Jaipur is, above all, a tourist city. But how to find affordable accommodation there? Here is an overview of its rental market.
As the capital city of the State of Rajasthan, Jaipur is a top destination in terms of quality living and culture. Nicknamed the “Pink City”, its population amounts, to date, to more than 2,3 million inhabitants. Thanks to government efforts, Jaipur aims at becoming one of the Indian cities providing the best quality of life to their inhabitants. In fact, it has all the necessary facilities and modern infrastructures which can ease the stay and everyday life of each and everyone, including a developed transport network, several universities and higher education institutions, as well as accommodation for all tastes and budgets.
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Jaipur is, above all, famous for its places of interest, including palaces and marble statues, forts, as well as many cultural festivals that are celebrated all year round. You will also find the Jantar Mantar Observatory which has been classified as a World Heritage by the UNESCO, as well as museums and art galleries.
Jaipur is defined as a well-structured and organized city thanks to its wide streets which divide the different zones and neighborhoods, namely Anand Lok, Hawa Mahal, Malviya Nagar, Mirza Ismail Road, Sanger, Vaishali Nagar, etc. The Old City, for instance, hosts a traditional architecture which is pink in color, hence its nickname “Pink City”. It includes markets, forts and other places of interest which are arranged in a rectangular way. In Bani Park, on the other hand, you will find many shopping malls, fine restaurants, as well as cheap hotels and guesthouses.
Ashok Nagar, which is South-east to Bani Park, is a mainly residential neighborhood where different types of accommodation options are available for rent at affordable prices, including popular hotels. Further in the South, Rambagh is an upscale neighborhood where you can find polo and golf clubs. The Palace neighborhood is also quite popular as it hosts the Foreigners Registration Office, as well as temples, old palaces, markets and boutiques, etc.
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Make sure to visit the markets of Nehru, Jhalaniyon ka Raasta, Kishanpol Bazaar, MI Road, Johari Bazaar, among others, during your stay in Jaipur. You will be simply delighted by the art and handicraft products you will find there at affordable prices: traditional jewelry, precious and semi-precious gems, pottery, carvings, clothing and garments, accessories, shoes, leather products, etc.
Rent prices in Jaipur are lower than in other major Indian cities. You can thus rent a single-bedroom apartment for an average of INR 7,100 per month in the city-center and around INR 4,200 per month in the outskirts. For a three-bedroom apartment, count an average of INR 17,500 per month in the city-center and some INR 10,000 per month in the outskirts. Rent prices for individual houses and villas are also quite affordable in the different neighborhoods.
You will probably start your housing search on the Internet. This will allow you have a better idea of types of accommodation that are available in the city, as well as on rents applied. You can also browse social networks and other virtual platforms. Consider checking out classified ads in local newspapers also. And why not inquire with your friends or contacts on the spot?
Remember, in all cases, that you stand more chances of finding the ideal accommodation, according to your criteria and budget, by registering with a real estate agency.
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