Travel Vlog

Traveling Solo to Jaipur, India

February 27, 2019

I made a promise to myself that I will travel alone at least once a year. I have always been fascinated with India– the culture, the architecture, the food, the colors– so vibrant and out of this world. So for 2019, I chose Jaipur.

Expenses:

Indian Visa 83 USD / 4330 PHP

Spice Jet DXB-JAI-DXB 216 USD / 11300 PHP

Zostel 3-nights (private room) 68 USD / 3550 PHP

Prepaid taxi from airport to Zostel 7 USD / 360 PHP

Uber rides (4 days) approx. 30 USD / 1565 PHP

Tuktuk rides to sightsee (2 days) 25 USD / 1100 PHP

Food and drinks (4 days) 70 USD / 3600 PHP

Entry to City Palace + Chandra Palace with guide 49 USD / 2500 PHP

Entry to Amber Fort 7 USD / 360 PHP

Entry to Jaigarh Fort 2 USD / 60 PHP

Entry to Nahargarh Fort 3 USD / 146 PHP

Entry to Hawa Mahal 3 USD/ 146 PHP

Note: tips 5-10% of total bill

Total expenses: 563 USD / 29,371 PHP

Tips when traveling to India:

  • Dress conservatively
  • Get a local SIM card for your phone
  • Watch out for tourist traps
  • Know how to haggle
  • Be careful while walking in the sidewalk / crossing the roads (or while elephants are crossing!)
  • Inspect bottled water before purchasing/avoid drinking beverages with ice
  • Learn how to eat with your hands
  • Bring medication especially for diarrhea
  • Carry hand sanitizer / wet wipes
  • Consider getting vaccinated
  • Beware of pickpockets (and monkeys!)

Where I stayed: Zostel, JaipurL

Where I ate:

Jaipur Modern Kitchen –for organic options and must try their momos

Egg Dee Sanjay’s Omelette –their masala omelette is bomb

Cafe Palladio –great ambiance and decor, but the food wasn’t a stand-out

Sethi Barbeque –tandoori chicken and butter chicken for the win!

LMB Restaurant — for their Rajasthani thali

Gulab Ji Chaiwala — said to have the best masala chai in Jaipur. And I don’t disagree!

Handi Restaurant — my best meal in Jaipur! Rogan josh, tandoori chicken, chicken tikka masala and don’t forget the garlic naan

Filled with gratitude for everything that I saw, everything that I ate and the people whom I’ve met.

Jaipur, you are beyond beautiful!

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