State of Rajasthan Transportation
Jaipur Railway Station from outside.
Jaipur Railway Station from outside.
How to get around? Jaipur
For short distances inside Jaipur you could engage cycle rikshaws which are reasonable, the men riding these need the money and if going for short distances, this is good way of commuting. These are...
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elephant transfer Jaipur
You can get an elephant ride up the hill to the Amber Fort - however, you may want to walk as the queue is often over an hour long.
A lot of people worry about the well being of the elephants. I...
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Reviews from VirtualTourist Members
helloI just returned from a very good trip to India (Delhi - Rajasthan + Agra, and Varanasi - Delhi). I did the first part (Rajasthan) by car with driver and I can recommend it ....I find from Guide Routard and my driver! Level value for money there is no better. Indeed, I could compare it with all the backpackers we have meet on the spot! I've had for 45€ / day (two) in a good car -> Toyota Innova, with air conditioning and a very comfortable seat in the back! This is equivalent to 2950Rps/jour what seems to be very reasonable! Beyond this price, our driver "Raju" (pronounced Raju) was particularly nice, interesting and very good driver! I can only recommend, we were two and we could choose our whole route, there was no trick, Raju has ever proposed a hotel unless they asked. In short, you're free and in addition, it serves very good guide! I give you their contact information to the...
Very good guide and driver in Rajasthan
HelloI just came back from my second trip to Rajasthan. It is reallya wonderful place to visit, like from a fairy tale.Jaipur the pink city, Jodhpur the blue city, Udaipur the beautiful city on the lake Pichola, Havelis in Mandawa, all the forts andpalaces. Incredible.Even so I prefer to travel individually, I had both timesa driver and guide. I think it is really much easier, especiallywhen one is not so young anymore.... You save lots of energy and timebooking tickets and looking for hotels. India is strenous enough anyway.I would like to recommend my driver and guide Pawan Sharma very much. He is very reliable, honest, friendly and speaks English very well. From the very beginning of the trip - he came to get me at the airport,booked a nice hotel in Dehli - I felt very safe. Especially when going to India the first time.He can organize your trip according to your wishes, depending how...
Indian Railways - A Great Way to Travel
I travelled all over Rajasthan by train. And not the palace on wheels. I took the regular Indian railways trains. I have always held IR in great esteem. The links are great, trains are on time at least 90% of the time and if you travel by AC 2 or AC3 then you get out of the train relaxed, refreshed and well fed. The catering on most trains is above average and I have never heard of anyone falling ill after eating IR food. Besides, travelling by train allows you to connect with other locals in a way which planes never allow. There is a certain romance about travelling in a train.Booking tickets on Indian Railways was a breeze. All bookings - & I really mean All bookings - can be done on the net now. The website is given below. Couple of things to note:1. In order to be absolutely certain of getting seats you will need to book on the day when the bookings open i.e. 60 days before the day...
Driving throught Rajasthan
Rajasthan its rich heritage, colourful culture.It is vast, diverse, colorful and filled with fantastical Palaces, Forts and old Havelis. Hire a car and driver to take in the spread-out sights.From the green hills of Udaipur, west to the Thar desert. From the crisp air of Mount Abu in the south up to Bikaner, with its arid semi-desert - there are wondrous things to see.Rajasthan is often portrayed as one vast open-air museum, with its relics so well preserved that it delights even the most skeptical traveler.It is an incredible destination for the outdoor-tourist .
there are three ways to go - train, bus or car. Trains are quick, safe and comforable. Easy to book a ticket. My choice for travelling anywhere in IndiaBus travel around Rajasthan is a haphazard but never dull affair. Some buses are clean, air-conditioned, and its possible to book the preferred seat. We usually booked the front seats (AA) which have more leg-room. HOWEVER - one does not always find that the bus you booked on is the one that arrives to transport you! We had some hysterically funny bus trips - goats & chickens on the roof - no air-con, a driver that obviously thought the rule of the road was "NO RULE" They were always packed,literally to the rafters. But everyone was happy,and we marvelled at their apparent lack of a care in the world.We always got to our destinations, albeit never on time. Most of the bus trips were between 6-8 hours long. Cars are much less.Now Car...
Palace on Wheels Luxury Train
Truly speaking, Palace on Wheels added to my experience of the pleasurable journey. The train had everything to make me feel at home. The coaches with 4 double-bed chambers were complete with contemporary facilities like intercom, channel music, attached toilets, shower, running hot and cold water and floor covering. Then, there were saloons also with 4 sleeping rooms. There again was no dearth of modern amenities to put me on ease. I really relished the mouthwatering Indian, Chinese and Continental culinary fares of the train at the Dining Car. The Lounge made a perfect place for me to unwind reading books and magazines. I could, at the same time, pamper my eyes with the beauty of the region looking outside the window. The luxury train also had a provision for indoor games. The options were really wide as I could play games like chess, Chinese checkers, Crossword Puzzles and Carom...
Rajasthan-Tour with Sushil
In September 2006 we were in Rajasthan for 3 weeks. Sushil was our guide and driver for the whole time. He prepared a wonderful tour for us. He showed us many things, which ‘normal’ tourists cannot see. The whole tour was well-organised (hotels, sight-seeing, guides in the cities).Beside cultural climaxes (Taj-Mahal, Hawa Mahal), Sushil also organised a trekking tour for one day through the jungle (in Ranakpur) and a camel tour in the desert (near Jaisalmer) with accommodation open air. Sushil also gave advises for the meal (which restaurants, what to eat).We just can recommend Sushil for tours in Rajasthan and India. Homepage: www.sushil.net.msE-Mail: email@example.com For other information about our tour you can contact us by e-mail: Peter.Jandeisek@web.de
Driver in Rajastan
I recently spent over 2 weeks in India. We found a fabulous driver through one of these forums and wanted to recommend him to anyone traveling to Delhi-Rajastan.As a female arriving alone into Delhi in the middle of the night I was a bit nervous about getting into a vehicle not only with someone I did not know but in a very foreign country. Sushil was there to pick me up and all my luggage and took very good care. The next day my other 2 traveling companions arrived he was good with them as well. He knew exactly what do do about getting a SIM card for our phones, and where to go. We had a lot of the places picked out ourselves before arriving and he had no problem with that either. He also took us to Rajastan. Since we had a lot of luggages he made arrangements with his other driver "Mr James Bond" (as we called him) to take his Qualis. When we arrived in Agra he took us to a place most...
Conducted Sight-seeing ricksaws
Can catch a luxury coach from a main station like Ahmedabad, unless you can arrived in Delhi, or Rajasthan itself.Once at the given city, always hire a local rixa to take you around the tourist attractions. They will have a printed itinerary card showing you all the stops. And can take your time at the stops.
Call me crazy, but the highlight to the city of Jaipur was a ride in a cycle rickshaw. It marked the first time I've ridden on one. The driver took me across downtown and back to my hotel on this vehicle that sole power was the mighty legs that moved the pedals, chains, and wheels. It was an interesting experience. In retrospect, riding a cycle rickshaw today is as normal as taking a taxi back home as it's a major means of transportation in India. Bargaining is the norm and the drivers expect you to bargain down the price. Do keep in mind the currency conversion though. At one point, I caught myself bargaining hard on what ended up being $0.10 cents? shame, shame, shame!
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