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Dhanesh Achari

28 December 2015

The most enthralling experience of my life. Never thought of doing it in India. but this trip made my dream come true. Would definitely recommend everyone.

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Shridevi Saini

28 December 2015

Seeing the pink city from high in the air is one unforgettable experience you can have. Went with the family and really enjoyed the trip.

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15 May 2017

Nice Activity to explore in rajasthan


Inder Kaur

06 September 2016

I had read many reviews of Jaipur tour; I personally feel that this trip is awesome. Initially we had doubts in hiring a private car for Jaipur sightseeing as all the members in our gang were girls. Bu...


Aryan Devar

06 September 2016

My travel agency organized and delivered this private car touring to Jaipur in the best possible way. I got a weekend break; I went over for Jaipur sightseeing with my wife and have immense memories to...


Gajaadhar Khanna

06 September 2016

A memorable experience is what I have got to say about my Jaipur sightseeing trip. One of my friends suggested taking up this tour by hiring a private car, and I am glad that it worked more than I had ...


Chandraayan Shah

28 May 2016

The palace is really worthy of the Gods and all the royals. we came here for our second honeymoon and it was so luxurious that I really enjoyed the time.


Chaten Pandey

15 December 2015

This is a ride you must experience ! At the balloon launch site we given cookies and hot drinks. Watching the balloon being filled up with hot air was very interesting.


Atmananda Bharadwaj

07 December 2015

If you are scared of heights, I still suggest you go for this hot air balloon ride in Jaipur as it is one of the best rides that I have ever been on and it was one of the best experiences of my life! R...

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What You Should Know More About Jaipur

  • Q. About the destination

    Jaipur once the capital of royalty is now the capital of Rajasthan. It is a riveting historical city which is the gateway to the most resplendent state of India. The city’s colorful and chaotic streets dwindle and flow with a potent mélange of old and new. It narrates a poetic saga of courage, color, heritage, valor, tradition, beauty and culture. Peculiarity of Jaipur lies in its very distinction. Amidst all the mayhem, the magnificence of the majestic past of Jaipur are the islands of relative calm that stir up a different pace and a different world altogether.   

    Jaipur is particularly known for its grand and magnificent monuments that speak volumes about this city. In what is the heart of the city, the City Palace there still exists an erstwhile royal family, honeycomb Hawa Mahal that overlooks the bazaar below and the Jantar Mantar which is a royal observatory that holds an ambrosial aspect. It is also known for its rich art and culture that is manifested deep into its attires, jewelry, monuments, buildings, apparels, handicrafts, and more. Visitors and tourists who visit Jaipur love to roam around the lanes and the by lanes of the archaic walled city where every building and house is painted pink, well justifying its name, ‘Pink City.’  

  • Q. Travel Advice

    • Beware of the scary men on the motorcycles. They are either eve teasers or pick pockets.

    • Most people here drive crazily. Maintain due caution.

    • You might run into hawkers and vendors persistently trying to sell you something. Learn to say No and if you don’t want to buy anything, just avoid eye contact with the vendors and walk away.

    • Never pay the asking price here. Bargain as hard as you can.

    • Cross check the restaurant and the hotel bills for errors.

    • Put daily cash in separate pockets.

    • Carry enough change.

    • Don’t flash your valuables in public.

    • Avoid touts.

    • Chain lock the door when you are inside the hotel room.

    • See any separate warnings for women, if any.

    • Turn your cellphones off in the temples or religious areas.

    • Drink only bottled water. Check for the seal before purchasing a bottle. Don’t purchase water of the brand you are not familiar with.

    • Be wary of the duplicate liquor.

    • Avoid public display of affection.

    • Opt for a prepaid taxi or a metered auto rickshaw.

    • Keep a copy of your passport and license separate from the originals

    • Ladies must avoid traveling alone during the night hours.

    • Jaipur has a daily power cut that may last for a couple of hours usually from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.  

    • Beware of the bulls here.

    • Drugs is a big problem especially in the Ghat area and Pushkar city. Everyone might try and offer you just about every kind of drug possible. Avoid taking anything from anyone you don’t know.

  • Q. Drinking Law

    The legal age for drinking in Jaipur is 21. Anyone below 21 years may be prohibited from buying or consuming alcohol.

  • Q. Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Pink City
    To experience the glorious past of Jaipur, your first stop here must be the Old City which is popularly known as the Pink City. The place founded by Sawai Jai Singh II is famous for its breathtaking palaces. In order to commemorate the arrival of Prince of Wales in 1876, the entire city was painted pink as the color resembles hospitality! You simply cannot help but marvel the architectural brain behind the very planning of this city. The construction is planned in such a way that there is no compromise on the ventilation. 

    City Palace
    After you have reached the Pink City, you’ll be inclined towards visiting the exquisite City Palace that is situated in Old city itself. The palace was constructed by the then ruler Sawai Jai Singh II. It comprises of Mubarak Mahal and Chandra Mahal. As of today, the Chandra Mahal has been transformed into a museum that houses handicrafts and other hand made arts as a remembrance of the cultural heritage and richness of the city.  

