Your Complete Guide on Jaipur Solo TripJaipur, the royal Pink city, is India’s first planned city and one of the oldest cities in Rajasthan. The fascinating royal heritage of Jaipur and the well-preserved buildings paint a gorgeous landscape for the eyes. It has evolved into a modern city of hip culture with its cool cafes, shops, artist studios and spaces opening up. However, even today, when you visit Jaipur, the essence of regalia and the historical aroma can be breathed in the air.
Advantages of Jaipur Solo TripFor anyone planning to a Jaipur solo trip, this city welcomes you with open arms and ensures that you leave this city with memories to reminisce and cherish. Jaipur solo trip is on the rise these days and despite some challenges, solo travelling is quite liberating and empowering. As cited by Henry David Thoreau, “The man who goes alone can start today, but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.”
Exploring Jaipur on your own will surely give you a better chance to learn about yourself in a new and unfamiliar place and will make you more confident to take charge of your own life in a world where everyone is lost through the daily chaos. It's all about brushing yourself up and taking a step forward that will make you experience the beauty and charm of this multicultural pink city.
While wandering in and around Jaipur, you will witness outstanding and incredible destinations for clicking pictures that are a delight for the eyes. The city offers a plethora of experiences that can mesmerize and inspire you at the same time.
How to Travel
Cycle Rickshaws in Jaipur
Jaipur City Transport Service Limited with its low floor buses is another option for travelling the city. These buses run from 6:30 am to 10:00 pm and the fare depends on the distance of your travel. Online cab services are also available but for travelling solo it’s preferable to use public transport as it gets you to understand and experience the local taste of the place.
What to Visit in Jaipur
Jaipur is famous for its historic monuments which are the major tourist attractions such as the Amer Fort, Hawa Mahal, Jaigarh Fort, Jal Mahal, Nahargarh Fort, Jantar Mantar, Rambagh Palace, etc. You can take a self-guided tour of these places or join the heritage walking tours that are conducted every day. You can also enjoy a hot air balloon flight over Jaipur if you seek an adventure and get a bird’s eye view of Jaipur. If you visit Jaipur in late January and you’re a fan of literary culture, you can attend the Jaipur Literature Festival that is celebrated by the participation of famous writers and authors from all over the world.
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ShoppingIf you wish to splash some cash, you can shop at the numerous street shops that can be found nearly everywhere in Jaipur. You can find leather shoes, textiles, sweets, antiques, rugs, etc. Bapu Bazaar and Johari Bazaar are two most famous markets where you can find antique jewellery, precious stones, and clothing accessories. You can simply browse these shops and hang out with locals or shop for some souvenirs to take back home.
FoodWhen it comes to teasing your taste buds, Jaipur has a lot to offer from its local cuisines like Dal-baati choorma, Ker Sangri, Makke ki Ghat, Lal Maans to its delicious and mouth-watering sweets that include Feni, Ghevar, Gajak, Moong Thal, and Mawa Kachori. You can also indulge in some authentic Rajasthani cuisine at the Taj Rambagh Palace’s Indian restaurant Suvarna Mahal. This place serves the royal cuisines from Rajasthan, Awadh, Punjab, and Hyderabad.
Masala Chowk is also a famous place to sample local street food which is an open-air food court, a first of its kind with an assortment of street food stalls in Jaipur. It's situated in Ram Niwas Garden and is open daily from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. An entry fee of 10 rupees per person is charged.
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While travelling in and around this city for the first time, beware of the scams and tour packages offered and sometimes forced on the tourists, especially in a tourist-ridden city of Jaipur. Solo travelers are common targets for such scams, so be careful while travelling anywhere in Jaipur.