Known as the "Pink City of India" due to the pink-colored buildings in the center of the Old City, Jaipur is a bustling metropolis that is home to almost seven million people. It is part of a triumvirate of tourist destinations along with Agra and Delhi. Flights to Jaipur land at Jaipur International Airport (JAI), located about seven miles from Jaipur.
Book vacation packages to Jaipur with Travelocity and start your Indian dream vacation. Jaipur flights land daily at Jaipur International, sometimes called Sanganeer Airport by locals due to its location in that suburb. Buses can take you from JAI to your hotel, as there are many routes to various areas of Jaipur, including Sindhi, Sodala, Durgapura, and Jawahar Nagar. Prepaid taxis can be hired at the airport's Arrivals area. Their rates vary from daytime to nighttime, but you can save by hiring a taxi for four or eight hours, or even multiple days. If you are traveling on a budget, however, you can get basic transportation in the form of a prepaid auto rickshaw. But if you prefer more freedom of movement, car and van rental are available in the Arrivals area. A 30-minutes' drive takes you from Jaipur to Amber Fort, located on a hill next to Maota Lake. Here you can sign up for an elephant ride, but remember they are very popular with tourists staying at hotels in Jaipur, so try to arrive here early.
You'll be amazed by the Hawa Mahal Palace of the Winds, built in the late 1700s. Bargain hunters will want to stop at the most popular shopping area, the Johari Bazaar, to find great deals on jewelry and textiles. Ready to experience Jaipur? Start by saving on airfare to Jaipur by booking your tickets with Travelocity. In fact, you can save up to $537 when you book a hotel and flight at the same time.