Jaipur for First-Timers: 2 Days
Jaipur is the capital and the largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan in Northern India. The city is a major tourist destination and forms the third corner of the traveller’s Golden Triangle (Delhi-Agra-Jaipur). The city is rich in history, local culture, architecture, and is well known for its jewellery, furniture and textile craft. The sample program below illustrates how we can plan your day for you if you have just two days to spend in Jaipur.
Day 1: City Tour, Architecture, Palaces & Elephants
• Start tour at 9 am
• Start with a photo stop at the beautiful Hawa Mahal that looks magnificent in the morning sunlight
• Visit the Observatory – Jantar Mantar which is considered to be the largest of the five observatories and also houses the world’s largest sundial
• Visit the City Palace, which includes the Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal palaces and other buildings. It was the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur. A part of City Palace is converted into a museum. Royal attires, a collection of manuscripts, two large silver vessels (Perhaps the biggest in the world) and armouries are added attraction of the museum
• Lunch in city palace (recommended) or you will be advised by the guide if you'd like cheaper options
• Walk around in the beautiful bazaars of the walled pink city.
• 3 pm arrive at ELEFANTASTIC
• Spend rest of the daylight hours with elephants including dinner
Day 2: History, Palaces, Shopping, Farmhouse
• Breakfast at hotel Start tour from the hotel at 9 in the morning
• Drive through the bustling pink city while the guide talks to you about life here and explained what was once considered one of the best-planned cities in the world.
• Visit Amer Fort which stood the test of time and guarded itself against invasions, one of the most imposing forts of India.
• The fort entrance is reached by walking up the hill, going in the car or taking a lurching elephant ride
• Visit the Anokhi museum in Amer town
• Drive past Jal Mahal on the way back with a stopover to take pictures (it is not possible to go into Jal Mahal)
• Farmhouse dinner with the guide