Jaipur City Guide

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Important Landmarks of Jaipur: Major Railway Station: Jaipur (JP)
Major Bus Stands: Sindhi Camp, Narayan Singh Circle.
Airport: Jaipur International Airport.

Jaipur Probable Itinerary

DAY 01: Visit North Jaipur i.e. Jal Mahal on Man Sagar Lake(on way to Amer), Amer Fort, Panna Meena ka Kund, Sagar Lake which are at the same place and if possible the Nahargarh Biological Park
DAY 02: Visit Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, City Palace and Albert Hall Museum.
DAY 03: Visit Galta Ji Temple, Birla Temple, Statue Circle, Central Park, Amar Jawan Jyoti.

To 17 Attractions of Jaipur

Nahargarh Biological Park, Amer Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Sagar Lake, Panna Meena ka Kund(Step Well), Jal Mahal, Nahargarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, City Palace,
Galta Ji Temple, Albert Hall Museum, Birla Temple, Moti Doongri Fortress, Jawahar Circle(Asia’s Largest Circle), World Trade Park Mall, Central Park(if have time).

  • You can purchase online normal tickets and composite tickets of the forts and museums of historic importance here.
  • Composite tickets, costing 300 rupees for Indians and 1,000 rupees for foreigners, are valid for two days and include Amber Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar observatory, Isarlat, Vidhyadhar garden Sisodia Rani garden and Albert Hall Museum.
  • There are two ways to get to Jaigarh Fort, one is the road continuing upwards just before the the Amer Fort entrance gate and cars aren’t allowed on that road. You can hike from the foot of the hill to the top of the hill where Jaigarh Fort is situated. There’s also a way from inside of the Amer Fort through a cave like tunnel that leads to the road outside towards Jaigarh Fort. So, you can visit Jaigarh Fort along with Amer Fort on the same day if you like to hike all way up to the hill top or there’s a second road. If you’re coming in a car and don’t want to climb all the way, plan Jaigarh Fort with Nahargarh Fort. Just after crossing Jal Mahal and going through the curved roads, there’s an indicator showing a road from a junction leading to Nahargarh Fort and Jaigarh Fort, further the road splits towards each forts.

Conducted City Tour and Car Rentals

  • Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation(RTDC) organises conducted city tours around Jaipur to important tourist attractions. You can choose from and book with them here. You can also rent car, SUV or Tempo Traveller from there.
  • There is also a private tour company organising Jaipur City tour in double decker coaches and rented cars both AC and non AC. You can book with them here.
  • Cyclin Jaipur organises city tours around Jaipur in bicycles. You can book with them here.
  • Palace on Wheels chugs out of Safdarjung Railway Station New Delhi on a week-long run through Rajasthan every Wednesday night, with a trip also inbuilt to Agra and the Taj Mahal. Turban-wearing attendants take over from the moment you arrive at the platform, assigning you your coupes and detailing all the facilities that are on board. The train moves by night and arrives each morning at a new destination where new experiences await you. Book your tickets here.

Transportation in Jaipur

Auto rickshaws and public buses operated by JCTSL are the main source of public transportation in the city. Private buses ply some places but not recommended for tourists. Some information on city bus services by JCTSL connecting the tourist destinations are listed below. RSRTC plies buses across Rajasthan connecting Jaipur to other towns and interstate buses to places like Delhi, Gurgaon, Agra, Jammu, Katra, etc. You can download their app here or book your tickets here. Other state corporations plying buses are Haryana Roadways, JKSRTC, UPSRTC.

Important Bus Routes (JTCSL)

