Popular for its heritage tourism, art, and business scenes, Jaipur is emerging as a hub for many industries, attracting start-ups, entrepreneurs, and digital nomads. The digital nomad community in Jaipur may not be as vibrant as tech-city Bangalore or the work-and-party hub of Goa, but it is steadily growing with a thriving tech industry. As a cheaper alternative to metro cities, both its comfortable lifestyle with all modern facilities and a relaxed small-town vibe work in the city's favor. Its proximity to Delhi and good connectivity to other cities is also a bonus.
Jaipur is India’s first planned city, built in 1727, and today its population is over 5.5 million. It lives up to “Pdharo Mharo Desh” (welcome to my country) slogan by welcoming tourists, and being considered a safe destination for women and solo travelers. Jaipur is also a sought-after shopping destination as people come from all over the world to peruse the exquisite gems and jewelry, handicrafts, and embroidered clothing.
Now that Jaipur is now also attracting entrepreneurs, digital nomads and remote workers, there are accommodations for every budget and the culinary scene thrives with multi-cuisine, ethnic and street food. There are budget accommodations, hostels and Airbnbs in decent neighborhoods. For transportation, there are buses, metro rail, auto-rickshaws and cabs with ride-hailing apps like Uber and Ola, which you can take to navigate the many exciting neighborhoods.
This is the posh neighborhood where Rajasthan’s bigwigs and lawmakers live, boasting sprawling government bungalows, premium apartments, wide streets, and green open space. It is one of the quietest and safest places to live and work with all amenities nearby. Being centrally located, public transport like buses, auto-rickshaws, cabs, and metro rail are available for commuting. For coworking spaces, you have Collabo Corner, a spacious place with a cheerful lounge and green balcony. or a more casual vibe,Cafe Coffee Day and Cafe Bae (Bais Godam) are also great choices.
The best part of working here is you will find peaceful places to grab lunch or dinner in woodsy surroundings. Have an avocado salad in the chic Cafe Sage or speciality bread and croissants at Brot Company, savor lal maas and ker-sangri at Spice court, with an option of al fresco dining. Meanwhile, Meraaki kitchen offers fresh and wholesome vegetarian fusion food while Chao Chinese Bistro (Holiday Inn at Sardar Patel Marg) is good when you're in the mood for Chinese cuisine. There are only a few upscale bars like Marigold Bar (Jai Mahal Palace), Roadhouse Bar & Grill (Holiday Inn Hotel) at Sardar Patel Marg, Hop Lounge Bar (Hotel Las Vegas) in Bais Godam and Pint House in Swage Farm are fantastic for a lively evening.
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The centrally located C Scheme is the quintessential premium residential and commercial hub and it is well connected with the entire city by public transport. The streets are bursting with energy, there is much to shop, eat, and entertain. In this neighborhood, you’ll find that Central Park is always abuzz with people and there’s fun to be had at the Birla Planetarium and the art-deco style Raj Mandir Cinema if you feel like catching a movie.
There are a few coworking spaces like the upmarket PHOEBUSin and the modest Nineth Space, which all offer digital nomads day passes. And when it comes to work-friendly cafes with global cuisine and the finest coffee in town, you’re spoiled for choice. You can get a customized brew at Curious Life Coffee Roasters, speciality beans at Coffee Sutra, or cold brew at The Roastery Coffee House. Or if you prefer tea, visit Tapri Central.
C-Scheme is full with restaurants, cafes, street side kiosks for tea and juice, ice-cream parlors, and food trucks. There is no lack of good places for lunch and dinner like Thali & more for wholesome Rajasthani meal, Little Italy for vegetarian Italian, Kaleidoscope for hearty brunch, Chawla’s for Punjabi dhaba style food and The Lama for Southeast Asian cuisine. After work, have an amazing time on rooftop lounge bars of Skyza and 360° for live music, dance, and food.
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In the very heart of the city, Lal Kothi, is a coaching hub for students, bustling with educational centers, libraries, commercial office spaces, and markets. It becomes a bit crowded in areas where students study and reside. Even though Lal Kothi lacks metro connectivity, it is easy to commute to other parts by public transport. There are a number of trendy coworking spaces. The Urban Hub Coworking Cafe has a casual vibe, geared towards remote workers and students while The Maker’s Space inspires creative minds with meetings and events, and Aarna Coworking & Business Hub offers flexible plans. Meanwhile, cafes like Tapri Pratham and the quirky Chaisa Cafe, are go-to places for students and office-goers.
There are a lot of home-style vegetarian budget eateries around the city’s main Lal Kothi Subzi Mandi (vegetable market). Stardust, a rooftop restaurant holds live music and events regularly. Head to Rambagh Heritage Hotel, just across the Bhawani Singh Road, for a royal dining experience.
Tonk Road is one of the widest commercial roads in Jaipur flanked by large showrooms, shops, offices, and restaurants. Jaipur International Airport is just five kilometers away, so there are lots of hotels nearby. The neighborhood is well connected with other areas by public transport, there’s an upcoming metro station and has proximity to the railway stations of Gandhinagar and Durgapura. Surrounded by industrial areas, there are several coworking spaces like Cowocoli and the beautifully designed Urban Exubator. Others are WaveX Cowork, Regus Jaipur Centre, Nimbus Co-working, and Red Art Works at Malviya Nagar with a spacious in-house cafe.
The Cafe Lazy Mojo, Cafe Magnolia (on the edge of Smriti Van) and Zolocrust (Hotel Clarks Amer) all have nice continental food, coffee, and a pleasing ambience to work remotely. For casual dining visit the rooftop Atmosphere and Terrazzo or, further down the Tonk Road is Chokhi Dani, the village-style resort with rustic food. If you are looking for some nightlife with good music and bars, there is Asteria, glittery Beatles Bar & Lounge, Up & Up-the musical Terrace, and lounge space of Code Black, and Skyfall. Plus, Smriti Van is not far from Tonk Road, a large forest land for walks in the woods. The Jhalana Forest, in the Aravalli Hills, even has a daily leopard safari if you’re in the mood to get a little closer to nature.
Vaishali Nagar is a posh neighborhood in the southwestern part of Jaipur, a preferred suburb to live in by young professionals and families. Its well-planned with excellent infrastructure, civic amenities, and open spaces. It has good connectivity with other parts of Jaipur; and also, inter-city connectivity as Delhi bypass road, Sirsi road and Ajmer Road surround it.
There are many workplaces like the functional Mr Cowork, with flexible working hours and Work Hive, with an open area to chill. The Cowocoli in this neighborhood is spacious and WorkZoned is quirkier, but Dev X is one of the largest, designed as a premium workplace. If you prefer cafes, August House Cafe is a small cozy cafe with board games and Quyu’s café has good seating.
Dining options abound with options like Butler’s, for the vegetarian fare; Pentagon Bar & Kitchen, for multi-cuisine and cocktails and Dhaba Kulture, for Punjabi food and a rustic feel. For takeaways Kebabs & Curries restaurant and Ovenstory Pizza are both good choices. You’ll find many hip rooftop bars to unwind with drinks and live music with the view of city lights at night like Pentagon Bar & Kitchen, OUT-Once Upon a Terrace, Rosado, and Ouzo bar & Kitchen among others.
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