How to plan your 1st trip to Jaipur, Rajasthan

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Touring Jaipur in Rajasthan can be such an exciting experience, especially if you are visiting the Pink City for the very first time. There is so much to see and do, and so much to experience in Jaipur.

Every tourist attraction is a relic of the past, when royalty, luxury and culture flourished in this land of Rajput kings. From forts, palaces and temples, to museums, gardens, and bazaars, Jaipur is full of wonderful tourist attractions. So, follow this tour plan, and plan your first trip to Jaipur.

Choose the right month

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The first step in planning a Jaipur trip is to find the best time to visit the Pink City. Let’s find out which is the best time to visit Jaipur:

October to December – This is the peak tourist season of Jaipur, and there are so many tourists visiting Jaipur at this time, that it’s hard to book a hotel accommodation in Jaipur.

January to March – It’s still tourist season in Jaipur, but you will find them visiting Jaipur only on weekends.

April to August – This is off-season in Jaipur, and not many tourists travel to Jaipur. Summer heat will be intense and you will not enjoy your trip.

Book your accommodation

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Make advance booking for your stay in Jaipur. You will find many categories of places to stay in Jaipur. You can get free accommodation if you join websites like couchsurfing.com.

If you are searching for hostels that offers cheap accommodation between Rs.200-400, then go for websites like hostelworld.com and booking.com.

You can always stay in a good hotel in Jaipur. Websites like expedia.in has a number of hotel listings to choose from, and you also get great deals and offers from various star rated of luxury hotels.

Places to see in Jaipur

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Jaipur is a huge city that will take at least 2 whole days of sightseeing. You can hire a cab that will drive you to interesting tourist sites in and around Jaipur. It will cost you around Rs.3500-4000 for 2 days.

Day 1 – Visit Amer on this day and see the forts of Amber, Nahargarh and Jaigarh. Jal Mahal, Kanak Vrindavan Gardens, Sisodia Rani Bagh, Royal Gaitor, Galtaji monkey temple are the other tourist attractions located close by. In the evening, you can see the Sound & Light Show at Amber Fort.

Day 2 – Spend this day to visit the iconic Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, and City Palace. The local markets of Jaipur like Johri Bazar, Bapu Bazar are also must-visit places. If you have time in hand, you can also visit Birla Temple, Albert Hall Museum, and Patrika Gate.

What to see near Jaipur?

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After touring Jaipur, you can visit major tourist sites nearby. Plan a day tour from Jaipur and visit Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri and Chand Baori. Leave very early in the morning at 5 am, to visit all these 3 heritage sites.

Alternatively, you can plan a day tour of the holy towns of Ajmer and Pushkar, which are just 130 km away from Jaipur.

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