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American Express -- Located on M.I. Road (tel. 0141/237-0117 or -0119) near Ganpati Plaza, the office is open daily 9am to 6pm.

Area Code -- For Jaipur, the area code is 0141.

Banks -- You'll find several banks and ATMS on M.I. Road. The Thomas Cook office for foreign exchange is at Jaipur Tower (tel. 0141/236-0940; Mon-Sat 9:30am-6pm). There's a Citibank ATM next to the General Post Office, HDFC Bank ATM on Ashok Marg, ICICI Bank ATM in Ganpati Plaza, and others within the Old City.

Climate -- Summers have a mean maximum temperature of 104°F (40°C) and a minimum of 75°F (24°C), while winters range between a mean maximum of 70°F (21°C) and minimum of 48°F (9°C). The best weather occurs October through February.

Directory Assistance -- For telephone numbers call tel. 197. The number tel. 0141/274-4447 is a privately operated general information number (talking Yellow Pages) that you can call for directory inquiries or information on shopping, restaurants, and the like.

Emergencies -- Ambulance tel. 102; fire tel. 101; police tel. 100.

Hospitals -- Santokba Durlabji Memorial Hospital (tel. 0141/256-6251 to -6257) is located on Bhawani Singh Marg. SMS Hospital (tel. 0414/256-0291) is on Sawai Ram Singh Road.

Newspapers & Books -- You can pick up an amazing selection of newspapers, magazines, and books from tiny, inconspicuous Books Corner on M.I. Road; Jaipur Vision is a local newspaper. Also look out for the Jaipur Time Out.

Police -- Sindhi Camp Police Station can be reached at tel. 0141/220-6201.

Post Office -- The GPO (tel. 0141/236-8740) is on M.I. Road (Mon-Sat 10am-6pm).

Tourist Help Desk -- Call the 24-hour tourist help desk (tel. 1364) if you want to report a theft or register a tourism-related complaint. If you can't get through, you can call the help desk's Delhi office at tel. 98-1157-3315.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.