Being a Nomad by nature , I keep looking for excuse to be on the road travelling and exploring known/unknown destination on my own or with anyone available to hang around. Most of those plans are worked out in last minute and I keep a bag with essential items ready in a bag to pick and move on.
Living in Delhi gives a distant advantage of numerous weekend gateways to choose from as the season permits. So from Mountains of Himachal to Adventure activity in Rishikesh to Religious Trip to Golden temple in Amritsar to Celebrating love moments at Symbol of Love at AGRA, options are many.
My Group’s favorite gateway is JAIPUR because of our sweet tooth. The food Option the city offers is numerous and marvelous. Even there is High number of International Tourist flows which covers the golden triangle of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra on holidays. What I keep hearing as a common complaint from them is lack of reliable information on Taxi Service in Jaipur. So to help fellow Nomads, I am trying to penning down option available which I have tried during my last 7-8 visit:
- Web Booking : You can pre-book your pick and drop from Airport / Railway Station / Bus stand online on website of OLA, Taxi for sure, MERU. These Cab services also offer Day plan as 8 hours / 80 Km with rates ranging from INR 1100 to INR 3000 depending on car type.
- Insta- Search (App Booking) : As Jaipur is counted among fastest growing Tier-I City , Most of National Carrier have marked their reached and have update their Mobile apps to allow booking instantly . So If your phone have Meru /METRO/Easy Cab /OLA/Taxi for sure App then check cab nearby and pick it. UBER is still not there.
- Pre-Paid Booths : Tourism Dept. of Rajasthan and Jaipur Police have Pre-Paid Booking Booths at Airport / Railway Station / Bus stand as well as at major tourist attractions where you can hire a cab by booking them through counter by paying at Fixed Govt. rates and getting a confirm receipt too .
- Private Hire : Right from Porche to BMW to Nano and That too Customised with interior designed like Rajasthani Cart are available by various operator plying as Taxi In jaipur . These Theme based Option are delight for Travellers and make the experience feel complete .
Other than this , Cab services in Jaipur can be hired from Travel Desk at your place of stay and by searching over web for local tour Operators.
My personal experience says, most of the Hired Taxi Services n Jaipur and their drivers are honest and you can take their word too. And it’s always fun to catch the city with locals who tell stories and events related to place which cannot be found on some travel planner or internet.
Hope this info help my fellow travelers in making local sightseeing a bit easy and do share your story of the pink city and maybe we can find common interest around “ DAL – BATTI- CHURMA “ .