Visit to Amber Fort at Elephant Ride, Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar
The Amber Fort set in picturesque and rugged hills is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture. Constructed by Raja Man Singh I in 1592 and completed by Mirja Raja Jai Singh the fort was made in red sand stone and white marble. The rugged forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise with a beautiful fusion of art and architecture. Amber is the classic and romantic
fort-palace with a magnificent aura. The interior wall of the palace depicts expressive painting scenes with carvings, precious stones and mirror settings. In the foreground is the Maota Lake providing a breathtaking vista. Built mainly for the warring enemies as a safe place, the heavily structured walls could defend the residents within the ramparts of the fort. All means of survival and luxuries for the royal families and the people who were concerned with the functioning of this small kingdom of the Kachhawas were well provided. The Rajputs who had apparently won a small structure passed on by Meena tribes, later on renovated it into the grand Amber Fort. Holding a history as old as seven centuries, this place vibrates with its legendary past. Although many of the early structures have been literally ruined but at the same time, those dating from 16th century onwards are remarkably well preserved by sincere efforts.
City Palace-Conceived and designed by Jai Singh, the City palace is a fine blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. One of the most important architectural landmarks in Jaipur, this he palace complex has numerous buildings, courtyards, impressive gateways and temples.
Hawa Mahal-Arguably Jaipur's most acclaimed landmark, the tapering Hawa Mahal, or "Palace of Winds" was built in 1799 to enable the ladies of the royal household to watch street processions while remaining in a strict state of purdah.
Amber Fort -Perched on a hill some 11km from Jaipur, and nestling among the Aravalli Hills, is the historic fort-palace of Amber.
Visiting the Maharaja's Palace and Museam , Jai Singh's Observatory hence via the Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal)
Sightseeing In Jaipur, India. The Pink City of Jaipur is a charming place, which dazzles the eye of a tourist with several architectural landmarks, stylish monuments, palaces, museums, wide avenues and colorful bazaars. Though less than 300 years old, the city is already full of mysteries and legends. Jaipur is surrounded by hill top forts such as Amber Fort, Jaigarh and Nahargarh. Enjoy your wonderful discovery of the unparallel beauty of Jaipur.
Pickup from Your Hotel at 8.30 am Morning Jal Mahal. Visit City Palace in the afternoon & Jantar Mantar (observatory), Albert Hall Museum, Ram Niwas Gardens; drive past Hawa Mahal / the Palace of Winds & through the pink rose residential/business areas of Jaipur. and Drop at your hotel in the afternoon.
City of Amber-At a Distance of 11 Kms, from Jaipur the Amber fort complex stands amidst wooded hills.
One of the finest examples of Rajput/Mughal architecture. Built in 16th century it stands as a testament reflecting the glory of the fierce Kachawaha Dynasty that ruled over the region from 12th to the 18th century.
Half day tour to the deserted city of Amber Fort and Palace and return to Jaipur via Ram Niwas Garden.
Time: 8.00 am to 12.30 PM. With Elephant Ride. Elephant Ride Time : 07:30 AM to 10:00 AM from Jaipur and was the ancient citadel of the ruling Kachhawa clan of Amber, before the capital was shifted in the plains to present day Jaipur.
The Amber Fort set in picturesque and rugged hills is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Mughal architecture.
Constructed by Raja Man Singh I in 1952 and completed by Sawai Jai Singh I the fort is made in red sand stone and white marble. The rugged forbidding exterior belies an inner paradise with a beautiful fusion of art and architecture. Amber is the classic and romantic fort- palace with a magnificent aura. The interior wall of the palace depicts expressive painting scenes with carvings, precious stones and mirror settings. In the foreground is the Maota Lake providing a breathtaking look. Built mainly for the warring enemies as a safe
place, the heavily structured walls could defend the residents within the ramparts of the fort.
The Jaigarh fort meaning Vicotry Fort is the most spectacular of the three-hilltop forts that overlook Jaipur. In Mughal times, the Jaipur region was a major weapon-producing centre for the Mughal and Rajput rulers, several of which are on display in the fort's museum which includes a collection of canons, many of which are exquisitely decorated and were used in the Mughal campaigns led by the Rajput King, Raja Man Singh. It is one of the few military structures of medieval India preserved almost intact, containing palaces, a granary, a well-planned cannon foundry, several temples, a tall tower and a giant mounted cannon-the Jai Ban (Jaivan) which is the largest cannon in the world. Of the Jaipur's three forts, Jaigarh is perhaps the most motivating, not have those delicate structures or palaces like that of Amber but hard-core fortress standing 15 km from Jaipur, amidst rock-strewn, thorn-scrub covered hills, its forbidding stone ramparts are visible from the Jaipur town.
Nahargarh Fort built in 1734 and extended in 1868 is located on the sheer rugged ridge of Aravali Hills and it forms an impressive northern backdrop of Jaipur looking most classy when floodlit at night. The fort overlooks the city and presents a glittering view of the city lights. Nahargarh meaning abode of the tigers was built by Jai Singh to bolster the defence of Amber. The legend also have it that it was named Nahargarh after Nahar Singh a prince whose spirit would destroy the construction and not allow its progress further. So after a tantrik prayer to the spirit it agreed to leave on condition that the fort is named after him. The Madhavendra Bhawan, built by Sawai Ram Singh II has uniquely a cluster of 12 identical suits for queens and at the head is a suit for the king himself. The rooms are linked by corridors and retain some delicate frescos as well as toilets and kitchen hearths. It was used by members of the royal family for excursion in summers and is now even a favoured picnic spot.
The Elephant Safari is conducted in the natural and serene area surrounding the camp of Dera Amer-after a welcome drink and feeding the elephants the guests are seated max 2 on each elephant and sent on a picturesque track following a local tribal guide passing by village hutments, fields, medival fortress (lit up with mashals at night) and monument finally arriving at the camp situated in the middle of the forest.
Join us on this exciting walking tour of Jaipur; a unique way to explore the living traditions of the city. Experience the religious life of local communities by visiting colorful temples, interact with residents over tea and snacks in their home and discover some of the architectural wonders of this
fascinating aspect of Jaipur.
This walk has been carefully designed to offer a rewarding and enriching experience for our guests. Uncovering some of the best kept secrets of the walled city of Jaipur we take pride in sharing a warm association with the resident artisans, shop owners, temple priests and local citizens. This association makes our walking tours more engaging; our clients have a genuinely interactive experience getting to meet the residents and as a result gain an insight into traditional ways of life.