Here is a Budget-Friendly Guide to Jaipur

You dont need to be royalty to spend a day in the Pink City
The Hawa Mahal in Jaipur
The Hawa Mahal in Jaipur

A very traveller friendly city, Jaipur is a historic dream come true. Right from its old world charm to the modern amenities and hang out spots, the Pink City has it all. And if you&rsquore planning to head for a vacay there soon and do not wish to burn a hole in your pocket, here is a budget friendly guide to experience the city in the best way 


Indulge in Rajasthani fare at Choki Dhani Resort

Food enthusiasts, this is the place for you. Sample from a variety of dishes across the region at this resort famed for its cultural dining experience. Order the thali, which is fit for kings or if you prefer something lighter, try snacks like dal baati choorma instead. 

Drink some cold lassi at Lassiwala, MI Road
Quench your thirst with some thick and sweet lassi, a local drink similar to a sweet yoghurt smoothie. This shop has earned its reputation by serving only the best in traditional earthen glasses. The eatery is quite popular, and they close shop early in the day, once their stocks are over. So be sure to visit the shop well before the evening to avoid disappointment. Half glasses are priced at INR 35, and a full glass worth INR 70 is bound to leave you satisfied. 

Stop at Tapri Cafe for evening tea

Overlooking the city&rsquos central park, this cafe is a popular hangout and rightly so. Home to finger licking food at reasonable prices, it also houses many items on the menu that are definitely a crowd-pleaser. Don&rsquot miss out on the Maggi varieties, the bun maska and tea varieties. The hibiscus tea is worthy of its own mention. 


Stay at Jaipur Jantar Hostel
Rated highly for its cleanliness, this place is heaven for backpackers and students. Big airy rooms with gorgeous sit-outs in the middle of trees would compel you to spend your time in the numerous common spaces. Located in the city centre, they also provide meals, free wifi and locker amenities.

Stay in comfort at Hotel Sarang Palace
If you prefer the comforts of a hotel over dorms, this is the best pick for you. Located close to most of the tourist attractions, the hotel combines old-world charm with comfort and amenities. Book a candle night dinner if you get a chance and dine under the stars with your loved ones.

Visit the Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing

Situated in a breathtaking haveli, this museum is dedicated to the revival and preservation of indigenous textiles and hand printing techniques. With entrance fees under INR 50, you also get the opportunity to interact with and watch master artisans engaged in their craft live. In addition, regular workshops and tours ensure that this beautiful art form is not lost.  

Shop for some blue pottery

Make sure you don&rsquot pass up an opportunity to buy the exquisite blue pottery that Jaipur is renowned for. You can always opt for smaller memorabilia like a doorknob or a mug, over larger pieces. While shopping at Nehru Bazaar for these knick-knacks, also watch out for jutis and leather products. If Kota Doria fabrics and silver jewellery with gemstones are more your style, consider other bazaars like the Johari and Tripolia and MI road.

Visit the Patrika Gate 

At the Jawahar Circle Garden entrance, this picturesque gate is sure to stop you in your tracks, and for good measure. So take your time here at the rainbow walkway and soak in the vibrant culture. Access is completely free to what is now touted to be the ninth gate of Jaipur, added much later to the original Jaipur wall and eight gates to the city.

Other info

How to get there Jaipur International Airport is well connected with flights from all major cities. Another option is to travel via Delhi. Railway connectivity is high, with a majority of trains arriving via Delhi.

How to travel in Jaipur For local travel, you can use public transport for almost all tourist locations. If you prefer private options, cab companies like Uber and Ola are available. You can also travel via auto-rickshaws in the city.

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