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Jaipur: Overnight Trip from Delhi

1. 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: History Street Food Tour with Local Guide

2. Jaipur: History Street Food Tour with Local Guide

Starting at the meeting point, your friendly storytelling guide will take you from one point of attraction to another, detailing the history of the city and its food. Enjoy a unique, fun, and memorable walking tour with an infotainment-style ensuring that you will not be bored, irrespective of whether you love history or not. Begin by exploring the rich and royal delicacies of Jaipur where you can witness the local food culture and understand the history of the influences that developed these cuisines. Sample more than 7 mouthwatering and authentic delicacies of the region in small food joints focused on delicious food. Taste an authentic masala chai tea, filled with aromatic spices and herbs, while overlooking the city. Enjoy an amazing experience at local places filled with delicious food tastings. Cherish the food, feast your eyes, and have a fabulous and lasting impression of Jaipur’s yummy food culture.

Jaipur: Shopping Tour with Pickup

3. Jaipur: Shopping Tour with Pickup

Take a 6-hour shopping tour of the 'Pink City' of Jaipur and explore its vibrant markets, which sell a host of interesting items. From art and crafts of marble and wood to colorful saris and intricate jewellery, it can all be found in Jaipur.  You will be picked up from your Jaipur hotel at 11:00 AM (time can be changed upon request) or the airport. Then, you can begin to explore the city’s markets where you can find a host of textiles, saris, marble, wood, and stone crafts, lac, clay, metal and leatherwork. For something a little larger, the markets overflow with decorative carpets and kota doria mats.  Jaipur is one of Rajasthan's most famous cities and is one of the best places to buy textiles as well as ready to wear clothes. Several of the country's leading designers have boutiques and showrooms in Jaipur.  After the conclusion of the tour, the driver will drop you back to your hotel.

Jaipur: Full-Day City Tour with Camel Ride and Monkey Temple

4. Jaipur: Full-Day City Tour with Camel Ride and Monkey Temple

At 8 AM, your driver will pick you from your hotel and take you to Jaipur. Visit the enormous Amber Fort in which every gate, courtyard, and palace has its own historical significance. The protective architecture was built by Man Singh, the Rajput King. Drive to the Jal Mahal (Water Palace) located in the middle of Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city where the royal family of Jaipur still resides. Enjoy a camel ride in this beautiful place. See the palace's exhibits, including a huge collection of weapons, royal costumes, Mughal miniatures, antiques, and paintings. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Visit the Hawa Mahal, also known as the Air Palace, built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, the Kachwaha ruler of Jaipur. The main attraction of the palace is its 953 small windows decorated with incredible latticework (a crisscross pattern of strips of wood). See the Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observation site built by the mathematician Maharaja Jai Singh II to provide accurate observations about astronomy, time, planets and other celestial bodies. Experience the Monkey Temple, also known as Galtaji Temple, home to a large number of monkeys. This Hindu temple has seven water pools filled with holy water, where followers come to take a bath and wash away their sins. Finish off your tour by browsing famous shops. After shopping, return to your hotel.

Delhi: 6-Day Golden Triangle & Varanasi Private Tour

5. Delhi: 6-Day Golden Triangle & Varanasi Private Tour

Begin the first day of your trip with a pickup from your hotel or other desired place in Delhi, Noida or Gurugram. Start with a half-day city tour of Delhi. Visit Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple, and India Gate. Drive by Parliament House and the President's Palace. After that, proceed to Agra via a 4-hour drive. Upon arrival in Agra, check in to your hotel.  On day 2, you will get up before sunrise, and head to the Taj Mahal to watch the sun come up over this world-famous monument. You will spend two hours exploring the site. After that, return to your hotel for breakfast and to check out, and then spend an hour visiting the Agra Fort. You will then start the 5-hour drive to Jaipur. After breakfast the following day, you will enjoy a guided tour of the Amber Fort. Next, visit the Jal Mahal, a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake, followed by the Maharaja’s City Palace. Drive past the beautiful Hawa Mahal, a large structure built so the women of the royal household could observe the streets outside whilst remaining hidden.  After breakfast on day 4, you will be transferred to Jaipur airport for your domestic flight to Varanasi. Upon arrival at Varanasi airport, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel to check in. The rest of the day is free at your leisure.  In the morning of day 5, you will be driven to Assi Ghat, where you will watch the Hindu fire ceremony rituals performed by women priests. Next, enjoy a sunrise boat tour on the River Ganges to see the Ghats of this ancient city. After breakfast, enjoy a city tour of Varanasi which includes the Banaras Hindu University and its temple, a traditional school where children are learning an ancient version of Sanskrit, and a historical wrestling ground.  On day 6, if you have not chosen the option with a return flight to Delhi, you will be transferred to a location of your choice in Varanasi. If you have chosen the option with the flight, upon arrival at Delhi airport, you’ll be dropped off at a location of your choice in Delhi, Noida or Gurugram.

Jaipur: Chokhi Dhani Local Village Experience

6. Jaipur: Chokhi Dhani Local Village Experience

You will be picked up from your hotel or another desired location in Jaipur to be driven to Chokhi Dhani, approximately 30 - 45 minutes away. Chokhi Dhani is a concept capturing the vibrant spirit of Rajasthan. Experience the evening performances of the village and get to know the traditions, costumes and enthusiasm of the local Rajasthani people. You will also see their paintings, wall decorations and Bani Thani artworks.  You also have the opportunity to add dinner to your activity. If you do, you will enjoy a buffet-style dinner with a range of cuisines available. At the end of the experience you will be dropped off back to your hotel or another location of your choice in Jaipur.

