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Jaipur Airport ({{IATA|JAI}}, {{ICAO|VIJP}}) is situated in the satellite town of Sanganer and offers sporadic (chartered) service to [[London]] and [[Dublin]]. Flights to [[Singapore]] and Bangkok are available via Delhi. Direct flights to Sharjah, Muscat and [[Dubai]] are also available.
Jaipur also has daily domestic air links with many Indian cities such as [[Jodhpur]], [[Udaipur]], [[Aurangabad]], [[Delhi]], [[Hyderabad]], [[Kolkata]], [[Goa]], [[Chennai]], [[Ahmedabad]], [[Bangalore]], [[Mumbai]], [[Pune]] ,Hyderabad and Indore.
One plus point for those flying out of Delhi is that the Delhi airport is close to the highway, so you could reach the airport without entering the city.
===By bus===
There is an excellent bus service between Jaipur to Delhi by Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) with buses approximately every half an hour both sides. non-A/C and AC Volvo bus services are offered. A/C Volvo costs about Rs 600 per seat and the bus is taken through well maintained highway and has good shock absorbers. From Delhi you can board the bus from Bikaner House on Pandara Road next to India Gate. From Jaipur you can board the bus from Narayan Singh Circle or the main Sindhi Camp bus stand. You can also book tickets up to 6 days in advance from both these places. These buses typically take 6 hours (by Volvo) or 6-7 hr by other buses. You can also book your bus (govt.) tickets online at [www.rsrtc.rajasthan.gov.in].There are also some private bus operators from Dhaula Kuan in Delhi and outside of Sindhi camp in Jaipur. No need to make advance reservations and cost is Rs 150 for a seat and Rs 250 for sleeper on an A/C bus but these buses are taken through bumpy backroads to avoid toll roads and their shock absorbers are not good.
Also note that if you plan to leave from Delhi airport, you can get off the bus at Dhaula Kuan and get an autorickshaw (to the bus stand) or perhaps a taxi from there. You do not need to enter congested Delhi.
There are many car rental services in Delhi which can provide chauffeur driven cars to Jaipur.
 
<listing name="Gozocabs: Delhi-Jaipur Cab Services" phone="+91 9041 311 411" email="[email protected]" url="http://www.gozocabs.com/delhi-jaipur" hours="24 hours" price="Prices starting ₹3100">One way Pick/Drop facilities to Jaipur from Delhi. Online booking.</listing>
 
*<see name="Clear Car Rental Pvt Ltd" alt="Clear Car Rental Pvt Ltd" address="" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.clearcarrental.com/jaipur" hours="" price="" lat="" long=""></see>
==Get around==
The taxis in Jaipur are very convenient and comfortable. Most of the vehicles are Maruti Omni Vans or Tata Indica cars, which are much safer than Auto rickshaws, and the drivers are polite. If you are alone or going to an unknown destination, you are strongly advised to choose this option, even though the rates will be double that of an autorickshaw. you must call for a taxi, as it is nearly impossible to hail one unless you are at a major point like the airport. When you call, you should negotiate a fare (or agree on using the meter) and get the taxi's 'number'. The taxi will come pick you up, and call you when they are close. Taxis generally have yellow license plates with black letters. Some taxis are painted with yellow & black color scheme on their body which helps to uniquely identify from the private cars.
