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About Jaipur Holidays - Wander through the city’s old lanes as you marvel at vivid murals and miniature paintings that ornament its walls. Magnificent monuments stand tall, demanding to be admired. Expect the ultimate royal treatment when in Jaipur only with Thomas Cook India. Stay in old-world havelis turned into hotels with Thomas Cook India’s Jaipur holidays. Our assortment of Jaipur holiday packages fits every kind of traveler like a glove. From a feasible and time efficient Rajasthan - Extended Jaipur Delight with Ajmer Excursion to a more extensive and elaborate Fascinating Rajasthan with Flexi Flights. An array of vacations to Jaipur can be found on the Thomas Cook India website with a budget-friendly INR 4,140 of Rajasthan - Extended Jaipur Delight with Ajmer Excursion to a fanciful INR 5,08,130 of Luxury Train - Maharaja Express - Heritage of India. All you must do now is book your Jaipur tour by logging onto the Thomas Cook India website and choosing your desired tour package. Once that has been done sit back and let go of your accommodation and planning hassles. Thomas Cook India will curate and organise the ideal vacation to Jaipur for you. We will make sure that your trip to Jaipur is one you want to keep going back to.
Thomas Cook India’s team of travel experts are themselves voracious travelers. Hence, your Jaipur tour is not simply an agenda but crafted out of love and experience. The aim is to ensure that your Jaipur holiday is not just a holiday, but an unforgettable experience you reminisce about, time and again. With larger than life accommodations, extravagant meals and expert guides Thomas Cook India aims to treat you like the king/queen that you are.
With Jaipur holiday packages available from all major cities such as Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Pune, Chennai, Delhi, Udaipur, Ahmedabad and Cochin getting to Jaipur with Thomas Cook India is convenient and comfortable.
Best time to visit Jaipur
Jaipur’s climate ranges from post monsoon charm to the cold biting at your skin. The best time to visit Jaipur is between the months of October to March, with occasional showers bathing the city’s streets accompanied by snug weather. As the winter season arrives, days are warm while nights are cool. Tourism is at an all-time high and the climate is rapturous. This is a good time to embark on an elephant ride as you explore Amer Fort. With the temperature being agreeable all through the day, you will want to explore the city’s old yet vibrant streets bustling with life. Head to the Statue Circle Garden and dig into fried and simmering kachoris with a hot cup of chai. If you wish to take the road less travelled, go for the low season discounted Jaipur packages between April to June. The sweltering summer heat makes you break a sweat. This is a good time to make your way to the dreamlike palace called Jal Mahal which appears to skiff in the centre of the Sagar Lake. Visit the Thomas Cook website to check out discounted Jaipur tour packages during this period.
How to reach Jaipur
By Air – The closest airport to Jaipur is the Jaipur International Airport in the suburbs of Sanganer. It is located approximately 13 kilometers away from the city centre. Direct flights to Jaipur are available from India’s major cities. The fastest way to reach Jaipur is via the Indira Gandhi International Airport with an airtime of an hour. Once you reach the Jaipur airport at Sanganer, you could hire a taxi or cab to your desired destination. You can also avail of state and private buses to Jaipur and other frequented tourist destinations such as Kota, Pushkar, Bikaner and Ajmer. This airport which serves Jaipur is well-equipped with various amenities and services. It comprises luggage facilities such as baggage services that can be availed by the passengers at the Jaipur terminal. Snacks and refreshments are also available to make sure you don’t remain hungry as you wait for your flight to arrive. You can also purchase souvenirs and mementos at the airport. It would be advisable to book your tickets well in advance, especially if you are travelling in the peak season. The airlines that operate to and from Jaipur are AirAsia India, Air India, GoAir, IndiGo, SpiceJet and Vistara.
By Train – The nearest railhead to Jaipur is the Jaipur Junction railway station, situated 35 minutes away from the main city centre. This railway station also enjoys good connectivity with cities such as New Delhi, Agra, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Ajmer, Kolkata and Patna. Rajasthan Sampark Kranti Express, Hisar - Kota Express and Howrah - Jodhpur Superfast Express are some of the trains that run to and from Jaipur. Reach the station and you will find several options to travel to the main city centre plied outside the station. Some of them are shared cabs, taxis, and buses that will take you to the city.
By Road – If you are looking to embark on a road trip to Jaipur, there are a few options for you. You are in for a treat if you are travelling from Delhi, with Jaipur being only a five to six-hour drive along with a few halts en route. You could also hire a private taxi or cab with a local driver who would be familiar with the fastest route leading you to Jaipur. Daily state and private buses are available from Delhi to Jaipur. This also gives you a list of options to choose from such as air-conditioned, non-air-conditioned, Volvo and sleeper buses. Keeping your budget, comfort and safety in mind, weigh your options carefully before you choose your mode of transport. The most preferred and convenient way to reach Jaipur is to board an overnight bus, however, you could also hop on to buses that operate during the daytime as well. State and private buses run to and from Kota, Ahmedabad, Udaipur, Vadodara and Ajmer as well.
