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From Delhi: Private 4-Day Golden Triangle Luxury Tour

1. From Delhi: Private 4-Day Golden Triangle Luxury Tour

Discover some of the most magnificent monuments in India on a luxury, private tour of the 3 great cities of India's Golden Triangle. Treat yourself and stay in luxury accommodation to get a taste of life on the subcontinent during the days of the Raj. Alternatively, book your own accommodation and choose the option which does not include hotel bookings. Day 1: Delhi – Agra Benefit from pick-up at your desired location in Delhi, Noida or Gurgaon. Take a half-day tour of Delhi city center to see monuments such as the Qutub Minar, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek. Admire the Lotus Temple (Bahai Temple) and India Gate. Drive past Parliament House and the President's Palace before taking the expressway to Agra.  Day 2: Agra – Jaipur Wake early to get a majestic view of the sunrise and Taj Mahal. Look inside the mausoleum on a 2-hour guided tour before the crowds arrive. Return to your hotel for breakfast. Visit the historic Agra Fort before proceeding to Jaipur.  Day 3: Jaipur City Tour Visit the majestic Amber Fort after breakfast and gaze in wonder at the beauty of Jal Mahal. Continue to the Palace of the Winds (Hawa Mahal) and stop at the Jantar Mantar Observatory and Maharaja's City Palace. Day 4: Jaipur – Delhi Drive back to Delhi after breakfast and get dropped off at the airport, railway station or your hotel. Agra 4 star hotel options: Holiday Inn or Crystal Sarovar Premier or similar Agra 5 star hotel options: Jaypee Palace or Courtyard by Marriott or similar Jaipur 4 star hotel options: Sarovar Premier or Similar 4 Star Hotel Jaipur 5 star hotel options: Holiday Inn city center or Hilton or Similar 5 Star Hotel

From Delhi: Jaipur Private Day-Trip by Car or Train

2. From Delhi: Jaipur Private Day-Trip by Car or Train

Discover the enchanting city of Jaipur on a private day-trip from New Delhi. See the highlights of Jaipur in a single day. Visit the Amer Fort, City Palace, and Hawa Mahal with an expert local guide. Choose between transfer via air-conditioned car or train. Maximize your day by getting an early start. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodations. If you have chosen to be transferred to Jaipur by car, your driver will deliver you to Jaipur where you will meet your guide. If you have chosen to ride the train to Jaipur, you’ll be driven to the train station where your driver will assist you in boarding the train. Upon arrival in Jaipur, you’ll meet your guide and enjoy a full day of sightseeing in a private car. Visit the honeycomb structure of the Hawa Mahal, or the Palace of Winds. The building was designed to allow royal ladies to watch the city without being observed by others. Next, drive to Amer Fort and observe its intricate Indo-Muslim architecture. See its gorgeous halls and beautiful entrance gates. Spend approximately 2 hours here, allowing for both a guided tour and time free time to explore. Continue to the Jal Mahal or Water Palace. Located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake, this viewing spot provides excellent birdwatching opportunities (when in season). Explore the Jantar Mantar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which houses unique architectural and astronomical instruments. End your tour with a visit to the home of the royal family, the City Palace. Explore the palace’s courtyards, galleries, and museums before heading back to Delhi.

