Duration : 01 Day
Destination : Delhi - Jaipur – Delhi
Jaipur, the Pink City of India is a must visit place for all tourist. The city has rich history dating back to around 350 years and it has its cultural roots to thousands of years back. Be it historical monuments, architectural marvels, colourful festivals, shopping delights or delicious cuisines, Jaipur has everything in its walls.
Founded by Maharaja Sawai Singh II sas the capital of his dynasty, Jaipur of today serves as the Capital of the Indian State of Rajasthan. The city is globally known as the Pink City due to the pink colour of buildings inside the walled-city. While marching with the modern infrastructure and development, the city has successfully maintained its cultural and historical values.
One thing that makes Jaipur better than other travel destinations in India is its ability to preserve the years-old customs, heritage and traditions. Despite of being one of the fastest developing cities in India and a home to over five million people, the heritage and culture of Jaipur is still same as it used to be when the town was found.
Next Travellia offers you a Same Day Jaipur Tour by Car in which you get to explore the best attractions located in Jaipur. Though one day is just not enough to explore all colours of Jaipur, we'll try to cover all those destinations that have their unique appearance of global tourism map. The itinerary of the journey goes as follows:
Early morning, our driver will approach at your hotel to pick you up. Ride into a comfortable car to drive towards Jaipur. The 350km distance will be covered in less than 4 hours. Upon arrival, head straight towards our first destination.
Popularly known as the Palace of Winds, Hawa Mahal is the identity of Jaipur. The beautiful architecture of this monument leaves everyone in surprise. The monument is built in shape of the crown of Lord Krishna. The five story building has hundreds of winds that allow cool breeze pass through the monument and keeps it cool. During the ancient days, the royal queens used to visit the monument to spend hot summer afternoons, and to see the happenings in the town beneath.
In the ancient times, it was not allowed for the royal queens to face other men and the rulers didn't want others to see their queens. Therefore, Hawa Mahal was built where the queens could see the festivals being celebrated in the town without getting noticed by others. It was also the recreational home for the queens where they used to spend some time together.
Located behind the Hawa Mahal is Jantar Mantar, a solar observatory built by Rajput ruler Sawai Jai Singh II. The Maharaja has great knowledge of astronomy and thus he built five such observatories across India. The one located in Jaipur is the finest and largest among all. A huge dial, called Sun Dial is situated in the premise used to calculate the movement of the Sun.
Jantar Mantar has dozens of instruments used to calculate the positions and movements of stars to make the astronomical calculations. Along with being a popular tourist attraction, Jantar Mantar is also a great place to gain some knowledge about astronomy.
City Palace is the next destination in our list. The massive palace was the residence of erstwhile royal family before it was converted into a royal museum. Even today, a small part of the palace serves as the residence of the royal family. The palace houses innumerable belongings of the erstwhile rulers, including armoury, costumes and much more. Due to its beautiful architecture and elegant interiors, City Palace has been used as a location in various Bollywood movies, including Mughal-e-Aazam and Bhool Bhulaiya. A hall called Sheesh Mahal is located in the palace that has thousands of mirrors installed on the roof, giving you thousands of reflections of yours.
Post visiting these places, we shall enter a hotel to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch. Jaipur is globally famous for its spicy Rajasthani cuisines such as Daal-Bati-Churma. Enjoy the taste of desert in your lunch and spend some time in rest before resuming your journey.
Located at a distance of 11km from Jaipur is the Amber Fort, the capital of erstwhile Rajputana Dynasty. The hilltop fort has a varied range of attractions including huge courtyards, halls, rooms, temples, a museum and much more.
Before Jaipur, Amber used to be the capital of the Rajput rulers. The fort was built during the same time when Rajputana was one of the most powerful empires in India. It is believed that Amber Fort was the richest and most prominent forts during that period, and no invader could win it ever. The strong walls of the fort prove the tales as its huge walls and massive gates make it impossible to invade something so powerful.
From the top of the fort, you get to see a mesmerizing view of the city beneath. A huge lake is located right below the fort that presents a stunning reflection of the fort. The Amber Fort is a beautiful example of supreme architecture as well as a must visit place for history lovers.
Shopping in Jaipur is a delight, since this city is globally famous for jewellery, gems, handicrafts, blue pottery, textiles, carpets and much more. Being the largest supplier of polished gems and gemstone jewellery, Jaipur has a dedicated jewellery market called Johari Bazaar (johari means jeweller). Wandering in the streets of the city or enjoying a cycle rickshaw is a beautiful experience. If you are in Jaipur during the festival season, you will get to see how the people of Jaipur celebrate their festivals.
With this, the Same Day Jaipur Tour by Car ends here. We shall return back to Delhi where our representative shall drop you back at your hotel. Thank you for choosing Next Travellia for your journey. We wish you best for your journeys ahead.
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