Jaipur is said to be the most exotic city in North India! Founded in the 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh, its town-planned ‘Pink City’ sits like a glowing jewel amidst rugged hills topped with fortresses and places. Retaining many reminders of the days of Maharajas, Jaipur today is a captivating mix of urban & rural, ancient and modern: its streets bustle with cars and camel carts; villagers in flamboyant traditional costumes and businessmen in western suits; college girls on scooters and rural women in colourful swirling skirts.
Jaipur is easily accessible from Delhi and Agra by road. These three cities form the points of tourism’s ‘Golden Triangle’ in northern India.
Must see: the stone filigrees of Hawa Mahal – the ‘palace of winds’ that once screened Jaipur’s queens from public view; the City Palace + Museum in the ‘old city’ area; the Jantar Mantar royal observatory; the imposing Fortress-Palace of Amber perched atop a hill.
Specials experiences: such as an Elephant Ride; visit to a unique Turbans Museum displaying tens of traditional ways of tying on this headdress; Rajasthani cuisine at a heritage restaurant; Henna Application in intricate patterns on your palm; school visit to see trainees being taught glass painting; and more…
Shopping heaven: While in India, Jaipur is ‘the’ place to shop for items ranging from silk rugs and gemstones to hand block printed textiles and traditional puppets. The range is almost endless.
Visit Jaipur on one of our following tours: Royal Rajasthan; Gems of the Desert; Rajasthan Grand Tour; Royal Past Times;
Alternatively, you can ask us in the Enquiry Form to arrange a special Jaipur visit for you.