Rickshaw for the day

#1 Oct 30th, 2017, 22:28
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Hi guys im going to be staying for a few nights in Jaipur and I just wondered what the price is to hire a rickshaw to show me the sites compared to a taxi Id much prefer a rickshaw makes it all that better don't you think
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In my opinion to see the sites a rickshaw might be cheaper but you will see less as the roof is low and with a overhang of the roof and you will have to bend down a bit to see,in a car the windows are a better height and larger . Try both for short hop and then decide.I suppose it it depends on your budget also.
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Are you talking about a rickshaw or an auto-rickshaw? An auto-rickshaw is called an "auto" and not a "rickshaw".
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Also, autos will be more expensive than taxis, because they are used to fleecing tourists, while cabs have fixed prices normally.
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Thanks for all your replys guys atala what you say makes sence
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Actually, it's been my experience that it works pretty well to hire a rickshaw driver for a few days...did this in Agra a few years ago, a helpful older guy put himself at my disposal basically all day for two days for 400 rupees/day. We exchanged phone numbers and he would either wait or show up when I called, so NO hassles flagging and arguing with drivers (GREAT in Agra) and he organized all sorts of stuff for me that would have been a big hassle. I had to go to Mathura for a train and he found me the bus, arranged the ticket and even asked a passenger on the bus to help me get to the train station! So yeah, I think it's totally worth it!

P.S. auto-rickshaw vs rickshaw? The only hand pulled ones I know are in Kolkata...I'm talking about rickshaws with engines...
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My experiences are the same, we often do this and it works out fine.
Some years ago we were in Patiala (Punjab) and paid 350 rs for the whole day.
The driver escorted us into many of the monuments and invited us for a chai at his home.
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Thanks guys for the first day we ( meaning my self and my granddaughter age 8 ) will be just inside the pink city and then a walk up to the monkey temple so im going to go for the Auto rickshaw for that . Then the second day we will be doing the forts and such so will book a taxi for the day. My hotel sent me a quote for 1800 a day is that about right for the taxi thanks guys
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Hi again Sharon

I'm not too keen on Tuk Tuks (auto rik shaws) due to one of the reasons given above - I'm tall and have to bend down to see out. Hitting my head on the bars that go across the top is usually a problem for me too. Cycle rik shaws are okay for small distances I suppose, but my favorite mode of travel are those new e-auto rik shaws. They are more open and allow you to see out easily without bending. These new type of 'electric' autos were all over Jaipur & Delhi last month. Maybe you could try all types if you get time?


Monkey Temple - There are two routes. If you don't want to walk uphill, ask your driver to go the back route - he might actually take you that way too. Every time I visit, I always have to remind my driver to go to Galta gate, as I like to walk (they get more money off they take you the long way see).

Taxi for the day - In Jaipur, I used a tour company for one of my days, I paid 3600, way overpriced. In Jodhpur, I paid a more reasonable 2200 and got to keep my driver for 12 hours Your quote of 1800 looks good, just make sure you get a driver who speaks a little English and knows where you want to go **and NO shops unless you ask**.

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Hi Again Spud The route to the monkey temple you mention is just the way im heading for I've done alittle research and came up with this http://www.actoftraveling.com/2013/0...ple-in-jaipur/
which I think is perfect maybe a little bit hard on my legs but looks so much worth it Im thinking of sending the rickshaw driver the opposite way to pick us up as I cant do both ways would that be ok to do ?
Now the second day ive got the fort and the trip up with the elephants and also im hoping to do the camel ride just a short 15 or so minutes and of course lots more pics with maybe a snack to eat at the Jal mahal palace but then im a little confused of what to do to keep my grand daughter interested thinking that would take just half a day so what to do next ??? any help
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#11 Nov 24th, 2017, 14:41
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Hi again Sharon.
The way you want to go in that link is my prefered way But yes, its a bit hard on the legs and is a good 30 minute walk, I sometimes cheat and get one of the young lads to take me up on their motorbikes, but I wouldn't recommend doing that because you have your grand daughter with you too. Do take some bottled water (2-3 in fact) from the shops at the bottom, near Galta gate. They sell nuts too which you can feed to the monkeys. Hide the nuts from the monkeys though, they can and do steal. On your descent to the monkey temple, you'll come across a vendor selling Chai (tea) and simple food like biscuits - it's safe to drink - I've had loads

Don't follow the priests into any of the temples - unless you really want to, they'll give you plenty info, but will want a donation - and that donation starts at INR500.

I like the idea of maybe sending the auto rickshaw driver to the other end of the monkey temple complex. Even if he doesn't turn up, there will be a few of them around waiting for customers to take back to the city. That walk back the way you came is my least favorite part of the trip.

That second day. Okay, so that's a morning visit to the Amer fort with the elephant ride, plus a visit to the Jal Mahal area where the camels are.. If you think your grand daughter will take to the elephants, I'd be tempted to visit an elephant sanctuary such as Elefantastic - that would cover you for a few hours in the afternoon. I wish I could be more help over stuff to do for your grand daughter... I think there are one or two water parks in or near Jaipur? but It's not something I've looked into. Hopefully you'll bet some more suggestions.

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While not the most stunning of attractions, we enjoyed a quirky hour or so at the Jaipur Dolls Museum

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attrac...Rajasthan.html

There is also a nearby large park, called Central Park, where we enjoyed a nice sit down and watched the birds and admired the restfull atmosphere. Possibly a nice spot for a picnic?

Our hotel car driver was full of woes about his poor circumstances, I think he was hoping we might buy him a car! (We didn't...).

Those monkeys are not shy, certainly keep any food out of their sight!

I also became aware on that climb to the monkey temple that goats might like "nuts"...



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#13 Nov 25th, 2017, 16:25
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Originally Posted by OldandRambling View Post Our hotel car driver was full of woes about his poor circumstances, I think he was hoping we might buy him a car! (We didn't...).
I took some Scottish fudge over as Diwali gifts and gave a bar to one of my (cough)friends(cough), He later txt me a thanks...and said he had hoped for a coat(!!)

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I also became aware on that climb to the monkey temple that goats might like "nuts"...


The Doll museum! I visited there too this trip, It only cost around rs20. It was just down the road from one of the hotels I stayed at.

@Sharon - If you do visit the doll museum, you'll notice the proceeds go to a school for the deaf. If you are tempted to donate anything over - just buy in extra tickets, don't hand over excess cash to the 'keeper'.
#14 Nov 25th, 2017, 21:34
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hi dear
if you are going in Walled City of Jaipur than Cycle Riskshaw is better option as you will be able to see the market and can do shopping also.
it wont cost you much .

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