One of the most enthralling and vibrant cities of India, Jaipur easily finds a place on the must-visit list of many travellers. Everyone wants to enjoy the landmark destinations and the colorful lifestyle of the Pink City.
It does not matter whether you are a super rich businessman looking for a royal jaunt or a backpacker, aiming to wrap up the delights on a shoestring budget.
Both can have their share of fun. If you want to know how to plan a trip to Jaipur with low budget, do keep these points in mind.
Jaipur Travel Guide: Budget Tips
Choose transportation wisely
Transportation makes up for a good deal of travel budget and hence, it is in your interest to do your homework before ticking off an option.
The mode of transport plays an important role in making your trip comfortable and hence, you have to make sure that it is a cost-effective option that guarantees pleasure and is also easy on the pockets.
If you are planning to travel by your own car, you should see to it that the distance does not exceed 500 km because then it will not be worth it. Travel by air or hiring a private cab is also not advisable. A train journey would be more suitable and you will enjoy it as well.
Book hotel in advance
The place of your stay goes a long way in shaping your travel experience and thus, it should be clean and comfortable. Jaipur has many hotels, lodges and home stays that offer cheap and pocket friendly accommodation options in Jaipur.
You can choose to stay in Rajputana, Vinayak Guest house and Hotel Baba Haveli where rates range between 300-700 per night with shared bathroom. Hotel Moonlight Palace and Pearl Palace give you a luxurious stay for 1800-2000 rupees per night.
A good 3 star rated hotel accommodation option in Jaipur as per my suggestion will be La Premier Hotel which is a 3 star hotel with pool, restaurant, AC wedding hall and 50 luxurious rooms.
Advance booking helps you hunt the most suitable option and you can also get discounts from March to July as it off season.
Go for Taxi pooling and shared sightseeing
This would not just give you a chance to meet different people but also save you a lot of expenses. You can strike out deals with co-passengers on train or even after reaching the destination.
Sites like Tripadvisor forums and Indiamike are also a fine way to connect with like-minded travelers and cut down on the expenses. You will find it very beneficial and are sure to relish the experience.
Do shopping at your own risk
It is impossible not to do shopping when you are in Jaipur as there are lots of items that you can buy at fair prices. Jutis, salwar suits, handicrafts, imitation jewelry, etc. can be bought from the local bazaars. Bapu Bazaar, Johari and Tripolia bazaar are some very well-known places to indulge the shopper in you.
If you want to have a unique shopping experience, do go to Anokhi Museum but take care not to mention your desire to your cab driver or guide. They will take you to shops that pay them commission, thereby, ruining your dreams.
Jaipur has always presented itself as an amiable host, willing to entertain every kind of traveler, with open arms. So just pack your bags and thread the path that leads to the Pink City.