Bus Travels in Jaipur

The Pink City of India, Jaipur is the home of the rich ethnic and cultural vibrancy of India. Jaipur is one of the planned cities of India and has been awarded the World’s Heritage Site title by UNESCO. Being a major tourist destination, Jaipur boasts amusing monuments and attraction centers.

Various modes of public transport such as buses, auto-rickshaws, minibuses, and taxis are available for the tourists that opt for exploring the city. The buses that ply on the scheduled routes charge a standard fare and are the cheapest mode of transportation among all other modes. Thus bus travels in Jaipur are the cheapest.

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Here are some of the recommended bus travels in Jaipur.

★ Visiting the Hawa Mahal

The Hawa Mahal is one of the major tourist attractions in Jaipur. The royal magnificence of this structure combined with its aesthetic and architectural beauty makes it a popular spot for travelers. If you arrive in Jaipur by train at the Jaipur Railway Station, you can find many public buses that will take you to your destination. The Hawa Mahal is just 6-7 km (3.7-4.3mi) from the railway station and it takes only 20 minutes to reach there and the fare for local buses is only ₹10.

You can also hop in the Jaipur Darshan bus that runs especially for sightseeing and includes the Hawa Mahal too in the itinerary. And while coming back, Hawa Mahal has its own bus stop where buses run frequently.

Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
Hawa Mahal

Nahargarh Fort
Nahargarh Fort

★ Visiting the Nahargarh Fort

Nahargarh Fort is almost 6 km (3.7mi) from the Jaipur Junction Railway Station. It is situated on a hill, so you will have to climb up the remaining 2 km (1.2mi) with the help of the shuttles available on the fort gates. Or if you plan to visit the Nahargarh Fort after visiting Hawa Mahal, you can directly take a bus from Hawa Mahal that will take you to the base of the Nahargarh Fort for ₹20. From that base, the fort is around 7 km (4.3mi) away, so you can negotiate with the rickshaw vendors to take you both sides for around ₹400.

★ Visiting the Amer Fort

As a principal tourist site in Jaipur, Amer Fort must be in your bus travels in Jaipur. It is located on a hill and was built by the Meenas that was later ruled by Raja Man Singh I. The artistic style elements and the series of gates and paved paths are the attractions in the fort. If you want to travel via public transport to savor the taste like a local, you can use the bus starting from the Sindhi Camp to Badi Chaupar for around ₹13-₹19. And from there you can take the bus to Amer Fort for ₹15- ₹21. It will take approximately 47 minutes to reach the fort. Or you can take the public bus that starts from Ajmeri Gate and MI Road that will take around 20 minutes to reach Amer fort.

For travelers planning to board a bus to Amer Fort from the railway station, can hop on a bus till Badi Chaupar that will cost around ₹14-₹20 and from there you can change the bus for the Amer Fort gate. And after boarding the bus you have to walk for around 5 minutes that is approximately and you will reach the Amer Fort.

Amer Fort, Jaipur
Amer Fort, Jaipur

Jal Mahal
Jal Mahal

★ Visiting the Jal Mahal

Possibly the most serene and peaceful place to visit is the Jal Mahal or the Water Palace which is a must-go place for your bus travels in Jaipur. This palace is in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur. The palace got a new charming look when in the 18th century Maharaja Jai Singh II renovated it.

It is quite easy to reach this low-rise symmetrical Jal Mahal which appears to be floating in the center of Sagar Lake. If you are planning to reach Jal Mahal from the Sindhi Camp bus stand, you can take the direct bus till Badi Chaupar for ₹13-₹19 and then from Badi Chaupar you can travel directly to the Jal Mahal for ₹13-₹20. The overall distance from the bus station is around 25 minutes. If you reach Jaipur by train at the Jaipur Junction Station, you can take a bus for ₹14-₹20 to Badi Chaupar and then change a bus for the Jal Mahal that will cost you around ₹13-₹20. The overall time it will take from the train station is 40 minutes.

If you are planning a budget trip to Jaipur, it is preferable to have a bus travel in Jaipur. And for travelers who actually want to discover the hidden gems of the city and get an insight into the culture and traditions of the place, it is a good idea to travel with the locals to understand and blend into the culture of Jaipur.