Visit AMBER FORT. Enjoy Elephant ride at Amber Fort.
Later proceed to visit demo on gemstone cutting, polishing & jewellery setting with small talk on zodiac birthstones and handmade carpet weaving factory
Proceed for City Tour of Jaipur . Visit City Palace and Jantar Mantar
Evening free at Local Market
Overnight at hotel
Colourful Rajasthan tour ends here
Jaipur is the state capital and largest city of Rajasthan. It was founded by Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727 and was planned according to Indian ‘Vastu Shastra’ principles. The city was divided into 9 blocks representing the ancient Hindu map of the universe; 2 blocks housed the state buildings and palaces, the other 7 allotted to various public buildings. A fortification wall was built around the city with 7 gates for entry. Originally, the buildings were painted in a variety of colours but in 1853 when Prince Albert visited, the old city was painted pink, a traditional color of welcome. It has remained pink ever since.
Amer Fort is the best tourist attraction of Jaipur and the sprawling complex combines both immense fortifications with unexpected beauty and charm. The fort which visitors are able to explore today dates from the 16th century and is situated on a natural ridge 11km north of Jaipur.
The main path up to Amber Fort , the main entrance courtyard and this makes for a wonderful entrance to the Amer Fort. Inside the palace are beautiful styled state rooms with semi-precious jewel inlaid decoration the finest example is the Sheesh Mahal the mirror palace.
City Palace. Built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh during the years 1729 to 1732, The imposing complex of the palace used to be the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur. Planned with precise intricacies, the palace was divided into a series of courtyards, buildings and gardens including the Chandra Mahal and the Mubarak Mahal along with various other palaces. The museum showcases various unique handcrafted products and other things that belong to the royal heritage of the City Palace. It is a structure of historical importance and a souvenir of the brave past.
The Jantar Mantar Observatory was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, In his attempt to become an almost independent ruler of Rajasthan, he started to build a new capital underlining the link between scientific capacities, urban planning and social control. The construction of the observatory site started in the 1720s and was completed in 1738.The observatory was very active during the life of Jai Singh II, with around 20 permanent astronomers