Jaipur is a vibrant city. It’s full of vigor, and the name ‘Pink City’ falls short of describing it completely. This is because Jaipur is much more colourful and lively than the name entails. Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, known for imperial palaces, medieval forts, and throbbing bazaars captures the fascination of locals and tourists equally.
If all of this amazes you, there’s no reason to delay your visit to Jaipur further. Book a guesthouse, pack your bags, and head to the royal city of Jaipur. Guest house accommodations are spacious, comfortable, and allow complete privacy to enjoy your stay in Jaipur.
Whether you are travelling alone or with family, it makes sense to choose guest houses as your chosen accommodation. If you’re not convinced, here are the top reasons why you should make guest houses your abode while you are in Jaipur.
Proximity to tourist attractions
Jaipur has over 100 tourist attractions, including forts, palaces, gardens, zoos, and bazaars (marketplaces). Even if you’re coming to Jaipur to see more popular forts and palaces—Amer fort, City Palace, Nahargarh fort, Jaigarh fort, Hawa Mahal, and Jal Mahal, it would take you at least a week to visit the numerous forts.
Bazaars in Jaipur are other major tourist attractions. The popular ones include Johari bazaar, Tripolia bazaar, Nehru bazaar, Kishanpol bazaar, Chandpol bazaar, Sireh Deori, and Mirza Ismail (M.I) road. If you add these bazaars to your list of places to visit in Jaipur, you can easily extend your stay in Jaipur to 15 days.
Since most of these holiday homes in Jaipur can be found in proximity to tourist spots, you can save time and money on travelling, since you don’t have to venture far from where you stay.
While your voice might go unheard among numerous guests at a hotel, even a small need is taken care of at a guesthouse, since guest houses do not have too many guests at a time.
Quiet & Calm
Guest houses are calmer and more peaceful than hotel rooms. As the hustle & bustle normally present at a hotel is generally absent at guest houses since there are fewer guests at one point of time.
Save on Additional Charges
Unlike hotels, where you are charged for even a small service catered to you, at a guest house, you can enjoy these services without paying or by paying comparatively less.
Know more than a guide could tell you
Visiting forts and palaces in Jaipur could require you to hire a guide. These guides charge a hefty fee for their service. Plus, their service comes with its limitations. Guest house owners are well acquainted with the city, and know it inside out. So if you have any questions related to places you want to visit in Jaipur, the lifestyle of people in Jaipur, or travelling to nearby locations such as Ajmer, Bikaner, Jaisalmer, and Udaipur, your hosts can help you with all your questions, and can also extend their service by making arrangements for your travel.
Most guest houses have restaurants that serve regional food. Since this food is cooked or supervised by people running the guest house, it tastes more authentic as it’s prepared from ingredients found in the region. Rajasthani food is popular all over India for its spiciness. If you are a food connoisseur, you are definitely going to appreciate the flavours of Rajasthani food.
When you live in such vacation rental homes, you can look forward to relishing Rajasthani dishes such as Dal Bati Churma, Gatte ki Sabji, Bajre ki roti (millet bread), laal maas, and snacks such as Bikaneri Bhujia, Mirchi bada, Pyaaz ki kachori and a few desserts--Balushahi, Gevar and Balushahi.
Another advantage of staying at these accommodations is, most guest house owners would cook anything that you may crave. So if you are missing delicious English food, just ask the generous host.
A lot of guest houses also provide a kitchenette (small kitchen), so you are free to cook anything you would like. These kitchens come furnished with all necessary appliances such as coffee maker, refrigerator (fridge), and cooking gas.
Witness Rajasthani traditions
Marwari culture is the most distinguishable culture among all Indian communities. It’s colourful, vibrant, and steeped in tradition.
While you are living here among marwaris, the natives of Rajasthan, you would be a part of the merriment that is everywhere during festivals & celebrations such as Teej, Gangaur and Gogaji.
In addition, most guest house owners also arrange cultural activities such as puppet shows, folk music, and dance shows to keep their guests entertained and make them more aware of the culture of Jaipur or Rajasthan at large. This is another advantage guest houses have over traditional hotels or rooms.
Guest houses have changed from what they looked like a decade ago. Today, guest houses come appointed with all modern and hotel-worthy amenities . You can avail Wifi, Cable TV, and Parking facilities too!