

    • Don’t flash your valuables in public.

    • Avoid touts..

    • See any separate warnings for women, if any.

    • Turn your cellphones off in the temples or religious areas.

    • Drink only bottled water. Check for the seal before purchasing a bottle. Don’t purchase water of the brand you are not familiar with.

    • Be wary of the duplicate liquor.

    • Avoid public display of affection.

    • Opt for a prepaid taxi or a metered auto rickshaw.

    • Keep a copy of your passport and license separate from the originals

    • Ladies must avoid traveling alone during the night hours.

    • Jaipur has a daily power cut that may last for a couple of hours usually from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.  

    • Beware of the bulls here.

    • Drugs is a big problem especially in the Ghat area and Pushkar city. Everyone might try and offer you just about every kind of drug possible. Avoid taking anything from anyone you don’t know.

  • Drinking Law

    The legal age for drinking in Jaipur is 21. Anyone below 21 years may be prohibited from buying or consuming alcohol.

  • Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Pink City
    To experience the glorious past of Jaipur, your first stop here must be the Old City which is popularly known as the Pink City. The place founded by Sawai Jai Singh II is famous for its breathtaking palaces. In order to commemorate the arrival of Prince of Wales in 1876, the entire city was painted pink as the color resembles hospitality! You simply cannot help but marvel the architectural brain behind the very planning of this city. The construction is planned in such a way that there is no compromise on the ventilation. 

    City Palace
    After you have reached the Pink City, you’ll be inclined towards visiting the exquisite City Palace that is situated in Old city itself. The palace was constructed by the then ruler Sawai Jai Singh II. It comprises of Mubarak Mahal and Chandra Mahal. As of today, the Chandra Mahal has been transformed into a museum that houses handicrafts and other hand made arts as a remembrance of the cultural heritage and richness of the city.  

    Hawa Mahal
    Hawa Mahal is an exemplary of fine architectural expertise in Jaipur. It is one tourist place that you must never miss. This was constructed in the year 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. Revered as the ‘Palace of the Winds’, the Hawa Mahal has 953 windows that assure absolute ventilation. Surprisingly, Hawa Mahal does not have steps to teleport you to the upper levels. This 5 storey building rather has slopes that connect the floors. If legends are to be believed, Hawa Mahal was constructed to aid the Royal women of Rajput family to be updated about the happenings of the city. 

    Amer Fort
    Amer Fort is located in Amer that lies about 11 km from Jaipur. The fort was constructed in the year 1592 by Raja Mansingh. Further, the fort was extended by Raja Jai Singh I. This architectural marvel represents a fusion of Hindu Muslim architecture. The fort has 4 courtyards.  

    Jantar Mantar
    Jantar Mantar is just not your average observatory. It is regarded as one of the largest observatories of the world. This observatory has the largest sundial in the world and was built during the period of Maharaja Jai Singh II.

  • What you will like there?

    Vast stretches of deserts
    In the historic city, Jaipur, you’ll find far reaching lands of Dessert. When in Jaipur, you cannot go back without taking the authentic camel ride. A lot of retreats here will make you feel like a Royal Rajput and give you an insight into the Marwari culture. 

    Awesome cuisine
    Gujjia, Dal Bati Churma, Bajre ki Roti, Gatte ki Chutney, these are just few of the many cuisines that make Jaipur so special. Your tongue will experience a heavenly delight with these cuisines. If you are a foodie, these cuisines are a reason enough for you to pack your bags and visit Jaipur, NOW! 

    Colourful Rajasthani culture
    The warm and sandy deserts of Rajasthan are particularly known for a myriad of activities such as folk music, puppet shows, dance performances and bandhej fabric work. Make a visit to the beautiful Pink City so as to experience this culture to the fullest and take back home some heirlooms, heritage and cherished memories of this beautiful land. 

    Vibrant Marketplaces
    Jaipur has a fine range of colorful marketplaces that sell everything from the handicrafts to the clothing and of course the gems and the precious stones. The gems and the beads you get here are some of the best in the country. 

    Intricate Rajasthani mehendi
    People of Jaipur are articulate in the skill of drawing intricate patterns from henna. Of course mehendi designs and mehendi wallas can be found in several cities of North India but what you get at Jaipur is something else, all together.  

    Historical palaces
    Last but definitely the most important part of Jaipur is its innumerable palaces, forts and fortresses. In the past few years, these forts and palaces have also become a destination for some of the high profile weddings in India.

