- Duration : 1 Day
- Places Covered : Amber Fort - Jaigarh fort - Hawa Mahal - Jantar-Mantar - The City Palace
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Jaipur, thepink cityof India and the capital city of the vivacious state Rajasthan, has got the pink flavour from pink terracotta heritage constructions in the city. It was founded around four centuries ago by the rule of Amber city, Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1927. Jaipur is the first planned city of the country, where the old city was covered with strong walls and flamboyant gates for the safety of residents in the city. The city is filled with spectacular and mesmerising citadels and monuments whose grandeur and picturesque beauty will enthral you with excitement, some of which includes, the Palace of Wind- Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal, the Nahargarh fort, Amber fort, the City Palace, the Jaigarh fort, JantarMantar and lot more to explore the city.
Ajmer Fort -
The Ajmer fort also known as Amer fort is located in Amer, Rajasthan, which is around 11 kms away from Jaipur. The fort was constructed by SawaiRaja Man Singh in the 16h century and was later completed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in the 18th century. The fort is located at thecheelkateelaor Hill of the Eagles and derived its name Amber or Amer from the Ambikeshwar temple built at the top of the Eagle’s hill at the Aravalli range. The fort is made up of red and pink sandstone and white marbles. The fort spreads out its magnificent architecture style which is carved with the purity of Indian style ambience. The gates and meandering staircases gives easy access to reach the Maota Lake, which is the main source of water in the fort. This fort is among the six forts of Rajasthan that are listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The fort is divided into four courtyards, each section having its own significance.
Jaigarh Fort -
Built in 18th century by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1726 is also well known as Victory fort. This fort is also located at the Aravalli ranges at 'CheelkaTeela' eyeing the Ajmer fort and Maota Lake. In fact both Jaigarh and Amber fort are interconnected by clandestine passages. The best attraction of this fort is the largest canon of wheel on those times name,Jaivani. The palace comprises of a museum, few temples, armoury, and Laxmivilas.
Hawa Mahal -
The Palace of Wind, has a unique architecture where a five storey wall appears similar to honeycomb of the beehive, with its 953 windows called jharokhas, which are very finely decorated with lattice work. The place was especially designed for the women of the royal household so that they could cherish the street festivals and day to day life from inside, without being seen from outside. The structure was constructed by Maharaja SawaiPratap Singh, inspired by the structure of Khetri Mahal. The monument is marvellously designed by Lal Chand Ustad, in the form of the crown of lord Krishna. The structure was built using red and pink colour store to keep in line with décor of the other monuments in the city and giving the city a cheerful pink shade.
Jantar Mantar -
The world's largest stone sundial located in Jaipur is also listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The structure was built by Maharaj Sawai Jai Singh II in 1734. The monument is wonderful chef-d'oeuvre of architectural innovation which amazingly comprises of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments that allows the observation of astronomical positions with naked eyes and predicting time.
The City Palace -
The City Palace lies in the heart of the Pink City, will take your heart out with its magnificent royal structure. It comprises of Chandra Mahal and Mabarak Mahal in the palace complex. The palace was built by Sawai Jai Singh II in 18th century. The palace is a beautiful fusion of three vibrant cultures, Rajput, Mughal and European as it was designed by Vidyadhar Bhattacharya and Sir Samuel Swinston Jacob as chief architects. This place can't be left out to admire if you are in Jaipur.
ü Car used for all sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary (AC Car).
ü Professional English Speaking Tour Guide for sightseeing.
ü All currently applicable tax.
Ø Entry Fee for the Monuments.
Ø Tips to Driver or Tour Guide as per your discretion.
Ø Personal expenses which would cover : Lunch, Dinner, Laundry, Phone calls, Medical bills, camera fee and all your own agendas and requirement.