March 17, 2018

My 2018 Jaipur itinerary :: Rajasthan, India

Jaipur itinerary: Best places to visit in Jaipur in 3 days. Hawa Mahal, Pink palaces in Jaipur. Rajasthan, India

In March 2018, I spent more than a week in Jaipur.

During this time, I explored some of the top sights and best places to visit in Jaipur in 3 days.

The Jaipur itinerary

Here’s the quick list of my itinerary for part of my week in Jaipur:

Read on below for more information below about each of these Jaipur activities!

Jaipur itinerary: Best places to visit in Jaipur in 3 days. Pink City, Old City gates in Jaipur. Rajasthan, India

Best tours in Jaipur

Rajasthan as a whole is full of rich history.

Most of the major palaces and museums all over Rajasthan will offer audio guides at the very least. Some places will also have guides available. These could be worth paying for at least once so that you can get a basic introduction to the history of the area that is known as Rajasthan today!

For Jaipur, take a look at this tour to get a deeper understanding of Indian history.

A unique way to explore Jaipur could be to take this night tour that starts at 10pm.

To explore more tours in Jaipur, the Golden Triangle, and beyond, be sure to have a look at these tours.

Getting to Jaipur: Jaisalmer to Jaipur by train

Jaisalmer to Jaipur by train: Getting to Jaipur. Itinerary with getting around Rajasthan, India

The journey from Jaisalmer to Jaipur is a bit of a distance, so an overnight train can be one of the best options for this route.

I decided to take the Ranikhet Express train from Jaisalmer to Jaipur.

This train originated in Jaisalmer late at night and arrived in Jaipur the next day in the afternoon. So while the duration was long, it didn’t feel as long since I was sleeping through some of the train ride. I was able to get a pretty decent night’s sleep in the 3AC class.

I like to use trainman in order to see what my train options are for any given route. You can type in Jaisalmer JSM and Jaipur JP to do a search for all Jaisalmer to Jaipur trains.

You can also take a look at redbus to see if any of the Jaisalmer to Jaipur bus options appeal to you.

Getting around Rajasthan

Now, see below for the best things to do in Jaipur as a tourist!

Here are some places to add to your Jaipur itinerary

DAY 1

PALACES

Jaipur itinerary, one day: Palaces in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Best places to visit in Jaipur, India.

Rajasthan can be considered a land of palaces, and there are several palaces in Jaipur to see.

These are some of the most famous palaces in Jaipur:

  • City Palace
  • Hawa Mahal – Wind Palace
  • Jal Mahal – Water Palace

Here are more tips to make it a day of Jaipur’s palaces.

Jaipur City Palace

Jaipur itinerary, one day: Is Jaipur City Palace worth it? Palaces in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Best places to visit in Jaipur, India.

Jaipur itinerary, one day: Jaipur City Palace, Pink City. Palaces in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Best places to visit in Jaipur, India.

Hawa Mahal – Wind Palace

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Jal Mahal – Water Palace

Jaipur itinerary, one day: Jal Mahal - Water Palace. Jaipur palaces, Rajasthan. Best places to visit in Jaipur, India.

Royal cenotaphs

Jaipur itinerary, one day: Royal cenotaphs, elephant carvings. Best places to visit in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

Jaipur itinerary, one day: Royal cenotaphs, royal family of Rajasthan. Best places to visit in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.

DAY 2

FORTS

Jaipur itinerary, 2 days: Forts in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Best places to visit in Jaipur, India.

Rajasthan can also be considered a land of forts.

There are 3 forts near Jaipur, and these can easily be covered in a single day if you want to make it a fort day.

  • Amber Fort
  • Jaigarh Fort
  • Nahargarh Fort

Here are more tips to make it a day of Jaipur’s forts.

Jaipur itinerary, 2 days: Amber Palace. Forts in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Best places to visit in Jaipur, India.

Jaipur itinerary, 2 days: Jaipur to Amber Fort. Jaipur forts, Rajasthan. Best places to visit in Jaipur, India.

Jaipur itinerary, 2 days: Jaipur to Nahargarh Fort. Jaipur forts, Rajasthan. Best places to visit in Jaipur, India.

Jaipur itinerary, 2 days: Rooftop restaurant at Amber Fort. Jaipur forts, Rajasthan. Best places to visit in Jaipur, India.

Amber Fort

Jaipur itinerary, 2 days: Amber Palace. Forts in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Best places to visit in Jaipur, India.

Jaigarh Fort

Jaipur itinerary, 2 days: Jaigarh Fort Palace. Forts in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Best places to visit in Jaipur, India.

Nahargarh Fort

Jaipur itinerary, 2 days: Nahargarh Fort. Jaipur forts, Rajasthan. Best places to visit in Jaipur, India.

DAY 3

Street shopping

There’s a section of Jaipur that can make for the perfect place to go when you’re looking to do some street shopping.

You can start at one of the iconic pink gates in Jaipur, located in the Old City or Pink City.

Jaipur itinerary, 3 days: Street shopping in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Pink City, Old City, Ajmeri Gate. Best places to visit in Jaipur, India.

From there, once you get past the city walls, you can basically walk along the streets in a square.

Once you are in this area, it will be pretty easy to follow the outer streets of the square.

Jaipur itinerary, 3 days: Street shopping in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Indian clothes in Pink City, Old City. Best places to visit in Jaipur, India.

Jaipur itinerary, 3 days: Street shopping in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Indian clothes in Pink City, Old City. Best places to visit in Jaipur, India.

Jaipur itinerary: Best places to visit in Jaipur in 3 days. Jaigarh Fort, Forts in Jaipur. Rajasthan, India

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