How to get around?, Jaipur
In Jaipur, many of the rickshaw drivers do not have a very good understanding of English. Always have a map with you to help you out or a card with your lodging address on it. My driver got lost in the country in the dark outside Jaipur! It was an experience to say the least and it was the 1 time I did not bring the card from the hotel!
He cans getting around you in JAIPUR and suburbs. He is very cheap ( for all the day only 300 Rs ) and is a good man like a friend.
He cans help you to avoid the other PUSHING guides and the others rickshaw-man more pushing that the guide.If you don't want go to store ,Manzoor don' t take you there. And is very much important for travel in India to trust in someone.
The city is directly connected to Delhi, Bombay, Jodhpur, Udaipur, and Ahmedabad through regular flights. All major domestic airlines do have their services to Jaipur. The total distance of the city from the airport is around 15 km. It takes around 25 minutes to reach the city.
The Pink City Express leaves Delhi at 6 a.m. and reaches Jaipur at 11 a.m. Chetak Express, Jaipur-Delhi Services and another late evening train leave for Jaipur form Old Delhi Railway Station. If one has money and time than there is no other way better than Palace on Wheels, which leaves Delhi every Saturday.
I had a wonderful hired driver from Delhi for the netire trip. He was polite and friendly and even knew some Japanese phrases! And most importantly - he drove safely and took note of my state of anxiety when we overtook convoys of trucks.... thereafter limiting it to two trucks at a time! He also regularly dashed out to buy me bananas and water from the roadside (yes, I am spoilt!).
The easiest way to get round Jaipur is by flagging down (and you wont escape their noise!) a tuktuk or autorickshaw.
This is a must do experience.Agree a price,if you can(although the fares are minimal) and get in.You will need to hold on tight as they race thru the traffic and be ready to take in the fumes that surround (as you are on the same level as the cars)you...but enjoy.
If youre lucky,like us youll get a non english speaking driver and friend who will not understand,not know where your hotel is and drive the wrong way round a roundabout..grreatt!!
If you like to travel in a real Indian 4X4...
No problem, with these Mahindra's it is a real adventure...
The travel agency organised everything, so I don't know which taxi company he worked for, but I would very much reccommend this driver again!
Though I didn't take one, they were everywhere and made nice silhouettes against the pink architecture.
In the city, the best vechile is definitely rikhsa or small moto-tuc-tuc.
But, elephant is the most reliable!!!!
By motorricksjaw, by cyclericksjaw and you can even go on an elephant if you like. This picture was made by Roel Koehoorn.