Agra - Fatehpur Sikri – Jaipur – June 26
After enjoying delicious breakfast, depart for Jaipur. On the way to Jaipur, visit Fatehpur Sikri. The deserted city, constructed of red sandstone, was built by Akbar. Fatehpur Sikri served as Mughal capital and Akbar’s palace in the 16th century. It is a true fairy tale and its "ruins" are in perfect condition. It is not difficult to imagine what the life of the court had been like in its heydays. You will also visit Bulland Darwaza, the largest stone-built entrance in the world.
After visiting Fatehpur Sikri, drive to Jaipur. After four hours of drive reach the Pink City of Rajasthan, Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. You will be directly transferred to check in at the hotel.
Jaipur is the capital of the state of Rajasthan, a romantic kingdom of resplendent palaces, great fortresses and royal Maharajas which lies in the western desert and forms a unique landscape. Belonging to the proud caste of warriors CHATRÍAS and ferociously independent, the princes of Rajput dreaded their enemies. However, many of them realized that to maintain their wealth and authority in the neighborhood, it was convenient to proclaim loyalty to the central power. In this way, they were able to enjoy a privileged position under the command of the Mughal emperors, as well as during the period of the British Raj that pursued.
This afternoon , visit the Birla Temple to learn more about the fascinating religious life of Jaipur. The marble structure, built in 1985, houses ornamental statues of Lakshmi (goddess of wealth and beauty) and Narayan, dressed in gaudy clothes, representing a Hindu vision of heavenly luxury. Engraved pillars of the temple that support the covered corridors include images of the Hindu pantheon, as well as Jesus, the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Francis of Assisi. The visit will coincide with the AARTI ceremony. Later return to hotel for overnight stay.