Hotels In Jaipur | Best Area To Stay In Jaipur Blog

Jaipur is a popular holiday destination for tourists as it has all the elements of rich architectural elements and grandeur. From its beautiful palaces & forts, and majestic temples, you’ll find heritage beauty everywhere in its old city quarter. When you are planning a trip to Jaipur it’s not just about exploring popular tourist attractions, sampling local food, and shopping in old bazaars. Where to stay in Jaipur is a common query? With many options, it gets overwhelming to choose the best area for hotels in Jaipur. The choice of property spans from the economy to the super-luxury segment. While it is easier to choose the category and the range of hotels, things get complicated if you have to choose a hotel based on which area to stay in Jaipur. Even though they are scattered across the city but some areas have a lot of hotels. This Jaipur stay blog is a guide on the best area to stay in Jaipur.


Best Area To Stay In Jaipur & Which Hotel To Choose?

There is a large number of stay options in terms of hotels, resorts, and B&B in Jaipur. This is a guide to picking the best areas in Jaipur to stay. Check out the following locations in Jaipur for hotels to stay. Many hotels in central locations are also listed here in this Jaipur stay blog.

MI Road

MI Road is a commercial hub of Jaipur. It is also an arterial road that connects the western part of the city with central areas, especially tourist areas. Most properties in and around MI Road cater to mid-segment. The rooms are smaller in size with no garden. There are a few exceptions though like a few on Sansar Chandra Road. A big advantage of staying on MI Road is connectivity. The railway station and Bus Depot are just a few minutes away. Fetching transport is easy and so are the options to eat. Public transport is easily available.


There are many good hotels on MI Road, Jaipur like Radisson, Golden Tulip, and even ITC Rajputana which is slightly off near Jaipur railway station. All these are the closest one can get for a 5-star hotel category on MI road.


C-scheme is a residential cum commercial area. Very few hotels have come up during recent years because it is one of the poshest localities of Jaipur. This area is central and well-connected with most places. Stay options in this area are mid to premium segment. Another advantage of staying here is the presence of a large number of cafes and restaurants to choose from.

The statue circle in C-Scheme is a prominent landmark

One of the most prominent hotels in C-Scheme is Rambagh Palace. It is considered one of the best heritage properties in India and has won many awards over the last few years. It was the erstwhile residence of Jaipur royalty and was preferred over the Jaipur City Palace by the most famous queen – Maharani Gayatri Devi. The owner of Rambagh Palace is Jaipur royalty but it is a part of the Taj group of hotels. It is one of the most sought-after wedding venues in Jaipur and costs a fortune.


Among the most popular hotels in C-scheme are Holiday Inn, Hilton, Ginger, Park Prime, and Shakun to name a few.

Sindhi Camp – The Central Bus Station In Jaipur

There are a large number of stay options in this area. The ones in the Sindhi camp cater to the budget segment. One must expect chaos and clamor here. The advantage of staying in this area is the easy availability of transport and inexpensive food options. The Jaipur Metro connects Sindhi Camp to the walled city area of Jaipur. It only takes a few minutes to reach Chandpol Bazaar from Sindhi Camp. The work is in progress to connect this with Chhoti Chaupar and Badi Chaupar too.


Kukas on Jaipur-Delhi Highway

Kukas is a hub of luxury hotels in Jaipur. A large number of resorts and international chains are present here. You can be assured of tranquillity and a peaceful environment as the city is approximately 20 km away. On the flip side, traveling to the city requires significant time and planning. Ola and Uber taxi services are not easily available in this location.


Some of the most popular hotels in Kukas are Le Meridian, Fairmont, JW Mariott Jaipur, Rajasthali, Shiv Vilas, Gold Palace, and The Tree of Life Resort.

Jawahar Circle Near Jaipur Airport 

Hotels near Jaipur airport are mainly international business chains in the 4-star category. It is best suited for those looking for a peaceful stay with a short commute time from the downtown area. Malviya Nagar adjacent to Jawahar Circle is fast developing as a cafe and restaurant hub too. Only certain locations in this area are well connected with public transport. There are a couple of international & national chain hotels near Jawahar Circle like Jaipur Marriott, Radisson Blu Jaipur, Jaipur Lalit, and Sarovar to name a few.  Patrika Gate is synonymous with Jawahar Circle which also has a garden by the same name.

Patrika Gate at Jawahar Circle, Jaipur

Vaishali Nagar And Ajmer Road

It is primarily residential but fast developing into an upcoming commercial center. Staying here entails significant commute time and money to tourist attractions and shopping areas. It makes little sense for tourists to stay here. The hotels here cater to mid-segment.

