Having taken delicious breakfast in the hotel, proceed on a guided tour of the
‘Pink City of Rajasthan’. Explore Jaipur, the historic capital of Rajasthan, nicknamed
"Pink City" because of the color of sandstone used for its construction. Excursion to Amber Fort
is a memorable journey. The main gate of the gargantuan fort is reached by riding on the back
of an elephant. Amber Fort offers a unique view of the Aravallis range. It’s one of the highlights of
6 Days Delhi Agra Jaipur tour. Several palaces, halls, courtyards, museum and temple are attractions within.
Built in the sixteenth century, it presents a maze of courtyards, pavilions and Sheesh Mahal that recall
the glory and prosperity of Rajput rulers. After visiting Amber Fort, return to the center of the city.
While returning, stop for a while in front of Jal Mahal or Water Palace to take few photographs of the scenic beauty.
City Palace is the next iconic monument to be visited. The Maharaja and his royal family
still reside here. Built in the eighteenth century, it has been partly converted into a museum of miniatures
and costumes, whose rich collections are a delight for the eye.
Adjacent to City Palace is Jantar Mantar, a solar observatory. Dating from the early eighteenth century
, Jantar Mantar or Yantra Mandir will offer you a whole new perspective – still working, an ancient astronomical
observatory composed of colossal measuring instruments. It will surprise you with its forms with a very
contemporary aesthetic. This intriguing landscape, almost surreal, was designed by Jai Singh II, a
keen astrologer, to facilitate his own research. This exceptional site brought real progress. It was
visited by astronomers from around the world.
Hawa Mahal or Palace of Wind is a must-see tourist attraction of Jaipur. It is an elegant pink
facade punctuated by prominent lodges. Built in 1799, Hawa Mahal is only a stage with long corridors and
staircases that narrow as you approach the summit. It was built for the royal women folks to see the activities
and procession without being seen themselves.
After sightseeing, stroll through the bazaar and the alleys of the old town. Explore Ramganj Bazar for
fabrics, Jauhari Bazaar of jewelers &
Tripolia Bazar for household utensils, brassware and incense. Admire
the monumental triple door that leads to the City Palace (reserved access), then the Ishwar Lath, huge octagonal
tower erected by the eldest son of Jai Singh II. At the bottom of Gangauri Bazar, do not hesitate to visit the Saras
Sadan Haveli: this former "school of courtesans" has a splendid reception room with exquisite and perfectly preserved
frescoes. Then follow the Chand Pol Bazar, then the picturesque street of stone sculptors, before arriving at
Chand Pol, the "gate of the moon" whose market lights up at nightfall.
Later, come back to hotel to spend evening in leisure and have overnight stay.