This guide will provide a
suggested 1 day itinerary of Jaipur and is designed for visitors who only
have a very short amount of time to discover the city. The tour will also
indicate what is achievable in a single day of sightseeing.
Jaipur 1 day Itinerary - Morning
The morning is spent exploring the historic centre of Jaipur, which is
often referred to as the Pink City. Jaipur is a chaotic mix of sights,
sounds and smells. All of this can be very draining for visitors new to
India but thankfully all of the main tourist sights are close together.
Highlights of the morning include:
The magnificent city palace (around 2 hours)
The Hawa Mahal (20minutes)
The pink city gates and central Jaipur (30min - 1 hour)
City Palace of Jaipur
Transport for this Tour
01 to 03 people - Medium sized cars - Indian make
cars like Ambassador or Tata Indica with one baggage each
01 to 05 people - Large cars - Toyota Innova/Qualis or GM Tavera with one
06 to 09 people - Tempo Traveller Mini Van with 8 to 9 seats
08 to 14 people - Small coaches with 18 seats
15 to 32 people - Coaches with 27 or 35 seats
All the vehicles are air-conditioned
Included in the Tour
Services of qualified English Speaking Guide for Local Sightseeing tour.
All Transfers and Sightseeing throughout the tour by an individual Air
Conditioned vehicle with English Speaking Driver.
Excluded in the Tour
Any Kind of Personal Expenses such as Monument Tips, Laundry, Telephone
Bills and Alcoholic beverages.
Camera Fees (Still or Movie).
Unspecified Meals etc.
5.15% service tax
The City Palace of Jaipur
The main attraction for the morning is the maharajah's massive and lavish
City Palace. Inside the complex are decorative state rooms, art museums,
extensive armory and the world's largest silver object - a giant water
vessel. Visitors typically spend 2 hours with the City Palace which is
still the official residence of Jaipur's Maharajah.
pink city walls of Jaipur
The pink city walls of Jaipur
The Jantar Mantar observation instrument (30 minutes)
The second sight of the morning is the Jantar Mantar a set of 17th century
astronomical instruments that include the world's largest sundial. The
precise celestial movements were believed to aid with the prediction of
fate and these were the most sophisticated instruments up until the modern
Palace of Winds
The Hawa Mahal, Palace of Winds
The third section of the morning is spent wandering the streets of central
Jaipur and viewing the Palace of the Winds (Hawa Mahal) and the city gate
and walls. The Hawa Mahal was used by the maharajah's wives to spy on
daily life as they were barred from leaving the palace and the highly
decorative exterior channeled air through the windows and kept the viewing
Jaipur 1 day itinerary Afternoon
The Amer Fort is one of the most
import fortifications in Rajasthan and combines impenetrable defenses with
intricate marble detail. The fort is 7km north of Jaipur and an auto
rickshaw or taxi is required for the journey.
The route passes the beautiful water palace, set in the centre of Lake
Mansagar and is one of the most photographed monuments in Jaipur.
Highlights of the afternoon include:
A ride on an elephant, the most luxurious method to enter the Amer fort
Exploring the Amer fort (1.5-2hours)
Photographing the Jal Mahal in Lake Man Sagar. (30 minutes)
Short hike up to the sun temple and watching the sunset from the vantage
Being robbed of food by the monkeys of the temple (1min!)
The stunning Amber Fort complex
The final suggested activity of the afternoon is watching the
sunset over Jaipur from the Sun Temple. The location of the temple
provides panoramic views of Jaipur and on a clear day the city is bathed
in golden by the setting sun, oh, and there are monkeys to feed!
(Tour end with sweet memories)