Delhi - Jaipur. Early morning transfer to New Delhi
railway station for Shatabdi Express train to Jaipur - air
conditioned chair class. Arrive Jaipur and transfer to
your hotel. This afternoon, we embark on a guided sightseeing tour with visits to the City Palace and museum, Hawa Mahal - the palace of the winds, Jantar Mantar - an observatory dating back from 1728, that still gives accurate readings.
After breakfast, head out to the Amber Fort, a Rajput extravaganza. For security and defence purposes, the impressive fort has a commanding view of the surrounding area, sheer walls and a curved route that leads to the palaces within. The fort is beautifully mirrored in Maota Lake, which stands adjacent to the Dilaram Garden.
The private apartments begun by Man Singh in the 17th century combine Hindu and Mughal styles and the Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors), its walls covered with tiny mirrors, becomes a dazzling fantasy with the light of a single match! Make sure you visit the Jag Mandir or the Hall of Victory, glittering with mirrors, Jai Mahal and the Kali Temple.
Overnight: Jaipur | Breakfast
Jaipur - Delhi. Free time in morning to do your own thing. Late afternoon transfer to Jaipur railway station for Shatabdi Express train to Delhi - air conditioned chair class. Upon arrival in Delhi, transfer to hotel (should you have booked additional accomodation for this night) or to the airport for your onward flight.
Hot air balloon ride over Jaipur
Sail within a breath of lofty hilltop forts and fine regal palaces. Look down upon sleepy villages waking to the early morning sun. Drift past expansive waterside manors and intricately stone carved temples in a magical hot air balloon adventure over the Pink City of Jaipur.