Hotel Grand Uniara, Jaipur

Raja Park

Raja Park is a good choice for a central location. It provides easy access to the tourist attractions of the city like Amer Fort, Hawa Mahal, and Jaipur City Palace to name a few. The hotels cater to budget to mid-segment. Some of the most prominent hotels near Raja Park are Hotel Grand Uniara, Hotel Fern, and Ramada Jaipur.

Bani Park

Bani park offers a great alternative to Sindhi camp with a variety of hotels to choose from budget to mid-segment. This area is well connected with both the railway station and bus depot hardly a kilometer away. It is one of the best places to stay in Jaipur for tourists. The only sore point is the traffic congestion during peak hours in certain places near the collectorate circle. Do note many hotels in Bani Park project an image of being heritage hotels. Unfortunately, these are not heritage hotels, rather, they are built like heritage hotels. Technically, these are “faux heritage hotels in Jaipur”. Most of these hotels are located close to the collectorate circle.


Where To Stay in Jaipur – FAQ?

Since a lot of travelers are confused about which area to stay in Jaipur, the following questions on staying in Jaipur will help you in choosing which neighborhood to choose.

Which are the best Neighbourhoods to stay in Jaipur for tourists?

If you prefer a central location MI Road, C-Scheme, Bani Park and Raja Park are the best locations to stay in Jaipur. All these locations are ideal for tourists visiting Jaipur. Other than these, hotels near JLN Marg are also very popular.

Which are the Best places to stay in Jaipur with family?

Generally, travelers with families prefer open and safe areas. Hotels with a garden and a swimming pool tend to be in big demand among such travelers visiting Jaipur. A large number of hotels in Kukas offer both these. Among the hotels in the central location, you can explore Narain Niwas Hotel, Diggi Palace, and Uniara Garden. All three are heritage properties in a central location. If not searching for a swimming pool, Arya Niwas is also a very popular stay option in Jaipur.

Charming Hotel Diggi Palace, Jaipur

Which is the best area to stay in Jaipur near tourist attractions?

Most of the tourist attractions are located either inside the walled city area or in and around Amer Road. There are a number of hotels on Amer Road if you prefer spacious hotels. In the walled city, the choice of hotels is limited. Most buildings in the walled city tend to be small and hence this will be a limiting factor for most people. Also, the walled city is a commercial hub, the lanes, and the roads are extremely crowded and the noise levels will be very high. A few options in the walled city are Jaipur Haveli, The Johri, LMB, and Khatu Haveli, to name a few. A good alternative to the walled city is the hotels on MI Road and C-Scheme. Both these locations are not too far from the walled city.


Best Hotels in Jaipur city center?

Finding the best hotel in Jaipur city center is difficult as everyone has different parameters and preferences. Therefore, it is not possible to list the best hotels in Jaipur. However, the following are popular hotels across all budgets.

  • Rambagh Palace
  • Narain Niwas Palace
  • Mariott Hotel
  • ITC Rajputana
  • Clarks Amer
  • Holiday Inn
  • Arya Niwas Hotel
  • Hotel Golden Tulip
  • Jai Mahal Palace
  • Jai Mahal Palace
  • Sujan Mahal

Which are the Best Heritage Haveli Hotels In Jaipur?

Among the popular heritage Haveli-style hotels in Jaipur are the following:

  • Samode Haveli
  • Narain Niwas Palace
  • Diggi Palace
  • Heritage Haveli
  • The Johri

This is not an exhaustive list, there are many more.

With the rise in preference for a stay in heritage properties, there are many options to choose from heritage hotels in Jaipur. A few of these are genuine heritage hotels but there are many which are not; they can at best be described as imposters. One can find many heritage hotels in the Bani Park area which claim to be heritage Havelis but these were built within the last few decades. While many travelers are unaware of this fact, others don’t care. These hotels are way cheaper than real heritage properties. It wouldn’t be uncommon to find accommodation in a heritage-style hotel in Bani Park for as low as Rs 4000/night. A good choice to stay in the walled city is Jaipur Haveli in Johari Bazaar.

Rambagh Palace Hotel, Jaipur

Which are the 5-star Heritage Hotels in Jaipur?

Some of the most sought-after 5-star hotels in Jaipur are Rambagh Palace and Raj Palace. The ones that top the list of 4-star heritage hotels in Jaipur are Raj Mahal Palace and Samode Palace in Samode and Jai Mahal Palace managed by the Taj group.

A heritage Haveli hotel in Jaipur- Narayan Niwas

While not in the same class, other popular 3-star and 4-star heritage hotels in Jaipur are Samode Haveli, Narayan Niwas, and Diggi Palace. There are a couple of smaller heritage Havelis in Jaipur that has a unique charm of their own.

Darbar Hall, Hotel Diggi Palace, Jaipur

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