Jaipur nicknamed the Pink City is your entrance to Rajasthan. Jaipur Abrite many sights like the Palace of the Winds, the City Palace, and the Temple of the Monkeys and the strong of Amber.
Jaipur: Travel diary and tips for visits
Visit Jaipur is also visiting its old center and meets the locals. We give you this article on our blog, and we hope you will enjoy your stay in Jaipur and enjoy the best conditions. Travelogue with our good addresses catering and accommodation, photos and video tours and the city is on the agenda and is ready for the next trip to India. Good reading.
How to get to Jaipur?
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We are reaching Jaipur (JP) from Agra Cantt station (AGC) in AC 2 Tier class (2A). The distance to go is 327 km in 5h30. As often, Indian trains are late. We did not depart from this rule because our train started with a delay of 30 minutes and the delays then accumulated. Result: 2h30 late in total. This is part of the trip.
The interior of the train is clean and air-conditioned. We share compartments for 4 people, the opportunity to share some good times with the Indians.
Tip: When booking your AC 2 class tickets, if you wish to be together and installed at the top of the cabin, check 1 place in “Upper” and 1 place in “Side Lower”. You will increase the chance of being next if you are two travelers.
In the city
You arrived in Jaipur. We give you the best advice for traveling in this city of more than 2 million inhabitants.
The Rickshaw. Convenient especially for short trips in the city. He sneaks around and saves valuable time. His thing: an abusive use of the horn. We can keep it for a few hours. A race costs around 100 Rp for 2 people. You can also book your rickshaw for the day for about 500 Rp. That’s what we did to visit Amber Fort, the Lake Palace and the Monkey Temple in one day. Often, drivers insist heavily to drop you in front of shops. Kindly refuse from the start and you will be quiet!
For very short trips, know that you can opt for a rickshaw. Practical and ecological!
Rent a car with driver for the day. Check with your hotel to find someone reliable. More expensive obviously a rickshaw and not necessarily practical because a car cannot sneak into the traffic jams and in the old center.
Jaipur in Brief
We stayed for 2 days and 3 nights in Jaipur. The Pink City is a large city in the Rajasthan region of 2.3 million people. The attractions of the city are especially present in the old fortified city nicknamed the pink city. We enter through one of the 7 doors.
From these doors, wide avenues leading to the heart of the city. It reigns in a dusty and tumultuous atmosphere, frantic activity and unbridled traffic. Rickshaws rub shoulders with buses, bicycles, motorcycles, pedestrians, but also cows.
We still find in the old center of the streets typical, not always clean of course, but where traffic is limited. This is where the Indians jostle among stalls and artisan shops.
Our hotel was a few minutes from the old center rickshaw in a very quiet residential area to see protected. The right option to visit Jaipur’s main points of interest while being able to sleep in a clean and quiet hotel. The icing on the cake is the terrace where you can enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view of Jaipur while enjoying delicious Indian dishes. We tell you more at the bottom of our article.
In Jaipur, you must visit the Palace of the Winds, the City Palace, the Monkey Temple, the Amber Fort, and the Jantar Mantar Observatory.