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In the morning, proceed to the Pink City of Jaipur. On arrival, check into the hotel. After fresh-up, visit the Amber Fort, City Palace, Chokhi Dhani.
After breakfast, proceed to visit Albert Hall, Hawa Mahal and Jantar Mantar, Birla Mandir. Later, drive back to Delhi.
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Also known as Amer Fort, Amber Fort is one of the principal tourist attractions in the Jaipur and is located high on a hill. Amer Fort was built by Raja Man Singh and is known for its artistic style, blending both Hindu and Rajput elements. The aesthetic ambiance of this incredible fort is seen within its walls on a four level layout plan. The palace served as a residence for the Rajput Maharajas and their families. The Amer town itself, which is an integral and inevitable entry point to the Amer Palace, is now a heritage town. A particular attraction at Amer Fort is the “magic flower” fresco carved in marble around the mirror palace which is identified by two hovering butterfly depiction. The flower has seven unique designs of a fish tail and each is viewed by a particular way of partial hiding of the panel with hands.
The Birla Temple, built by BD Birla is the major tourist attraction in the Jaipur city. This temple is also known as Laxmi Narayan Temple as it is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and his spouse Goddess Lakshmi. This temple is located on an elevated ground at the base of Moti Dungri hill. It is one of the major attractions of Jaipur because of its remarkable features. It looks stunning and mesmerizes the onlookers when it is brightly lit in the night. Three huge domes of the temple represent three different approaches to the religion. The stained glass windows of temple depict the scenes from Hindu mythology. It is surrounded by lush green gardens which complete its magnificent look.
The Jantar Mantar is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments, built by Maharaja Jai Singh II between 1727 and 1734. Early restoration work on the same was undertaken under the supervision of Major Arthur Garrett, a keen amateur astronomer. The name is derived from Jantar, instrument, and Mantar, formula, therefore, Jantar Mantar means literally 'calculation instrument'. Maharaja constructed a total of five such facilities at different locations, including the ones at Delhi and Jaipur. The Jaipur observatory is the largest and best preserved. It has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Hawa Mahal, also known as Palace of the Breeze was built in 1799 AD by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh and designed by Lal Chand Ustad in the form of the crown of Krishna. Its unique five-storied exterior is also akin to the honeycomb of the beehive with its 953 small windows called jharokhas. The original intention of the lattice was to allow royal ladies to observe everyday life in the street below without being seen. Built of red and pink sandstone, the palace is situated in the heart of Jaipur. It is a part of the City Palace and extends to the women's chambers. It particularly looks outstanding when viewed early in the morning, lit with the golden light of sunrise.
Albert Hall Museum is the oldest museum in the state of Rajasthan. The building was designed by Sir Samuel Swinton Jacob and was opened as a public museum in 1887. It has a rich collection of paintings, carpets, ivory, stone, metal sculptures, colorful crystal works, etc. It is situated in the Ram Niwas Garden and is a fine example of Indo-Saracenic architecture. It is named after King Albert Edward VII. Maharaja Ram Singh initially wanted this building to be a town hall, but his successor decided it to be a museum for the art of Jaipur.
The City Palace was the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur and it has the Chandra and Mubarak Mahal palaces and other buildings in its complex. The Chandra Mahal palace is now a museum but most of it is still a royal residence. The palace complex is located in the north-east of the grid patterned Jaipur city and incorporates an impressive array of courtyards, gardens and buildings. The palace was built between 1729 and 1732, by Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber. The Maharani Palace, Baggi Khana are other important parts of the complex. The Govind Dev Ji temple is a part of the complex and its ceiling is ornamented in gold.
Jal Mahal, also known as Water Palace is located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city. The palace and the lake around it were renovated by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Amber. Recently, it has got an eye-popping makeover. Traditional boat-makers have crafted the Rajput style wooden boats and a gentle splashing of oars on the clear lake waters takes visitors to Jal Mahal. Visitors move past decorated chambers on the first floor to climb all the way up to the Chameli Bagh. Across the lake, Aravalli hills can be viewed dotted with temples and ancient forts, along with Jaipur, on the other side.
Chokhi Dhani, a village themed resort, is a representation of the culture, traditions and lifestyle of village life in Rajasthan. Chokhi Dhani village consists of an ethnic village theme resort with multi cuisine restaurants, banquet halls, spa, barbecue and sheesha (Hookah) lounge. Beyond doubt, the place is perfect for Rajasthani Thali lovers. Chokhi Dhani Village has a different theme for every day, a festive celebration in a different manner with a preview of real Rajasthani village culture in the fun, entertainment, games, shopping, Rajasthani cuisine, folk dance and music.
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