50 great photos from my first day in Jaipur, Rajasthan

I woke up January 1st to start off the new year in a new place with new sights and new people and new experiences.  I would be exploring the city of Jaipur at a slow pace, talking to locals, drinking chai, and seeing some of the famous sites.

50 Photos from Jaipur, Rajasthan

50 Photos from Jaipur, Rajasthan

Top 5 Attractions in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

  • Amber Fort
  • City Palace
  • Galta Monkey Temple
  • Jantar Mantar
  • Hawa Mahal

I decided to start at the top of this list and visit the Amber Fort.  You can organize an outing to any number of the attractions through your guest house or hotel.  They will pair you with one of their drivers and send you out and around town hassle free.  You will go to the major sites listed above, taken to local shops, and anywhere else you may want to visit.  Or, you can talk to any autorickshaw driver in town and have them take you.  This will cost around 500-800 Rs and they will wait outside for you at each site before taking you to the next.

I opted for a cheaper route instead and took the local bus around town.  There are two types of buses in Jaipur, the government bus and the city buses.  The government buses are large red buses that go throughout the city.  They’re more modern, spacious, and comfortable.  The city buses are smaller, older, and a little rough around the edges.  Both buses cover the city quite well and cost between 10-15 Rs. depending on time of day.  You can find more info about the buses here, including schedules, routes, and more.

I was told the Fort could be seen in 2 hours, but I spent most of the afternoon there.  I found the local people friendly and interested in talking to me.  I was invited in for tea on more than one occasion and I was even asked to have lunch at a family’s house.  It was quite a lot to take in and after the fort, I took the bus back to my guesthouse and called it a night.

And now for the first of my photos from the state of Rajasthan.

  • Doc

    I see the wonders that you encounter first hand are indeed worth the insignificant struggles you endure to behold them! Drink it all in and come back and regurgitate it to us first hand my friend!