Getting around Jaipur on land is not difficult, especially given how developed the Pink City’s internal transportation systems are. Of buses, for instance, there are several hundred in operation, going about the city on their regular routes. There are also taxis, rickshaws, and the car rental agencies, although this last is not very popular and may not be very cost-effective. Let us take each method on its merits: one of the best ways of getting around Jaipur is to take the bus. Buses in the city typically use the city’s famous landmarks or sights as their route markers, and this makes it very easy for travellers to find a bus route that they can use for their sojourn. The entirety of Jaipur is actually serviced by the buses too, which means you need not worry about having difficulty getting to one part of the city. Fairly recently, there have been major leaps in the transport infrastructure favouring bus lines and services as well, due to the government being concerned about the increase in road traffic.
Another method of going about the city is to take a cab. Cabs in Jaipur are quite possibly the best options for travellers seeking comfort in their journey, short of hiring a chauffeur for the trip. Jaipur cabs are often decked out in yellow and black livery, but not always. The only problem you might run into with cabs is that it can be hard to find one off the street: the best way to get a taxi in the city is to call one of the cab agencies or have your hotel call for one on your behalf. Once it arrives, be certain that you settle on the price ahead of time or get a promise from the driver to employ the meter for the fare. [Read more…]