Drive away the long-lasting Monday blues this weekend by witnessing the eternal royalty and the exquisite culture of Rajasthan. With a colorful culture of the state, this write up shall help you walk through the itinerary of planning a weekend trip to the state capital Jaipur and also keep your budget intact by using Make My Trip offers or availing extra deals and discounts from popular brands like RedBus and Goibibo. Assuming that the reader is starting the journey from Delhi/NCR and is seeking budget-friendly options, we have kept in mind the best itinerary that one should follow to extract the most out of the trip while exploring the best of location and visuals of the “Pink City”.
For a weekend trip, a traveler should start off from Delhi ISBT to board a bus until Jaipur. The buses are available during the day as well as in the evening for ticket prices as low as Rs. 300. In case a traveler chooses to travel by a Volvo bus, the tickets can be availed online from websites like Make My Trip for a maximum price of Rs.500-600. The travel time from Delhi to Jaipur ranges anything between 5 to 6 hours.
On reaching Jaipur you can go easy on your wallets by simply choosing an economical option for stay for which hostels can be a viable option. These kinds of accommodations usually cost nothing more than Rs. 400-500 for a dormitory bed be. Our personal suggestions for all the backpackers would be to explore “Horn Ok Please” and “Moustache” for their weekend stay as they have been reviewed positively by most people who have visited the city with an economical wallet.
To travel around the city the travelers can explore options like renting a bike or scooter as it can help them on saving upon the expenses of booking cabs. These rentals usually cost Rs. 500 on an average. All the travelers need to do is carry their valid driving license and government-issued identity proof.
Exploring the city on day 1
Anyone who is in Jaipur for just the weekend should make sure to glaze through as many places as possible because the city has nothing worth giving a miss. In order to keep the pace going with the number of places to explore the travelers are advised to start with the exploration journey by 11 a.m. in the morning.
Places to explore in Jaipur
- HawaMahal (Duration of visit- 1 hour)
- JalMahal ( Duration of visit- 15-20 minutes)
- Albert Hall Museum (Duration of visit- 30 minutes)
- Amer Fort ( Duration of visit- 2 hours)
Places to eat in Jaipur
- Laxmi Mishthan Bhandar (Budget rs. 1000 for two)
- Hawk View Restaurant (Budget Rs. 800 for two)
- Jaipur Adda (Budget Rs. (Budget Rs. 1,600 for two)
- GulabJi Chai (Budget Rs. 300 for two)
- La Palma (Budget Rs. 1,400 for two)
- Experience Haven (Budget Rs. 1,000 for two)
- Asteria (Budget Rs. (Budget Rs. 1,000 for two)
Exploring the city on day 2
Jaipur has a rich culture and history associated with itself. The city has some of the best markets to extraordinary forts that are worth exploring Starting from the morning and concluding in the evening the weekend trip moves to exploring the places that have been left on day 1 to save the best for the last.
Places to explore on day 2
- JantarMantar (Duration of visit- 30 minutes- 1 hour)
- Birla Mandir ( Duration of visit- 1-2 hours )
- Bapu Bazaar ( Duration of visit 2 hours)
- Nahargarh Fort ( Duration of visit- 1 hour)
Highlights not be missed in Jaipur
Within all the rich culture and ethnicity of the state, Jaipur holds many highlights that are not supposed to be missed at any cost. We have specially curated our top picks for you to make your weekend outing more memorable.
- Rawat Restaurant– If you are in Jaipur then Rawat restaurant should be your one-stop shop to get breakfast. It is helmed as one of the best kachori serving restaurants in the entire city with various other varieties of cuisines as well.
- Panna Meena ka Kund– A special step-well situated near Amer Fort, the iconic location is known for its picturesque symmetrical stairways.
- Tapri the tea house– The tea cafe has made its name among the city visitors for giving the laid back star bucks vibes to all visitors serving great tea as well as the classic maggie. The place is popular in the city and is considered as a humble tea stall.
- Sunset at Nahargarh Fort– Relaxation to your eyes with the ultimate serenity within the glance of sun setting down. All of this is an experience promised from the view of Nahargarh fort. The area might get crowded in the evening for which the visitors can opt for visiting the Padao restaurant which costs just Rs. 100 for the entry charges and can give the finishing touch to your solo trip.
- Leather Markets- You can explore the best of leather products in and around the markets of Jaipur.
- City View from Jaigarh Fort– The unmissable beauty of the city can be experienced from a singular bird eye view at the top of Jaigarh fort where you can also spot the largest canon in the world the “Jaivan Cannon” at this fort.
If you are a student then make sure to carry your student ID along with you as it can help you avail the ticket to the major monuments at concessional prices.
So pack your bags this weekend and mark Rajasthan off your bucket list without worrying about the plan. Give in to the adventure on this solo trip to drive out the most memorable experiences of your life.
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