ARRIVAL JAIPUR AIRPORT
On arrival at Jaipur International Airport and transfer you to your hotel. Jaipur, the City of Victory, was founded in 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. It is a well – planned city of magnificent palaces and buildings. Built from rose-colored terra cotta, it has given it the name 'Pink City'. Nowadays, the Capital of Rajasthan with a population of over 3 million, it is a city full of contrasts with bazaars teeming with turbaned elders and jean clad youngsters to camels, horses, and a multitude of vehicles. Jaipur’ focal point is the magnificent Hawa Mahal, otherwise known as the Palace of the Winds; primarily an elaborate five story face with projecting windows and balconies, behind which the ladies of the court used to sit and observe life going on in the streets below. The rest of the day is free to explore the colorful town independently.
Overnight stay at your Hotel.
After a leisurely breakfast, commence your day with a photo stop at the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) – a five-storied wonder with a spectacular pyramidal facade and overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes, and spires. Continue on the drive to the ancient capital of Amber to see the fabulous Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur city.
An excursion takes you to Amber Fort. Riding on elegantly caparisoned elephants, approach the palace in the traditional way. The high gateways allow us to enter on these broad backed animals. Amber was once the ancient capital of Jaipur. Construction of the fortress palace started in 1592 by Raja Man Singh, the Rajput Commander of Akbar’s army. It was later extended and completed by the Jai Singh. The fort is a superb example of Rajput architecture, stunningly situated on a hillside and over?looking a lake which reflects its terraces and ramparts.
Continuing passing the Jalmahal – the Water Palace, enjoy the beauty of the hills & the waterfilled lake during the monsoon. Continue past to Ram Niwas Gardens and architecturally impressive Albert Hall. Moti Doongri Palace – a privately owned hilltop fort built like a Scottish castle – Visit Laxmi Narayan temple or Birla temple devoted to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. Birla Mandir is considered as one of the finest temples in India. The 3 domes of the temple signify the 3 religions that originated in this country.
If you want Later visit the Chokhi Dhani Village for Dinner (On Direct Payment) – Chokhi Dhani Village has been the mirror of Rajasthani culture since 1989. Starting as part of the ambience for a restaurant, over the years it has evolved as a tasteful and authentic symbol of ethnic village life of this most colorful state in the country. Today, the name of Chokhi Dhani is synonymous with Rajasthani culture throughout the country. A village fair is created every evening as an ongoing celebration of the rich & vibrant cultural heritage of Rajasthan.
Live dance and music performance all through the evening is one of the major attractions at Chokhi Dhani Village. Or Rest of the day is free to explore the colorful town independently.
Overnight stay at your Hotel.
Morning: enjoy your breakfast at the hotel. Later proceed for a sightseeing tour of Jaipur to explore the colourful bazaars of the old city. Explore Jaipur visiting Jantar Mantar, an observatory equipped with instruments of astonishing size and precision, including a 90-foothigh sun dial. See the Hawa Mahal or Palace of Winds, a major Rajput landmark built in 1799. This five?story building in the old city is a pink sandstone masterpiece with semi octagonal and delicately honeycombed windows. The monument was originally conceived to enable ladies of the royal household to watch the city’s everyday life and royal processions in absolute privacy. The City Palace is the royal residence of the erstwhile King of Jaipur. It houses a museum with a superb collection of Rajasthani costumes, armory of Mughal and Rajput weaponry, and swords of different shapes and sizes with ornamental handles – some of them inlaid with enamel, embellished with jewels, and encased in magnificent.
After Lunch Later proceed for sightseeing tour of Jaipur Forts. Jaigarh Fort Situated on hilltop, 500 ft above its foot there are two approach ways to Jaigarh, it is fifteen km. From Jaipur and 1 and 1/2km from Amber palace. A tarred road joins one of its approach gates known as Doongar Gate with Delhi Jaipur Highway at a distance of 10 km and 3 km from Amber. The approach distance of 5 km can be covered by a vehicle. The other approach Gate known as Awani Gate is at a distance of 1 km from Amber Palace and there is pucca steep road which can be covered on foot or by a four-wheel drive.
Nahargarh Fort The Nahargarh or Tiger Fort is situated in the north –west of Jaipur City, about 600 feet high. Like all Hill Forts the site has a steep slope which increased its defensive and Strategic importance. It was constructed in 1734 by Sawai Jai Singh II. This fort was originally called Sudarshan Garh after Lord Krishna. Maharaja Madho Singh added Madhavendra Bhawan which has nine palaces for his nine queens. The palaces are interconnected By two tunnels (Broader for queens and narrows for Kings) with rows of doors. The palaces At the entrances are Chandra Prakash to the right and Surya Prakash to the left so called because The first moon and sunbeam fall upon the respectively. Or Rest of the day is free to explore the colorful town independently.
Overnight stay at your Hotel.
JAIPUR - – Departure Transfer
After breakfast, the day is free until transferred to Airport for your onward journey to the next destination.
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