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?
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.
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
The contact number of the bus stand enquiry is (011) 23383469 and
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
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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