jaipur itinerary for 2 days
Jaipur Itinerary For 2 Days

Jaipur is undoubtedly my favorite Rajasthan city.

Not because it’s the capital, but it has a lot of things that still amaze me. I visited the Pink City of Rajasthan in 2020, just before the Covid-19 pandemic, and was lucky enough to explore every part of the city.

Be it’s food, people, monuments, heritage, or city structure, I found it pretty charming. It has everything that a true solo traveler wants: calmness, chaos, breathtaking views, city vibes, colors, and snacks.

More importantly, visiting a new place requires a lot of planning and research. And if you’re a solo budget traveler like me, you have to plan it much better to avoid denting your pockets. When making my itinerary of Jaipur, I made it in such a way that I could cover maximum places at minimum cost. As a result, I was able to cover my whole trip in just under 5,000 INR (60-70 USD).

Hence, to save your time and effort, I have shared my exact Jaipur Itinerary that will suit you if you plan to visit this beautiful city for 2-3 days. So, without any further ado, let’s dive in:

How To Reach Jaipur?

To reach Jaipur, you’ve plenty of options. It’s well connected with almost every Indian state and has regular trains, flights, and Volvo buses. 

Reaching By Air: Jaipur International Airport (JAI) has regular flights from major Indian cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, etc. You can pre-book your flights in advance to get a steal deal and to avoid the last-day price surge.

Reaching By Train: Jaipur Railway Station (JP) also has trains from all parts of India. It’s one of the cheapest ways to reach Jaipur from your starting city. Boarding an overnight train is recommended to start your journey fresh from Day 1.

Reaching By Bus: If you missed the train tickets and didn’t have the flight budget, you can prefer to come to Jaipur by the Volvo bus. Multiple buses run from New Delhi at night, taking 6-8 hours of your total journey time. 

Must Read: Jaipur Transportation Guide – How To Get Around The Pink City?

Transportation By Cost: Flights > Buses > Trains (Sleepers/Seaters)

Jaipur 2 Days Itinerary – A Detailed Guide

As Jaipur has too many places to cover, it’s a great idea to start with the farthest locations first. I follow this strategy when I am low on time and have to visit all the historic spots without missing them. However, you always have the option to reverse the itinerary as per your comfort and schedule.

The below Pink City itinerary will not only help you plan your Jaipur trip comfortably but will also help you save a lot of money while traveling. I planned my budget Jaipur trip to ensure I cover almost all the historical places with plenty of time to spend at each location.

Jaipur Itinerary – Day 01

If you’re arriving in Jaipur early in the morning, head straight to your hotel, check-in, and take a bath to clean yourself. Then, relax for a few hours and pack your backpack for the rest of the day ahead.

Nahargarh Fort 

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Nahargarh Fort, Jaipur

On Day 1, I started my Jaipur solo trip by visiting Nahargarh Fort. The best time to visit this place is early in the morning, to avoid sunlight in the noon hours. However, you can also customize your trip as the fort looks more beautiful at night. 

You can take a private round cab to reach this fort, as no local buses or rickshaws go to this hilltop. However, cabs get too expensive and can hit your budget for the rest of the day, so make sure to negotiate the prices. Since I was traveling solo, I booked an OLA bike for myself because it was 70-80% cheaper than the private cabs.

Best Thing Happened: When I discussed my plan with the OLA bike driver, he said he would help me cover all Jaipur’s forts at the cost of 700 INR only (10-12 USD). So, I readily accepted his offer; as if you’ll check out the cab prices for the whole forts tour in Jaipur, it’s over 3,000 (40-50 USD) for the entire day. That was a steal deal for me, and what more can you want on your first day!!!

It took me around 1 hour to reach this place by bike, and I entered the fort around 10:30 AM. Nahargarh fort offers the best breathtaking views of the whole city of Jaipur, so without any crowds, I was able to capture stunning pictures.

Tickets: Offline (Preferred)

Google Maps: Link

Time To Spend: 2-3 hr on average

How To Reach: Private Cab, OLA bike

Jaigarh Fort

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Jaigarh Fort, Jaipur

The next place on your trip can be the majestic Jaigarh Fort, located just 6KM from the Nahargarh Fort. Again, I took the same OLA bike, and it took me 20 minutes to reach Jaigarh Fort.

Jaigarh Fort is known for its robust structure and rigors, and you should visit this place to learn about Rajasthan’s war history. The fort is famous for its giant Cannon, which is a treat to watch.

However, please beware of the monkeys everywhere around this fort. High chances are they might snatch your phones or belongings, and it will be super hard to get them back.

