Day 1- We’ll start off the day by visiting the spectacular Amber Fort which was founded in the 11th century. It’s beautifully constructed from yellow and pink sandstone and gleaming white marble. Entering through the Sun Gate, your privately guided tour reveals lavish courtyards, decorated halls, and the dazzling Chamber of Mirrors. Spend some time at Panna Meena stepwell- the second-largest stepwell in the region is a beautiful hidden gem and one of Jaipur’s most photogenic spots. According to the local residents, it’s impossible for a person to use the same stairs to get down and go back up. ( it’s not allowed to get down the stepwell for safety reasons, however, if you want to get down the stepwell, our tour guide can talk to the on-duty guard and pay some amount to get permission. It shall also depend on the guard at duty whether he’s willing to co-operate)
Next, we’ll move to a very ancient temple of Jagat Siromani Ji build between 1599 and 1608 AD. An architectural marvel. The sheer grandeur of the intricate work on the stone will get you mesmerized. A peaceful abode that is majestic at the same time, less explored, and not even known by many travelers.
We’ll then pull over at Water Palace which sits in the middle of the lake! The ancient palace that was previously used for duck-hunting is currently off-limits to the public, but it definitely makes for a postcard-perfect photo.
Drive downtown Jaipur to tour the City Palace Museum. City Palace is a fine blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. One of the most important architectural landmarks in Jaipur, this palace complex has numerous buildings, courtyards, impressive gateways, and temples. Chandra Mahal is still the residence of the present royal family.
Our next stop is Hawa Mahal-Arguably Jaipur’s most acclaimed landmark, which was built in 1799 to enable the ladies of the royal household to watch street processions while remaining in a strict state of purdah. Its 5-story facade, decked with no less than 593 finely screened windows and balconies, makes the building seem far larger than it really is; in fact, it is little more than one room thick in most parts. Though the primary source of its appeal is undoubtedly the fantastic honeycomb pink and white face, visitors can go inside by entering from the back to see exactly where the women sat, and take a close look at the detailed stonework
The Jantar Mantar observatory in Jaipur constitutes the most significant and best-preserved set of fixed monumental instruments built in India in the first half of the 18th century; some of them are the largest ever built in their categories. Designed for the observation of astronomical positions with the naked eye, they embody several architectural and instrumental innovations.
Swargasuli Tower- Very interesting and less touristy. If you have the heart and legs to climb up this swirling tower, you should visit this place. Definitely worth it. The breeze at the top is reason alone, not to mention the panoramic old city views from atop this prominent 18th-century, 7 or 8-story minaret. but it requires quite a steep climb to the top (circular ramp up the tower). Your tour guide can take you there and see if you’re able to climb up.
Experience a tuk-tuk ride in the old Jaipur city, walk around and explore the lively and colorful bazaars with your private guide – get behind the scenes and walk through backstreets and alleys. Taste the famed delicious lassi at Lassiwala.
Day 2- Today we’ll first go to Albert Hall Museum. With absolutely stunning architecture and intricate design, this museum is the pride of Jaipur in every measure. It’s a true representation of the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture and design. This revival style of architecture was used by the British in India during the 19th century. With stylish and beautiful decorative elements, the museum is a classic example of the architectural finesse of that time. Enjoy the intricate designs on museum exteriors with typical ‘Chhatri’ style towers with absolutely fine craftsmanship. Every part of the museum emulates a tale of yesteryear giving us a glimpse of a time when machines were not used to carve the most gorgeous designs. Complete with brown and beige tinge stone exteriors, and a sprawling garden lined with murals and Persian paintings within, this museum is a treat for sore eyes. The museum has a rich collection of artifacts including paintings, carpets, ivory, stone, metal sculptures, and works in crystal.
Next, we drive to the Royal Gaitor Tumbas-The stone monuments are beautifully and intricately carved. has the most impressive marble cenotaph, with a dome supported by 20 carved pillars.
and then admire an 18th-century ancient monkey temple squeezed between cliffs in a rocky valley, It is also known as the Galtaji or Monkey Temple as you will find hundreds of monkeys living here. It houses some very run-down temples and three water tanks. lots of shaped roofs, balconies, and arches. One can imagine how beautiful this place was in its prime. An amazing refuge away from the vibrant and noisy Jaipur. The temple is straight out of the jungle book with elaborate carvings and ruins.
The next stopover is Jaigarh Fort. Located on the Hill of Eagles, Jaigarh fort was built in 1726 AD and is at a height of 500 feet above sea level and offers panoramic views of the surrounding. It houses the world’s largest cannon on wheels called ‘Jaivana Cannon’. It is made up of sandstones and is spread over an area of 3 km. Made with the purpose of protecting Amer Fort, Jaigarh fort is considered the strongest monument of Jaipur. Also known by the name of ‘Victory Fort’, this place was considered a storehouse of all the war amours, cannons, arms, and ammunition. There is a Persian-style garden within the complex of the fort which is divided into 4 parts. The best part about the fort is its windows which are made of lattices. These windows allow a complete view of the exteriors, but nothing can be observed from the outside.