Jaipur: Chokhi Dhani with Private Transportation and Dinner

7. Jaipur: Chokhi Dhani with Private Transportation and Dinner

Be greeted by your driver at your accommodation in Jaipur before heading on the 1-hour journey to Chokhi Dhani, a reconstructed heritage village and restaurant. Once inside, walk around the traditional huts and get an insight into the everyday life of a village in Rajasthan. Experience the local charm of the area, including vibrant colors and rural designs - something that must be experienced in person.  Later on, enjoy a buffet dinner before being driven back to Jaipur and dropped off at your hotel.

Jaipur: 1.5-Hour Cultural Walking Tour

8. Jaipur: 1.5-Hour Cultural Walking Tour

Embark on a city walking tour of Jaipur and immerse yourself in the culture and history. Meet your local guide in Jaipur's old town and journey out to see the highlights of the city. On this tour, you'll visit the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Wind), the Sword Shop, and a 150 years old working camera. Follow the paths of royal priests and see the centuries-old buildings where they used to live. Next, marvel at the ornately decorated Sawai Man Singh Town Hall and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Jantar Mantar. Visit the centuries-old Shiva Temple and admire the architecture of the Krishna temple maintained by the 8th generation of a family of priests. See the city through the eyes of a local and discover the numerous mesmerizing places Jaipur has to offer. By the end of the tour, you will develop a great perspective of the city, its culture and you will also get some great insider tips and tricks to further explore the best spots of the city.

Jaipur: Spiritual Journey Walking Tour

9. Jaipur: Spiritual Journey Walking Tour

Discover the origins of Hinduism and take a journey inwards on what could be a life-changing experience if you decide to undertake it in the right perspective. After meeting your guide, head to Sri Radha Damodar Ji Gaudiya Mandir where you can pay your respects at the many religious deities housed here. Continue towards Madan Mohan Temple, where you can admire panoramic views of the Bhadravati River. At Brijnidhi Temple, witness one of the most beautiful temple facades in all of Jaipur. Later, visit Anand Krishna Bihari Ji Temple, where devotees come to seek spiritual, physical and financial fulfillment. Finally, head to Govind Devji Temple, one of the city's most popular temples, favored by royals and locals alike.

Jaipur: Full-Day Pink City Architecture Tour

10. Jaipur: Full-Day Pink City Architecture Tour

The day begins with hotel pickup and heads to the grand Amber Fort, built by Raja Man Singh. Admire the incredible architecture of the fort and learn about its rich-history, then make your way to the Jal Mahal. Known as the Water Palace, the Jal Mahal sits in the middle of Man Sagar Lake and offers stunning views of the surrounding landscapes. Visit the City Palace next, comprised of the Chandra Mahal, City Palace Museum, Badal Mahal, Govind Dev Temple, and Mubarak Mahal. Wander around the complex with your expert guide and see the collection of over 2000 weapons that are housed here. Once you’ve worked up an appetite from your explorations, head to a local restaurant for a relaxing lunch. After lunch, continue the tour to the world-famous Hawa Mahal, also known as the Air Palace. Admire the palace's incredible 5-storey facade and learn about the its quintessential pyramid shape, 953 windows, and intricate latticework. Then, visit the 18th century Jantar Mantar and listen to the bizarre history of the celestial bodies that exist here. Finally, follow your guide to some of the most traditional and popular shops in the local area before returning to your hotel after an unforgettable day.

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I had a great shopping experience in Jaipur thanks to Janu. He provided amazing service and expertise throughout the whole day of shopping. Janu went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and had a great time. He listened to what we were after and took us to the right places for our needs. He has great connections all over Jaipur and knows the best places for textiles, pottery, jewelry, souvenirs and much more. Neither Janu or the shops he took us to pushed us to purchase anything. The prices and quality of the products were really good, as well as the service we received in the shops. They even offer to ship to your home if wanted. After previous experience shopping in India by ourselves, we were relieved to not have to deal with any bargaining or hustle and bustle. I highly recommend this tour for the best shopping experience in Jaipur!

We reserved this tour last minute, only 50 minutes before the scheduled beginning and they provided an amazing service. We lived one of the most beautiful day of our life with the driver Babloo!!!!!! He is more than a driver, he is a super competent guide! He knows everything about Jaipur city and culture with a perfect english. We really raccomend this tour but you have to ask specifically of him. He protect you in the city and he will do EVERYTHING for you without ask anything back (only your smile :) ). Thank you very much Babloo for this day!!!!!!!!! See you soon!

Thank you so very much Janu, it was an absolutely fantastic day. You are so informative and such an all round incredible man. Made my trip so enjoyable and I felt incredibly comfortable with you, which is so important as i am a solo female traveler from yhe UK. Totally 110,% recommend Janu , you won't be disappointed Thank you once again, Nicola Kelly

It has been a very good tour because I have been able to visit stores with very good quality products and meet new suppliers. The driver very attentive, punctual and friendly. I recommend it if you are looking for a different tour in Jaipur and to make very good purchases of silver, textiles, ceramics, stones and much more.

It was a well organised nice service, really nice car and help with everything.