Places to visit in Jaipur
Jaipur spurs up images of magnificent palaces perched on opulent lakes, mighty monuments that tell tales of the past and delectable dishes that melt in your mouth. Bustling streets that brim with life and wide, open roads that make you wish for the journey to never end. Jaipur is a royal treat that satisfies all five senses in unison. Jaipur tourism pivots around places such as Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Johari Bazaar, Jantar Mantar and Amber Fort. To let you contemplate a little further, here are a few places to visit as a part of your Jaipur tourism package that spells magic.
The Palace of winds is one of the most visited places by tourists. It is carved out of pink and red sandstone, spelling royalty. A castle of windows, these five storied monuments are home to around 953 small openings. Rumour has it that this palace was built by Maharaja Pratap Sawai Singh to entertain women of the royal household. History says that they used to sit by the window and watch the daily processions of the city and its people. Keep an eye out for the small museum right next to it to catch hold of some miniature paintings and ancient relics. If you stand right at the top, you will get a beautiful view of the Jantar Mantar, City Palace and SirehDeori Bazaar in the other direction. You can visit the Hawa Mahal from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.
This chateau is the epitome of the Indian heritage that stands tall in the oldest part of the city. Legends say that this mansion was once home to the Maharaja of Jaipur. The palace is embellished with green courtyards, old buildings and sublime gardens. Look out for antique handcrafted products and more such eternal beauties belonging to the City Palace. This monument has transcended the test of time, standing tall even after witnessing historical events and many a change during its course. If you look up, you will notice that the ceiling comes alive and lights up with precious stones
Jantar Mantar is an array of giant unique sculptures that are instruments used to gauge astronomy. If you are curious about celestial objects, this is the place to be. As symmetrical as the inside of a geometry box, this observatory also houses the tallest sundial in the world. The VrihatSmarat Yantra helps measure, calculate and interpret the local time.
Enter Amber Fort like the royalty that you are. Hop on to an elephant back and make your way into this monument in style. This glorious palace colony is constructed and designed with yellow and pink sandstone along with white marble. If you wish to enter the Fort, make sure you hire a guide who will take you through quaint and narrow blind alleys. Do not miss out on the Siladevi Temple with intricate carvings on silver doors. A grand staircase leads you to the main palace. Further ahead, you will walk into the Diwanu -i- Am, aka the Hall of the Public Audience.
The chaotic yet lively streets of Johari bazaar are home to the Jaipur specialty – Meenakari. These shops sell gold, silver and highly coated enamelwork. Put your bargaining skills to test and avail unbelievable deals for fabrics with Johari Bazaar’s cotton merchants.
What to eat in Jaipur?
When in the land of Maharajas, feast like the royals do. Jaipur’s food scene is brimming with culture, spices and dollops of ghee. Here are a few delectable dishes to dig into when you are in Jaipur.
Dal Baati - This quintessential Rajasthani dish is loaded with the goodness of ghee, spiced lentils and are best had with little doughballs that are deep-fried. This dish will certainly fill your stomach and soul. The deal is a mixture of several lentils- garnished with cumin, cooked in cloves and other spices.
Laal Maas – With spices that jolt you awake and make your taste buds come alive; this one is for all the meat lovers out there. Lamb is cooked in a sauce of yogurt and red-hot spices such as Mathaniachillies. This dish is best had with some steamed rice or Indian flat bread- roti.
Mohan Thaal – If you are looking for a sweet treat, dig into this royal dessert prepared from besan and dry fruits. The aroma of ghee will certainly deem this dish irresistible!
Mirchi Bada – Want something too much on while you sip on some tea? Try this crunchy dish that is the perfect evening snack or a kickstart to the day ahead.
Things to do in Jaipur
Jaipur is brimming with rich culture, heritage and enlightening activities. Our Jaipur packages make sure that they encapsulate every kind of experience. Here are some things to do while you are in Jaipur. Make sure you add them to your shortlisted Jaipur tour package.
Keep calm in Niro’s
Escape the chaos of the city by escaping into this mirrored and glimmering sanctum to feast on non-vegetarian and vegetarian cuisine. This is a quiet restaurant tucked away on MI Road that gets better as time passes by. Even though Chinese and continental food are available, we would suggest you go for their Indian cuisine.
Watch a movie at Raj Mandir Cinema
This cinema on MI Road is glorious, grand and opulent. This beautiful cinema halls looks like the inside of a strawberry cake layered with cream. Carpeted with royal red, the auditorium has a circular foyer. The magique of this place will certainly make you feel like a movie star!
Take back a souvenir from Rajasthali
If you are fond of art and artefacts, make your way to Rajasthali. Where Jaipur’s handmade gems reside. Marvel at and take back enamelwork, pottery, embroidery, block printed sheets and jewelry as a remnant of Rajasthan’s rich culture and heritage.
It is now no secret that there are a range of activities and things to do in Jaipur. This combination of opulent lakes, magnificent palaces, mighty monuments and vibrant culinary experiences is what entices you to opt for our Jaipur tour packages. What are you waiting for? Head to our Thomas Cook website and book your Jaipur family tour package or Jaipur honeymoon package right away!
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