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Jaipur Tour
(3 Days / 2 Nights)

Day 1: Jaipur
Today arrival in Jaipur
and transferred to the hotel. In the evening we visit Laxmi Narayan Mandir”

Day 2: Jaipur
After Sightseeing of Jaipur - Amber, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar and Bazaars of Jaipur.
        City Palace Jaipur        Hawa Mahal Jaipur                Amber Fort          Jantar Mantar Jaipur

Day 3: Jaipur 

Today transfer to airport or railway station for onwards journey.
(End of Tour)

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Hawa Mahal
A dominant landmark of Jaipur, the Hawa Mahal, or the Palace of Winds, stands in the heart of the city. Built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh in 1799, it is a remarkable building characterised by elaborate and tanciful architecture. The broad pyramidal facade of the Mahal comprises five storeys of semi-octagonal overhanging windows with perforates screens, curvilinear roofs, domes and finials. Placed one above the other, they have about them an air of lightness and delicate beauty. The elaborate construction in the front stands on walls which are hardly 0.2 metre (8 inches) in width.

The Museum

The Jaipur Museum, in the spacious Ram Nivas gardens, is situated to the south of the walled city. Built of sandstone and white marble, this magnificent building was commenced by Maharaja Ram Singh II to commemorate the visit of Prince Albert, who himself laid the foundation stone in 1876. It was completed by Maharaja Madho Singh II.

The museum contains a vast collection of industrial arts and crafts auch as metalware, ivory carvings, jewellery, textiles, pottery, carved-wood articles, in addition to sculptures and paintings. It is particularly rich in brassware for which Jaipur is well known. There are exquisite specimens of embossed, hammered and chased brass work on shields, plaques and salvers.

The main hall displays a fine collection of carpets. Of these, the piece with a Persian garden motif deserves special mention. Purchased in 1632, in the time of Mirza Raja Jai Singh, it is regarded as one of the oldest and best of its kind in the world.

At Gaitor, to the north of Jaipur, just outside the city, are the cenotaphs of the rulers of Jaipur at the foot of the Nahargarh hill. These consist of graceful pillared chhatris of white marble decorated with fine carvings and figures in high relief. The cenotaph of Sawai Jai Singh – the finest of all – bears carvings of deities and scenes from mythological lore on the panels above the lintels. With the exception of the cenotaph of Maharaja Madho Singh II, which is of marble and pink sandstone, all the others are of white marble.

The picturesque gorge at Galta is situated on the summit of a range of hills to the east of the city. A temple dedicated to the Sun-god crowns the crest of a ridge from where an impressive view of the city is obtained. Tanks and pavilions enhance the loveliness of this charming spot.

Legend associates Galta with Sage Galava who performed his penance there. Galta is one of the principal seats of the Ramanand sect of Vaishnavas.
Arts and Crafts of Jaipur
Jaipur has long been renowned as the home of numerous arts and crafts. It is famous for chased, engraved, enamelled and encrusted brassware. It is also known for its gold enamelling and the cutting and polishing of precious and synthetic stones. Jaipur’s marble statues and ivory-ware exhibit a high degree of workmanship. Among the city’s other handicrafts are the dyed and printed textiles from Sanganer, tie-and-dye work on silk and cotton, carpets, lac bangles, blue and white pottery and papier mache articles.

Amber, the capital of the Kachhawas before Jaipur was built, lies 11 km. (7 miles) to the north, east of the city on the main road to Delhi. The Amber palace crowns a rocky hill amid picturesque surroundings. Its terraces and embattled ramparts reflected in the pretty Maota lake at the
base present an imposing scene of solitude and grandeur.

Amber derives its name from Ambikeswar, a title of Siva, or from Ambarisha, a king of Ayodhya. The oldest inscription found here on one of the pillars of the Sun Temple dates from 954. The tract was once held by the Suswat Mina tribe, who still inhabit the region. It was wrested from them by the Kachhawa Rajputs in the middle of the eleventh century. Amber remained their capital for nearly six centuries till Sawai Jai Singh founded Jaipur on the adjacent plains in 1727.

The Kachhawas claim descent from Kush, the eldest son of Rama, the king of Ayodhya and the hero of the well-known Indian epic, the Ramayana. In the days of yore, one branch of the Kachhawas led by Dhola Rai moved towards the Jaipur region from Narwar near Gwalior, subjugated the Minas and laid the foundation of the state of Dhundar which later came to be known as Jaipur. The love of Dhola for his consort Marooni, a woman of exquisite beauty and charm, is the subject of many popular songs and ballads in Rajasthan.

The history of Amber becomes definite from the time of Raja Behari Mal (1547-1573), who entered into a friendly alliance with Babur, the first
Mughul emperor. The alliance was strengthened by Akbar (1556-1605) who took a princess of the Kachhawa house as his consort. By this alliance, the Mughul emperors secured for four generations the services of some of the greatest commanders and diplomats of medieval India. Maharaja Man Singh I (1589-1614), one of the greatest soldiers and generals of his time, rose to an eminent position at the court of Akbar. Jai Singh I (1627-1667), the great grandson of Man Singh, fought under the
imperial banner in every part of the empire. He was equally brilliant in diplomacy and received the title of ‘Mirza Raja’ for persuading Shivaji, the implacable opponent of Aurangzed, to visit the emperor. Such was his power and influence that he came to be dreaded by the mighty E
mperor himself. The story goes that at drinking bouts with his courtiers, he would hold aloft a cup of wine in either hand and say that the one in his right hand was Delhi (implying Emperor Aurangzeb) and the other in the left was Satara (meaning Shivaji). And then, after emptying the cup in his left hand, he would dash it to the ground and say: “There goes Satara and the second is firmly in my grip. I can smash it whenever I please”. Sawai Jai Singh (1699-1743) moved the capital from Amber to Jaipur and the subsequent history of the Kachhawas is associated with the new city.