Jaipur: Instagram Tour of The Best Photography Spots

3. Jaipur: Instagram Tour of The Best Photography Spots

The Pink City is a favorite amongst photography lovers for its symmetrical arches and colorful buildings. This tour brings together the most picturesque locations, with an opportunity for you to learn more about Jaipur's history and culture. Your friendly guide will take you to iconic sites, perfect for your Instagram and SnapChat feed Keep your phones and cameras ready to catch the morning light at Patrika Gate. Brightly colored corridors have made this location famous on the internet, especially for candid portraits. The Panna Meena ka Kund is another Instagram special - geometric staircases in this community stepwell are a feat of historical engineering. The Jal Mahal offers stunning views of the Water Palace and the seasonal sighting of migratory birds. Jantar Mantar, featuring the world's largest sundial, makes for unexpected photographs of giant astronomical instruments. Do not forget Jaipur's signature landmark, the Hawa Mahal or Palace of Winds, the most photographed building in the city. Indulge one step further by opting to visit the grand rooms of City Palace and the magnificent blue-walled Chandra Mahal. The different "Pols" and courtyards at Amer Fort are a highly recommended photo stop for memorable pictures against imposing antique doors. For some unique perspective, take an optional hike to Jaigarh for a bird-eye view of the city, or choose to walk around in the bazaars of Jaipur to capture some street style photos of the colorful markets. Your guide will accompany you at all times, and will be more than happy to take pictures for you. End your day with unforgettable memories and take home countless photographs of one of India's most beautiful cities.

Jaipur: Private Full-Day City Tour

4. Jaipur: Private Full-Day City Tour

Travel with a private guide and driver to explore the city of Jaipur. Visit the Hawa Mahal Palace and study the intricate lattice design. Explore with your professional guide as they explain the history and architecture of the region to you. Drive comfortably between stops to ensure a smooth-running and relaxing day.   See the Step Well, an ancient site featuring an architecturally unique arrangement of steps leading down to a well. Feel the serenity of the place and ponder the geometry of its architecture. Visit the red sandstone and marble Amber Fort, and the submerged wonder of the Jal Mahal. Relax with some free time for shopping, as Jaipur is famous for a variety of goods such as gems, bangles and silver jewelry. Sample local, freshly-cooked cuisine as your guide takes you to a restaurant for lunch.  Stop at the City Palace after lunch, the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur, the head of the Kachwaha Rajput clan. The Chandra Mahal palace now houses a museum, but the greatest part of it is still a royal residence. Finally call at the Jantar Mantar and discover the many architectural and astronomical instruments.

Delhi: Private 3-Day Golden Triangle Experience

5. Delhi: Private 3-Day Golden Triangle Experience

Day 1: Delhi Half-Day City Tour, Agra Begin your 3-day Golden Triangle tour with pickup from your desired location in Delhi, Noida, or Gurugram by air-conditioned car. Your half-day tour of Delhi begins with a visit to Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek. Admire the Lotus Temple, also called Bahai Temple, and India Gate. Traveling in a private climate-controlled vehicle with a driver, you will later ride past the Parliament House, the President's Palace, and the Secretariat buildings. Following your tour in Delhi, have lunch before driving for 3 to 4 hours along the Yamuna Expressway to Agra. Upon arrival in Agra, check-in to your hotel before spending the evening at leisure. Day 2: Agra and Jaipur Start your sightseeing of Agra city early with a mesmerizing view of the sunrise as it ascends beside the Taj Mahal. Take a guided tour inside the Taj Mahal for approximately 2 hours, before returning to your hotel for breakfast. Following breakfast, check-out from your hotel and visit the historic Agra Fort, also known as Red Fort. Afterwards, proceed to Jaipur, where upon your arrival you will check in to your hotel. Day 3: Jaipur City Tour, Delhi Kick start the last day of your tour with a satisfying breakfast. Following that, take a guided sightseeing tour of Jaipur city. Visit Amber Fort situated on the top of the hill, and be treated to the majestic and surreal views of Jal Mahal. Following your time exploring the Jal Mahal, head to the Palace of Winds, also known as Hawa Mahal, which was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. You will later finish with a visit to Jantar Mantar and Maharaja’s city palace, during which you will have time for lunch. Finally, you will make the journey back to Delhi, or if you prefer, to Jaipur Airport. Agra 4 star hotel options: Holiday Inn or Crystal Sarovar Premier or similar 4 Star Hotel Agra 5 star hotel options: Jaypee Palace or Courtyard by Marriott or similar 5 Star Hotel Jaipur 4 star hotel options: Sarovar Premier or Similar 4 Star Hotel Jaipur 5 star hotel options: Holiday Inn city center or Hilton or Similar 5 Star Hotel

