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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

Jaipur: Private Full-Day City Tour

2. 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.

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.

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

4. 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 Amer Fort, Jal Mahal & Stepwell Private Half-Day Tour

5. Jaipur Amer Fort, Jal Mahal & Stepwell Private Half-Day Tour

Choose an early start between 8AM and 10 AM to beat the heat and crowds. Start off with a quick tour of Jaigarh and its panoramic views of the city from the Aravalli Hills. See the “Jaivana”, which was once the world’s largest cannon on wheels. Next, drive outside of Jaipur to the UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most opulent hill forts of India, Amer Fort. Stroll through the combination of royal Rajput residences, temples, and courtyards which are laid out across multiple levels overlooking Lake Maota and the gardens. Step inside the impressive hall of mirrors, known as Sheesh Mahal or "Diwaan-e-Khaas" and see the various gateways known as 'Pol' which make for countless photo opportunities. Mindful of ethical tourism practices, this tour does not offer elephant rides to the top of Amer Fort. Then, stop at Panna Meena ka Kund, a traditional Rajasthani Baori (or stepwell) which is known for its symmetrical architecture and zig-zag steps. This delightful spot was made famous in the movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and makes for a perfect memory of Rajasthan's incredible architecture. Choose to make a quick optional lunch break, at your own expense. As you head back towards Jaipur, make a final stop on the promenade of Lake Man Sagar, home to Jal Mahal or the Water Palace. This partially submerged summer palace also attracts migratory birds in the winters. The tour ends with a drop to your hotel or another place of preference within Jaipur.

Delhi: Private 3-Day Golden Triangle Experience

6. 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

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.

From Delhi: 6-Day Golden Triangle and Udaipur Private Tour

8. From Delhi: 6-Day Golden Triangle and Udaipur Private Tour

Day 1: New Delhi City Tour - Agra Begin your trip with a private pickup from your hotel, airport, railway station, or accommodation in Delhi, Noida or Gurugram.  Start with a half-day city tour of Delhi. Highlights include Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Baha ‘Lotus’i Temple, India Gate, and the Parliament House, the President's Palace.  Then head to Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal, on a 4-hour drive. Upon arrival at Agra, check-in to your hotel and relax for the evening.  Day 2: Agra - Jaipur Get up before sunrise, and head to the Taj Mahal to watch the sun come up over the world-famous monument. You will spend two hours taking in its wonder.  After that, have breakfast back at the hotel before check-out and a 1-hour visit to the Agra Fort. Next, head to Jaipur on a 5-hour drive. When you arrive in Jaipur,  check into your hotel and relax for the evening.  Day 3: Jaipur sightseeing Hop on a 2-hour guided tour of the Amber Fort after breakfast. After that, tour Jaipur from your vehicle and spend 15 minutes at the Jal Mahal, a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake. In the afternoon, visit Maharaja’s City Palace. Discover Jantar Mantar after this, a collection of 19 architectural astronomical instruments.  After that, you'll be driven past the beautiful Hawa Mahal, a large structure built so the women of the royal household could observe streets outside while remaining hidden. At the end of the day, be dropped off at your hotel.  Day 4: Jaipur – Udaipur (by plane) After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Udaipur. After your airport transfer and hotel check-in, the rest of the day will be for free leisure time.  Day 5: Udaipur sightseeing Meet your guide after breakfast. Explore the City Palace, a palace complex that includes Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal palaces. Amar Vilas, the highest point of this palace, contains wonderful hanging gardens with fountains, towers, and terraces.  Explore the Jagdish Temple, Sahelion ki Bari Garden, Fatehsagar Lake, and Bhagore ki Haveli the rest of the day with your guide. Day 6: Udaipur – Delhi (by plane, optional) Get picked up and taken to Udaipur Airport for your flight to Delhi. Upon arrival, your transfer can drop you at any desired location in Delhi, Noida or Gurugram. If you choose not catch the flight back to Delhi, you can be dropped off anywhere within Udaipur.

From New Delhi: Private Day Trip to Jaipur

9. 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.

From Delhi: Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour of Jaipur

10. From Delhi: Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour of Jaipur

The day begins with pickup from your Dehli hotel at 5am, then travels the 5-hour journey to Jaipur. Upon arrival in the Pink City, meet your guide and listen to a briefing about the tour’s itinerary, then it’s time for your sightseeing adventure to begin. The first stop of the day is the opulent Amer Fort, which is one of India’s most popular attractions. Follow your guide on a fascinating tour and listen to stories and unheard tales about the fort’s history. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, stop for lunch on the way to Jal Mahal. Also known as the Water Palace, Jal Mahal is located in the middle of Lake Sagar and is one of the most serene locations in the city. Continue the tour to the lavish City Palace, which boasts a stunning amalgamation of Mughal and Rajput architecture. Enjoy a tour of the palace’s perfectly manicured gardens, large courtyards, and huge mahals, and get an up close look at the royal lineage of Jaipur. Next, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Jantar Mantar, which is one of five observatories built by King Sawai Singh. Take a tour of the observatory, which is home to the world’s largest stone sundial and absolutely bursting with astronomical information. The final stop of the tour is the iconic Hawa Mahal, which is perhaps the Pink City’s most famous building. Admire the building’s incredible facade, made of colorful red and pink stones, and learn about its nicknames. After a tour of the Hawa Mahal, and an unforgettable day, it’s time to sit back and relax on the return journey to Delhi.

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What people are saying about Jal Mahal

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 143 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!!