Jaipur, is the the largest city in Rajasthan, not only provides a stepping stone to the enchanting desert cities of Jodhpur and Jaisalmer, but offers several massive forts of its own - tributes to the Rajputs who once ruled the land. It is called the "pink" city because of the colour of its historical buildings built by Rana Jai Singh. Inside the historical area, city regulations require that all buildings be painted pink so that the character is maintained.
It is a bustling, dusty, chaotic city that will confuse and overwhelm an ordinary traveller's senses.
By and large, autorickshaw is the best way around the city. Cycle-rickshaws are cheaper, but the amount of time it takes quickly makes the extra few rupees worth it. Walking in the bazaar is a treat, although side streets are a bit less welcoming and offer a sharper glimpse of poverty.
Other Places to see
The Pearl Palace  is a wonderful place to spend a week! The roof top patio restaurant is wonderful and very inexpensive. The owners are so nice! Mr Singh will invite you into his home and make you feel very welcome. This place is a great budget hotel which feels like a 4 star hotel. The front desk clerk is very moody, however it is still well worth it.
Beyond the standard dangers of travelling in India (thieves, hustlers, touts, questionable drinking water), Jaipur has developed its own set of unique scams. You may be accosted by youths on motorbikes who claim that Westerners are unwilling to engage with the Indian people. The scam artist then changes their tune and invites the traveller to drink a tea. As a general rule, do not accept tea from strangers, but in addition be wary of any who invite you to talk in secluded areas.
There have been reports of smugglers trying to entice travellers to assist in smuggling items. Under no circumstances accept - smuggling is a major criminal act.
[*http://www.jaipur-india.com/index.html" Jaipur City Guide]