Tickets: Offline (Preferred)

Google Maps: Link

Time To Spend: 1-2 hr on average

How To Reach: Private Cab, OLA bike

Amber Palace/Amer Fort

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Amer Fort, Jaipur

Undoubtedly the most charming and beautiful fort in Rajasthan is Amer Fort. It is located just 8 KMs away from the Jaigarh Fort, so you can easily cover this on Day 1 itself. I reached Amer fort around 2 PM at noon, and even in the scorching heat, this place was full of people. 

Amer fort and palace museum are famous for their beauty, artifacts, mirrors, ornaments, and history. You can easily dedicate 3-4 hours to this location by exploring its authentic architecture and shopping near the fort bazaar.

Personally, I loved this fort the most amongst the three because of the history related to it. King Man Singh originally built the fort, and it was later modified by Sawai Jai Singh. 

After visiting all the major forts of the Pink City, I headed straight to the center of the city to have some food. I paid the discussed amount to the Bike driver and gave him a few bucks as a tip for being so patient on my journey. 

Tickets: Offline (Preferred)

Google Maps: Link

Time To Spend: 3-4 hr on average

How To Reach: Any Public Transport

Rawat Mishthan Bhandar

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Rawat Mishthan Bhandar, Jaipur

It was almost evening, and I went to Jaipur’s most famous sweet shop, Rawat Mishthan Bhandar. They are widely renowned for their pyaz kachoris and sweets.

Whenever you get the time, on Day 1 or Day 2, I recommend you to visit this sweet shop, as you will love their Kachoris. They have a huge demand, and sometimes it even takes 30-40 minutes to serve your order.

Not only will you love the snacks at this place, but you’ll also become a fan of Jaipur’s local food.

After covering all the above places, you might get tired and think about landing at your hotel for the night. However, you have many choices to enjoy your night in Jaipur. You can visit clubs, cafes, and restaurants for a fine dinner for yourself. However, I had some different plans and wanted to visit the famous Chokhi Dhani Resort.

Must Haves: Pyaaz Kachori, Samosa, Lassi, Ghevar

Cost for two: INR 100-300 or USD 3-5 (approx.)

When: 06:00 AM to 10:30 PM

Google Maps: Link

How To Reach: Any Public Transport

Chokhi Dhani Ethnic Village Resort

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Chokhi Dhani, Jaipur

Jaipur’s trip is incomplete without visiting the Chokhi Dhani resort. And, trust me, you will love this place’s experience. 

The good news is, everyone can enjoy this place, be it solo, couples or families. And the bad news is that the site only opens in the evening late at night. Hence, you cannot visit this place in the morning.

It’s very far from the central city, and you can visit this place by auto rickshaw or private cabs. When I asked about the prices of the cabs, many said 2,500 INR (30 USD), which is way more than the ticket of the Chokhi Dhani itself. So, again, I booked an OLA bike which cost me around 200 INR (5 USD) for one side.

When you visit Chokhi Dhani, you have to buy a ticket for yourself, which will include the price of all the events and unlimited vegetarian Rajasthani food. This resort has tons of things to do, and it will be one of the best solo nights you can ever have.

The resort showcases the rural lifestyle of Rajasthani people, their cooking style, dressings, and you’ll feel very grounded in this place. There’ll be many magic shows, cultural dances, puppet shows, and elephant rides, and you can spend 4-5 hours at this place. 

Again a must-visit place if you’re on a Jaipur trip.

Tickets: Offline/Online

Google Maps: Link

Time To Spend: 3-5 hr on average

How To Reach: Any Public Transport

Jaipur Itinerary – Day 02

After a tiring Day 1 in Pink City, you can have the leverage to start slow on Day 2. On this day, you’ll cover most of the tourist spots near the central city without any rush to reach farther locations.

Hawa Mahal

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Hawa Mahal, Jaipur

Well, Hawa Mahal needs no introduction. The most iconic monument of Pink City is located at the heart of the city center and is reachable by almost every public transport.

Hawa Mahal gets open in the morning, and you can time your visit accordingly as per your schedule. I visited this place around 10 AM when there was a minimal crowd and that was what I wanted to click the pictures.

The place truly lived up to its hype, and I really liked this monument’s structural design and architecture. There are four floors, and each floor has something unique of its own. 

I didn’t opt for a tour guide for this place; however, if you want to know the in-depth history of the monument, you’ll find many tour guides offering their services at the entry gate of Hawa Mahal.

