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Information on Jaipur Facilities

¤ Accommodation

Rambagh Palace Hotel (Taj Group), Bhawani Singh Road.
Jai Mahal Palace Hotel (Taj Group), Jacob Road, Civil Lines.
Clarks Amer, Jawaharlal Nehru Marg.
Jaipur Ashok (ITDC), Jai Singh Circle, Bani Park.
Raj Mahal Palace (Taj Group), Sarder Patel Marg.
Bissau Palace, outside Chandpol Gate.
Narain Niwas (owned by General Amar Singhji), Kanota Bagh, Narain Singh Road.
Achrol Lodge, Jacob Road, Civil Lines area.
Laxmi Vilas, Sawai Ram Singh Marg.

¤ Paying Guest

The Tourist office has a list of families who provide accommodation along with delicious home cooked meals. Some of the good ones are:
Kinnra- opp Bissau Palace, Chandpol
Shri Sainath, 1233 Malli Colony, outside Chandpol Gate.
Mandap Homestays, Bhilva Garden, Moti dungri Road.

¤ Places to eat

Golden Dragon, Arvind Marg
Golden Sands, Sansar Chand Road, opp Amber Towers.

International (MI Road)
Copper Chimney
Pizza Hut, 109 Ganpati Plaza
Surya Mahal
Temptations, New Colony

Indian (on MI Road)
Indian Coffee House,200m from Kishon Pol
Jai Mangal Palace, opp Central Bus Stand
Royal Fast Food, Johari Bazaar
Sun City, Gangapol

¤ Entertainment

Ravindra Rang Manch, Ram Niwas Garden. It hosts several cultural programmes and music shows

¤Tourist information offices

Tourism Reception Centre

Paryatan Bhawan
RTDC Tourist Hotel
Open daily, except Sundays. .Timings: 8 am – 7 pm.
Tourist office at platform no. 1, Railway station., Timings: 6 am to 8 pm.
The Govt of India Tourist office , Hotel Khasa Kothi
Timings: Monday to Friday 9 am - 6 pm., Sat 9 am -1 pm.

¤ Banks & Money Exchange

You can change money at:
Thomas Cook
1st floor, Jaipur Towers
MI Road

Open daily except Sunday;
Timings: 9.30 am - 6 pm.

To change traveller’s cheques, contact:
The State bank of Bikaner & Jaipur
Opposite GPO
Open daily except Sunday;
Timings: 2 pm - 4 pm.

Most places accept MasterCard and Visa. To get cash against cards, get in touch with:
The andhra Bank
MI Road .

The Central Bank of India
Anand Building
Sansar Chandra Marg.

¤ Tours

The Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC) offers half day and full day tours of Jaipur.
Route for half-day tour includes: Hawa Mahal-Amber Fort-Jantar Mantar-City Palace-Central Museum. It has a break at a craftshop and lunch at Nahargarh Fort. You might find the half-day tours kind of hectic and rushed. But they are quite okay if you are in a hurry. Timings: 8 am - 1 pm, 11.30 am - 4.30 pm and 1.30 - 6.30 pm daily.
Full day tour also includes Nahargarh Fort, Indology Museum, Dolls Museum, Galta and Sisodia Rani Garden. Timings: 9 am – 6 pm. Contact the Tourist Reception Centre or Tourist office at the railway station for details.

On Saturdays and Sundays RTDC runs tours (including vegetarian dinner) to Nahargarh Fort and Chokhi Dhani . Timings: 6 pm - 10 pm.
Want a peek at rural Rajasthan? Hotel Bissau Palace organises tours to their erstwhile hunting pavilion, The Retreat, about 27km from Jaipur. From there camel carts take you to nearby villages. This includes transport, the village tour and lunch. Contact Hotel Bissau Palace for details.
¤ Hospitals & Medical Facilities

Santokba Durlabhji, Bhawani Singh Road;
SMS, Sawai Ram Singh Marg;

¤ Airline offices

Several international airlines have their offices at Jaipur Towers, MI Road.

Air India
MI Road (Opp. All India Road)

Indian Airlines
Tonk Road


¤ Transport

Jaipur is on National Highway No. 8 (Delhi-Ahmedabad-Mumbai) and National Highway No. 11 (Agra-Bikaner) and is connected to all parts of India by road, rail and air.

¤ Intra-city

Buses : City buses originate in and around Jaipur; the fares are quite low. They start in Amber from Ajmeri Gate, junc. with MI Road – and well if you want a seat it’s better to board there than at the Hawa Mahal.
Cabs : Tourist taxis are readily available, but not the yellow-top taxis that are a familiar sight all over the metros of India.
Others : Other transport includes 3-wheelers, cycle-rickshaws, tongas and mini buses.
Car hire : ITDC, Hotel Khasa Kothi; RDTC, Gangaur Hotel, Rajasthan Tours, Hotel Rambagh Palace, Travel House, Hotel Mansingh.

¤ Major Trains

Agra Fort: Marudhar Express
Ahmedabad: Ahmedabad Mail
Ajmer: Shatabdi Express; Delhi-Ahmedabad Mail; Delhi-Ahmedabad Express; Ashram Express
Bikaner: Bikaner Express
Chittaurgarh: Jaipur-Purna Express; Garib Nawaz Express; Chetak Express
Mt Abu (Abu Road): Mt Abu Ahmedabad Express; Ahmedabad Mail
Indore: Jaipur-Purna Express
Jodhpur: Mandore Express, Howrah-Jodhpur Express; Inter-City Express
New Delhi (Minto Bridge): Shatabdi Express
Delhi (Sarai Rohilla): Inter-City Express; Jaipur-Delhi Express; Garib Nawaz Express; Ahmedabad Mail.
Udaipur (via Ajmer): Garib Nawaz Express

¤ Bus

Bus journeys can be quite tiring, so it’s a good idea to stick to them for only short distances. Journeys upto 8 hours include a 45-minute stop. Bus drivers are usually very cooperative and will stop otherwise emergencies.
Central Bus Station, Sindhi Camp

Rajasthan Roadways, Haryana Roadways and India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) run deluxe buses between Jaipur and several major towns. These buses usually have a good frequency and are very comfortable.

¤ Major Destinations and Distances

Agra : 230km; 5 hours via Bharatpur. This is a very popular bus so book two days in advance.
Ajmer : 131km; 3 hours
Bikaner : 321km; 5 hours
Delhi : 261km; 61/2 hours
Jaisalmer : 654km; 14 hours via Jodhpur;
Jodhpur : 332km; 7 hours
Udaipur : 374km; 12 hours

¤ Tour Companies & Travel Agents

Aravali Safariopp Rajputana Palace Hotel, Palace Rd
Karwan Tours,Bissau Palace Hotel, Chandpol Gate for camel treks hotels and tours.
Forts & Palaces Tours, A-110 Bhan Nagar, Queens Rd, camel safaris.
GITS, special interest tours (e.g. Textiles).
Rajasthan Tours, Rambagh Hotel, E-141, Sardar Patel Marg.
Rajasthan Travel, 157 Ganpati Plaza, ticketing tours
Sita, Station Rd.

¤ Post & Telecommunications

The GPO at MI Road
DHL Worldwide courier
MI Road

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