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#46 Jul 27th, 2005, 10:36
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A new broad gauge train has recently been introduced between Jaipur and Agra.The train leaves from Jaipur at 6 AM and reaches Agra at 10.20 AM. On its return journey, it is scheduled to start at 6 pm from Agra and reach Jaipur by 10.45 pm, which would take additional 20 minutes on the way back.

I am not sure I understand your second question, but all trains that have a scheduled stop at Jaipur, take passengers. Delhi and Jaipur are also well connected by air-conditioned Volvo buses that run at very convenient hours and allow you more flexibility in organising your Jaipur visit.
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Thanks for the information Lily.

This is what I wanted to ask, I know about the Delhi Jaipur express, but I wanted to know whether it is the same train I have to take to get back to Delhi from Jaipur.

Thanks again,
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Originally Posted by pratibha Thanks for the information Lily.

This is what I wanted to ask, I know about the Delhi Jaipur express, but I wanted to know whether it is the same train I have to take to get back to Delhi from Jaipur.

Thanks again,
Pratibha
Yes.

There are loads of trains from Jaipur to Delhi, including the Jaipur - Delhi Express.
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I've been reading your posts about Jaipur, its been helpful. I will be going to India in December. My relatives reside in Orissa so I always go there only. This time I decided to visit up north for a few days before going to Orissa. My flight reaches New Delhi on Dec16. I plan on just traveling the golden triangle.

NOTE: I will spend probably a day in each city! Yes, I am short on time but I can move fast so no worries. I will probably take a train...i love indian trains! Plus, im sure its way cheaper than hiring a taxi.

I am a solo traveler 20yr old guy, and for me to travel around Jaipur, Delhi, and Agra what is the best option? walking? rikshaw? etc?

How hard would it be for me to find a place to sleep at just one night? Should I make reservations or just wait til I get in these towns to find one? Although in Delhi, I have one relative so thats no problem.

One last question: How hard/easy is it to find SPECIAL LASSI in Jaipur?

Thanks for reading!
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Aurovon,

Delhi, Jaipur and Agra are very well connected by trains and buses so do not even think of hiring a car just for yourself!

Two options are:

Early morning train from Delhi to Agra, see the Taj and take the evening train to Jaipur. Two nights in Jaipur and return by a Volvo bus to Delhi at a time of your choosing.

Morning train from Delhi to Jaipur, the rest of the day in Jaipur and the next morning too. In the afternoon take a train to Agra, overnight at Agra, see the Taj and take an evening train to Delhi.

Lassi - Head for Lassiwala opposite Niros on M I Road. This one has been there since 1944!

Caution: The Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays

Hotels - Unless you are coming in the last week of the year, you can find a room in Jaipur in most hotels.
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Excellent. Thanks for your post. When I arrive at Jaipur, staying at Jasvilas[btw wonderful job with the hotel] is a possibility(especially if my father comes with me) I will recommend it to him.
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Originally Posted by Gerlinde Hi Lily,

we got the advise from one handling agent in Jaipur not to recommend elephant rides as the elephants are neither insured nor in good health.
What's your opinion?
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Let me tell you guys..that, Rajasthan Government Banned Elephant Riding At Amer Fort From Today...
#53 Oct 19th, 2005, 18:06
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Hi Lily,
Im going to work to Jaipur first december,in an export import consutancy company,Ill be there six months. Do you know where to rent an apartment?
What about the life there?
Thanks Lily!
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Litos,

There are many possibilities for renting an apartment in Jaipur. However it all depends upon your budget and whether you are coming alone or with family.

Life in Jaipur can be very interesting specially in the winter months - some very good festivals are lined up in January, there are weddings to attend (foreigners are welcomed heartily), some good pubs to spend your evenings, and the streets of Jaipur are fascinating, once the touts know you are a long term visitor they normally leave you alone and you can wander around the pink city exploring the marvelous architecture.

You are also welcome to come and visit us for personal introduction to the city!
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Question I was in Jaipur

I was in Jaipur on 19th Oct and did a days sight seeing. The taxi drier stopped at a new (?) rest for lunch.I did not know if there is any restriction on serving bee. The waiter gave me the same but ina plastic mug like tumbler and it was charged seperately but not in the Bill.Can you let me know the reason
#56 Nov 1st, 2005, 19:37
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It has something to do with the need for a licence to serve any kind of alcoholic drinks. I am glad you didn't name the restaurant!!!
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the best accomodation in india

We just came home from our 7th visit in india.
I must recommend "jas villas" in jaipur as the best hotel we stayed, including the 5th hotels-big and too fancy.

We got a wonderful room, great home away from home.
best regards, roni & jacob golani
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Question for Lily about airport in Jaipur

Hi Lily,

You are amazing! This thread has realy answered so many of my questions! I think I will have to print it out and take it with me on my trip to Rajasthan.

I will be arriving at the Jaipur airport and am uncertain of how far it is from the city center. Do hotels usually arrange for a pick-up or should I take a taxi? What would a taxi ride from the airport to city center cost?

Thank you!
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#59 Nov 17th, 2005, 13:24
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The cost of transfer from the Airport to the City Center is around INR 200/-. Some hotels send a courtesy coach while some charge INR 250/- for this service but they send an air-con car!
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Hi Lily, we are thinking of coming to Jaipur next year and reading this thread has been most helpuful. As it will be my first time in India and we are coming with two children (10 and 7 years old) I am a bit nervous and it's great to be able to ask you some questions. My main concern is the weather, we will be there in September and I have read that the weather in Rajastan is not at its best. What do you think? Is it worst trying or should we change our itinerary?
Thank you very much!
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