From Delhi: 4-Day Golden Triangle & Ranthambore Tiger Safari

6. From Delhi: 4-Day Golden Triangle & Ranthambore Tiger Safari

Day 1: Delhi - Agra After pickup, you will enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Delhi city. You’ll visit the Qutub Minar, a "victory tower" that forms part of the Qutb complex, the Lotus Temple and the India Gate. Drive past Parliament House and Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the President of India. After your Delhi city tour, proceed to Agra, where you will check in to your hotel.  Day 2: Agra - Ranthambore Wake up early and start your day by admiring the sunrise over the Taj Mahal. Take a guided tour inside the Taj Mahal for approximately two hours, then return to the hotel for breakfast. After that, check out from your hotel, and visit the historic Agra Fort. See the fort's different apartments and enjoy its magnificent architecture. You’ll then head to proceed Ranthambore, where you will check in to your hotel.  Day 3: Ranthambore - Jaipur Wake up early and head into Ranthambore National Park for a jungle safari aboard a Jeep. Splend a few hours navigating the thrilling landscapes of this thick forest with your trained naturalist in pursuit of wild Bengal tigers. Enjoy breakfast back at your hotel after your morning game drive, then depart for Jaipur. Upon arrival in Jaipur, check in to your hotel.  Day 4: Jaipur - Delhi After breakfast, take a guided sightseeing tour of Jaipur. You’ll visit Panna Meena ka Kund, the Amber Fort, and the Jal Mahal, a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake. After your city tour of Jaipur, you will make the approximately five-hour journey back to Delhi, or be dropped off at Jaipur airport.

Jaipur: Overnight Trip from Delhi

7. Jaipur: Overnight Trip from Delhi

The adventure begins at 6:30 AM, with hotel pickup in New Delhi. Guests will travel in an air-conditioned vehicle to the first stop in Jaipur, the famous Hawa Mahal, or “Palace of Breeze.” Explore the gardens and temples of the City Palace before continuing on to the Jantar Mantar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the largest observatories ever built. Meet the curious inhabitants of the Ramgopal Ji temple, colloquially know as the Monkey Temple for the family of playful monkeys that now occupy the site. Explore the complex at your own pace before drop off at the hotel in Jaipur.   The next day, the tour departs at 8:30 AM and heads for the rugged hills outside the town of Amer for a visit to the Amber Fort, a fascinating complex blending Hindu and Muslim architecture in red sandstone and white marble. A highlight of the fort is the Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Palace), a must-see due to its hall adorned with intricately designed mirrors and marble carvings.   Continue on to Panna Mina Ki Baoli, a beautifully designed stepwell, and explore the Royal Gaitore Cenotaphs, a final resting place for Jaipur rulers.   Last but not least, marvel at the Jal Mahal or the "Water Palace", an impressive example of Rajput-style architecture set in the midst of the Man Sagar Lake.  The two-day tour concludes with a return transfer to Delhi.

Jaipur: Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket to 8 Attractions

8. Jaipur: Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket to 8 Attractions

Make the most of your trip to Jaipur and enjoy access to 8 of the city’s most popular attractions across 2 days. You’ll also get more time at each location thanks to your skip-the-line entry tickets, which means no waiting in long lines. Your ticket includes access to Jaipur’s top attractions, including Amber Palace, Jantar Mantar Observatory, Hawa Mahal, Nahargarh fort, Albert Hall, Isarlat, Sisodia Rani Garden, and Vidhyadhar Garden. When booking, you can also add on an optional guided tour to further enhance your trip to Jaipur.

