- Jaipur is known as the pink city, because of the color of the stone exclusively used for the construction of all the structures.
- The pink color has its own history. In 1876, the Prince of Wales and Queen Victoria visited India on a tour. Since pink denotes the color of hospitality, Maharaja Ram Singh of Jaipur painted the whole city pink in color to welcome the guests
Sight Seeing Day 1
Reach and check in to hotel in jaipur
After Noon :
The fort was built by Jai Singh II in 1726 to protect the Amer Fort and its palace complex and was named after him
The fort features a cannon named “Jaivana”(Jaivana Cannon), which was manufactured in the fort precincts and was then the world’s largest cannon on wheels.
Jaigarh Fort and Amer Fort are connected by subterranean passages and considered as one complex.
The fort, rugged and similar in structural design to the Amer Fort, is also known as Victory Fort. It has a length of 3 kilometers (1.9 mi) along the north–south direction and a width of 1 kilometer (0.62 mi).
- Nahargarh Fort stands on the edge of the Aravalli Hills, overlooking the city of Jaipur
- The fort was originally named Sudarshangarh, but it became known as Nahargarh, which means ‘abode of tigers’.
- The popular belief is that Nahar here stands for Nahar Singh Bhomia,whose spirit haunted the place and obstructed construction of the fort.
- Nahar’s spirit was pacified by building a temple in his memory within the fort, which thus became known by his name.
Jalmahal – Enjoy Sunset
- Jal Mahal (meaning “Water Palace”) is a palace in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city.
- The palace and the lake around it were renovated and enlarged in the 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Amber.
Uber/OLA is frequently available and cheaper than taxis. So you can book the same from airport/railway station to Jaipur hotel as required.
Taxi charges for one day is 1800-2000. As Uber/Ola is frequently available, it would be better to take them for individual trips.
Beware of cab/auto guys taking you to shopping places unless you are interested. They get commission from them and your time also would be wasted.
Avoid wax museum,bhoot Mahal if you are not so keen and short of time. Its ok ok.
Charges : Wax museum – 180, Mirror maze+infinity room – 120, Horror house – 100
Combo – 300/person
Best hotel to stay in Jaipur
We stayed in Welcome heritage haveli and the rooms, interior, food was really good.
Day 4 Tue, Jaipur :
Amer Fort – Start early morning to avoid crowd.
- The town of Amer and the Amber Fort were originally built by the Mairs and later it was ruled by Raja Man Singh I.
- Located high on a hill, it is the principal tourist attraction in Jaipur
- Amer Fort is known for its artistic style elements.
- With its large ramparts and series of gates and cobbled paths, the fort overlooks Maota Lake, which is the main source of water for the Amer Palace.
Mostly the ticket places would be crowded. So head to near by Isarlat Sargasooli and buy individual tickets for jantar mantar ,city palace etc .Don’t take composite ticket(ticket for multiple places). Its not that much useful as it includes less interesting places which you might not end up visiting.
- Standing tall since 1749 AD, Isarlat was built by Sawai Ishwari Singh, the eldest son of founder of Jaipur Sawai Jai Singh ll.
- Isarlat is built according to principles of Rajpur and mughal architecture. It was designed by Ganesh Khowan.
- Its circular staircases are built in such a way that ensures proper air and light in whole tower.
- Isarlat which also served as a watch tower to guard the residence of Royal family, City Palace now provides with a breath taking view of the city.
- The Jantar Mantar is a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur, Rajasthan.
- The monument was completed in 1734. It features the world’s largest stone sundial, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site
The City Palace, Jaipur was established at the same time as the city of Jaipur, by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, who moved his court to Jaipur from Amber, in 1727
- It now houses the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, and continues to be the home of the Jaipur royal family.
- The palace complex has several buildings, various courtyards, galleries, restaurants, and offices of the Museum Trust.
- ( Its private property and tickets are costly. Skip if you are not so keen as you would get to see many palaces in rajasthan trip)
Pandit Kulfi – Must try, very tasty Kulfi
Birla Mandir/ Galtaji temple/Moti Dungri can be included as per time.
- “The Palace of Winds” or “The Palace of Breeze”)
- Made with the red and pink sandstone, the palace sits on the edge of the City Palace, Jaipur, and extends to the Zenana, or women’s chambers.
- Reach before 5 pm before it closes.
- After 6 .30 or so it will be litted up. So explore the street, food and enjoy the hawa mahal from outside too. Click some nice pics 🙂
- Its unique five floors exterior is akin to the honeycomb of a beehive with its 953 small windows called Jharokhas decorated with intricate latticework.
- The original intent of the lattice design was to allow royal ladies to observe everyday life and festivals celebrated in the street below without being seen, since they had to obey the strict rules of “purdah”, which forbade them from appearing in public without face coverings.
- This architectural feature also allowed cool air from the Venturi effect to pass through, thus making the whole area more pleasant during the high temperatures in summer