PRIVATE TOUR: 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.
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.
This afternoon enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city, including the City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar & the Museum.
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, 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 and each gives an accurate reading. Situated in the centre of the city occupying a large area divided into a series of courtyards, gardens and buildings, the City Palace is an interesting place to visit. You can see the textile and costume museum, arms and armour museum, art gallery and hall of public and private audience.
Overnight: Jaipur | Breakfast
Jaipur - Delhi. Today we depart Jaipur and drive back to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, transfer to hotel (should you have booked additional accommodation 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.
Prices & Dates
Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single Room' price is applicable when a single room is required, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. If travelling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply, contact us for details.Read More
The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.
Royal Orchid Central, Jaipur
The regal and grand Royal Orchid Central in Jaipur offers modern and elegant accommodation with a stunning rooftop pool an award winning Chinese restaurant. The comfortable rooms overlook the city skyline and are furnished in a contemporary fashion. Wi-Fi is available throughout and there is also an onsite coffee shop. Perfectly located in the centre of Jaipur close to the railway station and other transport hubs.