Jaipur: City Palace, Hawa Mahal & Jantar Mantar Private Tour

9. Jaipur: City Palace, Hawa Mahal & Jantar Mantar Private Tour

Choose a flexible pick-up time from your hotel between 8 AM and 10 AM. First, visit the beautiful ninth gate of Jaipur known as the Patrika Gate. Admire the colorful arches which look picture-perfect in the morning light. Next, head to the city to visit Rajasthan's oldest museum, home to miniature paintings, costumes, folk art, and sculptures. The third stop is a true landmark of Jaipur - the stunning honeycomb building of Hawa Mahal ("The Palace of Winds"). Over 220 years old, this beautiful building was designed for royal ladies to look at the ongoings of the bazaar below without being seen themselves. After this, your guide will take you to the impressive City Palace which offers a blend of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture. Spend some free time exploring the 4 opulent gates, each depicting a season. Pause for lunch at a local restaurant - you can ask your guide for recommendations. Then make a final stop at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Jantar Mantar. These giant fascinating sculptures are in fact tools that have been used for astronomy since the 1700s. Marvel at the world's largest stone sundial. At the end of the tour, request a drop-off at your hotel or to any other place within Jaipur city limits to continue your plans for the day.

From New Delhi: Private Day Trip to Jaipur

10. From New Delhi: Private Day Trip to Jaipur

Take an unforgettable journey with a private driver and guide from New Dehli to Jaipur, known as the Pink City. Explore the city’s rich culture, inspiring heritage, and stunning architecture while visiting landmark monuments and tasting the local cuisine.  Your day begins with a pickup from your New Delhi accommodation in a modern and airconditioned car with built-in wifi. Snooze during the 5-hour drive or admire the landscape and local life on the road. Arrive in the Jaipur and meet your guide who will give you a briefing of the day’s itinerary.  Your first stop will be at the mighty and pristine Amber Fort where you can observe panoramic views of Jaipur. Next, go to Jal Mahal, which is situated in the middle of a beautiful lake. Take some memorable pictures of this unique site and then head over to enjoy a delicious and exotic lunch at a traditional Restaurant. Continue to the amazing City Palace Museum, a stunning amalgamation of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture, where the Maharaja of Jaipur still lives. Take a walk through the perfectly manicured gardens, large courtyards, and get an up-close look at the royal lineage of Jaipur.  Next, visit the UNESCO world heritage listed Jantar Mantar, home to the world's largest stone sundial. The final stop of the tour is the iconic Hawa Mahal, or wind palace, made of beautiful pink sandstone. Admire the building’s 300 windows, which were built so that the royal ladies could see daily life, without being seen themselves.  Jaipur is world-famous for its handicrafts, textile, and jewelry and you will have time to walk through its colorful markets.  After a bit of shopping, say goodbye to your guide and be driven back to New Delhi.

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What people are saying about Hawa Mahal

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 146 reviews

We were travelling in family with two children, 7 and 13 years old. We had a great experience, from booking assistance and coordinations with Amit who was really helpful and flexible to meet our requests!!, to deep immersions in Delhi, with Nitin, Agra with Ajay, and closing full day experience in Jaipur with Kumabat. Every guide was very experienced and patient to accommodate all our requests for visits and shopping, all of them gave us the tour in perfect Spanish, and con do English also of course. We took the 5 stars hotel option and selected hotels were really good and proper 5 start ones. Special mention to our driver Rajesh!!!, he made us feel safe all the way up to the drop off back in Delhi and was very knowledgeable to suggest places for dinning and shopping during the different legs of the tour. Totally recommended experience!!!

Very happy with our experience! The day before I had to change pick up point, had it done easily and quickly via email. The tour was ideal for covering the main sights and include some shopping within the limited time. Enjoyed the lunch at the heritage restaurant as well as the company of Mr Kumar (guide) and Mr Singh (driver). All in all, an excellent day!

Professional and courteous staff. Excellent transport and chauffeur service, knowledgeable guides with a sense of humor, all in all a memorable holiday and a service we will definitely return to. A special thanks to our driver Mr. Bhupinder, our guide Mr. Prateek and our tour coordinator Mr. Amit. Thank you guys for your excellent service.

We had a wonderful tour organized with Janu Private Tours and their driver Mr. Mohammad Rasheed. We went around the Pink City and spent a couple of hours at The City Palace. We also had lunch and visited a jewelry store. Mr. Rasheed was punctual and easy to speak with. We also booked another trip with him.

Great sights, especially Amer Fort and Hawa Mahal!! Very patient, knowledgeable, and friendly tour guide. One very good tour!!