 
* <listing name="taxiGUIDE.in" alt="Jaipur Car Rental" address="" directions="" phone="+91 888 023 4455" url="http://www.taxiguide.in/TourPackages/Jaipur_Car_Rental.aspx" hours="Inquiry: 7am to 11pm" price="Fares starting Rs.1782 for within city and Rs.7/km for outstation" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="">Jaipur Car Rental services on taxiGUIDE.in - a Chauffeur Driven Car Rental Service in 75 Cities in India. </listing>
===By car===
* <see name="City Palace" alt="" address="" directions="Inside the old city, close to New Gate and Hawa Mahal" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="Rs 300, which includes also a 1-week entrance to Jaigarh Fort">An imposing blend of traditional Rajput and Mughal architecture. It is a vast palace complex occupying nearly one-seventh of the Pink City. It was originally built by Maharaja Jai Singh II. The complex is divided into a series of courtyards, sprawling gardens and buildings. It is home to several palatial structures like the '''Chandra Mahal''', (home to present Maharajah of Jaipur), '''Mubarak Mahal''' (housing a textile museum), '''Diwan-e-Khas''' (or Hall of Private audience housing the two largest silver vessels in the world, which are duly mentioned in the Guinness book), the '''Diwan-e-Aam''' ( or Hall of Public Audience) and the gateway '''Ridhi Sidhi Pol''' (with four small doorways decorated with motifs depicting the four seasons).</see>
* <see name="Jal Mahal" alt="Water Palace" address="" directions="On the way to Sisodia Rani GardenAmber Fort" phone="" emailurl="" hours="" price="" faxlat="" urllong="" hoursemail="" pricefax="">A Rajput style architectured palace sits in the center of the '''Maan-sarovarMan Sagar''' lake. The lake is often dry in the winter, but summer monsoons frequently turn it into a beautiful lake filled with water hyacinths. Free on the 18th of May, as well as the Observatory and wind palace.</see>
===Temples===
[[Image: HawaMahal.jpg|thumb|240px|Hawa Mahal]]
* <see name="Hawa Mahal" alt="Palace of Breeze" address="" directions="" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price=" Rs 50. Included in the 5-monument Composite Ticket. Camera free" lat="" long="" email="" fax="">Built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Singh as part of City Palace. It was an extension of the ''Zenana'' (women) chamber. It's purpose was to allow royal ladies to observe everyday life in the street below without being seen. It is a five storey high red sandstone structure complete with over 950 windows. The breeze (or hawa in Hindi) circulates through these windows giving the palace its name. Free on May 18th.</see>
* <see name="Gaitore" alt="Gatore" address="" directions="In the walled city area named Brahmpuri, the foothills of Nahargarh Fort" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">This is a royal cremation site of the royal rulers of jaipur.</see>
==Buy==
Just remember that nothing comes 'fixed price' in Jaipur, even in the self advertised Govt. (RTDC) approved shops & emporiums.There are a few RTDC approved shops along "Amer road" claiming to be Government owned and FIXED PRICE - but are overpriced by as much as three times(e. g. Rajasthan Textile Development Corporation), bewareand note that some accept to take goods back. Almost everything, from food to to transportation to handicrafts, even accomodation can be bargained down up to a 60% discount on the quoted price. The lowest rates will be found in the bazaars - Bapu &amp; Johari. Even here, keep inquiring in several shops - each one will have a different price for the same item. Don't be ashamed to spend an hour or more in each shop with the friendly shopowners sharing stories over masala chai as you look at their goods. While they are doing their best to run a business, do not overlook the genuinely hospitable culture of Rajasthani people.
* '''Bazaar'''. A brilliant colorful explosion of flowers, elephants, ox carts, and wares. The traveller will smell the deep aroma of spices in canvas bags, the fetid smell of animals and open sewers, the sweet waft of tea, and the crusty acrid burn of dust and exhaust. The noise is chaotic, the people constantly will stare if you are a Westerner and anybody who has something to sell will try to sell it to you, repeatedly. Watch cobras dance out of their wicker baskets, and don't be too surprised if the snake charmer slaps his cobra for having a wayward eye. Be prepared to be asked for money if you plan to take photographs of snake-charmers and beggars.
