Jaipur Life and Visitor Travel Tips

(Jaipur, Rajasthan, India)

Photo of Floating GardensThe 'Pink City' of Jaipur has become a particularly popular holiday destination and is a great place to begin your India experience. However, being a little streetwise and using commonsense will ensure that you make the most out of your visit to Jaipur.

To see many of the best sights in Jaipur, consider hiring a taxi or an auto rickshaw for the whole day. Charges are reasonable and if you choose a good driver, they will act as your own personal travel guide as well. Travel tips regarding life in Jaipur are described here.

Aerial picture of gardens at the Amber Fort

Useful Contact Details

Tourist offices are available at Jaipur Airport (tel: +91 0141 272 2647), on Platform 1 at the Train Station (tel: +91 0141 231 5714), on Platform 3 at the Bus Station (tel: +91 0141 506 4102) and also at the RTDC (Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation) Tourist Hotel (tel: +91 0141 237 5466).

Government of India Tourist Office
Address: Next to the Hotel Khasa Kothi, Jaipur, India, IN
Tel: +91 0141 237 2200
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 09:00 to 18:00

Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC) Central Reservations Office
Address: Next to the RTDC Hotel Swagatam Campus, Jaipur, India, IN
Tel: +91 0141 220 2586
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 10:00 to 17:00

Main Post Office
Address: MI Road, Jaipur, India, IN
Tel: +91 0141 236 8740
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 08:00 to 19:45, Saturday - 10:00 to 17:45

Language and Dialect

Rajasthani is the official language in Rajasthan and therefore Jaipur, also being spoken in other states and features a range of local dialects and phrases. For many, Rajasthani is considered to be a dialect of Hindi and it is possible to communicate with locals in Jaipur using basic Hindi phrases, since this is India's national language. However, most people involved with India's tourism industry do speak English to some degree. Here are a few simple Hindi phrases.

Hi / Hello - namaste
Yes - haan
No - nahin
Sorry - maaf kijiye
Please - kripyaa
Do you understand? - kya ap samjhi?
Nice to meet you - aapse milkar khushii huyii

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