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Jaipur: Private Full-Day City Tour

1. Jaipur: Private Full-Day City Tour

Travel with a private guide and driver to explore the city of Jaipur. Visit the Hawa Mahal Palace and study the intricate lattice design. Explore with your professional guide as they explain the history and architecture of the region to you. Drive comfortably between stops to ensure a smooth-running and relaxing day.   See the Step Well, an ancient site featuring an architecturally unique arrangement of steps leading down to a well. Feel the serenity of the place and ponder the geometry of its architecture. Visit the red sandstone and marble Amber Fort, and the submerged wonder of the Jal Mahal. Relax with some free time for shopping, as Jaipur is famous for a variety of goods such as gems, bangles and silver jewelry. Sample local, freshly-cooked cuisine as your guide takes you to a restaurant for lunch.  Stop at the City Palace after lunch, the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur, the head of the Kachwaha Rajput clan. The Chandra Mahal palace now houses a museum, but the greatest part of it is still a royal residence. Finally call at the Jantar Mantar and discover the many architectural and astronomical instruments.

Jaipur: Amer Fort Fast-Track Entry & Optional Guide/Transfer

2. Jaipur: Amer Fort Fast-Track Entry & Optional Guide/Transfer

Book your ticket in advance to enjoy a hassle-free visit to the Amer (Amber) Fort by skipping the ticket line. Explore the fort at your own pace or choose the option to include a 2 to 3-hour guided tour to learn more about this UNESCO World Heritage Site from an expert guide. Admire the stunning architecture of this historic site which has a history dating back to the year 967 AD, and blends Hindu and Rajput building design. Walk along the imposing ramparts and through its gates. Stroll down its cobbled paths and enjoy the views of the Maota Lake. Choose the transfer option to benefit from hotel pickup and drop-off in Jaipur to make your visit to the site even easier.

From Delhi: Private 4-Day Golden Triangle Luxury Tour

3. From Delhi: Private 4-Day Golden Triangle Luxury Tour

Discover some of the most magnificent monuments in India on a luxury, private tour of the 3 great cities of India's Golden Triangle. Treat yourself and stay in luxury accommodation to get a taste of life on the subcontinent during the days of the Raj. Alternatively, book your own accommodation and choose the option which does not include hotel bookings. Day 1: Delhi – Agra Benefit from pick-up at your desired location in Delhi, Noida or Gurgaon. Take a half-day tour of Delhi city center to see monuments such as the Qutub Minar, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek. Admire the Lotus Temple (Bahai Temple) and India Gate. Drive past Parliament House and the President's Palace before taking the expressway to Agra.  Day 2: Agra – Jaipur Wake early to get a majestic view of the sunrise and Taj Mahal. Look inside the mausoleum on a 2-hour guided tour before the crowds arrive. Return to your hotel for breakfast. Visit the historic Agra Fort before proceeding to Jaipur.  Day 3: Jaipur City Tour Visit the majestic Amber Fort after breakfast and gaze in wonder at the beauty of Jal Mahal. Continue to the Palace of the Winds (Hawa Mahal) and stop at the Jantar Mantar Observatory and Maharaja's City Palace. Day 4: Jaipur – Delhi Drive back to Delhi after breakfast and get dropped off at the airport, railway station or your hotel. Agra 4 star hotel options: Holiday Inn or Crystal Sarovar Premier or similar Agra 5 star hotel options: Jaypee Palace or Courtyard by Marriott or similar Jaipur 4 star hotel options: Sarovar Premier or Similar 4 Star Hotel Jaipur 5 star hotel options: Holiday Inn city center or Hilton or Similar 5 Star Hotel