==Eat==
* '''Chokhi Dhani''', Two excellent places to enjoy Rajasthani food served in the a traditional modestyle mock village. Chokhi Dhani a.k.a Lalten Restaurant is a more popular place because of being on the main road near the airport and excellent to do things like horse riding, camel riding, maze, boating, kathputli (puppet) show. Opens at 6PM, and be sure to get here early as many of the sites are difficult to see when it gets dark; 30 min rickshaw ride from Central Jaipur. Rs 400 450 per person entry, Rs 650 if you would like a seated meal rather than the simple buffet.Nice place to visit but please beware that is a "walled garden" with everything inside (rides, snacks, etc) costing extra, also avoid going there during rainy season.
*<eat name="Ambrosia" alt="" address="KJ city tower, Ashok Marg, C Scheme" directions="right next to ahimsa circle" phone="+91 141 3153900" url="" hours="" price="" lat="" long="">lipsmacking food serving varied cuisines such as lebanese, italian, indian, continental, mexican and chinese located in the heart of the city atop a 100 feet high building providing a breathtaking view of the city.</eat>
==Sleep==
*<sleep name="Udai Villa (Approved by Dept.of Tourism, Govt. of Rajasthan)" alt="" address="88-B, Kanwar Nagar, (opp Sant Kanwar Ram Lawn)
Near Govind Dev ji Temple, Jaipur, Rajasthan (INDIA)" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.udaivilla.com/" checkin="" checkout="" price="Tariff -
Double Bed Room AC Rs -1900/ $42,
Single Bed Room AC Rs -1600/ $35,
Double Bed Room Non AC Rs -1500/ $33,
Single Bed Room Non AC Rs -1200/ $27
Special rates for Groups , Corporate Clients and Long staying guests on Discount for Bhaktas" lat="" long="" phone="+91 9887073413, +91 9024207958 " email="[email protected]">Udai Villa is a unique, family run luxury Home Stay located in the hearts of the beautiful and vibrant city of Jaipur.
The Villa has 8 rooms, all newly renovated with modern facilities. The Home Stay is situated in a peaceful and centrally located part of town, facing a large lush green park. One can view a panorama of the mountains of Rajasthan from the terrace of the rooms and feel safe and secure in the gated compound. </sleep>
 
*<sleep name="Hotel Pratap" alt="" address="C-29, govind marg, rajapark" directions="Near pink square mall" phone="+91 141 2601836" url="www.hotelpratapjaipur.com" checkin="12 noon" checkout="12 noon" price="800+" lat="" long="">A budget hotel with beautiful and big rooms and near to all major tourist attraction. Free wifi facility. Also has a restaurant, bar and billiards</sleep>
===Budget===
* <sleep name="Jaipur InnAtithi Guest House" alt="Hotel Jaipur Inn" address="B-17, Shiv Marg, Bani 1 ParkHouse Scheme" directions="1.5 km from railway stationopposite All India Radio" phone="+91141 2378679, +91 141 2379496" url="" checkin="" checkout="12:00" price="" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="">A nice, modern and very clean hotel a few minutes from the Pink City. Has a simple restaurant, laundry service, internet Rs 30/hour and wifi Rs 100/day. Full of foreign travellers. Be careful of rickshaw/taxi drivers -9829013660they don't get a commission here so may try to bring you somewhere else.</sleep> *<sleep name="Bhim Vilas" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.jaipurinnbhimvilas.com/" checkin="12 noon" checkout="12 noon" price="A/C Double Rooms Prices [June 2012]: from 1800 Rs 1to 2,500850 Rs. Breakfast &amp; Taxes included" lat="26.928307" long="75.798092" email="info">Family run guesthouse located in the heart of the city, with 8 A/C rooms. The service is friendly and it is also excellent value for money.