The Palace and its Precincts
The Amber Palace, an exquisite specimen of Rajput architecture, was begun by Raja Man Singh in the early 17th century and completed by Sawai Jai Singh nearly a hundred years later. Reflected in the lake below, it looks like an enchanted castle in a fairyland.

The entrance to the great courtyard on the lower terrace of the palace is through an imposing arched gateway. The royal palaces above it are approached by a long flight of steps through a double gateway, called Singh Pol, which opens into the court containing the Diwan-i-Am. Behind the Singh Pol is the temple of Kali, which has silver plated doors and is faced with delicate marble work of great beauty.
The Diwan-i-Am or Hall of Public Audience was built by Mirza Raja Jai Singh. Open on three sides, it
has grey marble and sandstone pillars supporting a valuted roof. The pillars are surmounted by finely carved elephant brackets. The fresco paintings which once embellished it are said to have aroused the jealousy of Emperor Jahangir so much that they were defaced and covered with plaster.

The Ganesh Pol, a fine portal covered with paintings in tempera, was built by Sawai Jai Singh. It leads into the inner court where the royal apartments
are grouped around an ornamental garden. The ceilings and walls of the Hall of Private Audience (also called Jai Mandir) and Sheesh Mahal, built by Mirza Raja Jai Singh I, and those of Jas Mandir, above, have delicate mosaics and inlay work of glass. The Suhag Mandir has marble screens, while the Sukh Mandir has doors inlaid with ivory and sandalwood. Good specimens of local fresco paintings are preserved in the chambers adjoining the dining hall. The palace of Raja Man Singh, the oldest portion of the building, comprises several blocks of apartments surrounding a large quadrangle, with high towers on the corners. It still retains a few traces of tile and colour work.

There is a cluster of temples at the foot of the hill, amidst ruins of the old town. Of these, the Vaishnav temple of Jagat Shiromani is notable for its elaborately sculptured Garuda shrine and the delicate marble toran or gateway with elephant statues on either side. The temple was built in the time of Raja Behari Mal, but the name Jagat Shiromani was, perhaps, given to it the time of Maharaja Man Singh to commemorate
his son Jagat Singh.

The small Archaeological Museum in Dilaram Gardens on the bank of the Maota lake, houses some interesting antiquities of Rajasthan. The exhibits consist of objects from many historic sites in the State. It has fragments of Asoka pillars; pottery, coins and seals from Bairat, a flourishing centre of Buddhist culture in the 3rd century B,C.; an inscription from Jamna Ramgarh tracing the genealogy of the Jaipur rulers; superb sculptures from Abaneri; clay plaques and terracotta figures from Nagar, and gold objects from Rairh.


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Tourist Attractions
Brahma Temple || Brijraj Bhawan Palace || Chambal Garden || City Palace (Jaipur) || City Palace (Udaipur) || Dargah Sharif || Dilwara Temple || Fatehpur Sikri || Gajner Palace || Hawa Mahal || Jag Mandir || Jantar Mantar || Karni Mata Temple || Kota Fort || Lake Palace || Ludurwa Temple || Nathdwara Temple || Nakki Lake || Neemrana Fort Palace || Patwon ki Haveli || Pushkar Lake || Rambagh Palace || Ranakpur Jain Temples || Rao Madho Singhji Museum || Sam Sand Dunes || Siliserh Lake Palace   || Umaid Bhawan Palace || Umed Bhawan Palace 

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Amber Fort || Bala Kila || Chittorgarh Fort || Jaigarh Fort || Jaisalmer Fort || Junagarh Fort || Kota Fort || Kumbhalgarh Fort || Lohagarh Fort || Mehrangarh Fort || Taragarh Fort

Museums & Art Galleries
Ajmer Government Museum || Ajmer Archaeological Museum || Albert Hall Museum || Alwar Government Museum || Bharatpur Government Museum || Dungarpur Museum || Fateh Prakash Palace Museum || Hawa Mahal Museum || Jaisalmer Folklore Museum || Jaisalmer Government Museum || Jodhpur Government Museum || Kota Government Museum || Kota Archaeological Museum || Maharaja Sawai Man Singh Museum || Modern Art Gallery || Shilp Gram || Udaipur City Palace Museum || Udaipur Government Museum || Virat Nagar Museum

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 Bhensrod Garh Sanctuary || Darrah Sanctuary || Desert National Park || Jaisamand Sanctuary || Keoladeo Ghana National Park || Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary || Mount Abu Sanctuary || Ranthambore National Park || Sariska National Park || Chambal Sanctuary || Sitamata Sanctuary || Talchappar Sanctuary

Adventure Sports
Ballooning || Bicycling || Camel Safari || Camel Polo || Camping || Cart Races || Desert Rallies || Desert Safari || Elephant Safari || Elephant Polo || Gliding || Golf || Horse Safari || Horse Polo || Jeep Safari || Kite-flying || Para-Sailing || Tonga Races || Trekking || Vintage Car Rally

Ajmer Urs || Baneshwar Fair || Brij Festival || Camel Festival || Chaksu Fair || Desert Festival || Elephant Festival || Gangaur Festival ||  Mewar Festival || Marwar Festival || Nagaur Fair || Pushkar Fair || Summer Festival || Teej Festival  

Ghoomar || Gair || Chari Dance || Kachhi Ghodi || Fire Dance || Bhavai || Drum Dance || Kathak || Kathputli || Sapera Dance ||
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