Jalmahal, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

jaipur


Jaipur dates back to the reign of Jai Singh II, who ascended the throne of Amber in 1699. It was him who abandoned the rugged hills of Amber and set about laying a perfect palace-city in the adjoining plains. Having the credit of being the only planned city of its time, Jaipur is encircled by a formidable wall.  It is popularly known as ‘The Pink City’ owing to, quite literally, the color of the buildings in the city.

Jai Singh also spent much time and money on building the Jantar Mantar, a solar observatory, which is one of its main attractions. It is a city marked by forts, palaces and grandiose forms of architecture. The general atmosphere of the city is that of vibrancy and pride in its rich and regal heritage. Some of the most traditional cultural practices still finds its place in many-a common household and this is also reflected in what it offers to its tourists – the most royal, culturally and historically rich experience, in the lap of luxury in the form of its elegant and posh resorts.


JAIPUR| TOUR CODE: 0309

2 NIGHTS / 3 DAYS * JAIPUR*

Jaipur, popularly known as the Pink City, was founded in 1727 AD by one of the greatest rulers of the Kachhawaha clan, the astronomer King Sawai Jai Singh. The pink color was used at the time of making to create an impression of red sandstone buildings of Mughal Cities - and repainted in 1876, during the visit of the Prince of Wales.

The city is best explored on foot and the adventurous visitor willing to go into the inner lanes can discover a whole new world not visible to the tourist-in-a-hurry. DAY 1: TO JAIPUR Arrive and check-in to hotel. In the afternoon proceed for Half Day city tour of Jaipur - you will also have a brief photography stop at Hawa Mahal - the Palace of Winds. Tour begins with a visit to the Maharaja's City Palace, the former Royal residence, part of it converted into a museum.

A small portion is still used by the Royal family of Jaipur. Built in the style of a fortified campus, the palace covers almost one-seventh in area of the city. One of the major attractions in the museum is the portion known as Armoury Museum, housing an impressive array of weaponry-pistols, blunderbusses, flintlocks, swords, rifles and daggers.

Later visit the Jantar Mantar, which is the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world, having 17 large instruments, many of them still in working condition.

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 2: JAIPUR

After breakfast proceed for excursion to Amer Fort, here you will enjoy the Elephant Ride to reach atop of the palace. This journey on embellished elephants is bound to enrich your memories with the Royal lifestyle of the Maharajas and leave you with a truly unforgettable experience.

Inside the Fort visit the Hall of Victory or Jag Mandir - is the famed Sheesh Mahal- a room with all the four walls and ceiling completely embedded with glittering mirror pieces, which were specially imported from Belgium during that period.

Afternoon at leisure for independent activities or take an Optional tour of Samode Palace - The Thakur or feudal ruler of the village runs the exquisitely frescoed 19th century palace of Samode as a resort. The beautifully restored palace is reached through a fortified village and is on a hill overlooking the Rajasthan countryside.

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 3: TO NEXT DESTINATION

After breakfast, transfer to airport / railway station for your onward journey to your next destination.

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