The pink city, Jaipur attracts tons of visitors and naturally, given that it is a part of the famed Golden Triangle of the north. It also, is an important mini metro of India and hence, beckons several; business travelers too. Given its connectivity through road, rail and air to the rest of India, Jaipur is the gateway to exploring the rest of Rajasthan. When I planned my trip to Jaipur, the one thing that I had to really research, was the best areas to pick hotels in Jaipur. Jaipur has numerous things to do and to make the most of the time, I needed Jaipur Hotels that were central to all the tourist spots, the local restaurants, and shopping.
The one thing that I can tell you about Jaipur is that once you are out in the morning, unlikely that you are going to get back till night. There is so much to see and do and that is why a hotel that is central is essential. Now that I have been to Jaipur and vetted my research, sharing my 3 shortlisted localities for picking Hotels in Jaipur.
Bani Park for hotels in Jaipur
This was my first choice and I did manage to pick a hotel for us here.Given its proximity to the key tourist attractions of Jaipur, this area came highly recommended by the locals as well. Bani Park offers you lots of choices when it comes to hotels too. You can pick a hotel based on your budget – from low-priced to mid ranged ones and luxury stays. Jaipur has several heritage homes that have been converted to hotels and these are extremely comfortable and budget friendly too. Several of these are located in the Bani Park area. I would recommend checking them out as they give you a feel of the old-age Jaipur homes.
The hotels in Bani Park area are within 4-5 kms of the key attractions of Jaipur – The Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, City Palace, to name a few. The forts of Jaipur are located around 12 kms from here. There are several good restaurants in Bani Park, making it easy for you to experience local food. Local transport options are easy to get here and are not expensive at all. The area is quite tourist friendly, with a large number of tour operators having their offices here. Bani Park is well-connected to all the shopping hubs of Jaipur too. To me, this will be my number one choice for Hotels in Jaipur.
Distance from Jaipur Airport – 12- 14 kms
Distance from Jaipur Railway station – 2 – 4 kms
Mirza Ismail road or MI road is the main road of Jaipur and runs through the entire stretch of the city. I am given to understand that this road was made such that it would be the central road of Jaipur and all other roads would lead to it. This is indeed the case today. Even though I stayed in Bani Park, I did visit and cross this road. What with tons of restaurants and loads of shopping options, you just cannot avoid this road.
And if you want to stay right here because of all the fun, you have tons of stay options too – spanning every possible budget. Being the main road of Jaipur, local conveyance is not a problem at all. The key places to see in Jaipur are all within 3 – 5 kms from here while the fort area is around 10 -12 kms from MI road.
Distance from Jaipur Airport – 11 – 12 kms
Distance from Jaipur Railway station – 3 – 5 kms
Closer to the airport, this was my third locality option to pick a stay in Jaipur. Tonk Road has numerous mid-priced and luxury hotels for tourists. There are quite a few restaurant options here and some of the places to see in Jaipur like the Birla temple are located in this area. However, this is a little further from the City Palace area (8 – 10 kms) and the Fort area (around 20 kms). Visiting these attractions however, is not an issue as local conveyance and tourist vehicles are easily available here. This area is a little peaceful and quiet, owing to it being a residential area as well.
Distance from Jaipur Airport – 5 – 6 kms
Distance from Jaipur Railway station – 10 – 12 kms
Here is a map that I have put together to give you a glimpse of the areas, the blue markers being the areas and the green being some of the key tourist attractions of Jaipur.
I guess, these travel tips should help you plan a stay in Jaipur. Remember to book well in advance to get the best rates. Share this pin around with anyone who is planning a visit to the historic pink city of Jaipur and comment in to let me know what you think of these travel tips for the best areas to pick hotels in Jaipur
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I am a Post-Graduate in Marketing by qualification and a travel blogger by passion. Besides travel, I enjoy photography and if you don’t find me at my desk, I would be out playing badminton or swimming or just running. I believe in planning for every long weekend through the year. And when I cannot travel physically, I travel virtually through this travel blog. My travel stories have also, got published on various websites and magazines including BBC Travel, Lonely Planet India and Jetwings. I have recently published my first book – When Places Come Alive – a collection of stories that are based on legends, landscapes, art and culture of a place which is available in both ebook and paperback format.