4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

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  • Location:Jaipur, India
  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)

Private Tour: Jaipur Sightseeing Including Jantar Mantar, Amber Fort and Elephant Ride

Explore Jaipur’s top cultural and architectural attractions on this private sightseeing tour. Marvel at the impressive architectural styles of sprawling palatial complexes like Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal and City Palace. Visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed Jantar Mantar and enjoy a unique cultural experience – riding an elephant! In between sites, indulge in an authentic Indian lunch at a local restaurant. You’ll travel in the comfort and ease of a private, air-conditioned vehicle and spend between 30 minutes to 1.5 hours at each attraction, depending on your preferences.


  • Full-day private sightseeing tour of Jaipur
  • Visit Jantar Mantar, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed astronomical observatory
  • Marvel at the architectural masterpieces of Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal and City Palace
  • Enjoy the one-of-a-kind cultural experience of riding an elephant!
  • Explore a bazaar and enjoy an authentic Indian lunch at a local restaurant
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by private, air-conditioned vehicle included

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Jaipur Sightseeing Including Jantar Mantar, Amber Fort and Elephant Ride

Hawa Mahal in Jaipur

Your guide will pick you up from your Jaipur hotel in the morning and take you by private, air-conditioned vehicle to Amber Fort. Upon arrival at the bottom of the hill near Maota Lake, you’ll enjoy a unique cultural experience of riding an elephant!

Once your decorated elephant delivers you to the top of the hill, follow your guide inside Amber Fort to visit Jai Mandir, a chamber of glittering mirrors; Shila Devi Temple; Diwan-e-Aam, an 18th-century monument known as the ‘Hall of Public Audience;’ and its counterpart, Diwan-e-Khas, a Mughal- and Rajasthan-style monument known as the ‘Hall of Private Audience.’ You’ll also get a great bird's-eye view of Jal Mahal, a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake.

Head back down the hill with your guide aboard a Jeep and re-board your private vehicle for a tour of Jaipur, the ‘Pink City.’

Visit Jantar Mantar, an impressive UNESCO World Heritage-listed architectural-astronomical observatory, and then take a tour of City Palace, a palatial complex including Chandra Mahal and Mubarak Mahal palaces.

Then, stop for a photo opportunity at Hawa Mahal, known as ‘Palace of the Winds,’ before browsing curio items and souvenirs at Bapu Bazaar. Your guide will point out the market’s most popular item: mojari (handcrafted embellished footwear).

You’ll spend between 30 minutes and 1.5 hours at each attraction, depending on your preferences. In between sightseeing, your guide will take you to a local restaurant to enjoy an authentic Indian lunch.

After your tour, you’ll return to your Jaipur hotel in the evening.

Customer Reviews

United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Full on day tour.. Straight to the fort to do the elephant ride and to avoid a long wait. Take good walking shoes though ! Lunch was buffet style at the Holiday Inn and fine. Inevitably you get taken to a jewellery shop and after lunch a textile shop .. Annoying but a fact of Indian life!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Bardzo fajna i ciekawa wycieczka, przewodnik w porządku. Polecam

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2013

The sights were great and the guide gave us an excellent tour

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

The tour itself was amazing and enjoyed every minute, the guide although knowledgeable he rushed through it a little and we were not given time to do any shopping at the bazaar, we had to walk through and only look.

4 star rating: Recommended October 2014

the tour was very informative and I would recommend it over just going on your own and doing the walking tour at each site. I can say however you could hire some one locally to provide you a tour and cab ride for less money, we hired a cab and guide for the whole day the next day,for only thirty US dollars.

I also recommend you tell the tour operator up front if you don want to be taken to any of the sites where they will sell you stuff. They will push for it but if you are insistent they will not waste your time with those type side trips.

4 star rating: Recommended January 2014

We had a great time, the guides were well versed on the history and they went out of there way to ensure we had a great time, the one thing we all didnt like was the fact they tried to get us to go to places such as inlay stone factory, textile warehouses, gem stone factorys, waste of time, very expensive, hard sell, then not happy when we didnt buy stuff, not impressed, if we wanted to go to places like that we would ask for it, it isnt in the itinerary either.

4 star rating: Recommended December 2013

The tour was thorough and the guide was well informed. He explained in detail all the interesting facts about the sights we seen. We enjoyed and were very happy with the tour and guide but we told our guide often that we did not want to be taken to jewellers, ceramic or carpet manufacturers because at our age we do not need more of those items. I asked to be taken to a store that sells ready made sarees but he took us to a store that demonstrates carpet making as well as fabric and ceramic demonstrations. He wasted our time, the demonstraters time and the tour time. We did buy some things that we didn't want and it spoiled the tour for us and I believe these forced demonstrations spoil the tour for many other tourists also.

4 star rating: Recommended October 2013

I had a great guide - Sunil. He really made the tour quite enjoyable.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better November 2013

The elephant ride was definitely worth the long line. The guide was very knowledgeable about the Amber Fort and Jantar Mantar. However, we did not actually tour the City Palace, which was listed on the Viator itinerary. The guide instead took us to a local handicrafts co-op (total tourist trap). Both my father and I ended up getting sick after eating the provided lunch. Further, after confirming the tour via email, the local tour company called our hotel at nearly 11pm to confirm. A call that late was not appreciated!

Overall, the sites we did see were great and the guide was friendly and informative. However, the tour provided was different than the itinerary listed on Viator.

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