Jaipur, one of the top tourist sites in India lies on top of every Indian’s bucket list. For those visited, it’s not uncommon to see them frequently revisiting again, especially people living in cities like New Delhi, however for people who have not yet visited the city yet or are planning to visit the city for the first time, here are some pointers you should check out and keep in mind on your trip.
Planning a trip to Jaipur? Book your travel tickets online and check the status of your Delhi Cantt to Jaipur train. Before travelling to a new city, it is always best you have a prior knowledge of the place you plan on visiting. Mentioned below are 10 tips you need to know to survive on your trip to Jaipur.
Beware of touts
Touts are everywhere from tour guides to someone trying to sell you ‘authentic’ Rajasthani stuff. Never fall for it.
Do not flash cash of jewellery
Never go around cash and jewellery in the city if you do not want to invite trouble with open arms and attract pickpockets.
Always double-check the bills paid
Whether it be eating in a restaurant or buying something from the shop, always cross check the bill. Too many cases happen where shopkeepers and restaurant owners take the chance of deliberate miscalculation in the hope of the customers not finding out.
Always carry change
It is mandatory to have cash on you, although not much. Do not carry big note. Carry notes of various denominations, especially the smaller ones. It will be of great help to you.
Keep yourself hydrated
Jaipur is unbearably hot and humid. Always remain hydrated with water or juice if you do not want to get a heat stroke.
Beware of monkeys
Monkeys are brave and dangerous, avoid them at all cost and never confront them. Just throw them some fruits or whatever you have in your hands and slowly walk away or you will be brutally attacked.
Maintain simple courtesies
Some courtesies ought to be maintained while touring the city like not spitting on some places or talking loudly in temples.
Eat fresh and eat clean. Always make sure you make hygiene a priority in the places you choose to eat.
Be aware of the no-photo zones
There will be some no-photo zones in some monuments and temples. Respect that and switch off your phones and put your cameras in your bag.
Avoid drinking in the city
Jaipur is not the city to be in if you are looking to party or drink. Alcohol is scarce and even if you do get, there is still no guarantee on the quality of the liquor. Tolerate your urge and drink as much as you want after your trip from New Delhi or Chandigarh.
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