Jaipur: Full-Day Shekhawati Tour

4. Jaipur: Full-Day Shekhawati Tour

Your experience will begin at 8:00AM, as you are picked up from your hotel in Jaipur. From there you can relax in a private air-conditioned vehicle as your driver takes you on the 4-hour journey to reach the Shekhawati region. Shekhawati is a semi-dry and historical region located in the northeast part of Rajasthan, India. It is famous for its rich heritage and beautiful architectures full of fresco paintings, and is hence also known as “open-air art gallery”. Nowadays Shekhawati is the most favorite tourist destination for those visiting India wanting to experience this heritage-rich territory. It is legendary for its painted havelis and paintings, well-known for their wall painting depicting mythological and historical subjects. Large wooden doors guard the havelis, and a smaller door is used for day-to-day entering. A sophisticated wooden carving with fancy bronze iron fittings implies the wealth of a haveli's owner, with the ground floor normally recessed in such a way that the balcony overhangs the street. Mandawa is a small town in the heart of Shekhawati region, and is a place is known not only for its havelis but also for its Fort Palace. The structure of the palace is reminiscent of the cultural and social importance of this region in the past. Of the havelis, the most important are the Chokhani, Ladia, Bansidhar Newatia, and Gulab Rai Ladia Haveli. Another haveli, the Binsidhar Newatia Haveli, is known for its curious paintings. Finally, you will discover Nawalgarh, which is famous for its fort which was built by Thakur Nawal Singh. The Bala Quila has a kiosk with beautiful ceiling paintings, while the Roop Niwas Palace has now been converted into a hotel. After seeing the beauty of Shekhawati you will return to Jaipur where your guide will bid you farewell.

Jaipur: Full-Day City Tour with Camel Ride and Monkey Temple

5. Jaipur: Full-Day City Tour with Camel Ride and Monkey Temple

At 8 AM, your driver will pick you from your hotel and take you to Jaipur. Visit the enormous Amber Fort in which every gate, courtyard, and palace has its own historical significance. The protective architecture was built by Man Singh, the Rajput King. Drive to the Jal Mahal (Water Palace) located in the middle of Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur city where the royal family of Jaipur still resides. Enjoy a camel ride in this beautiful place. See the palace's exhibits, including a huge collection of weapons, royal costumes, Mughal miniatures, antiques, and paintings. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. Visit the Hawa Mahal, also known as the Air Palace, built by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh, the Kachwaha ruler of Jaipur. The main attraction of the palace is its 953 small windows decorated with incredible latticework (a crisscross pattern of strips of wood). See the Jantar Mantar, an astronomical observation site built by the mathematician Maharaja Jai Singh II to provide accurate observations about astronomy, time, planets and other celestial bodies. Experience the Monkey Temple, also known as Galtaji Temple, home to a large number of monkeys. This Hindu temple has seven water pools filled with holy water, where followers come to take a bath and wash away their sins. Finish off your tour by browsing famous shops. After shopping, return to your hotel.

From Jaipur: Same Day Taj Mahal Private Tour

6. From Jaipur: Same Day Taj Mahal Private Tour

In the early morning at 6:30 AM, the driver will receive you and head towards Agra. On the way to Agra, stop at Fatehpur Sikri, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1986. Upon arrival in Agra, head towards the magical allure of the Taj Mahal. Words can’t justify its beauty and you’ve got to see it for yourself. This is what draws tourists to Agra like moths to a wondrous flame. Despite the hype, it’s every bit as good as you’ve heard. Enjoy a guided tour of the other spectacular sights of Agra. Then, drive to Agra Fort (Red Fort). Spread over a sprawling 94 acres, this massive red sandstone fort lies parallel to the Yamuna River and is situated 2 kilometers northwest of the Taj Mahal. The Agra Fort (Red Fort) was originally occupied by Sikarwar Rajputs and was later captured by the Lodi rulers of Delhi. In 1526, after the Lodi’s were defeated in the Battle of Panipat, the victor Emperor Babur took over the fort. After losing the fort briefly to the Suri rulers, it was eventually reclaimed by Akbar, who made Agra his capital. Have lunch at a restaurant of your choice. Suggestions will of course be given on where to eat if you wish. Afterwards, head toward Baby Taj - the Tomb of I'timād-ud-Daulah is a Mughal mausoleum in the city of Agra. Often described as a 'jewel box,' it is regarded as a draft of the Tāj Mahal. Then, you will be transferred back to Jaipur. Upon arrival in Jaipur, the driver will drop you off at your designated place with lots of good memories of the tour. 

