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Jaipur

Getting there & away

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Land

Car

The RTDC charges Rs 5.5 per kilometre in an Ambassador (non-AC), with a daily minimum of 250km; the overnight charge starts at Rs 100. Private taxis charge from Rs 4.5 per kilometre for a non-AC car, with the same minimum. Remember you’ll have to pay for the driver’s return journey.

Train

The efficient railway reservation office (135; 8am-2pm & 2.15-8pm Mon-Sat, 8am-2pm Sun) is to your right as you exit the main train station. It’s open for advance reservations only. Join the queue for ‘Freedom Fighters and Foreign Tourists’ (Counter 769). For same-day travel, buy your ticket at the train station. For enquiries call 131. See opposite for details of routes and fares. The Jaipur–Udaipur line should have reopened at the time of publication.

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Air

Jet Airways (2360450; Umaid Nagar House, MI Rd) flies to Delhi (US$90, daily), Mumbai (US$190, daily), Udaipur (US$125, daily) and Ahmedabad (US$302, Monday and Saturday). If you’re under 30 you get a 30% discount. Indian Airlines (2743500; Tonk Rd), whose office is out of town, runs similar fares.

You can book domestic flights at Rajasthan Travel Service (2365408; Ganpati Plaza, MI Rd) or Crown Tours (2363310; Palace Rd). For international flights, Air India (2368047; Shop 101, Ganpati Plaza, MI Rd) is in the city centre.

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