Jaipur, The vibrant capital of Rajasthan , is popularly known as the ‘pink city’ because of the pink-coloured buildings in its old city. It sits on a dry lake bed in a somewhat arid landscape, surrounded by barren hills surmounted by forts and crenellated walls. This buzzing metropolis is certainly a place of wild contrasts and a feast for the eyes.
Jaipur was and remains the only city in the world symbolizing the nine divisions of the Universe through nine rectangular sectors subdividing it. A young Bengali architect Vidyadhar Bhattacharya, formalised the city's plans on the 'Shipa Shastra', the epochal Hindu treatise on architecture, tempering it with sublimity of Mughal and Jain influences of the times. The Palaces and forts of the yesteryears that were witness to royal processions and splendour are now living monuments. There is a timeless quality to Jaipur's bazaars and of eternity to its people. Could the woman drying chillies under the sun, in the shadow of the fort, have been there a hundred years ago? Could not the Jeweller, so carefully crafting the gold and precious stones of his trade, be equally its vision of the future.
Jaipur is a great city and this is its most noticeable aspect. Buildings testify to it. Its Palaces, luxury hotels, ancient beautifully carved and painted Havelies pay homage to the grand capital of princes and kings, a city of the past that belongs to India's future. The city owes its name, its foundation and its careful planning to the great warrior Maharaja Jai Singh II(1693-1743). His predecessors had enjoyed good relations with the Mughals and Jai Singh was careful to preserve this alliance.
In 1727, with Mughal power on the wane, Jai Singh decided the time was ripe to move down from hissomewhat cramped hillside fort at nearby Amber to a new site on the plains.He laid out the city with its surrounding walls and rectangular blocks, according to principles set down in the Shilpa Shastra, an ancient Hindu treatise on architecture.In 1728, he built the remarkable observatory(Jantar Mantar) which is still one of Jaipur’s main attractions. To make this “Pink city” Jaipur and guests visit more special, we have come up with this concept of visiting Jaipur in a day from Delhi by Luxury Shatabdi train. It can be tailor-made by road as well
05 : 00 hrs : You will be picked up from the hotel in New Delhi and transferred to the railway station to board the air-conditioned Shatabdi train to same DAY Jaipur tour
10 : 45 hrs : Arrive at Jaipur and escorted upto the hotel to use retiring room and after that introduction to the guide who would later accompany to the popular attractions of Jaipur in your same DAY Jaipur trip.
11 : 00 hrs : Proceed toward Visiting the - Amber Fort. Enjoy Elephant ride to climb Amber Fort. About 11 km north of Jaipur, on the Delhi-Jaipur road, is Amber, the ancient capital of Jaipur state.the ancient capital of Jaipur state.Construction of the fort –palace was begun in 1592 by Maharaja Man Singh, the Rajput commander of Akber’s army.It was later extended and completed by the Jai Singh before the move to Jaipur on the plains below, The fort is a superb example of Rajput architecture, stunningly situated on a hillside and overlooking a lake which reflects its terraces and ramparts.
13 : 00 hrs : Buffet Lunch at Five star hotel.
14 : 30 hrs : After lunch visit the observatory and city palace. This former royal residence is an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal architecture and the craftmanship. Surrounded by crenellated walls this piece-de-resistance of Jaipur's palaces occupies one seventh of the walled city, comprising a string of minor palaces and imposing halls, Also See Hawa Mahal which is also known as "Palace of Winds" so named because the palace has specially latticed screens and arches for an unbridled flow of the air currents but is a set pattern with the passage of the sun. in the evening go to local market which is well known for Handicraft and gems.
17 : 15 hrs : Transfer to the railway station to board shatabdi Express train back to Delhi.
17 : 50 hrs : Shatabdi Express Train Departs. Dinner on board.
22 : 44 hrs : Arrive New Delhi.On arrival you are met at the railway station in New Delhi and transferred to your hotel.
