Jaipur is an abode to enormous beauty scattered all around its land. The bounteous beauty of architectural monuments, the golden tales of history, forts and monuments, palatial structures, gardens, the beauty of Aravlis, and the life of locals expected in Choki Dhani- everything in Jaipur awaits your welcome to fill you with love. But while you travel to a new city, you need to be a little more cautious and be aware of certain guidelines. Cause if you are traveling with the right strategy, you can never go wrong with anything.
Planning to head towards the pink city of Rajasthan Tour, this is the perfect guide to tell you the best travel tips you can keep in mind before starting your journey.
Essential travel tips to visit Jaipur:
Here are some of the important tips you should remember planning your visit to Jaipur and enjoy the best time of your vacation.
1. Advanced booking of flights and hotels:
Last-minute flights and hotels booking can cost an arm and a leg so instead of doing last-minute planning, plan your holidays 2-3 months before the actual traveling day. Jaipur is a city where tourist comes throughout the year but in the peak season, it gets very crowded that sometimes it becomes difficult to get hotel bookings for accommodation and then you will have to adjust with the quality of service with some regular sort of accommodation. Also pre planned booking gives you a wide range of low-cost options in flights, hotels, car rentals, etc. It is imperative that you book your flight tickets and hotel booking in advance so you don’t need to face last-minute issues in a new city or to adjust with your taste and comfort in the stay.
2. Pack your clothing considering the weather of the city
Especially in Summers seasons, from march till September the city experiences high, surging temperature throughout the day which can affect your traveling experience. Jaipur is located in Rajasthan, a place of deserts and so it experiences harsh summers. If you are planning to visit Jaipur in summers, make sure that you pack some light and comfortable clothes because at most of the places you will have to walk down the road to see the city side, forts, monuments, and markets.
If you are planning to visit Jaipur in winters then carry woolens with you. Though you wouldn’t need them in noons as the weather is quite pleasant in the afternoon of the winter season. Additionally, you can carry sunblock and a nice pair of sunglasses because in the daytime the sun is really harsh and can cause serious damage to your skin. Don’t forget to take water when you go out, keeping yourself hydrated in the scorching heat is too necessary. Therefore pack your bags accordingly so that you don’t get irritated in uncomfortable clothes. Add linen or cotton pants in your bag, avoid wearing shorts to save yourself from sunburn.
3. Always be an extra cautious:
Touring in a new city and place is a fun activity until and unless you experience something disastrous. So be extra alert about your bags and money because there have been some cases where tourists are theft or been fraud by a mugger. It is your responsibility to be more cautious about your belongings. For instance, only make currency change in authentic offices, not from individuals. Do not hand over your valuables to anyone, you can’t guess who is genuine who is fraud person. Other places where you need to be alert are places offering adventurous activities. When you try some adventurous sports, do check the safety measurements they are taking. Do it only when they are organized under the supervision of professionals with safety measurements. Other things such as keeping passwords and tracking software on your phones because phones and wallets are the most theft-prone things. The pocket picker will do it very smoothly so be careful!
4. Have an idea of transporting options:
The real beauty lies in the streets of Jaipur where you can see the real essence of the old pink city, the narrow roads, busy markets, crowded and bustling streets. Therefore you can opt for auto-rickshaw services to move from one place to another which are in close proximity. And if you choose to go far places then opt for a taxi or a bus. Bus services are way cheaper than any other mode of transportation, also you can see the wonderful things around the city by traveling on buses. However, most of your time will spend strolling around the city because the forts are in the narrow streets, so it’s a better option if you take an auto service.
5. Don’t buy unnecessarily:
It is quite common that the travelers shop too much while strolling in vibrant markets because the markets of Jaipur are just so vibrant that each piece can attract anyone. But in the end, you will notice that most of the items you brought are unnecessary. It will only result in a hole in your pocket. Try to avoid spending too much on buying unrequited stuff, purchasing souvenirs is fine though.
Another thing is your stay in hotels and visits to forts and palaces. If you are willing to have a luxurious stay then it can cost you too much, decide according to your budget. Many things will look appealing to your eyes but it’s not necessary to buy all so plan in advance on your shopping expenses to save yourself from extra expenditures otherwise it will spoil your budget.
6. Know the permit rules and other Guidelines
While traveling in a new city you must know the permit rules and other regulations, there is a possibility that you may get a penalty walking at a particular area at a particular time. Some sightseeings are not for taking pictures, some have time restrictions or you can face just any other restrictions. As a traveler, you should keep this in mind that certain things are punishable offense too in many countries, and if we talk about Jaipur city there are no such hard rules but you should take rental service while traveling as they are aware of all the rules and regulations and help you to not get fined by authorities. Jaipur has many palaces and forts while visiting them, make sure you follow rules there too, for instance, valid identity cards are required at some places. In some places cameras are strictly prohibited, at some places you cannot smoke and so on. It is better you understand and grasp knowledge about the guidelines of any place.
7. A self brief introduction of places before you visit them
The city has many historical forts, palaces, monuments, and other amazing architectures that have a great significance in the history and culture of Rajasthan. If you are visiting those great architectural beauties then it is recommended to learn a little bit about that particular site before you visit it. Every site has its cultural and historical values, if you have the idea already about the stories related to it then you will be more involved when you see the place and will enjoy more. This is a good idea for people who are so much into history and culture. You can take help from the internet, go for a brief knowledge, not the descriptive one. Just have the idea of what stories are related to the place that gives wings to your imagination while witnessing the sites in real. You will be able to understand and conclude things which is the best way to gain knowledge about a culturally and historically rich place.
8. Plan your whole traveling budget in advance
Your travel experience can become frustrating if you find out that you have to spend more than you had thought of. A clear budgetary plan is important before you head out to a new place. Jaipur is a city of Royal Rajasthan where you can find every other place lavish and luxurious and if it is royal it will cost you more. Though it depends on a person how much he/she want to spend but keeping a budget and not spending too much is sensible and smart thinking. It is worthless if you end up having no money at the end of the trip, well it will spoil your mood and whole vacation vibe. Therefore draft a budget for your trip, make bookings according to your requirements, see offers from websites- they save you some money.