Tickets: Offline (Preferred)

Google Maps: Link

Time To Spend: 2-3 hr on average

How To Reach: Any Public Transport

Jantar Mantar

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Jantar Mantar, Jaipur

Jantar Mantar is within walking distance of just 10 minutes from the Hawa Mahal, so you can visit this place next. It also opens early in the morning, and you can cover both these places in 2-3 hours. 

Jantar Mantar is famous for its stone-built astronomical instruments, which were used to locate planets and seek time in ancient times. Many things will amaze you about this place, like how the mechanisms used to work and how everything depended on sun rays, and you’ll love the concept.

It’s advisable to hire a tour guide for this place, as the instructions written on the astronomical instruments are usually not apparent. Guides are always available at the entrance of this place, and you can hire them at a minimal price. 

Tickets: Offline (Preferred)

Google Maps: Link

Time To Spend: 1-2 hr on average

How To Reach: Any Public Transport

City Palace

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City Palace, Jaipur

After knowing the astronomical history at Jantar Mantar, you can next visit the City Palace, which is located at a 5 min walkable distance. 

City Palace is well-known for its luxurious interior, stays, and royal residence. This tourist spot is perfect for someone who wants to relive the royal lifestyle of Rajasthani kings and emperors. 

The palace has a heritage look, surrounded by lush green gardens and trees. There is a market, museum, and many things inside this palace that will keep you engaged throughout your time of visit.

However, I skipped this place because of its high ticket price. The ticket price was around 400 INR back then, and you also need a tour guide to understand all the crafts inside which will cost 200 INR, a total of 600-700 INR (10-12 USD). I just visited the outside of this palace, admired its beauty, clicked pictures, and went to my next location. 

Tickets: Offline (Preferred)

Google Maps: Link

Time To Spend: 2-3 hr on average

How To Reach: Any Public Transport

Albert Hall Museum

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Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur

The famous Albert Hall Museum is the next thing you can include in your 2-day Jaipur Itinerary. It is just 2kms from the Jantar Mantar, and you can take a tuk-tuk or an autorickshaw to reach its entrance.

I highly recommend you visit this place on your Jaipur trip because you’ll love this museum. The museum has preserved tons of ancient artifacts and war tools. You’ll find arrows, swords, currencies, sculptures, maps, mummies, and many more things that are hundreds of years old. 

The museum is divided into 2-3 floors, and each floor has a different set of artifacts. You can spend 2-3 hours in this place and will still feel it needs more time to explore everything.

Tickets: Offline (Preferred)

Google MapsLink

Time To Spend: 1-2 hr on average

How To Reach: Any Public Transport

Shopping At Jaipur Bazaars

Go Shopping Spree In The Popular Jaipur Markets
Shopping At Jaipur Bazaars

Now that you’ve covered all the major historical places of Jaipur, you can visit its famous markets or bazaars. Jaipur has beautiful shopping hubs, and you can take many things to your home. 

Popular Shopping Bazaars In Jaipur:

  • Johari Bazaar (famous for gemstones, jewelry, necklaces)
  • Tripolia Bazaar (famous for jewelry, paintings, carpets)
  • Chandpol Bazaar (famous for marbles, enamel ornaments)
  • Kishanpol Bazaar (famous for wooden sculptures)
  • Bapu Bazaar (famous for leather products and shoes/jutis)

Make sure to negotiate well enough before you buy an expensive item from the streets of Pink City. Sometimes, you can find the same deal at a much lower price after looking out the prices on 3-4 shops. 

You can end the day in Jaipur by visiting the markets and having dinner at the popular cafes and restaurants of Jaipur. 

I had the bus back to Delhi in the evening on Day 2 itself, so I spent the rest of the day shopping and roaming the streets. 

That’s it in the 2 Day Itinerary of Jaipur, which I covered under 5,000 INR. You can customize the itinerary, add or subtract the tourist spots, or even reverse Day 1 or Day 2, as per your comforts and schedule. In the end, you must enjoy every hour in this beautiful city of India.

Budget Breakdown Of Jaipur Trip For 2 Days

Here is the budget breakdown of my Jaipur solo trip for two days:

  • Volvo Bus from New Delhi (Both Ways) – 1,200 INR (15-20 USD)
  • Hostel Stay (1 Day) – 300 INR (5-7 USD)
  • Transportation In The City (2 Days) – 1,100 INR (15-20 USD)
  • Sightseeing Charges (including Chokhi Dhani) – 1,200 (15-20 USD)
  • Foods/Meals (2 Days) – 1,200 (15-20 USD)
  • Shopping – Miscellaneous

You can always modify your budgets according to your spending habits and traveling style. I usually don’t prefer eating in luxurious restaurants and pick street food most of the time.

