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Jaipur: Best time to visit and dos and don’ts

A city perfectly harmonizing the classic and contemporary, Jaipur is a beautiful blend of ancient royalty and modern lifestyle trappings. While its charming cityscape, dominated by the rosy hues of the red sandstone and marble structures, is a sheer treat for the sore eyes, Jaipur’s cultural treasures are enriching for the soul, and its unparalleled culinary delights take you on a gastronomic joyride every time. Pink City offers everything from history, heritage, culture, art, architecture. A city rich in traditions and yet, embracing the quirks of millennial evolution, Jaipur has always remained a popular destination for tourists and travelers of all kinds, serving each their kind of experience.

How to reach

The capital of Rajasthan is well-connected to all metros and major cities across India. It is also a popular weekend destination for travelers from Delhi. There are plenty of travel options by rail, road, and air. However, if you want to enjoy the journey drive down from Delhi or around. For a convenient and comfortable travel option, you can book reliable and affordable Delhi to Jaipur cabs and experience the road trip from one historical city to another. On your way, you can stop at interesting places or grab a grub from a famous highway eatery. There are plenty of car rental services that ply between Delhi and Jaipur. You can easily book them online and choose from various options like one way, round trip, or multiple-day trips. To make your tour more holistic, you can also create or pick from standard tour packages, which will include your travel, local sightseeing tour, and short trips to nearby locales.

Best time to visit

Being in the heart of the state, Jaipur experiences a warm, semi-arid climate. Summers are extremely harsh with temperatures rising to mid-40 degrees (Celsius). Winters, however, are quite pleasant. Hence, the best time to visit and explore the city is between November and February or till mid-March, especially if you are doing a road trip. Alternatively, the period right after the rains and before the winter is also good for travel. In all possibility, avoid the summer months.

Do’s and Don’ts while touring Jaipur

There should be no rules or guidelines for enjoyment. However, when traveling to a new city, it is always good to know of a few points off-hand, so that you can make the most of your tour and have the best experience.

Here are a few do’s and don’ts to keep in mind when exploring Jaipur.

When visiting popular monuments like City Palace, Amber Palace, Hawa Mahal, Albert Hall Museum, and Nahargarh, remember that each of these places charges a fee for entrance, your camera or other video equipment. You should always check for updated fees on Jaipur tourism website or with your hotel. If you are going to film your entire tour for travelogue or similar (non-commercial) purposes, it is better to inform the authorities on site.

Always try to use the daylight hours for visiting monuments and forts, so you can have enough time to explore and get good views, especially sites like Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, or the Nahargarh Fort.

As mentioned before, it is best to avoid the summer months between April and June to visit Jaipur. But if you must, then ensure that you book a car with good air-conditioning. More so if you are traveling with children, and/or senior adults. Also, keep yourself hydrated throughout your road trip and even when you are out touring the city of Jaipur. Always carry hats/scarves/umbrellas to save yourself from the scorching sun.

If you are traveling for weddings, events, or doing a group trip, always book a spacious and comfortable tempo traveler in Delhi. After all, it’s always more fun and exciting to travel together, than traveling in separate cars.

Although most historical sites have guides onsite, you can always hire a local guide on your own, for a detailed and customized tour. However, make sure to find a reliable guide. You can also find locals online or on social sites who are willing to accompany you on your tour and be your guide.

Jaipur is known for being a major exporter of precious and semi-precious stones. If you are out shopping for gems or stones, be careful of fakes or independent vendors soliciting. Always visit reputed shops and licensed stores.

Jaipur has a lot of high monuments, forts, and artistic structures, making them the perfect perching spots for monkeys. And whenever there are tourists around, these pests lurk around, hunting for food, or just to be playful. Hence, avoid carrying food openly in your hand. And also keep your cameras, phones, and other loose things out of their reach. But ensure not to harass them or get aggressive with them.