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    Upon arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) Arrival Terminal 2, New Delhi.
    Hire a prepaid taxi from the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) Arrival Terminal. Ask the taxi driver to take you to a neighbourhood in New Delhi called Pahargnaj and to drop you off at the New Delhi Railway Station. The Railway Station is near Main Bazaar. There are hundreds of budget hotels and guest houses in the Main Bazaar area of Pahargnaj. You can find cheap rooms ranging from US$ 10 to US$ 15. Air conditioned rooms go for US$ 25 per night.

    If you want to be spared the trouble of looking for accommodations, you should book a hotel room or guestroom via internet or telephone ahead of time.

    Warning: Don’t go to a hotel or guest house that a taxi driver from IGI recommends. He will take you to an expensive hotel to earn a commission.


    How to reach Jaipur from Delhi?


    BY AIR:

    Domestic flights are available to Jaipur (Sanganer Airport) from Delhi Domestic Airport (Palam Airport). The flight takes 45 minutes. Direct flights are also available from Mumbai, Kolkata and Ahmedabad.

    The following airlines provide flights to Jaipur:
    1. Jet Airways - www.jetairways.com
    2. Kingfisher - www.flykingfisher.com
    3. Indian Airlines - www.indian-airlines.nic.in
    4. Jet Lite Airline - www.jetlite.com
    5. Spice jet - www.spicejet.com
    6. Indigo - www.goindigo.in
    7. Air Deccan - www.airdeccan.net
    8. Go Airlines - www.goair.in
    Volunteers are advised to check airline websites or to consult a travel agent for up-to date flight schedules and fares.
    When you arrive at Jaipur domestic airport, take a prepaid taxi to the guesthouse. The guesthouse is 15 kms. away from Sanganer Airport. The name, address and telephone numbers of the guesthouse will be given to you well in advance.

    BY TRAIN:

    Please check the current departure times from Delhi/New Delhi Railway Stations at (http://www.indianrail.gov.in) or from the railway enquiry numbers given below.

    Train No. Train Name Origin  Dep.Time Destination Arrl.Time Days of Run
    M T W T F S S
    2015 New Delhi- Ajmer Shatabadi Express New Delhi Railway Station 6:05 Jaipur 10:45
    Y Y N Y Y Y Y
    2958 New Delhi-Ahmedabad Swarna Jayanti Rajdhani Express New Delhi Railway Station
     
    19:55 Jaipur 0:40
    Y N Y Y Y Y Y
    2461 Delhi-Jodhpur Mandore Express Delhi Railway Station 20:45 Jaipur 2:25
    Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    2916 Delhi-Ahmedabad Ashram Express Delhi Railway Station 15:00 Jaipur 20:25
    Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    4059 Delhi-Jaisalmer/ Barmer Express Delhi Railway Station 17:40 Jaipur 23:45
    Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    2414 Jammu Tawi- Jaipur Express Delhi Railway Station 4:25 Jaipur 9:45
    Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
    9264 Delhi Sarai Rohilla-Porbander Express Sarai Rohilla Railway Station 8:40 Jaipur 13:55
    Y N N N Y N N
    9266 Dehradun-Okha 
    Uttaranchal Express
    New Delhi Railway Station 13:40 Jaipur 19:15
    N N N N N N Y
    2463 Rajasthan Kranti Sarai Rohilla Railway Station 22:35 Jaipur 3:20
    N N Y N Y N Y
    9270 Motihari-Porbander Express Delhi Railway Station 13:20 Jaipur 19:15
    Y N N N N N Y
    9106 Hardwar-Ahmedabad Express Delhi Railway Station 22:35 Jaipur 4:30
    Y Y Y Y Y Y Y


    Purchase your ticket for the 2015 New Delhi-Ajmer Shatabadi Express at a booking window at the New Delhi Railway Station. It is strongly recommended that you arrive at the railway station 1 hour before your departure time. There is no need to purchase a 1st Class AC or 2nd class AC rail ticket for your journey. You can comfortably travel in one of the Chair Car compartments. The compartments are air conditioned and spacious. AC Executive Class fare between New Delhi-Jaipur is 985 (INR) and AC Chair Car is 495 (INR). You can also book tickets online at http://www.indianrail.gov.in or http://www.irctc.co.in/ The railway station general enquiry number is 131. Trains for Jaipur are also available from all major cities in India i.e., Delhi/Mumbai/Chennai/Kolkatta/Varanasi and Agra.

    Trains available between Delhi/New Delhi Railway Stations to Jaipur Junction.

     

    Upon your arrival at Jaipur, get off at Jaipur Junction (the main railway station) and catch an auto rickshaw to the guesthouse. After checking in, contact me on my mobile at 9829013534. The guesthouse is half a km. away from Jaipur Railway Station. The auto rickshaw ride will cost you no more than US$ 1. The name, address and telephone numbers of the guest house will be given to you well in advance.

    BY BUS:

    If you are coming to Jaipur by bus, take an auto rickshaw or taxi to Bikaner House, near India Gate, New Delhi. Comfortable and air conditioned (ACs) and non air conditioned (Non AC) buses for Jaipur are available from 5 AM till 12 PM (Night). The buses are Government owned and the journey is safe. AC bus fare from New Delhi to Jaipur is around US $ 12 and takes five and half hours.

    For more details/schedules please visit the Rajasthan State Road Transportation Corporation (RSRTC) website  http://www.rsrtc.gov.in/ The contact number of the bus stand enquiry is (011) 23383469 and 23386698.

    When you arrive at Central Bus Stand (Sindhi Camp) in Jaipur, catch an auto rickshaw to the guesthouse. After checking in, contact me on my mobile at 9829013534. The guesthouse is half a km. away from Bus Station. The auto rickshaw ride should cost no more than US$ 1. The name, address and telephone numbers of the guesthouse will be given to you well in advance.

    The guest house address and telephone numbers are:

    Karni Niwas Guest House,
    C-5, Moti Lal Atal Road,
    Behind Neelam hotel,
    Near Polo Victory Cinema,
    Jaipur - 302001
    Tel. No. (0141) 2365433 and 2216947
    Mobile No. of the guest house owner 9414769489
    Name : Mr. Manvendra Singh

    OR

    Jwala Niketan Guest House,
    C-6, Moti Lal Atal Road,
    Behind Neelam Hotel,
    Near Polo Victory,
    Jaipur - 302001
    Tel.No. (0141)5108303 and 5106463
    Mobile No. of the guest house owner 9829174857
    Name : Mr. Ajeet Singh

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