After breakfast at the hotel we visit the dramatic hilltop fortress at Amber – ascend the imposing fort on a painted elephant. We wander among glittering inlays and the Hall of Mirrors. Its construction was started by Man Singh I in 1592, and completed by his descendent Jai Singh I. Its forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise where a beautiful fusion of Mughal and Hindu styles finds its ultimate expression. We stop to view the elegant Hawa Mahal “Palace of the Winds” prominent landmark in Jaipur. – this elaborate building, now little more than a façade, Their five-storey structures of sandstone plastered pink encrusted with fine trelliswork is encrusted with delicate screens ,carved and elaborate balconies. The palace has 953 niches and windows. Built in 1799 by Pratap Singh, the Mahal was a royal grandstand for the palace women.
After lunch tour of the Maharajah’s City Palace, now partly a museum display a unique fusion of Mughal and Hindu architecture, and house a rare collection of paintings, Rajput armoury and costumes. Later we visit the unique Jantar Mantar . This is the largest and the best preserved of the five observatories built by Jai Singh II in different parts of the country. This observatory consisting of outsized astronomical instruments is still in use. Situated in the heart of the city where time has been accurately measured since the 17th century.
Explore the colourful bazaars of JAIPUR where one can shop for Jewellery, Paintings, block prints, textiles, carpets, brassware, blue pottery etc. After a day long trip leisure evening and have a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.