Jaipur Tourism

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.

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. 

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Jaipur

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

    • Air Pollution 60.48 (High)
    • Water Pollution 64.82 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 58.18 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 58.64 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 41.52 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 57.27 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 48.73 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 39.73 (Low)
  • How safe is Jaipur for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Jaipur.

    • Burglary and Theft 37.96 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 23.21 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 61.61 (High)
    • Car Stealing 26.79 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 30.36 (Low)
    • Attacks 25.89 (Low)
    • Drug offense 27.68 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 88.39 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 62.5 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 20.54 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 7.14 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 34.82 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Jaipur is 133.19 (High)

    • Safety Index 68.2 (High)
    • Climate Index 57.76 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 65.33 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 43.17 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 24.55 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 72.15 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.04 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 74.05 (Moderate)
    • 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.

  • 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 4.12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.87 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 48.28 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 32.22 USD

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

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