    Hawa Mahal
    Hawa Mahal is an exemplary of fine architectural expertise in Jaipur. It is one tourist place that you must never miss. This was constructed in the year 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. Revered as the ‘Palace of the Winds’, the Hawa Mahal has 953 windows that assure absolute ventilation. Surprisingly, Hawa Mahal does not have steps to teleport you to the upper levels. This 5 storey building rather has slopes that connect the floors. If legends are to be believed, Hawa Mahal was constructed to aid the Royal women of Rajput family to be updated about the happenings of the city. 

    Amer Fort
    Amer Fort is located in Amer that lies about 11 km from Jaipur. The fort was constructed in the year 1592 by Raja Mansingh. Further, the fort was extended by Raja Jai Singh I. This architectural marvel represents a fusion of Hindu Muslim architecture. The fort has 4 courtyards.  

    Jantar Mantar
    Jantar Mantar is just not your average observatory. It is regarded as one of the largest observatories of the world. This observatory has the largest sundial in the world and was built during the period of Maharaja Jai Singh II.

  • Q. What you will like there?

    Vast stretches of deserts
    In the historic city, Jaipur, you’ll find far reaching lands of Dessert. When in Jaipur, you cannot go back without taking the authentic camel ride. A lot of retreats here will make you feel like a Royal Rajput and give you an insight into the Marwari culture. 

    Awesome cuisine
    Gujjia, Dal Bati Churma, Bajre ki Roti, Gatte ki Chutney, these are just few of the many cuisines that make Jaipur so special. Your tongue will experience a heavenly delight with these cuisines. If you are a foodie, these cuisines are a reason enough for you to pack your bags and visit Jaipur, NOW! 

    Colourful Rajasthani culture
    The warm and sandy deserts of Rajasthan are particularly known for a myriad of activities such as folk music, puppet shows, dance performances and bandhej fabric work. Make a visit to the beautiful Pink City so as to experience this culture to the fullest and take back home some heirlooms, heritage and cherished memories of this beautiful land. 

    Vibrant Marketplaces
    Jaipur has a fine range of colorful marketplaces that sell everything from the handicrafts to the clothing and of course the gems and the precious stones. The gems and the beads you get here are some of the best in the country. 

    Intricate Rajasthani mehendi
    People of Jaipur are articulate in the skill of drawing intricate patterns from henna. Of course mehendi designs and mehendi wallas can be found in several cities of North India but what you get at Jaipur is something else, all together.  

    Historical palaces
    Last but definitely the most important part of Jaipur is its innumerable palaces, forts and fortresses. In the past few years, these forts and palaces have also become a destination for some of the high profile weddings in India.

    Jaipur’s Events and Festivals
    Scheduling a visit during one of the fairs or festivals that are held here can promise you the liveliest time of your lives. Festivities are conducted with a lot of color and are alluring in every way. Some of the prominent events and festivals celebrated here include Elephant Festival conducted in March, Gangaur that usually falls in the month of March or April and Teej that is celebrated in August. Further, Diwali is also celebrated on a grand scale in Jaipur. All these festivals are highly impressive and a lot of tourists make it a point to visit Jaipur during the months of festivals. You can spot both locals and foreigners during the time of festivals.  

  • Q. Recommended reads for destination (govt. websites, travel forum articles)

    Forum :

    Jaipur TripAdvisor Forum

    Website :

    Rajhasthan Tourism Govt Website

    Books :

    • A Princess Remembers:The Memoirs of The Maharani of Jaipur By Gayatri Devi , Santha Rama Rau

    • The Last Maharaja: A biography of Sawai man Singh II, Maharaja Of Jaipur by Quentin Crewe

    • Building Jaipur:The Making of an Indian City By Vibhuti Sachdev

    • History Of The Jaipur City by Ashim k. Roy

    • A History Of Jaipur, C.1503-1938 by Jadunath Sarkar, Raghubir Sinh

    • Jaipur The Last Destination by Aman Nath, Samar Singh Jodha

    • Reversing The Gaze:Amar Singh’s Diary, A Colonial Subject’s Narrative of Imperial India By Amar Singh,Susanne Hoeber Rudolph, Loyd I. Rudolph and Mohan Singh Kanota

    • Jaipur And Its Environs by Harnath Singh Dundlod

    • The Relations Of Jaipur State With East India Company,1803-1858 by H.C.Batra

    • Notes On Jaipur By H.L. Showers

    • Homage To Jaipur by Mulk Raj Anand

    • Sawai Man Singh II of Jaipur Life And Legend by R.P.Singh, K.Raj Pal Singh

    • Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II Of Jaipur The Photographer Prince By Yaduendra Sahi

    • Jaipur Nama: Tales From The Pink City by Giles Henry Rupert Tillotson

    • Jaipur City Palace by Giles Henry Rupert Tillotson and Vibhuti Sachdev

    • Postage Stamps Of Jaipur by J.R.M.Albrecht

    • A History Of Rajasthan By Rima Hooja