Drive 5 hours through the scenic countryside to Jaipur, the flamboyant capital of the state of Rajasthan. Famous for its colorful culture, forts, palaces and lakes, this historic city basks in the glory of a rich and eventful past. On arrival check-in to Trident Jaipur built in traditional Rajasthani architecture overlooking the Manasagar Lake and the Aravali ranges. In the afternoon explore Jaipur's most famous monuments the Palace of Winds and Jantar Mantar Observatory both within the City Palace Complex, at the heart of the Pink City. The city's single most striking feature- its pink color, was not a part of the original design. The buildings were sallow yellow and first and were given a pink wash, the traditional the color of hospitality, when the city was spruced up for the visit of Prince Albert from England in 1856. The exhibits and interior design of the City Palace have lost none of the pomp and splendor of their glory days. Each door and gateway is heavily decorated, each chandelier intact and each hall guarded by turbaned retainers decked in full royal livery impressing the continuity of a living royal presence. (Trident Jaipur)
After breakfast drive 7 miles north of Jaipur to visit Amber Fort, the ancient capital of the Rajputs from 1037 until 1728. Fortified by natural hills, high ramparts and a succession of gates ascend the Fort. The palace was started by Raja Man Singh, a noted Rajput general in Akbar’s army in 1600, and the architecture shows distinct Mughal influence. The practice of covering walls with mosaics of mirrors was first introduced to India by the Mughals. Explore some excellent shopping opportunities in Jaipur. Markets of Jaipur are famous for gold and silver jewelry and gem stones particularly emeralds, rubies, sapphires and diamonds. Jaipur is also specializes in printed cotton handicraft, carpets and durries; embroidered leather footwear and blue pottery. In the late afternoon drive 5 hours back to Delhi.
Itinerary can be changed during the tour due to operational reasons. No refund will be given in the event that some part of the tour has to be forgone due to bad weather, local conditions, political reasons