Jaipur Tourism

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You take the name Rajasthan and the first thing that comes to your mind is the royal vibe that the state gives out. You pick any part of Rajasthan and you will find that the royal culture runs in its veins. Imagine, the feeling you will get in this state’s capital. Founded in 1727, Jaipur is also called Pink City because of the amount of Pink color used in every single property of this city.

Even though you might find the mentality of people a little restricting but their warmth and love is reflected so well in their hospitality and their food. On one hand you won’t get enough of the elegant air that runs around in the city and on the other hand you will be amazed at the heavenly feel that the Royal observatory and the Hawa-Mahal have to offer to you.

Amber fort is your chance to witness all the fairy tales you grew up listening to. There is no chance that you come back empty handed after visiting City Palace. Even though there is a lot of history to it, today it is the house to some lovely textile stores and museums that reflect upon the olden glorious days of Jaipur.

Once you are done indulging yourself in the various colors of this city, you will realize that the pink color that is a representation of Jaipur is forever to stay in your memory. There is so much for you to do in the city in terms of shopping, exploring and most importantly eating. Rajasthani flavors are something that are sure to stay in your mind forever. Just remember that it is great for you to get lost in all that this city has to offer to you, but just do not get lost in Jantar Mantar! Each one of you should visit Jaipur at least once and experience all that it has to offer considering the best time to visit Jaipur.

Jaipur Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Jaipur tips for your visit

Essential Information

  • Time Zone: Jaipur follows the standard Indian time Zone. UTC+5:00
  • Currency: Indian Rupee
  • Electricity: 220 V. The plugs are different from United States and United Kingdom, so you will need a convertor. 
  • Internet: Most hotels have free Wi-fi access but it is very difficult to find very fast internet speed in the city. 
  • Languages: Most people in Jaipur talk in Rajasthani or Marwadi but Hindi is the most common language to communicate. In most hotels and areas, English works well too. 

Emergency contact numbers

  • Ambulance- 102
  • Emergency response service for medical, police and fire emergencies- 108
  • Local police- 100
  • Fire service- 101

Security Advices

  • Double-check all hotel and restaurant bills for errors.
  • Don't leave cash and valuables in your hotel room. Use room safes where available.
  • Keep daily cash in separate pockets.
  • Don't flash jewelry or large sums of money.
  • Never pay for anything upfront - including drivers.
  • Avoid touts!
  • Don't exchange money on the black market.
  • Get a receipt when changing money at an authorized establishment.
  • Keep your near and dear ones or atleast someone updated of your whereabouts. There are apps which help you press a danger button and people would instantly be updated of your location.

Off Beaten Path

  • Visit the Bhangarh Village-which is supposedly haunted. It was cursed by a magician and was abandoned soon after the first settlement.
  • Try hot air ballooning. It is a really fun activity to do and is totally worth the time and money.
  • Visit a factory/workshop where you can watch fabrics being block printed.
  • Watch a Hare Krishna play music.

Tipping

  • Tipping is not mandatory but tipping in restaurants and to people who provide you some service is appreciated. Keep 10-20 rupee notes to tip at all times if you wish to.

Tourist Traps

  • Avoid taking a guide. A guide would more often than not take you to a place where he is getting commission. Although, most guides can help you know a little more about the place and its history.
  • Avoid going to black markets.
  • Say a firm no to touts outside tourism spots, as they are very adamant.
  • There are a lot of similar attractions in terms of palaces and other reminescents of royal life. Sadly, some of them are over rated. Do find out before going to avoid wasting time.

Customs

  • Most people begin conversations with folded hands in a Namaste or a slight bow saying 'Khambagani sa'. It is out of respect and if you reciprocate in a similar manner, you will get a lot more warmth.
  • It is better to be covered specially while visiting temples. Although not banned, skimpily clad people are frowned upon. It is completely your choice though. 
  • Dal Bati Churma is a part of Rajasthani Staple diet. Definitely try it out while in Jaipur. 

General Tips

  • Remember to carry sun block and sun screen.
  • Keep yourself hydrated at all times and carry a bottle around.
  • Remember to pick up colorful bangles, dupattas and do a lot of traditional street shopping. 
More about Jaipur

Facts and Stats for Jaipur*

  • Pollution Statistics in Jaipur

    Know the pollution level of Jaipur before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 61.79 (High)
    • Water Pollution 68.19 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 60.33 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 58.51 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 47.28 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 59.78 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 51 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 41.49 (Moderate)
  • Jaipur: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Jaipur for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Jaipur.

    • Burglary and Theft 35.94 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 20.59 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 26.67 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 66.18 (High)
    • Car Stealing 23.53 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 27.94 (Low)
    • Attacks 23.53 (Low)
    • Drug offense 29.41 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 88.24 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 64.71 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 11.76 (Very Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 7.35 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 35.29 (Low)
  • Living in Jaipur - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Jaipur is 123.87 (High)

    • Safety Index 69.34 (High)
    • Climate Index 58.4 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 67.97 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 44.3 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 26.28 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 65.81 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.77 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 64.75 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Jaipur

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Jaipur

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.01 USD
    • International Movie per seat 3.85 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.45 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 51.44 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 35.92 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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