Best Time To Visit Jaipur

When planning your trip to Jaipur, the weather should be the first thing you must consider before visiting this beautiful city. The summers in Jaipur get scorching hot, with temperatures as high as 45°C/113°F. The pollution, dust, and humidity make it more worse in the peak summer times.

Although you can plan your Jaipur trip at any time of the year, the best time to visit Jaipur is from September to March, when the weather stays on a bit cooler side. Also, winters are the peak tourist season in Jaipur; hence, it’s advisable to pre-book your accommodations to plan a perfect budget trip for yourself.

You can also avoid the monsoon months of India (July-August), as you don’t want to visit the monuments dripping in rain showers. 

How To Get Around In Jaipur? 

The Pink City has a lot of public and private transportation options for the general public and tourists. If you’re visiting Jaipur for the first time, you’ll find plenty of transport options to tour the city without any issues. 

You can take local buses, government mini busses, private cabs, tuk-tuks, rickshaws, metro, OLA, UBER, and cycles as per your comfort. All the public transports are available from early morning till late at night. 

The cheapest mode of transportation in Jaipur is local buses and tuk-tuks compared to private cabs. If you’re on a budget trip, you can travel the whole city by public transport to save your money.

Read our in-depth Jaipur Transportation Guide to know which transport will suit you on your trip to Pink City.

What Are The Best Food Options To Eat In Jaipur?

Jaipur is not only famous for its beautiful monuments and historic forts, but it’s also well-known for the Rajasthani Food. People from all around the world love its street food which have a lot of spices and tangy flavors. 

Read my Jaipur food guide to know the best food options in the Pink City. Also, you can check out the best cafes and restaurants in Jaipur.

On your Jaipur trip, do not miss out on trying:

  • Dal Bati Choorma
  • Pyaaz Kachori
  • Maava Kachori
  • Lassi
  • Sweets

Sightseeing Guide Map Of Jaipur

The Google Map of Jaipur below will help you better understand the locations and distances of the most iconic tourist places.

Tips For Visiting Jaipur For The First Time

Below are the handy tips that will help you plan your Jaipur trip in a much more comfortable manner:

  • Always Pre Book Your Hotels And City Tour Packages
  • Keep A Budget In Mind Before Starting Your Jaipur Trip
  • Choose The Right Clothes For The Right Weather Season
  • Stay Away From The Reach Of Strangers At The Airport
  • Know Which Transportation Mode Is Best For You
  • Acquaint Yourself With City Rules And Regulations
  • Don’t Show Off Your Expensive Valuables In Public
  • Do Not Leave A Huge Tip In Restaurants
  • Hire Guides Where It Will Matter The Most
  • Book Round Cabs For The Far Places
  • Avoid Spending Large Sums Of Money At Tourist Spots

You can check all the above tips in my Jaipur travel tips detailed guide for first time visitors.

Common Frequently Asked Questions

Below are the common queries of people who visit Jaipur for the first time:

Are 2 Days Enough In Jaipur?

Jaipur is not a big city that will require a week to cover. At most, 3-4 days are enough to explore the Pink City if you’re taking too much time at a place. No matter how many days you stay in Jaipur, I urge you to keep at least two days in Pink City to explore its authentic charm.

How Much Budget Is Required For Jaipur Trip?

I covered my solo 2D/3N Jaipur trip in 5,000 INR (60-70 USD). If you’re visiting Jaipur with your family or planning a luxurious trip, you can expect your journey to be somewhere around 8,000 – 12,000 INR (100-150 USD). Again, it depends on your style of traveling and your negotiation skills.

Is Jaipur Safe For Solo Woman Travelers?

Definitely Yes. Jaipur is the capital city of Rajasthan and has many security cameras and security at the popular tourist spots. If you’re a woman solo traveler, Pink City will welcome you with love with no possible risks. However, you should ensure to dress in suitable clothes and avoid roaming around at late night hours.

What Are The Common Scams In Jaipur?

Jaipur is a clean and authentic city, and I didn’t encounter any scams or mishaps on my solo trip. However, you should be aware of the pickpockets in public transport and crowdy places. Also, you should avoid overpaying at tourist spots.

Which Language Is Widely Spoken In Jaipur?

The people of Jaipur widely used Hindi as their native language. If you don’t know Hindi, you will also find plenty of people communicating in English at all the tourist places. If you’re a non-English speaker, it’s a great idea to use Google Translator or hire a guide for yourself to communicate in the city.

I hope this article will help you plan your Jaipur trip in a budgeted way and make your journey more memorable. Let me know in the comments section how you’re planning for your Jaipur trip or if you’ve any queries or doubts about visiting the Pink City.

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