Here are few tips that will be helpful :-
For winters (Best time to visit nov-march)
- What to wear , If you are coming to Jaipur in winters do bring a lot of woolens and be ready for some chilling winds,its a huge misconception among people , treating Rajasthan being house of dessert a hot place all throughout the year. Jaipur is indeed a very cold place in winters with temperature dipping up to 6 degree Celsius.
- What to eat , its naive to tell travelers what to eat . Since Foodholics get carried away in jaipur and eats from few inappropriate places and loses there important days where they can enjoy the grandeur of Jaipur. Always eat from Shops and avoid those roadside stalls because they can cause serious stomach problems.
- Due to tourist season rates could have been hiked so please make pre-booking in hotels. This time in northern India mornings are full of fog , visibility too less up to few meters so taking margins in your plan is always a good idea , because you never know your flight or train could get delayed.
- After mid Jan the atmosphere is very pleasant with temperature rising till 16-20 degree celsius and less fog one can enjoy the grandeur of Jaipur at fullest.
For Summers (not a good time , go up to march or delay plans till October)
- what to wear, it is no doubt in summer Jaipur is one of the hottest place in India, one should avoid at first place to visit Jaipur , even if you have planned then be sure you carry those clothes which will relieve you from heat if you are walking around cover yourself at maximum, carry a lot of liquids so you don't fall prey to dehydration. the heat and the dry heat strokes will give you hard time at most of the Palaces and tourist places.
- what one can do in summer? you should book a fine hotel , there are many hotels in jaipur which are haveli(ancient bungalows of royal families or there subordinate) turned hotel so you can soak the culture and charisma of jaipur the experience you want , one should book ac taxis and try visiting places in the evening.
- Summer means long and delayed evening thus give you freedom to enjoy sunset at few exotic places as jaipur is surrounded by few hills one can trek there in the evening , but do consult your tour guide,in my opinion Sunset is best experienced from Nahargarh.
- Amer and Elephant ride will be a tough experience in day time due to heat stroke ,you will want to discontinue before you reach the top and the fun ride will become a terrible torture , so try to reach there in the evening or one can always chill in nearby garden , have your booking for elephant ride as you reach there cause due to holiday there might be rush.
- what to eat ? one answer for what to eat is eat what you will prefer when you are at home lots of fruits and juice , for juice prefer standard shop cause sub standard food can cut your trip short. If you are on Mi road do try "jal mahal" juices and ice cream , or just opposite you will find lassiwala drink a glass of lassi the indian style to cool down the temperature, avoid exotic looking chats.
Where to stay??
- There are mainly four kind of travelers are there
- Economic travelers :- For you people its best to stay near by bus stand and railway station here places are quite cheap and descent plus u can use public transport to go to any place of interest, with a bonus all major attraction are in a radius of 3-4 km from bus stand.
- Medium Range or Standard travelers :- For you people it is best to stay either near MI road you can find some descent guest house or if you want to feel Jaipur ,there are many havelis turned hotels where you can really get to know about rajasthan, with little more facilities what u will find nearby bus stand , plus you will get benefit of public transport and all attractions are nearby to mi road. Even MI road is famous for its branded Showrooms. SAVOY is a good choice for you on MI road with rooms starting from 880 to 1400 INR.
- High Range or Lavish travelers :- You can go anywhere from le meridean to rajputana , Jaipur has a huge collection of 5 star hotels with all what you need they will make you feel like king and queen of jaipur dynasty , but all this will cost a fortune. If you can afford that you should live in those hotels. From food to City tour in high end cars it will give you the feel you always desired for.
- True Travelers adventurous :- You guys can stay anywhere in jaipur , For you guys its best to check with local guide (check out they are registered) and if possible stay in chaardiwari (this is the place where old Jaipur ) old lodges where u can hit the roads and street directly , buy things have food take a walk around ask for share transport (autos), be conscious about taking lift in most cases avoid it. Have trek on hills.
- If you are coming from Delhi , Gujarat or any other neighboring states in your vehicle or taxi, please be sure with your paper work regarding the taxi or your own vehicle as jaipur traffic police are looking for opportunities and they become more vigilant when they see a different state number plate.
- Dont take a guide without checking there authorization from tourism department they carry id cards , took only services of these guide, other guide may be cheap but they may b thugs or thieves , even they may not give you the right info.
- Dont take share transport in late hours of night , Jaipur there are almost no cases ,being registered till now but you surely dont want to be the first.
- Do take services of guide or there are audio guide and wi fi points available in almost every heritage place of jaipur, all you have to take a wi fi pin from tourist desk available at that destination.
- DO take a physical guide at jantar mantar jaipur , this is place full of dials and ancient watches which run due to sunlight , it is much more fun when you exactly know how that stuff used to work.
- Do as much fun as u can , Jaipur have everything for everyone from families to bachelors, for friends group to honeymoon couples.