|Day 02, Thursday - Jaipur |
|Arrival at Jaipur ||03:45 |
|Breakfast on Board ||07:00 |
|Welcome with Shenai, Garland & Elephant ||08:00 |
|Departure by coach for visit to Albert Hall, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Observatory Sightseeing ||08:30 |
|Lunch a Amber Fort ||13:30 |
|Elephant ride to Amber Fort ||15:00 |
|Shopping ||16:30 |
|Return to train for tea ||18:00 |
|Departure for Jaipur Night Tour ||19:00 |
|Arrival at Jai Mahal Palace Hotel ||20:00 |
|Departure from palace hotel to train ||22:00 |
|Arrival at Durgapura Railway Station ||22:30 |
|Departure for Sawai Madhopur ||23:30 |
On your first day you will be welcomed at the magnificent Pink City, Jaipur. The city with graceful architecture in a unique pink colour was established in the year 1727 by the then Maharaja, Sawai Jai Singh II. Jaipur is known as one of the well-planned cities of its time. The capital of Rajasthan, Jaipur is predominantly known for its musicians, artisans and craftsmen. Today, it is visited for its fine jewellery, varied textiles and sumptuous cuisine.
In this diverse land of rich cultural heritage, you’ll be first treated to a visit at Hawa Mahal, the Palace of Winds. This was built for the royal ladies to watch the processions through the myriad windows of the palace. This five-storied palace was also used to store artefacts by the royal family. From Hawa Mahal, we proceed to the impressive palace perched on the rocky terrain of Amer, the earliest capital of erstwhile Jaipur state. Amber Fort was the seat of various Maharajas of Jaipur and has been adorned with mirror glass work, doors with parquet ivory work, and painted maps of various Hindu pilgrimages. Half of the charm of Amber Fort is the Elephant ride you’ll be treated to.
After such an enthralling ride, you visit the Jantar Mantar; the largest observatory built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II between 1727 and 1734. The next in line of exploration is the City Palace. A defining architectural marvel of Jaipur, the City Palace was the residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur in the eighteenth century and part of the magnificent palace is still the royal residence.
With an insightful journey through the royal pages of history, it is time to see some of the famous jewellery and carpets that Jaipur is renowned for. After an eventful day you spent exploring the magnificence of Jaipur, its time to head back to your luxurious abode.