If you’re into classic Indian architecture and want to take a step back in time to discover how the Rajas once lived, Jaipur will be an absolute dream! It’s the capital of Rajasthan and evokes pure royalty.
Do plan at least a few days in Jaipur as there are several prominent palaces and monuments to be discovered. Also, the Pink City is quite large, so you’ll want to make the most of your time and avoid backtracking. My tip here is to use Google Maps to mark the places you’d love to visit as ‘want to go’ on Google Maps and plan your daily excursions accordingly. Here’s an example of the saved places in Jaipur on my Google Maps.
To mark a place on the map, simply click on the place you want to save and hit ‘Save’ as shown underneath the picture in the screenshot. As you can see, we covered a lot of ground and this map function did wonders for our trip planning.
Jaipur is only a 4.5 hour train ride away from Delhi and if you’re super fancy and want a super luxurious, once-in-a-lifetime experience, take the Maharaja Express. But for the less spendthrift folk who want to take the more economical route, book a standard train ticket. It’s quite a memorable experience travelling India by train. It’s recommended to book an AC ticket which also includes breakfast, tea and snacks.
Accommodation – ₹2000 per person per night. Jaipur really does cater to budget travellers and although there are some fantastic places to stay in the city, they can feel quite shabby and soulless so if you after something different with great interior spaces and artwork to marvel at Welcom Heritage Traditional Haveli hotel is definitely one to consider!
Transportation – Uber is your best friend. Budget around ₹100-500 per day.
Suggested daily budget – ₹3500
The places covered in this article are by no means an exhaustive list but should rather serve as a guide for the most popular places to swing by.
No matter what you ultimately decide to plan on seeing in Jaipur you’re going to have an amazing, once in a lifetime experience. If you’d like some inspiration for travel photography hot spots check out my Jaipur vision board. This was only the first leg of our Rajasthan trip and I plan on writing more on the rest of our journey soon! In the meantime, check out our destination guides on Mumbai and Goa or our India Travel Packing List Essentials for Women.
If you’ve been, what’s your favorite city in Rajasthan? If you haven’t been, what city or monument would you like to see the most? Let us know in the comments!