PINK CITY WITH FORTS
DURATION: FULL DAY
DEPARTS FROM: YOUR PREFERRED LOCATION
TIME OF DEPARTURE: 9:30 AM
DROP: YOUR PREFERRED LOCATION IN JAIPUR
AMBER FORT – JAIGARH FORT – NAHARGARH FORT – CITY PALACE – HAWA MAHAL – JAL MAHAL
Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan is an epitome of magnificence and exuberance. This largest city of Rajasthan was established in 1727 by Jai Singh II, and is India’s first planned city. Jaipur was the capital of former Kachwaha rulers and it so presents itself as a versatile tourist destination. This royal place is rich in heritage, culture and architecture. Splendid forts, majestic palaces, tranquil temples and beautiful havelis make Jaipur a popular tourist attraction all over the world. It is not just the royal buildings and palaces that this city offers. Other than these captivating attractions, Jaipur displays exquisite handicrafts and spectacular jewelry. Also, the serenity of lush gardens and floral array acts as the cherry on the cake of fabulous landscapes. All this make a picturesque view that tends to enthrall any visitor.
Meeting and assistance upon arrival as our representatives welcome you and escort you to your car. Later you will be taken to visit:
About 11km north of Jaipur stands the spectacular Amber Fort built by Maharaja Man Singh. A wonderful example of Rajput architecture, it overlooks a lake which reflects its many terraces and pavilions. Amber is also known for the spectacular Sheesh Mahal, Jai Mandir, Diwan-i-Am, Sikh Niwas and the small Kali Temple.
Later in the afternoon you will be taken for lunch and then continue your sightseeing visiting:
Located on one of the peaks of the Aravalli range of hills is built about 400 m above the Amber Fort. It provides an excellent view of Aravalli hills and the Amber Fort down below. The fort features cannon named “Jaivana”, which was manufactured in the fort precincts and was then the world’s largest cannon on wheels.
Stands on the edge of the Aravalli Hills. The view of the city from the fort is breath-taking. The fort was originally named Sudarshangarh, but it became known as Nahargarh, which means ‘abode of tigers’. The fort was constructed as a place of retreat on the summit of the ridge above the city. Walls extended over the surrounding hills, forming fortifications that connected this fort to Jaigarh, the fort above the old capital of Amber.
The palace was constructed by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II between 1729 and 1732. As most structures in Jaipur this palace also reflects the fusion of Mughal and Rajput architecture. The City Palace complex is spread over a large area occupying one seventh of the old city of Jaipur. It has a sequence of gardens, buildings and courtyards, temple and museum to give it a grand view that reflects its historical importance and magnificent royal grace. Its outer boundary was built by Raja Jai Singh and other structures by his successors to add charm to it. It also served as a residence for former Maharaja of Jaipur.
The renowned ‘Palace Of The Winds’, or Hawa Mahal, is one of the prominent tourist attractions in Jaipur city. Located in the heart of Jaipur, this beautiful five-storey palace was constructed in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh who belonged to Kachhwaha Rajput dynasty. The main intention behind the construction of the Mahal was fecilitate the women of the royal household could observe street festivals while unseen from the outside. Constructed of red and pink sandstone, the palace sits on the edge of the City Palace, and extends to the zenana, or women’s chambers.
Jal Mahal or The Water Palace is certainly the most peaceful sight amidst the chaos of Jaipur. Jal Mahal is an exquisite palace built at the middle of the Man Sagar Lake. The palace stands bright with five floors, four of which remain under water.
Afterwards you will be dropped at your desired location with some wonderful memories to cherish.