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Getting around Jaipur

Getting around Jaipur

Indian Airlines has daily flights between Jaipur and Ahmedabad (Rs1083), Aurangabad (Rs1221), Bombay (Rs1848), Delhi (Rs646), Jodhpur (Rs767), and Udaipur (16767). Flights to Agra operate during the winter months. There is also a flight to wad from Calcutta via Varanasi. Ink August 1992 East West Airlines started a daily Boeing 737 service between Bombay and Jaipur each evening (flight no 4S 767/8). The Jaipur office tel 512961. jaipur airport is a long 14 km (8 3/4 miles) out of town—Rs20 by airport bus, Rs90 by taxi.

There daily trains between Jaipur and Agra and Delhi, and to Jodhpur (7 hours). From From DDelhi the Pink City Express leaves Delhi Station (Old Delhi) at 6 am reaching Jaipur at I 11:05 am. The return departs Jaipur at 5 pm arriving in Delhi at 10.10 pm. The Pink continues to Ahmedabad via Ajmer, Jodhpur and Abu Road. The Clzetak Express to jaipur,- also stops at Jaipur and Ajmer. There are numerous other trains, many of them or, throughout the day and night. The 22dn Superfast Express departs from Agra fort lion at 5 pm, arriving in Jaipur at 10 pm. It returns from Jaipur at 6.10 am daily. Vance-booking is necessary in both directions—this is a popular train.

Deluxe buses link Jaipur with Delhi (5 hours, 259 km: 162 miles), Agra (5 hourskin. 148 miles), Udaipur (9 hours), Jaisalmer (14 hours), Jodhpur (7 hours), Ajmer (regular service, 21/2 hours) and Kotah. These must be booked a day in advanc , at the Tourist Information Booth, Platform 3, Sindhi Camp bus-stand, Jaipur. Cheaper , slower express buses are bookable from Ashok Travels, next to 1TDC Tourist Of:ice. Traffic along the main Delhi-Jaipur highway and on to Ajmer is becoming iheneanvcy r anredao thsue ijonturegnel.yys are often delayed by truck acidents an route.

From Jaipur, you can join the Rajasthan circuit either at Ajmer (by bus or train) or at Jodhpur (by bus 7 hours; by train 10 hours; or by 1C491/493 daily flights).

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