Admire the beauty and extravagance of 18th-century architecture in India as you visit incredible palatial complexes, forts and temples on this 2-day private tour of Jaipur. Discover the opulence of India’s earlier maharajas (princes) as you marvel at the extensive scope and elaborate designs of the palace of Hawa Mahal and City Palace. Learn about Hindu-Rajput and Islamic-Mughal styles of architecture on guided visits to the Amber Fort and the Jal Mahal. Overnight accommodation, private transportation and an English-speaking guide included.
Day 1: Day 1: Delhi – Jaipur (L, D)
Pass By: Jal Mahal, Amer Road, Jaipur 302002 India
Jal Mahal, an architectural beauty located in the middle of Man Sagar Lake. Admire how the red-sandstone palace seems to be floating in the middle of the lake, a testimony to the ambitious nature of early Indian architecture.
Stop At: Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Road to Ganj Village, Orchha India
Birla Temple (Lakshmi Narayan Temple), a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Vishnu (Narayan) and the goddess of wealth, Lakshmi. Walk around the temple with your guide and admire the white marble exterior brightly illuminated against the night sky. Inside, see shrines of Hindu gods and goddesses and panels decorated with paintings of mythological events.
Duration: 30 minutes
Accommodation included: Overnight at 3 star Hotel
Day 2: Day 2: Jaipur – Delhi (B)
Stop At: Amber Palace, Devisinghpura, Amer, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302001, India
Amber Fort, a Rajput-style fortress situated atop a hill overlooking Maota Lake. The palatial complex was built with red sandstone and marble and is divided into four main sections, which you will tour with your guide. You will find it hard to take your eyes off of the ornate decorations consisting of paintings, carvings and murals.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, Hawa Mahal Tripolia Bazaar Road Badi Choupad, Jaipur 302002 India
Hawa Mahal, a palace built in the form of the crown of the Hindu god Krishna. See the careful intermingling of Hindu-Rajput architecture on its domed canopies and Islamic-Mughal architecture on its arches featuring delicate metalwork patterns.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: City Palace of Jaipur, Tripolia Bazar Near Jantar Mantar, Jaipur 3023002 India
City Palace, a palace complex with impressive gardens and historical buildings, including the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal. See the fusion of Rajput and Mughal architecture with European detail. Visit the museum in Chandra Mahal with your guide to see its rich collection of royal costumes and Rajput weapons.
Duration: 2 hours
No accommodation included on this day.