The royal city of pink charms awaits to welcome you with open arms!
Jaipur, popularly known as the ‘Pink City’, is the capital of one of the most culturally rich states of India, Rajasthan. Built in the 18th century by Sawai Jai Singh, the city gets its nickname from the distinct pink shade of many of its old city buildings and palace complexes. Home to several UNESCO world heritage sites, Jaipur evokes a sense of royalty and grandeur within anybody who visits this wonderful city.
A Jaipur tour package is a rich bounty of cultural and architectural marvels. At India tour booking, Jaipur holiday packages are designed in such a way that wholesome sightseeing is achieved along with an unforgettable travel experience. Colourful Rajasthan streets, plentiful bazaars, diverse cuisines, royal palaces, and architectural gems, all come together in perfect harmony to define a quintessential Jaipur tour package. Explore Jaipur with india tour booking and fall in love with the pure charm and simplistic elegance of the city. Travel with your better half and make this city an experience never to be forgotten along with our beautifully crafted Jaipur honeymoon package. We empower you to make the most fascinating memories with us and invite you to relish our legacy to travel, explore and celebrate life.
One of the top tourist attractions of Jaipur, the huge Amer Palace Fort sits atop a small hill, and is located at a distance about 11 km from the main city. The magnificent Amer Fort is an extensive palace complex that has been built with pale yellow and pink sandstone, and with white marble. The fort is divided into four main sections that are graced with their own courtyards. As you arrive at the Amer Fort, you will enter through the Suraj Pol; unless you arrive by car, then you enter via the Chand Pol. Both these gates open into the Jaleb Chowk, which is the main courtyard, where in earlier times, returning armies used to display their plunder to the people. The fort has a number of sections, including the King’s quarters, the zenana (where the women lived), gardens, temples, etc.
There are a lot of attractions for one to see at the Amer Fort, including the diwan-e-aam, such mandir, and the Sheesh Mahal. Amer Fort is also home to some underground tunnels that connect Amer to Jaigarh Fort. A part of these tunnels has been restored, and is now open to public as well. Encompassing all this, the Amer Fort is a perfect example of Rajasthani architecture which is a must-visit.
The essence of Amer Fort is encapsulated by the beautiful light and sound show within the fort, where visitors get to see an astounding spectacle about the history of the fort.
Jal Mahal or the Water Palace is one of the most majestic places to see in Jaipur. The city is dotted with marvelous architectural beauties and Jal Mahal stands at the forefront of these works of art. Standing amidst the center of Man Sagar Lake, the palace, when you first look at it, will give you the illusion of almost floating atop the lake and that is the moment when this sight takes your breath away.
The palace is not too high and has four dome-shaped pillars at four corners with a big one in the center. Jal Mahal was once the shooting lodging for the Maharaja of Jaipur and is now one of the landmarks of Jaipur Colourful Rajasthan.
Though the city of Jaipur has earned itself the moniker of the pink city because of pink stone being used in most of its buildings, Jal Mahal is unique due to red sandstone used in its construction. Today, visitors cannot explore the palace as a tourist attraction since the place has been converted into a restaurant and entry to visitors has been stopped.
Though there is no official record of the exact period of origin of Jal Mahal, legend has it that it was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, whose idea behind building this palace was to use it as a hunting lodge for his duck shooting adventures and not as a palace to stay. The origin of the lake can also be attributed to him as it was formed when a dam was constructed between the hills which led to the formation of the lake.
Another legend says that it was built by Maharaja Madho Singh in the 1750s to serve as a hunting lodge. His son Madho Singh II had a big role to play in enhancing the interiors of Jal Mahal during the 18th century when he added the courtyard grounds which are still a part of this palace.
Situated at Badi Choupad, Pink City of Jaipur, Hawa Mahal was built in 1799. It has 953 windows on the outside walls. The honeycomb shaped and beautifully carved windows allow breeze to blow through the palace and makes it a perfect summer palace. It was built as an extension to the city palace near by. See below for more information about Hawa Mahal.
In 1799, the Kachhwaha Rajput ruler, Sawai Pratap Singh, grandson of Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh ordered Lal Chand Usta to construct an extension to the Royal City Palace. The Purdah system at the time was strictly followed. Rajput royal ladies should not be seen by strangers or appear in any public area. The construction of Hawa Mahal allows the royal ladies to enjoy from every day street scenes to royal processions on the street without being seen
The City Palace, Jaipur was established at the same time as the city of Jaipur, by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, who moved his court to Jaipur from Amber, in 1727.
The Jantar Mantar, Jaipur is a collection of 19 astronomical instruments built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of Jaipur, Rajasthan. The monument was completed in 1734. It features the world's largest stone sundial, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is near City Palace and Hawa Mahal.
The Albert Hall Museum in Jaipur is the oldest museum of the state and functions as the state museum of Rajasthan, India. The building is situated in Ram Niwas garden outside the city wall opposite New gate and is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic architecture. It is also called the Government Central Museum.
The full day Jaipur shopping is all about coming across all those vibrant local varieties of products from all walks of life. The workmanship of Jaipur handicrafts in the sectors like Gems & jewelry, apparels, pottery, home decor items and many more. Let’s discover the plan to enjoy everything during the Jaipur shopping tour within a day. This is for sure that after this tour you definitely need one extra bag to carry all those souvenirs and artifacts that one can not resist to buy from the vibrant markets of charming Pink City.
How to begin
A dedicated luxury can with an experienced driver will be allotted for the shopping tour.
Where to begin, proceed and major destinations of the tour
During the fabulous shopping tour the main walled area of Jaipur City will be covered in its length and breadth. The major stopovers would be as follows:
Right place for jewelry lovers especially who are keenly interested in gemstones. This market place as its very name depicts is a place where from hard core traditional to contemporary jewelry style offers a plethora of options to buy.
Handmade bags, camel leather bags, footwears, artifact and traditional to modern apparels…practically Bapu Bazaar has everything someone is looking for buying as souvenir.
Local & traditional shops clad with colorful Lac bangles make this market of special attraction. This special material is used in making shiny, bright, colorful and designer bangles which forms a core part of the accessory in fashion culture in Jaipur and mostly with rest of India. The unique design and shine of these bangles make them highly demanded in the international market too.
Carpets, turban, exquisite handicraft items, designer shoes and for handcrafted delicate marble artefact Maansarovar is the right place. Most of the shops have existed for more than 60-70 years. People love to shop from these narrow and packed streets even in today’s time for its cost effectiveness and attachment with the old culture of the city.
Buying apparels as souvenirs is best suggested to be shopped from Market. The traditional shops offer a great variety of traditional as well as contemporary cloth at much cheaper rate. Plus the fun of exploring the traditional marketplace comes truly alive as soon as one enters this market place.