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)Plus de photos