Three days in Jaipur, India for a walking tour around the “Pink City,” and excursions to Amber’s City Palace and Jaigarh Fortress Complexes. Jaipur, home to many of India’s iconic architectures, was the busy capital and largest city of Rajasthan State.

  • Jodhpur: Mehrangarh Fort and the Blue City
Day 0 – 1
  • Jaisalmer
  • Jaipur
  • Jaisalmer to Jaipur by Train
  • Jaipur Hostel Check-in
  • Jaipur City Center Walk
    • Hawa Mahal
    • Jantar Mantar
    • Albert Hall Museum
  • In and around Amber
    • Amber Fortress and City Palace
Day 2
  • Jaipur
  • In and around Amber
    • Jaigarh Fortress
    • Jal Mahal
  • Jaipur City Center Walk
    • Hawa Mahal
Day 3
  • Jaipur
  • Agra
  • Jaipur to Agra by Bus
  • Agra: Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and Fatehpur Sikri
  • Northern India
  • South and Southeast Asia

Itinerary Rundown

Trip Date — September 2013

Itinerary Notes & Tips

Day 0

Jaisalmer to Jaipur

  • 5:15pm to 5:00am – Ride train from Jaisalmer to Jaipur via Train#14660 (JSM DLI Express)
    • Sleeper class coach – R396.24
    • Bought a ticket all the way to Delhi since the seats that went only to Jaipur were supposedly fully booked.

Day 1

  • 5:00am – Arrival at Jaipur
  • Ride cycle rickshaw to Jwala Niketan

Jaipur Hostel

  • Check-in at Jwala Niketan
    • Double fan room with private TB – R400

Jaipur and Amber

  • Jaipur City Center Walk
    • Hawa Mahal
      • Buy Jaipur Composite Ticket – R350
        • Includes admission to Amber Fort, Jantar-Mantar, Hawa Mahal, Albert Hall (Central Museum), Nahargarh Fort. Valid for up to 2 days.
    • Jantar Mantar
    • Albert Hall Museum
  • Amber Fort
    • Ride Bus#29 to Amber Fort – R10
      • The bus stop was located along M.I. Road (beside the New Gate or across the street from the front gate of the Albert Hall Complex).
    • Sheesh Mahal
  • Jaigarh Fort
    • Walked up to the gate but it was already closed when I arrived
    • Ride Bus#29 back to City Center (near Jaipur Railway Station)
  • Eat at Mohan Restaurant
    • Thali, Mirinda – R100

Day 2

  • Eat at Mohan Restaurant
    • Paneer Dosa, coffee – R107
  • Ride Bus #2 from Station Road (across Polo Victory Cineplex) to Hawa Mahal – R10
  • Ride Bus #29 to Amber Fort – R10
  • Jaigarh Fort – R135 admission fee
  • Eat at Jaigarh Fort Restaurant
    • Mutton Briyani, hot coffee, tip – R220
  • Ride Bus #29 to Jal Mahal
  • Jal Mahal
  • Ride Bus #29 to Jaipur City Center
  • Ride autorickshaw to base of Nahargarh Fort – R50
  • Failed attempt to visit Nahargarh Fort because it was too late
  • Night shots of Hawa Mahal
  • Eat at Kanak Restaurant
    • Thali, cold drink – R149

Day 3

  • 9:00am – Check-out

Jaipur to Agra

  • Walk to Central Bus Station
  • 9:30am to 3:30pm – Ride non-aircon bus from Jaipur to Agra – R211