Half Day Visit to the Amber Fort
Explore the Hindu-influenced Amber Fort, which lies in the nearby town of Amer and was built by Maharaja Man Singh. Later extended by the Jai Singh dynasty, this sprawling citadel is spread across a rugged hillside. Mirrored glass decorations adorn the inside, whilst a lake and restored gardens sit below.
The fort can be accessed by elephant or, for those who prefer more conventional forms of transport, by 4x4 or on foot.
Afterwards, visit the Anokhi Musueum of Block-Printing, housed in a beautifully-restored aristocratic home, before continuing to the Jai Mahal. This island pleasure palace is a fine example of conservation and restoration.
Spend Half a Day Exploring the Pink City
Discover the treasures that fill Maharaja Jai Singh II's 'Pink City'. Roam the City Palace complex and enter the distinctive Hawa Mahal with its delicate pink sandstone. Explore the decorated courtyards and royal armouries, before heading to the adjacent Janta Mantar complex.
A huge outdoor observatory, Janta Mantar was one of five such buildings built by Jai Singh II, who was a keen astronomer. This was the largest of his constructions and remains the best preserved of all the observatories.
Afterwards, wander the old streets and explore the city's busy bazaars. This is a feast for those who enjoy craftsmanship, photography or simply people-watching.
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. 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 Oberoi Rajvilas