Day 1 – Welcome to Jaipur
Upon arrival at the airport, you’ll be warmly greeted and transferred by private car to hotel in the heart of India’s fabled Pink City. This evening, our guide will take you to Birla Temple to witness Aarti, an ancient Indian ritual of light and devotion.
Day 2 – Private sightseeing in Jaipur
The spectacular Amber Fort was founded in the 11th century. It’s beautifully constructed from yellow and pink sandstone and gleaming white marble. Entering through the Sun Gate, your privately guided tour reveals lavish courtyards, decorated halls and the dazzling Chamber of Mirrors.
Back in the city, you’ll see Hawa Mahal. Also known as the Palace of Winds, its delicately latticed windows allowed women of royal families to remain concealed as they observed the hustle and bustle of the street below. Then tour the City Palace Museum to see its carefully curated collection of miniature paintings, ancient weapons and royal Rajasthani costumes. At Jantar Mantar, you’ll marvel at a collection of large stone instruments that were made in 1726 to measure time, predict eclipses, and track the movements of the stars and planets. Jaipur is famed for the skill of its artists, jewellers and weavers and there will be time after sightseeing to explore the city’s lively markets at your own pace. (B)
Day 3 – Depart Jaipur
After breakfast, you’ll be chauffeured to the airport or rail station for your onward journey. (B)