Jaipur: Instagram Tour of The Best Photography Spots

7. Jaipur: Instagram Tour of The Best Photography Spots

The Pink City is a favorite amongst photography lovers for its symmetrical arches and colorful buildings. This tour brings together the most picturesque locations, with an opportunity for you to learn more about Jaipur's history and culture. Your friendly guide will take you to iconic sites, perfect for your Instagram and SnapChat feed Keep your phones and cameras ready to catch the morning light at Patrika Gate. Brightly colored corridors have made this location famous on the internet, especially for candid portraits. The Panna Meena ka Kund is another Instagram special - geometric staircases in this community stepwell are a feat of historical engineering. The Jal Mahal offers stunning views of the Water Palace and the seasonal sighting of migratory birds. Jantar Mantar, featuring the world's largest sundial, makes for unexpected photographs of giant astronomical instruments. Do not forget Jaipur's signature landmark, the Hawa Mahal or Palace of Winds, the most photographed building in the city. Indulge one step further by opting to visit the grand rooms of City Palace and the magnificent blue-walled Chandra Mahal. The different "Pols" and courtyards at Amer Fort are a highly recommended photo stop for memorable pictures against imposing antique doors. For some unique perspective, take an optional hike to Jaigarh for a bird-eye view of the city, or choose to walk around in the bazaars of Jaipur to capture some street style photos of the colorful markets. Your guide will accompany you at all times, and will be more than happy to take pictures for you. End your day with unforgettable memories and take home countless photographs of one of India's most beautiful cities.

Jaipur: City Palace, Hawa Mahal & Jantar Mantar Private Tour

8. Jaipur: City Palace, Hawa Mahal & Jantar Mantar Private Tour

Choose a flexible pick-up time from your hotel between 8 AM and 10 AM. First, visit the beautiful ninth gate of Jaipur known as the Patrika Gate. Admire the colorful arches which look picture-perfect in the morning light. Next, head to the city to visit Rajasthan's oldest museum, home to miniature paintings, costumes, folk art, and sculptures. The third stop is a true landmark of Jaipur - the stunning honeycomb building of Hawa Mahal ("The Palace of Winds"). Over 220 years old, this beautiful building was designed for royal ladies to look at the ongoings of the bazaar below without being seen themselves. After this, your guide will take you to the impressive City Palace which offers a blend of Mughal and Rajasthani architecture. Spend some free time exploring the 4 opulent gates, each depicting a season. Pause for lunch at a local restaurant - you can ask your guide for recommendations. Then make a final stop at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Jantar Mantar. These giant fascinating sculptures are in fact tools that have been used for astronomy since the 1700s. Marvel at the world's largest stone sundial. At the end of the tour, request a drop-off at your hotel or to any other place within Jaipur city limits to continue your plans for the day.

Jaipur: Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket to 8 Attractions

9. Jaipur: Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket to 8 Attractions

Make the most of your trip to Jaipur and enjoy access to 8 of the city’s most popular attractions across 2 days. You’ll also get more time at each location thanks to your skip-the-line entry tickets, which means no waiting in long lines. Your ticket includes access to Jaipur’s top attractions, including Amber Palace, Jantar Mantar Observatory, Hawa Mahal, Nahargarh fort, Albert Hall, Isarlat, Sisodia Rani Garden, and Vidhyadhar Garden. When booking, you can also add on an optional guided tour to further enhance your trip to Jaipur.

