Book your required tour option — choosing a tour that includes or excludes admission fees — and meet your guide at your Jaipur hotel. Then, travel by private vehicle to the UNESCO-listed Amber Fort, set in the surrounding hills.
On arrival, choose to walk or ride an elephant (additional cost) to the gateway before enjoying a guided tour. Built in 1592 by Raja Man Singh, the marble-sandstone fort consists of elaborate halls and courtyards used as residences by the maharajahs.
See highlights including the Hall of Mirrors (Sheesh Mahal), and Hall of Victory (Jai Mandir); and admire the carvings, frescoes, galleries, and views down over Lake Maota.
Next, visit the UNESCO-protected City Palace in central Jaipur. This beautiful royal complex fuses Rajhastani and Mughal architecture from the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries; and consists of courtyards, halls, and museums showcasing the maharajahs’ weapons and costumes.
Then, pass the Palace of the Winds (Hawa Mahal), pausing to see its façade of latticed-screens, through which royal women used to watch Jaipur’s streets unobserved.
Finally, visit the UNESCO-protected, 18th-century Jantar Mantar, an outdoor astronomical observatory created by Sawai Jai Singh II, before finishing your tour with a hotel drop-off.