Summary of Jaipur Tours
- Duration: 9 hours
- Major Attractions:
- Destination Covered: Jaipur
See top attractions in Jaipur and have time for shopping on this private full-day tour. Visit landmarks including the Amber Fort — a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jal Mahal (Water Palace), Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), and the City Palace, and go shopping in the afternoon. Includes entrance fees, buffet lunch, transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
The Hawa Mahal, a multi windowed, lattice like façade of the City Palace which is best viewed from the Siredeori Bazaar. From the small windows the wives of the Maharaja could spy daily life without being seen by the commoners. The lattice work played another useful feature as it channelled up the cooler air and provided a constant breeze in the state rooms, hence the name of the Place of the winds. It does not take long to view the Hawa Mahal as only the exterior is worthy of a visit.
While walking between the city Palace, the Hawa Mahal and the Jantar Mantar take time to view the city walls and ornate city gates. All of the buildings within this central district are painted a uniform terracotta pink colour, which represent power and welcoming.
The Jantar Mantar is the third sight of the morning and should only be visited if there is sufficient time. The Jantar Mantar are a series of astronomical instruments used by the Mogul’s to predict the future. The stand out feature is the world’s largest sun dial, where the actual movement of the sun can be seen (6cm per minute at midday)
The final suggestion for the afternoon is watching the sunset over Jaipur from the Sun Temple (Surya Mandir). The location of the temple provides panoramic views of Jaipur and on a clear day the city is bathed in golden by the setting sun, and there are monkeys to feed!