10 Cool Things to do in Jaipur (Travel Guide)

10 cool things to do in Jaipur

Jaipur is a big city in Rajasthan popular for shopping. Jaipur is called pink city because buildings are pink in the city center. There are many things to do in Jaipur. You can walk around pink city if you do in quiet and calm hours will be a great option. There are also more spots to visit outside Jaipur that we will let you know in our Jaipur travel guide.

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Jaipur Travel Guide

How to get to Jaipur

Getting to Jaipur by Plane

Jaipur International Airport is located 13 kilometers far from city center. There are flights coming from international destinations and also domestic flights from cities like Bangalore or Mumbai.

Getting to Jaipur by Bus

If you are getting to Jaipur by bus there are many connections from all the cities in Rajasthan. There are also buses going from big cities like Mumbai and Delhi. The bus station is 4 kilometers far from city center.

Getting to Jaipur by Train

You can get Jaipur by train from many different destinations in Rajasthan and big cities like Delhi and Mumbai. The train station is 5 kilometers far from city center in Jaipur.

Best time to visit Jaipur

The best time to visit Jaipur is in winter from September to March. From March to June can be really hot in Jaipur. The rainy season is in July and August if you prefer avoiding them. So depending on the season that you prefer winter, hot weather or maybe rainy season with less tourist.

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Jaipur Itinerary: How Many Days Should I Spend in Jaipur

For a Jaipur Itinerary minimum of 2 complete days for sightseeing would be necessary. Just walking around the Pink City, visiting the City Palace, local markets. And maybe shopping can take the whole morning. You can visit Hawa Mahal around sunset. So you will see the lights at night from a rooftop which is quite beautiful.

For visiting the forts you have to go outside the city. We hired a Tuk tuk and we visited Amber Fort, Step Wells, Water Temple and Moneky Temple. We could go for sunset to the Tiger Fort or Naharfarh Fort but the weather wasn’t really good.

If you want to explore the places with more time. If you want to shop or explore other areas you will have to stay 3-5 days since Jaipur is a big city. It’s easy to move around the city with local buses, tuk tuks and taxis.

Daily Budget Travel in Jaipur

For transportation in Jaipur you can manage with local buses if you aren’t in a hurry and you want to feel the local vibe of Jaipur. For more comfort you can ride tuk tuks and taxis that they are affordable.

You can use the App Ola or Uber to move around Jaipur. Expect to pay for a whole day tuk tuk going to Amber and other places 700-800 INR. And 400 INR extra if you are heading to Tiger Fort for sunset since it’s little bit far from the city.

For food expect to pay $2-3 USD for a meal in a local restaurant and $5-6 USD per person if you choose a fancy restaurant for dinner.

Entrance fees to visit City Palace, and forts will cost you around $10-20 USD daily depending of the things to do in Jaipur that you choose. Amber Fort costs 500 INR. You can get a combine ticket to visit Hawa Mahal 200 INR, City Palace 200 INR and a few more places ( Albert Hall Museum, Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar and Nahargarh Fort) for 1000 INR so you will be able to save a few rupees.

For accommodation you can find cheap rooms starting from $10-15 USD. Mid budget can go from $20-50 USD room for two people with breakfast included. And for luxury accommodation expect to pay more than $50 USD for a room for two people with breakfast.

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Things to do in Jaipur

1. Hawa Mahal

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things to do in Jaipur, Jaipur travel guide, Hawal Mahal

Hawa Mahal is one of the most popular things to do in Jaipur. There is an entrance fee of 200 INR to go inside the palace. If you want to get the view from outside is free. And for the rooftop view you just need to order something in the bar and enjoy taking your shots.

Hawa Mahal is located in the pink city and it’s walking distance from City Palace. It’s great to see during the day and at night time with the lights.

2. City Palace

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Image from Flickr

Jaipur City Palace is located in city center in Old Jaipur. It was built between 1729 and 1732. The Royal Family still lives in the palace and you can access with a guide to the private rooms.

It’s opened from 9 30 am to 5 pm. and 7 pm to 10 pm. Prices are starting from 500 INR until 1000 INR that it costs the night ticket.

3. Amber Fort

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things to do in Jaipur, Jaipur travel guide, Amber Fort
things to do in Jaipur, Jaipur travel guide, Amber Fort

Amber Fort is located 10 kilometers outside the city of Jaipur. You can reach Amber fort by bus or by taxi and it will take you an hour. The entrance fee is 500 INR per person and the estimated time inside the fort is around 2-3 hours. The views are amazing from the fort. The decoration and details are also so beautiful.

It’s opened from 8 am to 5 30 pm and 7 pm to 10 pm. They offer tours with elephants in the morning and from here we totally recommend you DON’T DO IT!

4. Jaigarh Fort

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things to do in Jaipur, Jaipur travel guide,, views of Amber fort

To get the views of Amber Fort from Jaigarh Fort we climbed all the upstairs in front of the fort. It took us 20 minutes since it was quite steep. The views were totally worth it and there is no entrance fee. Plus the way down was much easier than going up.

5. Tiger Fort or Nahargarh Fort

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Nahargarh Fort is ideal to visit in the sunset. It costs 200 INR and it’s located outside the city. Make sure that you leave as one of the last things to do in Jaipur during your day. After the sunset you can head to the city and check Hawa Mahal with the lights.

6. Shopping in Udaipur

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Shopping is quite popular in Jaipur. You will meet people in the streets who will bring you to a shop. They will explain how is the process and they will push hard to sell you. If you are interested you will buy if not best you leave or you can have long time in the shop.

7. Monkey Temple

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Monkey temple is outside the city. You can go by taxi or tuk tuk. You will have to climb 10-15 minutes to reach the temple. There is no entrance fee and you will see monkeys everywhere. So be careful and make sure you aren’t bringing food. The temple is small but they views to the city are great!

8. Jal Mahal (Water Palace)

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Jal Mahal wasn’t opened at that time and we just took a picture from the lake. Jal Mahal is half of the way between Amber Fort and Monkey temple outside city center in Jaipur. If you are passing by after the sunset you will be able to see the palace with the lights.

9. Try Local Food

Street food in India

Food in India is so delicious! You have to taste the sweets in Jaipur, thali and more local delicacies. Prices are so affordable!

10. Stepwell

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The stepwell in Jaipur are close to Amber Fort you can go walking distance. You can’t go down anymore at that time. But you can take pictures from the top. There is no entrance fee for the stepwell in Jaipur.

Where to Stay in Jaipur

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Alsisar Haveli, where to stay in Jaipur

We stayed at Alsisar Haveli very convenient if you are coming by bus or train to Jaipur since it’s only 2-3 kilometers far. Also close to Hawa Mahal and little bit far from the forts.

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There is a pool to rest and refresh yourself from the heat in Jaipur. We loved it the decoration and the details in the room and outside. It’s very picturesque the whole area. And while having breakfast you will have traditional Rajasthan music.

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Read more about all the places to stay in Jaipur and book your staying with Booking and Agoda!

You can also use AirBnb; just click here to get $30 USD of your first booking with AirBnB.

Hope you find useful our favorite things to do in Jaipur and feel free to share our Jaipur travel guide with your friends going to Rajasthan in India.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. He believes in travel without money. Recently, he finished a bicycle trip, 9500 km, from Madrid to North Cape.

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