</sleep> * '''Chit Chat Guest house ''', D-160 Kabir Marg, Bani Park. ☎ +91 141 2201899, +91 2202843 [http://www.chitchatrestaurantandguesthouse.com/], [mailto:chitchat7@jaipurinnhotmail.com">Hot water[email protected]]. Rs 300/person single, double room Rs 500/day (hot/cold shower). Airport/rail station/bus station pick up available, nice restaurant.  * '''Explorer's Nest''', AC[http://www.jaipurbedbreakfast.com], TV☎ +91 99 28517801, heater+91 141 2376173, [mailto:[email protected]@yahoo.com]. Bed &amp; breakfast provided by a couple who are fond of meeting travellers and telephone in every roomguiding them about their city. The hotel also house has a backup power generator ethnic decor and is situated at a liftquiet place 5min walk from the center. Nice rooftop bar with great views over the city The whole atmosphere is that of personal care and free WiFiwarmth. Computers with internet access can be used for Rs 20Owner Arvind is always there to help, the rooms have A/30mins or Rs 40/hour. They C and you can also serve fooduse wifi. Rooms Rs 600-50% discount if you stay 2 days or more800/night.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Hotel Kalyan" alt="=" address="Hathroi Fort, Ajmer Rd" directions="1 km from railway station, 13 km from the airport" phone="+91 141 2368355" url="http://www.hotelkalyan.com" checkin="12noon" checkout="12noon" price="From Rs 800-2,900" lat="26.912416" long="75.787288">2 Star hotel with a quiet and relaxing atmosphere. Free parking and pickup is available from the train station and central bus stand.Very nice hotel with a silent and relaxing atmosphere.Restaurant is nice with mouthwatering dishes.Good and helping people in the hotel.</sleep>
* '''Hotel Ramsingh Palace ''', B-2, hathi babu ka bagh, kanti nagar, Bani Park. ☎ +91 141 4005191 , [mailto:[email protected]]. double room Rs 1100/day (hot/cold shower). Comfortable beds, each room comes with LCDTV with all channels. Walking distance to the train station and central bus stand. Airport/rail station/bus station pick up available, multi-cuisine restaurant.
* '''Moon Light Palace '''<sleep name="Jaipur Inn" alt="Hotel Jaipur Inn" address="B-17, Shiv Marg, SBani Park" directions="1.5 km from railway station" phone="+91-349829013660" url="http://www.jaipurinn.com/" checkin="12 noon" checkout="12 noon" price="Rs 1,500" lat="26.928307" long="75.798092" email="[email protected]">Hot water, Shanti NagarAC, Near Labour CourtTV, Oppheater, and telephone in every room. NBC, JaipurThe hotel also has a backup power generator and a lift. Nice rooftop bar with great views over the city and free WiFi. Computers with internet access can be used for Rs 20/30mins or Rs 40/hour. They can also serve food. ☎ +91-141-245075350% discount if you stay 2 days or more.</sleep> * '''The Karan's Guesthouse''', 6508059 [http://www.hotelmoonlightpalacekarans.cominfo/], ☎ +91 141 2363262, [mailto:hotelmoonlightpalace[email protected] karans@gmailbsnl.comin]. From 900Rs/day. It's a new Budget house hotel, clean with solid WiFi. Free pick up from station. Restaurant has a wide range of food spacious neat and very reasonable price. clean A/C rooms
* '''Chit Chat Guest house Karni niwas''', D-160 Kabir MargMotilal attal marg. Very good budget hotel. Very clean with hot water, Bani Parkquiet room. ☎ +91 141 2201899Restaurant, +91 2202843 [http://www.chitchatrestaurantandguesthouse.com/]includes continental breakfast, [mailto:[email protected] [email protected]]. from Rs 300/person single, 35-650 double room Rs 500/day (hot/cold shower). Airport/rail station/bus station pick up available, nice restaurant.
