This ancient city was founded by Maharajah Jai Singh II back in the early 1700s. Also known as the ‘Pink City of Rajasthan’ – Jaipur is famous for housing several ancient palaces & monuments. Some of the most visited tourist destinations including the Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jantar Mantar (a Solar Observatory) are found here. In addition to visiting these great places there are interesting activities to participate in not to mention shopping!
History of Jaipur
Jaipur is a hot desert place and you have to make a lot of planning and organizing for the trip, etc. There is one luxurious trip to the Pink City – Jaipur through the Palace on Wheels. Guests travel comfortably in A/C carriages and experience luxurious facilities on the train. Moreover, they are taken on guided off-board sightseeing tours by A/C Coaches to tourist places with ancient history. The cabins have soft beds and pillows with a large window to see outside while taking the week long luxury sojourn. Jaipur is the first destination on 2nd day of the tour after starting off at New Delhi.
There are various occupancies if you would like to travel alone, with a friend or lover as a romantic couple, or with a group of friends and family. At least once in your life you must Experience Jaipur with Palace on Wheels for a memorable holiday time. Jaipur was founded by Maharajah Jai Singh -II and houses several havelis, monuments & palaces.
Here are some details on top tourist destinations in Jaipur.
This is a five storied building with intricate lattice work on the windows. It is in a honey-comb design. The King built it especially for summer for the cool breeze to blow that is why it has the name – Hawa Mahal meaning Palace of Breeze. From inside you get an excellent view of the city.
This structure is a huge solar observatory to measure the sun’s direction and important astronomical movements. The founder of the city of Jaipur also built this structure. After this, there were others made in other cities in the country. The sun dial has shadows that tell the time of the day.
Founded by Maharajah Man Singh I in the sixteenth century in a combination of Mughal and Rajput arhitecture. There are beautiful buildings inside like Sheesh Mahal (Glass Palace), Diwan-E-Aam & Diwan-E-Khaas (Hall for Public & Private audiences). Sukh Niwas, a hall for happiness is decorated colorfully and has entrance doors in sandalwood & ivory.
Jai Mahal Palace
Spread over 18 acres downtown this Indo-Saracenic architectural monument is now a premium heritage hotel run by Taj Group. There are two lavish restaurants amidst luxurious gardens and colorful lights that serves delectable cuisine. After hectic sightseeing tour guests of the Palace on Wheels have a sumptuous dinner at this ultra luxe hotel in Jaipur.
Guests have a healthy breakfast onboard and then de-board the Palace on Wheels for visiting the Amber Fort. They then have lunch at deluxe hotel in the fort and rest on the train with beverage like tea and snacks. Guests can go shopping at the local markets in Jaipur optionally after lunch. Jaipur is famous for artifacts, blue pottery, colorful mirrored work fabric, leather, attractive footwear, and much more.
Book your tickets now for an amazing Experience of Jaipur with Palace on Wheels for one full day of sightseeing.