Pink City Of Jaipur 7 Nights 8 Days
ARRIVE IN JAIPUR
the state capital of Rajasthan, India. A member of our team will welcome you at the airport and stay in deluxe hotel. Take it easy this afternoon to relax and settle in. Depending on how early in the day you arrive, you can let us know anytime if you’d like to begin exploring this afternoon. Your chauffeur is always on hand, and we’re only a quick call away on your complimentary mobile phone (or WhatsApp, if you prefer).
With an early start this morning, you’ll head to the markets with your guide to experience the flurry of activity here as the Pink City wakes up. Stops will include the fragrant flower market, the wholesale milk market, the vegetable market, and the Govind Dev Ji temple, finished off with a delicious cup of chai (spiced tea) from a famous but inconspicuous chai shop. There’ll be the opportunity to return to the hotel for breakfast, after which you’ll reunite with your guide to explore the old walled area of Jaipur. It includes the City Palace and its little-known private rooms, the Jantar Mantar observatory, and the elegant Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds). Time permitting, you’ll also visit the stunning Amber Fort.
FLY TO JAISALMER You’ll spend your first night in Jaisalmer Set high within the watchtowers of Jaisalmer Fort, the charming Killa Bhawan offers stunning views of the royal palace and town down below. Each of the five rooms is furnished traditionally, with bright colour accents, reflecting the local area perfectly. The delightful roof terrace is a highlight and offers sensational views. Being located within Jaisalmer Fort itself, Killa Bhawan is ideal for those who’d like to embrace the city’s rich culture, people-watch and check out the local restaurants.
AGRA TO JAIPUR, VIA FATEHPUR SIKRI OR ABHANERI
This morning brings an optional sunrise return to the Taj Mahal.When arriving in Jaipur later today, we’ll assist you with checking in to Samode Haveli for a three-night stay. This charming haveli exudes local character and, at over 175 years old, it offers the opportunity to experience one of India’s charming heritage hotels. Samode Haveli is well located too, in the centre of the Pink City. It’s ideal for those who’d like to be in the heart of the action (you may like to read about our recent stay by clicking here). For a truly royal experience, ask to upgrade to the Taj Rambagh Palace – a former Indian palace. Here you can unleash your inner Maharaja or Maharani at one of the most luxurious hotels in India’s golden triangle. Those who’re seeking more understated luxury would be happier at The Oberoi Rajvilas, in which case our Luxury Golden Triangle Tour with Oberoi Hotels may better suit your fancy.
Optionally, with an early start this morning, you’ll head to the markets with your guide to experience the flurry of activity here as the Pink City wakes up. Stops would include the fragrant flower market, the wholesale milk market, the vegetable market, and the Govind Dev Ji temple, finished off with a delicious cup of chai (spiced tea) from a famous but inconspicuous chai shop. If you like the sound of this, do check out our favourite offbeat experiences in India’s Golden Triangle. There’ll be the opportunity to return to the hotel for breakfast and a little time at rest, after which you’ll reunite with your guide to explore the old walled area of Jaipur. This includes the City Palace and its little-known private rooms, the Jantar Mantar observatory, and the elegant Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds). Bar Palladio is the perfect place to round off a day of sightseeing with a cocktail or two if you fancy.
Day 6 brings you to the 16th-century Amber Fort for a guided tour. Afterwards, there’ll be time at leisure to do your own thing. You might like to take this opportunity to browse for interesting souvenirs in Jaipur’s famous markets and emporiums. (When it comes to shopping, Jaipur has something for everyone: from elegant textiles to kitschy wooden camels, even the most frugal visitor is likely to leave the Pink City with one or two pieces tucked in their case! For a souvenir with local fair, we recommend a piece of semi-precious jewellery or blue pottery).
Later, continue to Dera Amer to spend a memorable evening with elephants. It’s a magical place on the outskirts of the city, where you can spend time up close with elephants by helping to feed and bathe them before taking a gentle walk together through the surrounding forest at sunset (Dera Amer do not encourage rides). If meeting elephants isn’t your thing, this can certainly be removed or replaced. Perhaps with a private cooking class or a special dinner recommendation. Dera Amer is a fantastic and ethical place to do it for those interested in spending time with elephants.
JAIPUR BACK TO DELHI
Like yesterday, the morning’s at leisure in Jaipur to relax and enjoy the hotel or further explore at your own pace. (If you’re feeling active, possible additions could include a morning’s hot air balloon ride with Skywaltz or a private block-printing workshop at the nearby village of Bagru).
At your convenience, your luxury Golden Triangle tour brings you back to Delhi for a last night’s stay. We recommend Gurgaon and hotel is conveniently located just a fifteen-minute drive from the terminal – ideal for early morning departures and avoiding Delhi traffic would be more appropriate.
DEPART FROM DELHI
This morning, you’ll be chauffeured back to Delhi airport in time for your onward flight.