Jaipur Tourism & Travel Guide

Rajasthan’s opulent capital is a magical land brimming with desert camps and lakeside palaces. Sitting on the edge of the Thar desert and surrounded by the Aravali hills, the Pink City boasts of hilltop forts, bustling bazaars and the best pyaaz kachoris you’ll ever taste. Among the places to visit in Jaipur city, the grandiose pink sandstone Palace of Winds, or Hawa Mahal, towering over the hustling streetscapes and the majestic City Palace are the ones attracting the most tourists. The 18th century old astronomical observatory of Jantar Mantar in Jaipur is a UNESCO world heritage site and a major tourist attraction. Perched proudly on the top of a hill is Amber Fort, dating back to the 16th century. The red sandstone structure houses palaces, temples, gardens and a lake inside its premises. One of the most favoured things to do in Jaipur is to walk through the lively Bapu Bazaar, and come out with bags stocked with bandhani-printed sarees, lac bangles, meenakari trinkets and blue pottery. And while you’re at it, shop for some string puppets or kathputlis that make for some excellent souvenirs. Galtaji temple, also called the Monkey Temple, is another must visit in Jaipur city. If your eyes just can't get enough, visit Amber Fort, which has its own 600-year-old story to narrate, through its spectacular light and sound shows, cultural performances and folk music. Rajasthani tailored clothes, jewellery and handicrafts are a huge hit as souvenirs, for their exquisite mirror work, embroidery, leather and splashes of colour making up for most of Jaipur’s tourism. Some famous places this illustrious workmanship can be bought from are Rajasthali, Anokhi, Johari bazaar and Sireh Deori Bazaar, but remember to bargain. Central Museum and Albert Hall museum are great places to learn about Rajasthan's rich history and culture and also to buy handicrafts. The Jaipur Literature Festival, the world's largest free literature festival, is dear to almost every bibliophile around the globe. Here, enjoy literature and music, amidst the likes of William Dalrymple, Stephen Fry and many other renowned writers and personalities. The 5-day festival is hosted in Diggi Palace, which gives people around the world an insight into Rajasthan's captivating cultural heritage. For those interested in pampering their palates with the flavourful Rajasthani cuisine against the backdrop of a picturesque village should visit Chokhni Dani. For a regal experience, a stay at the Suvarna Mahal is a must visit.
Best time to visit

Peak Season is from November to February. The weather in Jaipur is pleasant and sunny during these months. The evenings are chilly, with temperatures dropping to as low as 5°C during the night. Start booking early, as the hotels tend to get sold out during the winters.

Budget
For Budget Travellers: INR 600 - 1000 a day
For Mid-range Travellers: INR 1000 to INR 2500 a day
For Luxury Travellers: INR 7500 and upwards
Amer Fort
Jaipur, Rajasthan
This is one of the most magnificent forts in not only Jaipur but in the entire state of Rajasthan. The main area of the ...
Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind
Jaipur, Rajasthan
As one of the most distinctive part of Jaipur, Hawa Mahal located amidst the busy streets is something that cannot be mi...
Jal Mahal
Amber Road, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Jal Mahal also known as Water Palace in English is yet again one of the things to do in Jaipur. It is located in the hea...
City Palace of Jaipur
Jaipur 3023002
City Palace is a name that rings a bell of amazing culture and great architecture. It is one of the must things to do in...
Nahargarh Fort
Aravali Hills, Jaipur
It was in 1734 when the formation of Nahargarh Fort started in the city of Jaipur which continues for over a century til...
Jantar Mantar - Jaipur
Jaipur, Rajasthan
Jantar Mantar is a UNESCO World Heritage site and an attraction is Jaipur which is famous around the globe. It is adjace...

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Best Time to Visit Jaipur

Peak Season is from November to February. The weather in Jaipur is pleasant and sunny during these months. The evenings are chilly, with temperatures dropping to as low as 5°C during the night. Start booking early, as the hotels tend to get sold out during the winters.

Shoulder Season: August to October brings with it torrential rains to Jaipur. The hotel tariffs also start to drop during this season. Teej is also celebrated in August, which makes it the perfect time to visit Jaipur, for budget traveler.

Off-season: Summers come to Jaipur in March to July, and heat is scorching during this time of the year. Gangaur festival is also celebrated in the month of April, making it the perfect time to visit for photographers and curious backpackers to get a glimpse into the vibrant Rajasthani culture.

 


Budget for Jaipur

For Budget Travellers: INR 600 - 1000 a day

  • Accommodation in hostels and basic rooms in guesthouses: INR 300-700
  • Food in local cafes and street eateries: INR 50-200
  • Public Transport in metro and buses: INR 5 - 100
  • Sightseeing (Entry-tickets & shows): INR 20 - 200

For Mid-range Travellers: INR 1000 to INR 2500 a day

  • Accommodation in mid-range hotels, resorts and homestays: INR 750 - 1500
  • Food in mid-range cafes and restaurants: INR 350 - 500
  • Local transport in auto-rickshaws and local taxis: INR 150 - 450
  • Sightseeing & Tours: INR 10 - 1000

For Luxury Travellers: INR 7500 and upwards

  • Accommodation in 4* or 5* hotels: INR 5000 and upwards
  • Food in upscale restaurants and bars: INR 1000 and upwards
  • Local transport in cabs: INR 500 and upwards
  • Guided Tours: INR 1000 and upwards

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