*<sleep name="Krishna Palace" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+91 141 2201395, +91 94 14311252" url="http://www.krishnapalace.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="Double Rooms Prices [June 2012]: from 750 Rs (non AC.) to 1,500 Rs (with AC)/per night" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]">Heritage property which looks like a palace. Nice garden, quiet and very clean traditional style spacious rooms with private bath and hot shower. 24 hr service. Comfortable beds, each room comes with colourTV with all channels. Roof top and garden restaurant available. Walking distance to the train station. Managed by a friendly family. Very quiet and relaxing neighbourhood surround by the greenery. Pick up service from the train and central bus station is free of charge.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Bhim Vilas" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="'''Moon Light Palace ''', S-34, Shanti Nagar, Near Labour Court, Opp. NBC, Jaipur. ☎ +91-141-2450753, 6508059 [http://www.bhimvilashotelmoonlightpalace.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="A/C Double Rooms Prices ], [June 2012mailto:[email protected]]: from 1800 Rs to 2,850 Rs. Breakfast &amp; Taxes included" lat="" long="" email="">Family run guesthouse located in the heart of the cityFrom 900Rs/day. It's a new hotel, clean with 8 A/C roomssolid WiFi. Free pick up from station. The service is friendly Restaurant has a wide range of food and it is also excellent value for moneyvery reasonable price.</sleep>
* '''Youth Hostel''', Janpath Rd, (''on the approach road of the Raj Assembly''), [<sleep name="Pearl Palace" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="http://www.yhaindiahotelpearlpalace.orgcom" checkin="" checkout="" price="A/C rooms from Rs 1050 [June 2012]" lat="" long="">The place is designed as an art museum. A great low budget hostel run by Wonderful roof top patio restaurant. The owners are nice but the Government of Rajasthan part of the Youth Hostel Association of India, affiliated to Hostelling International, offers accommodation for backpackersfront desk clerk is very moody. They do not always honor reservations made from their website.</sleep>
*<sleep name="Pearl Palace" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="" url="http:'''Pink City Guesthouse''', 18 Motilal attal Rd. Clean rooms and good value with reliable hot water, TV and WiFi-just ask the guy at the reception. Steps away from bus station and few min walk from old town and//wwwor rail station.hotelpearlpalaceFemale manager speaks great English, her number is ☎ 9829 804048.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="A/C rooms from Rs 1050 [June 2012]" lat="" long="">The place Five stores down the road south on that side of the street is designed as an art museum. Wonderful roof top patio amazing vegetarian restaurantMohal's which does great cheap-ish food. The owners are nice but Make sure you get one of the front desk clerk is rooms facing the quiet backstreet Rs 400-700 double room. Off season rate for a very moody. They do basic room (not always honor reservations made from their websiteattached bathroom) is Rs 250.</sleep>
* '''Pink Petals Inn'', ☎ +91 141 4016727, [http://www.pinkpetalsinn.com]. Comfortable accommodation in the poshest, hippest neighborhood of Jaipur.
 
* ''Sangam hotel''', 17 Motilal atal Rd. ☎ +91 141 237179192. Budget room from Rs 600. Good mattress, TV, restaurant, includes breakfast toast. Rs 40.
*<sleep name="satkar hotel" alt="" address="barodia, banipark" directions="near railway&amp;bus stop" phone="+91 94 14255755,+91 14 12202020" url="http://satkarhotel.com" checkin="11.00 a.m." checkout="12noon" price="Rs 400-750" lat="" long="">Family run budget hotel, free pick up from railway station, bus stand, free WiFi. A/C and non A/C rooms with attached bathrooms and TV. Hot shower, food, travel desk, laundry, 5 min walk from railway station. Not especially clean, ceiling fan noisy. Laundry Rs 15 big, Rs 10 small pieces. Walking distance to the bus station in a seedy neighborhood.</sleep>
* '''Sunder Palace Guest House''', [http://www.sunderpalace.com], ☎ +91 141 2360178, [mailto:[email protected] [email protected]]. Clean rooms, great service, convenient location, a rooftop restaurant, a lovely garden area and a terrace. Tiled double room with cableTV, big bathroom with hot water and a Persian carpet area with a small table where you can sip tea and read for Rs 550. Internet available at Rs 40.
