Early Morning Visit to the Taj Mahal
It is recommended to visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise. The skies tend to be clear and the crowds are somewhat manageable! Take advantage of the soft dawn and first rays of sunlight playing across the elaborate stonework.
Explore Fatehpur Sikri
About 40kms from Agra lies the magnificent deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri, the capital of the great and loved emperor Akbar. During his reign, a great complex of forts, palaces and mosques sprang up but Akbar was forced to abandon his dream city due to scarcity of water.
Lunch will be arranged today at Bharatpur
Travel from Agra to Jaipur
Drive from Agra to Jaipur. A journey of approximately five to six hours.
Known as the 'Pink City' due to the pale red wash that coats its buildings, the magnificent city of Jaipur lies on an apex of the popular 'Golden Triangle' route. The capital of Rajasthan, the city claims to be India's first planned metropolis and acts as a gateway to the state's vast deserts.
Built by Maharaja Jai Singh II in the 18th century, it was designed around a system of nine squares. Now packed with elegant Rajput architecture, the city is a testament to its founder's creative genius.
Alive with bazaars, street vendors and animals, Jaipur remains a vibrant, captivating place.
There will be some free time after check in to rest before sightseeing this afternoon
Bazaar, Craft and Cuisine Walking Tour
The royal family and nobles of Jaipur have been supporting various craftsmen and artisans in the walled pink city since its foundation in 1727. Many of these traditions continue to this day. In our fascinating walking tour, mingle and talk with locals while sampling some of the region's culinary delights - samosa, kachori, kulfi, lassi and sweets. Observe artisans like silversmiths and bangle makers at work.
Private Tour of City Palace Royal Quarters
With special permission, enter the royal quarters of the City Palace in the company of Mr Yunus Khimani, Director of Museum (subject to availability). A private opening of the museum will be arranged. After visiting there will be a private royal arrangement organised for dinner this evening.
You will be staying at Jai Mahal Palace