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8 ways to enjoy Jaipur without going broke

Whether you are a Jaipurite looking to have a blast without burning a hole in your pocket or a tourist trying to stay on a tight budget, you should know that you don’t have to spend a fortune to get soaked in its allure.

February 1, 2018, 11:11 am

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Things to do in Jaipur when you are on a budget.

Jaipur: The best thing about ‘The City of Royals’ – Jaipur is that it is one of the most sought-after and at the same time one of the cheapest tourist destinations in India. It blends royalty and heritage with all the glitter of a cosmopolitan city. Whether you are a Jaipurite planning to have a blast without burning a hole in your pocket or a tourist trying to stay on a tight budget, you should know that you don’t have to spend a fortune to get soaked in its allure.
  1. Take a heritage walk for free
You can enjoy the best of the heritage that the city offers by taking a walk from Albert Hall Museum. Walk through New Gate, Dawa Waalo ka Rasta, Thateron Ka Raasta, Kishanpole Bazaar, Choti Chaupad, and Tripolia Bazaar.
The 3-km walk will end at Maharaja Library. The walk covers many architectural wonders of the city. Stop occasionally for a moment to take in the beauty of the ‘pink’ buildings of Jaipur and the hustle and bustle of the traditional markets.
  1. Enjoy spicy golgappas at Lalaji Patasi for Rs 20
While you are in the Walled City, why don’t you enjoy spicy patasi served at Lalaji Patasi at Tripolia Bazaar? For just Rs 20, you will feel your stomach full and may have to skip dinner.
This famous patasiwala serves golgappas (that every Jaipurite undoubtedly loves) opposite Sargasuli.
  1. Fish-feeding at Jal Mahal for Rs 10
Buy some fish food from venders and sit by the Man Sagar Lake. While feeding to fishes, glance occasionally at Jal Mahal sitting in the middle of the lake.
  1. A 4-km jog at Central Park for free
It doesn’t matter whether or not you are a fitness freak, enjoy jogging or walk on the 4-km track in the Central Park. The greenery will refresh your mind.
  1. Play with pigeons at Albert Hall for free
Pigeons are often blamed for littering Albert Hall, but they have been around for long so that they are now an inseparable part of the grandeur of this famous museum.
  1. Early morning tour of Nahargarh on bicycle
Rent a bicycle from a docking station at Ramniwas Bagh for Rs 10 per hour and head over to Nahargarh. You can rent a bicycle between 6.30 am to 7 pm. Though you will miss the sunrise since Nahargarh Fort is almost 17 km from Ramniwas Garden, you can still take in the beauty of an early morning from the hills.
  1. Watch sunset from Nahargarh fort
This has been a favorite activity of Jaipurites even before a sunset point was formally introduced at Nahargarh.

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  1. Catch a movie at Raj Mandir that has still resisted the onslaught of multiplexes.
You can now find multiplexes at almost every nook and corner of the city, but almost 40-year-old Raj Mandir on MI Road continues to be the favorite destination for movie goers.

First published: December 26, 2017