Jaipur

Jaipur is the biggest city in the region of Rajasthan. It was built in the 18th century by Sawai Jai Singh, and now it has become on the India’s most developed and import cities with much ongoing government and private projects. It belongs to the tourist Golden Triangle of Delhi, Jaipur, and Agra, so it is definitely must visit city in India. Jaipur is often called the Pink City in reference to its distinctively colored buildings. It gets its name from its founder Maharaja JaiSingh II the great astronomer and warrior.

SAFETY INDEX

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Level of crimes is moderate in Jaipur; it is rarely directed toward foreigners.  The most common types of crime are theft, armed robbery, and harassment. While visiting suburbs be cautious, as it’s very easy to get lost, particularly during the dusk. Losing your way at night might be a panic-inducing situation. SafeAround has compiled information from numerous sources make sure you have a safe trip to Chennai and be aware of all potential dangers. Jaipur is the 113th safest country in the world, based on the safest and most dangerous countries ranking.

Warnings & Dangers

Mid Priority-96 OVERALL RISK : HIGH

Jaipur is a city with a moderate level of crime. Travellers are often victims of petty crime, but this can be prevented by taking precautions.

Mid Priority-96 PICKPOCKETS RISK : HIGH

This is a real pain of India. However, in Jaipur pickpocketing is not common.

Mid Priority-96 MUGGING RISK : LOW

Kidnapping almost doesn’t exist. Mugging is not common.

Mid Priority-96 SCAMS RISK : HIGH

Unfair individuals or group of them desire to take an advantage of distracted tourists. Be aware of the Importing Gemstones scam, fast meter scam in a taxi and beg for milk or pen. Read more about scams on the main article about India.

Mid Priority-96 TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : MEDIUM

Taxi drivers know that you are a foreigner and do not acquaint with the local taxi fares used to refuse to switch on the taxi meters and call the price they deem relevant to call for their service. Be aware of pickpockets in the public transport, particularly while getting on the transport in the big transport hubs. Be especially vigilant on the overnight trains and buses. Do not accept any food or drinks as it may be spiked. Driving the rented motorcycle may be dangerous because the traffic is chaotic, driving standards is poor. If you decided to rent a motorcycle, be very cautious and use a helmet.

Mid Priority-96 NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : HIGH

India is very exposed to natural dangers. Earthquakes, flooding and severe storms are the main perils. If a natural disaster occurs, follow the advice of local authorities.

Mid Priority-96 TERRORISM RISK : HIGH

India continues to experience terrorist and insurgent activities which may affect tourists directly or indirectly. Anti-Western terrorist groups are active in India, including Islamist extremist groups such as Harkat-ul-Jihad-i-Islami, Harakat ul-Mujahidin, Indian Mujahideen, Jaish-e-Mohammed, and Lashkar-e Tayyiba.

Mid Priority-96 WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : HIGH

Sexual assaults do occur very frequent both day and night. Try not travel alone at all. Be in a group, avoid poorly illuminated streets and bars with intoxicated individuals. Try to avoid those areas we mentioned before.

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WHAT TO DO?

Jal Mahal 

A Rajput style architecture palace sits in the center of the lake. A unique place to observe even for an experienced travel, plus there is a beautiful hill around. There is very little crime in this area. The only concern, that visitors might enforce are numerous pickpockets.  

Amber Fort

Massive fort-palace complex, that was the royal palace from 1600 – 1737. Be aware of pickpockets and snatchers. Violent crime is very rare in the surrounding area. Note, that the guide gets 2% commission on the items you buy.  

City center bazaar

It is divided into several zones, where food, flowers, plumbing or textiles can be found. Try masala chai and enjoy the authentic spirit of friendliness in this place. The are is safe, pickpocketing is uncommon, though numerous touts might be annoying.  

Bhangarh Fort

The remote ghost town of Bhangarh is one of the scariest, spookiest places you could possibly imagine, not to mention, one of the most haunted places in India. In terms of crimes its safe, however, who knows what it hides.  

Kuldhara

The village of Kuldhara is popularly known to be a deserted ghost village that has been abandoned since the 1800s. It is said to carry a curse of the villagers who vanished from there overnight, after having lived there for over 7 centuries.  

Useful Information

You’ll need to get a visa before travelling to India. You can find further information about how to apply on the Indian High Commission website. Make sure your passport has at least six months’ validity from your planned date of return.
500 and 1000 Rupee banknotes were withdrawn from the circulation. The official currency in Vietnam is Dong. In order to obtain the best currency exchange possible, try to exchange your money in banks, post offices or in some large hotels. The convenient currency exchange rate also can be found at the international airports. Be aware of swapping in the local currency exchange offices.
There are several climatic regions in India. The most pleasant weather is from November to March.
Kempegowda International Airport is the busiest airport in India. For more information visit its official website: http://www.bengaluruairport.com/
As in any country, we advise travellers to get a travel insurance that covers not only medical issues, but also theft and loss of personal items. Learn more on our travel insurance page.