Jaipur city tour
Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan and nick-named as Pink City, is known for its grandiose forts, royal palaces,
beautiful temples, colorful bazaars, unique crafts, amazing culture and lively way of life. After breakfast in the hotel,
in the company and guidance of a professional guide, proceed on for exploring numerous facets of cultural legacy and
architectural heritage of Jaipur, a city representative of Rajasthan and its legacy. The sightseeing will begin by
visiting Amber Fort and reaching its main gate at hilltop on the back of an elephant.
Explore Rajput architecture with several palaces, courtyards, temple, moat, garden, tunnels etc. Amber was original
seat of royal power and one of the most beautiful buildings of Rajasthan. The fortress of Amber, since the twelfth
century, was the citadel of the Kachwahas and remained their capital until Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II transferred
the capital to Jaipur. The Mughal influence is evident in the open pavilions and the newly-planted gardens with
canals and fountains. The courtyards are surrounded by luxurious palaces, courtrooms and private apartments decorated
with mirrors and mosaics. Early noon, return to city centre from Amber, on the way taking photographs of Jal Mahal.
The city centre of Jaipur is studded with three iconic monuments- City Palace, Jantar Mantar (a solar observatory)
& Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds). Visit the Hawa Mahal was built in 1799 with its 953 small windows and balconies.
Visit the City Palace where you can admire the Maharajas’ outfits. The room also presents a compilation of musical
instruments. Further on, the Maharani Palace houses one of India's finest collections of Hindu and Mughal weapons,
with daggers with jade handles encrusted with rubies and emeralds set with gold. On the walls, pictures taken by
the maharaja himself, reflect the Jaipur of the nineteenth century. Jantar Mantar, a solar observatory,
is adjacent to City Palace and still in working condition. Enjoy shopping in Jaipur and attend Aarti in
Govind Dev Ji Temple. Overnight stay will be in the hotel.