* '''The Karan's GuesthouseYouth Hostel''', [http://www.karans.info/]Janpath Rd, ☎ +91 141 2363262, [mailto:[email protected] [email protected]]. Budget house hotel with spacious neat and clean A/C rooms  * ('''Explorer's Nest'on the approach road of the Raj Assembly''), [http://www.jaipurbedbreakfastyhaindia.comorg], ☎ +91 99 28517801, +91 141 2376173, [mailto:[email protected].[email protected]]. Bed &amp; breakfast provided A great low budget hostel run by a couple who are fond the Government of Rajasthan part of meeting travellers and guiding them about their city. The house has ethnic decor and is situated at a quiet place 5min walk from the center. The whole atmosphere is that Youth Hostel Association of personal care and warmth. Owner Arvind is always there to help, the rooms have A/C and you can use wifi. Rooms Rs 600-800/night. * <sleep name="Atithi Guest House" alt="" address="1 Park House Scheme" directions="opposite All India Radio" phone="+91 141 2378679, +91 141 2379496" url="" checkin="" checkout="12:00" price="" lat="" long="" email="[email protected]" fax="">A nice, modern and very clean hotel a few minutes from the Pink City. Has a simple restaurant, laundry service, internet Rs 30/hour and wifi Rs 100/day. Full of foreign travellers. Be careful of rickshaw/taxi drivers - they don't get a commission here so may try affiliated to bring you somewhere else.</sleep> * ''Sangam hotel''', 17 Motilal atal Rd. ☎ +91 141 237179192. Budget room from Rs 600. Good mattress, TV, restaurantHostelling International, includes breakfast toast. Rs 40. * '''Karni niwas''', Motilal attal marg. Very good budget hotel. Very clean with hot water, quiet room. Restaurant, includes continental breakfast, from Rs 35-650 double room. * '''Pink City Guesthouse''', 18 Motilal attal Rd. Clean rooms and good value with reliable hot water, TV and WiFi-just ask the guy at the reception. Steps away from bus station and few min walk from old town and/or rail station. Female manager speaks great English, her number is ☎ 9829 804048. Five stores down the road south on that side of the street is an amazing vegetarian restaurant Mohal's which does great cheap-ish food. Make sure you get one of the rooms facing the quiet backstreet Rs 400-700 double room. Off season rate offers accommodation for a very basic room (not attached bathroom) is Rs 250backpackers.
===Mid range===
* '''Sumati Villa''', 7, Shubham Enclave, Jamnalal Bajaj Marg, (''near Civil Line Crossing''), ☎ +91 141 5140965,+91 141 5125176, +91 98 29055772, [http://www.sumativilla.com]. A budget guest house located in the heart of the city. situated near bus station, railway station, airport, shopping complexes and cinema hall.
* <sleep name="Hotel Mandakini Nirmal" alt="" address="Subhash Nagar Shopping Centre" directions="" phone="+91 141 2280211" url="http://www.kukrejagrouphotels.com/hotel_detail.aspx?HotelID=9&D=Hotels+in+Jaipur/Hotel+Mandakini+Nirmal+Jaipur" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">29 guest rooms with cableTV, direct-dial phone, refrigerator, and broadband internet access. Conference room that can hold up to 200 people, and a complimentary pick-up service from the nearest airport and railway station.</sleep>
* <sleep name="Hotel Mandakini Castle" alt="" address="Sansar Chandra Rd" directions="" phone="+91 141 2371779" url="http://www.hotelmandakinicastle.com" checkin="" checkout="" price="Double Rooms Prices [June 2012]: from 1,990 Rs to 3,390 Rs. Breakfast included & Taxes not included." lat="" long="">3 star hotel only 12 km from the domestic airport. 12 superior rooms and 26 suites. All are fitted with a private bath with hot &amp; cold water, cable/ satTV, and broadband internet connection. The travel desk, 50-capacity conference area, complimentary transfer services.</sleep>
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