Major Attractions of Jaipur:.
About 11 km north of Jaipur, on the Delhi-Jaipur road, is Amber, the ancient capital of Jaipur state.the ancient capital of Jaipur state.Construction of the fort –palace was begun in 1592 by Maharaja Man Singh, the Rajput commander of Akber’s army.It was later extended and completed by the Jai Singh before the move to Jaipur on the plains below, The fort is a superb example of Rajput architecture, stunningly situated on a hillside and overlooking a lake which reflects its terraces and ramparts. You can climb up to the fort from the road in about 10 minutes.An imposing stairway leads to the Diwan-i-Am, or Hall of Public Audience, with double row of columns and latticed gallerises above. Steps to the right lead to the small Kali Temple.
Jaigarh fort, located around 15 km from Jaipur, is one of the most spectacular forts in India, with almost all its original facilities intact.While Jaigarh fort is on top of the hill, Amber fort is at the bottam. The forts are connected through well-guarded passages.Many consider the two together as one complex.
Jaigarh Fort was a center of artillery production for the Rajputs and it is home to the world’s largest cannon on wheels, the Jaivana. The foundries provide fascinating information for the visitors.The manner in which they drew in blasts of air from the desert is most intriguing.A 5 km long canal can be seen entering the fort complex to bring in water from the high hills and stor in the fort for the armymen.
The Jantar Mantar is a collection of architectural astronomical instruments, build by Maharaja Jai Singh II at his then new capital of Jaipur between 1727 and 1733.It is modeled after the one that he had built for him at the then Mughal capital of Delhi.He had constructed a total of five such labs at different locations, including the ones at Delhi and Jaipur.the Jaipur observatory is the largest of these.
The name is derived from yantra, instrument, and mantra, for formula or in this context calculation.Therefore Jantar mantar means literally calculation instrument. The observatory consists of fourteen major geometric devices for measuring time, predicting eclipses, tracking stars in their orbits, ascertaining the declinations of planets, and determining the celestial altitudes and related ephemeredes.Each is a fixed and focused tool.
The Samrat Jantar, the largest instruments, is 90 feet high, its shadow carefully plotted to tell the time of DAY.Its face is angled at 27 degrees, the latitude of Jaipur. The Hindu chhatri(small domed cupola) on top is used as a platform for announcing eclipses and the arrival of monsoons. Built of local stone and marbel, each instruments carries as astronomical scal, generally market on the marble inner lining.bronze tables, all extraordinarily accurate, were also employed.Thoroughly resorted in 1901.The Jantar mantar was declared a national monument in 1948.
Constructed in 1799, the Hawa Mahal, or Palace of Winds, is one of Jaipur’s major landmarks, although it is actually little more than a façade. Located at Sierh Deori bazar, Hawa Mahal, literally the Palace of Winds, built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, displays fanciful architecture and is a remarkable landmark of Jaipur. So named because the palace has specially latticed screens and arches for an unbridled flow of the air currents but is a set pattern with the passage of the sun. Till the recent past, ladies of the court from within he palace positioned themselves by the balconies to watch processions passing through in the streets below without themselves being observed by the people
This former royal residence is an imposing blend of traditional Rajasthani and Mughal architecture and the craftmanship. Surrounded by crenellated walls this piece-de-resistance of Jaipur's palaces occupies one seventh of the walled city, comprising a string of minor palaces and imposing halls, Of special significance is the 'Chandra Mahal' which overlooks the breathtaking Jai Niwas Gardens and the highly revered Shri Gobind Dev Temple. The Museum within the palace has an array of galleries of rare paintings, exquisite miniatures, scholarly manuscripts, artefacts and traditional treatises on architecture. The fine collection of guns and swords on display dates back to the 15th century and is one of the best in India.
Cost for the Above Programme
US $ 125 PER PERSON (Minimum 02 Person Required)
Single Person Travelling : US $180
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