Later, we’ll drive to Nahargarh Fort- Located on the rocky ridge. Nahargarh means abode of tigers. The palace has 12 matching boudoirs for the queens, at the head of which is a suite for the king. They are all connected by corridors decorated with delicate murals. When dusk arrives and the entire Jaipur city gets lit up, Nahargarh Fort offers the most sparkling view of the entire city. Witness a stunning sunset view with a bird’s eye view of Jaipur city. ( sunset view is subjected to favorable weather conditions. We really hope we get some good sunshine)
Day 3- A Day Trip to Ajmer & Pushkar
It’s approx 3 hours drive one-way.
Ajmer is a pilgrimage center for the shrine of the Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. Visit the world’s Famous Sufi Shrine at Ajmer along with a visit to Aana Sagar Lake.
Just a few minutes drive uphill will take us to Pushkar. Pushkar, the holy city of Rajasthan, with one of the only two temples dedicated to Lord Brahma. Bathe in the waters of the lake is considered auspicious. Walk around the temple ghats. The temple Ghats often witness a huge crowd. Take a walk through the local market to observe daily local life.
You can also experience a camel ride and jeep drive in the Pushkar desert area. ( charges for a camel ride and jeep drive are available on request)
Other options for a day trip other than Ajmer & Pushkar-
A Day trip to Abhaneri stepwell ( Chand Baori stepwell) & Haunted Bhangarh Fort-
Approx 1.5 hours drive from Jaipur. A 1,000-year-old carved Chand Baori stepwell. These ancient wells were crucial for storing water during the extremely dry months that follow the torrential seasonal monsoons. With 3,500 steps and 13 levels that descend nearly 65 feet, Chand Baori is one of India’s deepest and most beautifully carved step-wells. The sort of architectural art that locals went into constructing it, deserves some great appreciation. The average time spent by travelers is 45 minutes. ( as you’re already going to tour the Panna Meena stepwell in Jaipur on Day 1 which is the second largest stepwell in the region, we under if you would want to skip it but we always have our guests’ interest at heart so we thought we should still bring it up to your kind consideration)
Haunted Bhangarh fort- Plenty of stories are doing a round on the internet claiming. although it is hard to judge paranormal activities, when the government tells you to stay away from certain places, then there is something that’s not right. Bhangarh Fort is one such place, where you will even get to see signboards, warning you to not remain there after sunset. The history of the fort dates back to the 17th century. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/travel/destinations/5-mysterious-facts-about-bhangarh-that-will-scare-you-to-bits/photostory/85977969.cms
A Day trip to Samode Palace & Village + get Up close and personal with the elephants in Jaipur
Approx an hour’s drive from Jaipur, Samode village is a traditional small Rajasthani village situated in the Aravalli range of hills. Samod Palace is a 19th-century old fort that exhibits a perfect blend of Mughal and Rajasthani art and architecture. The Palace is located near Samod Village and is built of sandstone. The interiors of the palace are composed in the ancient architectural style of Rajasthan. There is an old ruined fort above the palace from where a panoramic view of the valley could be seen. There is also an entry gate to the ruined fort. Two other forts close by complete the circuit of a circular walk from and back to the palace. The Samod village is famous for its block printing fabrics and also for handicrafts such as bangle making. Take a walk through the village to observe the village life. The entry ticket to Samode Palace is Rs 1000 per person which includes a palace tour and can be credited with food and drink at their restaurant.
Get up close & personal with the Elephants- Charges are available on request
Introduction: First contact is always important! When meeting an elephant for the first time you have to let them catch your smell. Make them feel comfortable by stroking and talking to them while looking into their eyes. Let the elephant feel your energy and spirit.
Feeding: You might have heard of the saying “love goes through the stomach”? Well, elephants are no exception. Feeding is the easiest way to gain their trust. You will get a chance to feed them while learning their feeding habits, and what they enjoy eating the most.
Painting: Learn about the completely natural paint that is used to paint the thick elephant skin. Learn how to create a traditional painting on the elephant’s face. If you’re not great at drawing don’t worry, we can paint the outlines on their face if you like and then you fill in the gaps with the colors of your choice.
Wash & Scrub: One of my favorite activities is taking elephants down to the lake to wash and scrub them! Elephants love to keep clean and our guests love to help. However, the weather will be too cold in winter and it could actually make elephants sick to bathe in the cold water. Instead, we’d like to offer our guests a chance to ride elephants without a saddle. Most elephant rides incorporate a large saddle, which offers some added comfort, which many guests prefer, but for an even closer experience with elephants, we’ll teach you how to ride without the saddle (and without getting too sore).
A Walk/ride- Once again we don’t support riding the elephants. We respect your decision to take a ride.Plus de photos