Tip on : Jaipur - 4 years ago
Jaipur is a wonderful city! I loved living there because your always having an adventure whether it's riding in a rickshaw, talking to native people, or shoping in the various diverse shops in Pink City. I lived in the Bahni Park area and it was beatiful; there were big trees and lushious flowers. In the Old City, there is a palace where the King and Queen on Jaipur used to live, there are also many forts and temples you can visit! Jaipur is pretty much a travelers destination; New Dehli, Agra, and Jaipur are called a triangle because tourist visit those three cities a lot! Hence, there are a wide variety of hotels you can choose from: expensive 5-start hotels with swimming pools, resturaunts, and two bedroom swuites, fancy hotels that are comfortable yet give you a little bit of the traditional Rajistani feeling, and then there are the accomidations where it feels like you're living in the natives home. Along with the hotels, there are resturaunts geared towards travelers like McDonnalds, Pizza Hut and Baskin Robins, and there are turist resturants that are very nice but serve traditional food such as Handi's and Talk of the Town, and there are also the small little shops that are stuck in the nooks and cranies in Pink City and all over town.
As a traveler, there is ample public transortations whether it be a taxi (ex. car, jeep) or a motor or cycle rickshaw; I don't thing you gan go a whole minute without seeing one of these.
The locals are really nice and either try to make you feel at home, or they can take advantage of you and raise the price of and item since you are American (anyone who is of lighter skin than they are); but, I'm pretty sure that happens where ever you go, such is the case when I went to Thailand!
There are many diseases you can get going to Jaipur, as it is a third-world country. Just make sure you get the recomended shots and drink BOTTLED water as you immune system isn't used to the regular tap water.
If i had to recomend three thing someone should bring to Jaipur with them, it would be: