Jaipur FAQs

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Area geography

Jaipur covers an area of 11117.8 square kilometres which is 4.11% of the total area of Rajasthan. Situated in the east of Rajasthan, there are in all 2380 villages in Jaipur. The eastern and northern parts of the city are surrounded by the Aravalli Hills.

Cellular service for tourists

Major mobile operators like Vodafone, BSNL, Idea and others related provide excellent cellular services in Jaipur. You can buy a local pre-paid SIM card to avoid high roaming charges from any one of the mobile shops in Jaipur.

Wifi internet

Being the largest and capital city of Rajasthan, Jaipur enjoys good internet and Wi-Fi connectivity. Almost all hotels and restaurants provide Wi-Fi or broadband internet. In addition, there are a number of cyber cafes in the city, too. Internet is also available across all major mobile networks.

Drinking laws

The minimum age for the consumption of alcohol is 25.

Tipping

Tipping porters and stewards in hotels is very common in Jaipur (10% of the billing amount.) Also, don’t forget to tip your tourist guide but the same may be avoided with taxi/auto drivers.

Safety

Jaipur is very tourist friendly, and the locals are very helpful. However, like many other cities in India, petty thefts and scams are a common place here too. Be careful while visiting the busy bazaars of Jaipur and take care of your belongings.

General information

Languages spoken

Hindi, English and Rajasthani

Time zones

GMT+5:30 hours

Major religions

Hinduism is the main religion in Jaipur. However, there are quite a few followers of Islam, Jainism, Sikhism and Christianity as well.

Domestic international calling codes

0141

Electricity standards

220-240 Volts/60 Hertz

Common greetings

1. Hello/Good Morning/Good Evening – Khamma Ghani Sa, Ram Ram Sa

2. Goodbye – Padhaaro Sa

3. Thank you – Dhanyawaad Sa

4. Sorry – Maafi Sa

5. Do you speak English? – Angrezi samjho ho?

6. I do not understand – Manne samajh ko ni aave

7. No – Nai

8. Yes- Haan Sa

9. I don’t know – Manne Tha Koi Ni

10. How are you? – Kya Haal Sa?

11. What is your name? – Aapro naum kai hai?

12. My name is – Mhaaro naam

13. Where is the washroom? – Washroom katthe hai?

14. Is this vegetarian? (point to a dish in a menu card) – Veg kai hai?

15. Where is this? (point to a monument, amenity on a paper/map) – Au katthe hai?

16. How much does this cost? – Kitte rau hai?

17. Too expensive! – Ghano mehengo hai!

18. A little cheaper – Thodo kam karo

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Emergency numbers

RTDC Central Reservation Office

Hotel Swagatham Complex, near station, Jaipur, Tel: 0141-2315714

RTDC Tourist Reception Centre

Bikaner House, Pandara Road, New Delhi, Tel: 011-23389525

Tourism Website: www.rajasthantourismindia.com

Police: +91-141-2362100/9925

Ambulance: 102

Hospitals:
Santokba Durlabhji Memorial Hospital
Near Rambagh Circle, Bhawani Singh Road, Bapu Nagar, Jaipur
Phone: +91-141 256 6251

Jaipur Hospital
Lal Kothi, Near S.M.S.Stadium, Tonk Road, Jaipur
Phone: +91-141-2513365

Fortis Escorts Hospital, Jaipur Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, Malviya Nagar, Jaipur Phone: +91-141-2547000/9 Police: +91-141-2362100/9925
Fire: 101

Hospitals:

Santokba Durlabhji Memorial Hospital, Near Rambagh Circle, Bhawani Singh Road, Bapu Nagar, Jaipur, Phone: +91-141 256 6251, Jaipur Hospital, Lal Kothi, Near S.M.S.Stadium, Tonk Road, Jaipur, Phone: +91-141-2513365, Fortis Escorts Hospital: +91-141-2547000/9