8 to 10 hours
This morning begins on a tour to visit 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.
Next, we’ll move to a very ancient temple of Jagat Siromani Ji builds 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.
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 of the local markets with the chance to meet local traders and artisans. Taste the famous delicious lassi at Lassiwala. Once the tour is concluded, you will be transferred back to your hotel.Plus de photos