  • AC1 – Kukas to Sanganer via RIICO(Fairmont & Le Meridien Resort), Nahargarh Biological Park, Amer Fort(for Amer Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Sagar Lake, Panna Meena ka Kund), Jal Mahal, Ramgarh Mod(for Nahargarh Fort), Badi Chopar(for Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, City Palace), New Gate Circle(for Albert Hall Museum), Rambagh(for Birla Temple), Fortis Hospital(for World Trade Park), Jawahar Circle(for Airport), Sanganer Jain Temple.
  • AC5 – Amer to Agarwal Farm via Amer Fort(for Amer Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Sagar Lake, Panna Meena ka Kund), Jal Mahal, Ramgarh Mod(for Nahargarh Fort), Badi Chopar(for Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, City Palace), New Gate Circle(for Albert Hall Museum), Rambagh(for Birla Temple).
  • 3B – Kunda to Pannadhaya Circle via Amer Fort(for Amer Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Sagar Lake, Panna Meena ka Kund), Jal Mahal, Ramgarh Mod(for Nahargarh Fort), Badi Chopar(for Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, City Palace), New Gate Circle(for Albert Hall Museum), Rambagh(for Birla Temple), Fortis Hospital(for World Trade Park), Jawahar Circle(for Airport).
  • 6A – Airport Terminal to Kirni Phatak via Rambagh, Ajmeri Gate, Chomu Phulia.

Tourist Destinations by bus

  • If you want to visit Nahargarh Fort by public transportation, board bus No. 3B, AC1 or AC5 upto Ramgarh Mod, from there take a rickshaw upto the bottom of the hill, from where a hike along the hill road will take you to the fort. This hill road is also accessible in a bike.
  • If you want to visit Jaigarh Fort by public transportation, one way is to visit it along with Amer Fort which is easily accessible by bus No. 3B, AC1, AC5, and hike all the way to the top of the hill where the fort is located. Another way is to get down at the junction from where the motorable roads towards Nahargarh Fort and Jaigarh Fort starts from the road towards Amer(buses don’t stop there but you may request the driver) and may find rickshaws to go on a reserved basis.
  • Nahargarh Biological Park is a zoo just 14 kms north of Jaipur and 6 kms north of Amer Fort, situated over a vast area with hills around & watch towers which provides magnificient views of the surroundings. The only local bus available are AC1 and 29(not recommended for tourists).
  • For Galta Ji Temple, board a bus or rickshaw from Sanganeri Gate or Narayan Singh Circle upto Galta Gate Bus Stop, cross the highway and take the narrow lane towards Galta Gate. The temple is situated on the other side of the hill. So, you have to climb up and down to reach the temple. There’s another way to reach the temple for those coming by car from Transport Nagar crossing.
  • Hawa Mahal, City Palace and Jantar Mantar can be visited by getting down at Badi Chopar Bus Stop(3B, AC1, AC5) or Choti Chopar(3A).
  • Rest all tourist attractions are accessible by regular public transportation.
  • There’s a Regional Science Centre And Science Park which you can visit if you have spare time located in North suburban Jaipur by boarding 9A bus upto Shastri Nagar. From there it’s a five minute walk.

Shopping in Jaipur

Bapu Bazaar is famous for sarees and fabrics, Johari Bazaar and Siredeori Bazaar is famous for jewelleries and meenakari enamelworks, Kishanpol Bazaar is famous for tie-dye textiles, Nehru Bazaar and MI Road are famous for jootis, Nehru Bazaar also sells fabrics and perfumes, Maniharon ka Rasta is famous for bangles. Rajasthali, located near Ajmeri Gate is a govt. emporium which sells traditional Rajasthani handicrafts including enamelworks, embroidery, pottery, woodwork, jewellery , puppets, printed sheets, mirrorwork, etc.

Foods to try in Jaipur

  • Lassiwala in MI road
  • Chokhi Dhani (crowded)
  • Pyaj Kachori and Mawa Kachori at Rawat Misthan Bhandar
  • Ghevar and Thali at Laxmi Mihthan Bhandar
  • Ice creams, shakes, juices, faludas at Ramchandra Kulfi Bhandar
  • Pav Bhaji at Purana Pandit’s Pao Bhaji (awesome taste)
  • Masala Chowk
  • Tea & snacks at Tapri
  • Coffee at Curious
  • Ice cream at Molly Moo, Icecream Factory & Shahi Durbar, Myfroyoland.
  • Laal Maas at Handi Restaurant
  • Dinner at Dhaba Kulture (Dhaba themed Restaurant, best for north Indian main course)
  • Dinner at Fort Jaipur
  • Virasat Heritage Restaurant for feel and experience
  • Traditional local food at Mahaveer Rabri Bhandar

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