Updated: Aug 5, 2020
Jaipur has always been in my bucket list for a long period of time. To cover the whole city of Jaipur, 6 hours is not at all enough. I have covered almost all the major attractions of Jaipur in just 6 hours on my recent solo trip to the city. If you can manage your schedule properly, you can easily cover all the major destinations of Jaipur in 6 hours.
Rajasthan has always been in my favourite list. When I was planning to do a solo trip earlier this year, the first place came to my mind was Rajasthan. Jaipur was the best destination to start my solo journey across Rajasthan. I had nearly 6 hours of time to cover the most I could of Jaipur. I covered almost all the famous tourist attractions of Jaipur in just 6 hours and by following my itinerary, you can easily cover all the major attractions of Jaipur in just 6 hours.
The arrival: My flight landed at Jaipur International Airport at 23:00 Hrs. I booked a 'paid taxi' from the airport itself and started waiting for my turn. Jaipur in January was quite cold and I could feel that passing through the streets of the city. The roads were quite empty. Finally I arrived at my hostel namely 'Howstel'.Howstel is situated near the Ajmeri circle. I always wanted to stay in a hostel instead of any luxury hotel and I realised I just did the right thing by staying at 'Howstel'. There were 4 other travellers at the hostel. My room could accommodate 6 persons. It was once in a lifetime experience to meet all the travellers from across the country and to get an opportunity to know about their experiences.
The morning of Jaipur: I woke up at 7:00 AM in the morning and went for a walk on the streets of Jaipur. Many tea stalls and poha joints are there which generally opens early in the morning. I had a plate of poha with tea at one of the roadside stalls and went back to my hostel. Time was 8:30 AM by then. I took a bath and started packing my bags and equipments to be ready for the trip. I had nearly 6 hours to cover the best I could of the city of Jaipur as my scheduled bus from Jaipur to Jaisalmer was about leave by evening that day.
The 6 hours in Jaipur: I came out from the hostel gate at 9:00 AM and booked an uber bike to the famous lassiwala of Jaipur. When you are in a solo trip, you should always prefer bikes over cabs and hostels over hotels. My solo journey of 6 hours had stared and I arrived at the famous lane of lassiwala. There are many shops having the same name of lassiwala. I took the lassi and started enjoying the vibe of the city.
The first two hours: From the lassiwala I again booked an uber bike and my next destination was the famous 'Raj Mandir' of Jaipur, a cinema hall inside a building from the ancient time of the Maharajas. I enquired about the entry and I was told that only if I booked a ticket for a movie show, I could enter the hall. As I had a time constraint of 6 hours, I clicked some photos there and returned to the streets.
The final 4 hours: I booked an uber bike again and my destination was the 'Hawa mahal' of Jaipur. I could feel the old town vibes of the city on crossing the Ajmeri gate. When I was about to arrive the hawa mahal,i could see the markets and establishments from the ancient times of maharajas at both sides of the street.
The hawa mahal: As I had only 6 hours to cover the city of Jaipur and I already had invested 2 hours, so I just booked a visitor ticket for all the three locations namely the Hawa Mahal,Jantar mantar and the City Palace. After clicking some photos there at Hawa Mahal I took a round of the building from inside. I was told that the best time to visit the Hawa Mahal is during the night time as a light show happens daily during the evening time.