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Tourism in Kukas

Kukas is a hotel residential town near Jaipur. It is about 10 km. from Amber Fort and is 20 minutes drive from Jaipur city. The presence of a RIICO park in Kukas has led to the development of many local colleges and businesses to support the industrial park. Kukas is situated on Delhi National Highway NH8 and Delhi by road is around 4 hours drive.

This area is easily accessible through broad 6 lane high speed highway. Government bus service can be taken from Sindhi Camp bus stand of Jaipur and Badi Chaupar bus stop of Old Jaipur. Cabs and Taxis are also available from and to Kukas.

Some of the well known 5 star hotels in the Kukas area are :
Le Meridian
Umaid Haveli
Shiv Vilas
Gold Palace

10 things to do and Places to visit from Kukas Jaipur

1. City Palace
Entry Cost: 300 rupees for foreigners (includes camera fee and entry to Jaigarh Fort). 75 rupees for Indians, plus 75 rupees for a still camera.
Opening Hours: 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

2. "Hawa Mahal" Palace of the Winds
Location: Next to the City Palace. Enter from the rear of the building.
Entry Cost: 50 rupees for foreigners. 10 rupees for Indians.
Opening Hours: 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. daily.

3. Galta Monkey Temple
Entry Cost: Free
Opening Hours: Visit late afternoon, near sunset, when the monkeys flock to the temple.

4. Amber Fort and Palace
Location: North of Jaipur. Frequent buses depart from the Palace of the Winds to Amber Fort. Taxis are also available.
Entry Cost: 200 rupees for foreigners. Elephant rides are 900 rupees for two people.
Opening Hours: 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. daily. Note that elephant rides are only possible in the mornings until 11.30 a.m. Be sure to be there early to get one, as it's not possible to pre-book and demand is high.

5. Nahargarh Fort
Location: North west of Jaipur city center. Get there by local bus, taxi, or a steep half hour trek directly up the hill.
Entry Cost: Foreigners 30 rupees.
Opening Hours: Sunrise to sunset, daily. Palace open from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. daily.

6. Jaigarh Fort
Location: North of Jaipur, within walking distance of Amber Fort.
Entry Cost: 50 rupees ($1).
Opening Hours: 9 am to 4.30 p.m. daily.

7. Markets and Shopping
Location: The main shopping area is M I Road.
Opening Hours: Many shops are closed on Sundays.

8. Jantar Mantar Observatory
Location: Next to the City Palace, Jaipur.
Entry Cost: 10 rupees (20 cents) plus 50 rupees ($1) for a camera.
Opening Hours: 9 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. daily.

9. Government Central (Albert Hall) Museum
Location: Ram Nivas Bagh, south of the Old City, Jaipur.
Entry Cost: 30 rupees (60 cents) for foreigners.
Opening Hours: 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. daily.

10. Dera Amer Elephant Safari
Location: 20 minutes from Amber Fort, Jaipur.
Cost: Around $130 per person for a morning safari, buffet lunch, beer and soft drinks. Inquire with the company for exact pricing.
Opening Hours: Safaris run from morning to night.


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