Jaipur in 2days

#1 Sep 26th, 2013, 10:05
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Hi

This is my plan, please let me know if this is OK. We are family of four with two kids 9 and 12.

Day 1: Arrive from Agra by Shatbdi at 7:50pm, check into hotel.

Day 2: Hire a car and visit the tourist places

Day 3: Visit any of the left out places from day 2, check out hotel and take Statbdi to New Delhi at 5.50pm

Q1: The tourist places I am planning to cover are Albert Hall Museum,Amber Fort & Palace,Birla Temple,City Palace,Galtaji (Monkey Temple),Govind Dev Ji Temple,Hawa Mahal,Jaigarh Fort,Jal Mahal,Jantar Mantar,Nahargarh Fort,Rambagh Palace. Did I leave anything?

Q2: One and half days enough to cover the above?

Q3: Is there anything that I can do after 8pm on day 1?

Q4: I am looking at Umaid Bhavan or Four points hotels. Are they good? Any other similar suggestions for around 5000 rupees?

Q5: Any good food place that I should not miss out?

Q6: Is the elephant safari good for 9,12 yr old kids?

Q7: Anything else that I need to know?

Thanks for your help in advance.
#2 Sep 26th, 2013, 11:33
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possibly a little too much, with the kids. I am sure more experienced will come along and comment on your plans.

the forts are outside the city, amber and jaigarh in one place relatively close by ( and about 11 kms from jaipur) , and nahargarh in another place further away. there is going to be a lot of walking around within the fort, and if you are used to it, should not be a problem.

you can take elephant ride from the bottom of the hill in amber fort, to the top of the fort.

Some other groups of monuments are close by, and in clusters, so you might want to figure that out, if you have to refine your plan. For example, jantar mantar, city palace, and hawa mahal are close to each other, and albert hall, birla temple, are close to each other. not too sure about the others.

And also check the combination ticket,that allows you to visit a few monuments at a lower price, and within the two days available to you. you can buy them at all ASI sites, jantar mantar being one of them.
#3 Sep 26th, 2013, 12:53
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- you left Royal Gaitor Tumbas, its a nice place to see.

- One and a half day is not enough. Forts take much time to see, galta temple will take a lot of time as well as you will have to walk down.

- After 8 you can go to check out Janpath road, you can see Amar Jawaan Jyoti, Statue circle etc.
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Thanks for your suggestions Karan & Adam,

You guys think its doable in 2 full days time or need 2 and half days?

Thanks.
#5 Sep 27th, 2013, 09:17
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Originally Posted by Geosubra View Post ...Did I leave anything?
Q7: Anything else that I need to know?...
Is this your first trip to India?

Leave anything out? You've got to be kidding. You've got enough here for 4-5 days minimum. We spent a half day at Galtiji alone, several hours at Jantar Mantar; Amber Fort even if you race it takes a half day, and as adam reminds you it is out of the city and takes a fair amount of drive time to get there, as does Galtiji if I recall...I could go on but I won't.

Are you just planning to check everything off on a list to say you've seen it, or would you really like to appreciate and remember what you've seen?

Prioritize, pare your list down, or add several more days to your visit.

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#6 Oct 3rd, 2013, 05:10
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OK- I have amended my trip to almost 3 days; thats the best we could do this time.

Any hotel/cab suggestions please?

Thanks.
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You may get more suggestions if you specify your budget range. There are all kinds of travellers here.

My first go-to place is the wikitravel page. http://wikitravel.org/en/Jaipur#Sleep
then i would look at any travel book like lonely planet.
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Hi there!

Here's what I wrote about a two day trip in Jaipur earlier: http://www.indiamike.com/india/jaipu...4/#post1423446. Please have a look. Note that if you're into photography, the time needed will swell up considerably (as hfot2 mention above 4-5 days are also not enough).

-Vaibhav
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Originally Posted by vaibhav_arora View Post Hi there!

Here's what I wrote about a two day trip in Jaipur earlier: http://www.indiamike.com/india/jaipu...4/#post1423446. Please have a look. Note that if you're into photography, the time needed will swell up considerably (as hfot2 mention above 4-5 days are also not enough).

-Vaibhav
Also note that OP is schlepping a coupla kids.

And that you have the advantage of being able to get back to Jaipur any old time, whereas for OP it may be close to a one-shot.

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