A favourite of travellers, the architecturally flamboyant capital of Rajasthan is often referred to as the ‘Pink City’. Enjoy a visit to the City Palace, the Amber Fort and Jantar Mantar, a medieval astronomical observatory.
Delhi - Jaipur. Early morning transfer to New Delhi Railway Station for Shatabdi Express train to Jaipur (air conditioned chair class). Arrive to UNESCO-listed Jaipur and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy a sightseeing tour this afternoon taking in the wonderful sights of the City Palace and Museum, Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar.
The capital of Rajasthan, also known popularly as the ‘pink city’, Jaipur was founded in the year 1727. Here you will see the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), which remains only a façade today and was originally built to enable ladies of the royal family to watch the everyday life and processions of the city.
The Jantar Mantar (observatory) was built between 1728 and 1734. Each of the instruments serves a particular function, that still gives accurate readings.
The City Palace is situated in the centre of the city occupying a large area divided into a series of courtyards, gardens and buildings. You can see the textile and costume museum, arms and armour museum, art gallery and the hall of public and private audience.
Pease note the Shatabdi Express train runs daily except Wednesdays.
After breakfast, we head 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 at leisure. Late afternoon, we transfer to Jaipur Railway Station for the 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 to meet your onward flight.
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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.
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