    Jaipur’s Events and Festivals
    Scheduling a visit during one of the fairs or festivals that are held here can promise you the liveliest time of your lives. Festivities are conducted with a lot of color and are alluring in every way. Some of the prominent events and festivals celebrated here include Elephant Festival conducted in March, Gangaur that usually falls in the month of March or April and Teej that is celebrated in August. Further, Diwali is also celebrated on a grand scale in Jaipur. All these festivals are highly impressive and a lot of tourists make it a point to visit Jaipur during the months of festivals. You can spot both locals and foreigners during the time of festivals.  

  • Recommended reads for destination (govt. websites, travel forum articles)

    Website :

    Rajhasthan Tourism Govt Website

    Books :

    • A Princess Remembers:The Memoirs of The Maharani of Jaipur By Gayatri Devi , Santha Rama Rau

    • Building Jaipur:The Making of an Indian City By Vibhuti Sachdev

    • Jaipur The Last Destination by Aman Nath, Samar Singh Jodha

    • Jaipur Nama: Tales From The Pink City by Giles Henry Rupert Tillotson

Traveller Tales from Jaipur


Dhanesh Achari

28 December 2015

The most enthralling experience of my life. Never thought of doing it in India. but this trip made my dream come true. Would definitely recommend everyone.

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Shridevi Saini

28 December 2015

Seeing the pink city from high in the air is one unforgettable experience you can have. Went with the family and really enjoyed the trip.

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Inder Kaur

06 September 2016

I had read many reviews of Jaipur tour; I personally feel that this trip is awesome. Initially we had doubts in hiring a private car for Jaipur sightseeing as all the members in our gang were girls. But then after having taken up this trip, I have no words to praise about the trip and about the driver, who was courteous and showed us all the places on-time. The driver was a professional one and he was a knowledgeable guide too, we never required a personal guide anywhere. We didn’t want any hurry-burries and so we decided to take up a whole two day sightseeing of Jaipur, thankfully we chose this option. Sightseeing Jaipur in one day is not a best thing as there are many things to cover and you will not be able to see all the places leisurely. The elephant ride and amber fort itself will take more than half a day, hence little bit of planning is needed. The car stopped then and there for our refreshments and rest stops. As the car was comfortable we didn’t face any kind of issues, but of course, we faced bit of dehydration as we took up this tour in June month. The Hawa Mahal was wonderful, and the city tour was marvelous. Compared to other modes I feel that Jaipur sightseeing by car is the best way to travel and enjoy all things leisurely. The only regret is that we didn’t have ample time to shop, heard Jaipur shopping is the coolest things in Rajasthan, but due to lack of time, we couldn’t make this out. Well these being said, I am longing forward for yet another trip to explore Jaipur.


Aryan Devar

06 September 2016

My travel agency organized and delivered this private car touring to Jaipur in the best possible way. I got a weekend break; I went over for Jaipur sightseeing with my wife and have immense memories to share. We have many positive things to share over here, at the first place the service was fantastic and the driver covered all the important places like Amber fort, Sheesh Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Govind Devji temple and many more. I personally loved the Elefantastic – we had great time with the elephants and the bonding was simply superb. If you want a stress free travel experience, I suggest you this sightseeing by a private car.


Gajaadhar Khanna

06 September 2016

A memorable experience is what I have got to say about my Jaipur sightseeing trip. One of my friends suggested taking up this tour by hiring a private car, and I am glad that it worked more than I had expected. I went with my family and the car trip to Jaipur started early in the morning at 5 AM. The driver was very polite and showed us the whole city with full patience; he had lot of knowledge and shared with us all things from history of the place till its culture. I recommend Jaipur sightseeing by private car for all those who want to experience a really nice tour to this city.


Atmananda Bharadwaj

07 December 2015

If you are scared of heights, I still suggest you go for this hot air balloon ride in Jaipur as it is one of the best rides that I have ever been on and it was one of the best experiences of my life! Really nice place and amazing feeling to be high up in the air like that with your arms shaking from holding the basket too tight!


Deeptimay Asan

30 November 2015

The traditional Rajasthani villages here are a treat for the eyes indeed. We are a group of 6 young travellers who love history and this was indeed an amazing trip we had in Rajasthan!


Chaten Pandey

15 December 2015

This is a ride you must experience ! At the balloon launch site we given cookies and hot drinks. Watching the balloon being filled up with hot air was very interesting.


Chandraayan Shah

28 May 2016

The palace is really worthy of the Gods and all the royals. we came here for our second honeymoon and it was so luxurious that I really enjoyed the time.

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