Information on Jaipur Facilities
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
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)
Pizza Hut, 109 Ganpati Plaza
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
Ravindra Rang Manch, Ram Niwas Garden. It hosts several cultural
programmes and music shows
¤Tourist information offices
Tourism Reception Centre
RTDC Tourist Hotel
Open daily, except Sundays. .Timings: 8 am 7 pm.
Tourist office at platform no. 1, Railway station., Timings: 6 am to
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:
1st floor, Jaipur Towers
Open daily except Sunday;
Timings: 9.30 am - 6 pm.
To change travellers cheques, contact:
The State bank of Bikaner & Jaipur
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
Sansar Chandra Marg.
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 (Opp. All India Road)
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.
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 its 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
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
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 journeys can be quite tiring, so its 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
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
¤ 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
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
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