Jaipur Private Day Tour

10. Jaipur Private Day Tour

Sightseeing through Jaipur, also popularly known as the ‘Pink City’. Jaipur is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan. The unique history of the city has made it one of the most amazingly-designed sites in the world. This all-day tour will begin at 9:00 AM, taking travelers to the great monuments of the city, and showcasing the history and achievement of the culture. Visit the Hawa Mahal, a famous landmark of Jaipur. The palace of winds built by Sawai Pratap Singh was actually planned for the royal household to be able to visit a site that citizens could also use. You will also visit The City Palace, which is another noteworthy site in Jaipur, famous for its art and structural features. See the Jantar Mantar monument, which contains the largest stone sundial in the world and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Jantar Mantar is still used as an astronomical observatory, which today draws in unique travelers from the world over. You will then see the Amber Fort, one of the most magnificent destinations in Jaipur. Sitting on the rugged hills outside of town the Amer (Amber) Fort is an example of the fascinating blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture made from red sandstone and white marble. The highlight of the fort is the Sheesh Mahal (Mirror Palace), a palace known for its craftsmanship in mirrors. Finally visit the Jal Mahal, the water palace that is situated in the midst of the beautiful Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur City.  Later in the day, enjoy an afternoon of shopping in Jaipur where you will find an enticing variety of goods. See some of the most precious Gemstones, Silver Jewelry, Bangles, Clothes, Blu Pottery and Textiles etc.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 67 reviews

Having experienced travelling around other countries independently we considered planning our own trip. However, after some research we decided to book the 4 day tour so we could get the most of each city. This was the best decision we could have made. India can be quite a chaotic place and having such incredible guides and driver made the trip enjoyable and stressless. Amit was in contact through email and Whatsapp before the tour started and gave extremely helpful information before and during the tour including costs, tipping and a detailed breakdown of the trip (which we could alter if we wanted too). We were picked up by our driver My Jarnail on the first day in Delhi at 8am and visited the first few attractions with our guide Nitin who was informative and genuinely had a passion for his city. In Agra we had Ashok who was an amazing guide. He prioritised getting incredible photos for us in front of the Taj Mahal and gave an easy to understand history. Sunjay was also knowledgable.

I suspect many reviews here will rave about the quality of the tour guide and professionalism of the driver (as they should, we had a very pleasant experience in our brief stint of 4 sites). I would like to tell anecdote about our experience. A party member was feeling ill in the morning, we reached out to the local partner and they were very accommodating to a delayed start time. After our tour started they were also accommodating and very friendly when a rest break was needed from the severe heat. We pushed our luck a little too much in the heat (104 F) and our party member succumbed to a fainting spell. The guide and driver were very attentive to her needs and ensured us safe passage back to the hotel, they were everything you could hope for as guests in a foreign country in a scary situation. I would trust them again without a doubt.

I enjoyed the one day (7h) private car tour in the Jaipur city. It is really hot in Jaipur now. Temperature in April is about 42 degree centigrade ( 106 F). Amit contacted me in advance through WhatsApp. Suresh is a very amiable person who drove us to various places and Manoj is a knowledgeable guide for the tour. Manoj also is a very good photographer and he helped us take several snaps. He explained the time calculation using sundial and scales in the observatory which is 300 years old and still the calculation is accurate. Both Suresh and Manoj made our tour enjoyable. Thank you Suresh for providing chilled water after we finished visiting the places in scorching sun. I definitely recommend the private tour with the “Getyourguide.com”. April is not the right time to visit Jaipur, it would be better to come in winter.

I had an amazing experience! Both the driver Manoj and the guide are extraordinary professionals, they were always polite, welcoming, friendly, and so attentive. They did everything they could to please me and make me feel comfortable. I was alone on the tour and they made me feel very safe, I would definitely recommend it. Thank you to all the team involved and an special thank you to Manoj for being such an amazing guy.

We had a fantastic time on this tour. Our driver Jitender was extremely attentive and also showed us places off the beaten track. The local tour guides were knowledgeable and fun, especially in Agra and Pushkar. We would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting the Golden Triangle!