Jaipur - Agra - Jaipur
01 / Arrival Jaipur
Arrive Jaipur, Meet assist at the airport &
transfer to hotel.
Jaipur- the fabled 'pink city' of the desert
named after Jai Singh, the former Maharaja of
Jaipur. This is the only city in the world symbolizing
the nine divisions of the universe through the
nine rectangular sectors subdividing it. The palaces
and forts of the yesteryears, which were witnesses
to the royal processions and splendours are now
living monuments. Afternoon visit the majestic
Amber Fort, one that cannot be easily described.
You ride up on Elephants to the former capital
of the royals set against the backdrop of the
wooded hills. Post lunch tour of the Palace of
Winds also known as Hawa Mahal. This elaborate
building, now little more than a façade,
is encrusted with delicate screens and carved
balconies from which the royal ladies, confined
to their quarters, could sneakily view the outside
world. Past, present and future merge at Jai Singh's
observatory, where time has been accurately measured
since the 17th century. Overnight at hotel.
02 / Jaipur- Agra (By Road 250kms. 05hrs)
Morning drive to Agra via Fatehpur sikri, a perfectly
preserved red sandstone 'ghost town' which
was the estranged capital of mughal emperor Akbar,
built in 1569 and deserted when its water supply
failed. Arrive Agra by lunch and transfer to hotel.
After lunch visit Agra Fort - a hilltop
citadel with fabulous courtyards, fountains and
gates. Evening free to explore the Agra's rich
heritage of handicrafts in its markets. Overnight
03 Agra - Jaipur
Early morning visit the magnificent Taj Mahal
at sunrise - one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Surely the most extravagant expression of love
ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17
years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's
beloved wife. Later drive to Jaipur, Arrive jaipur
and transfer to airport for onward flight.
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