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Jaipur: Private Chand Baori & Bhangarh Fort Tour

1. Jaipur: Private Chand Baori & Bhangarh Fort Tour

Visit Chand Baori, a 1,000-year-old stepwell located in Abhaneri. Marvel at its labyrinth of steps and precise geometrical design on a guided tour. Check out the atmospheric ruins of Bangarh Fort located in the foothills of the Aravalli Range. Be greeted by your driver at your hotel in Jaipur before heading on a 3-hour journey to Chand Baori. Since this rural village is not easy to find, it remains to be a hidden wonder. See an impressive feat of engineering and design at Chand Baori. This stepwell consists of 3,500 narrow steps descending over 13 stories into the earth. Extending 100 feet into the ground, this spectacular stairwell is one of the largest and deepest structures of its kind in India. Then, move on to Bhangarh fort to admire a complex of well-preserved ruins. It’s widely regarded as the most haunted place in India. Owing to paranormal incidents, staying past dark in the fort is prohibited. Listen to the fort's one-chilling yet fascinating haunted stories. Explore the spooky landmark with your guide. See the 17th-century ruins and piece together the mystery of why the village was deserted by its residents 300 years ago. Visit the ruins of the King’s palace. Stroll through trees surrounding the pond area within the palace. After your tour, relax on your drive back to Jaipur.

From Delhi: Private 4-Day Golden Triangle Luxury Tour

2. 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: Private Full-Day City Tour

3. 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: Instagram Tour of The Best Photography Spots

4. 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 Private Day Tour

5. 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.

From Delhi: 4-Day Golden Triangle & Ranthambore Tiger Safari

6. From Delhi: 4-Day Golden Triangle & Ranthambore Tiger Safari

Day 1: Delhi - Agra After pickup, you will enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Delhi city. You’ll visit the Qutub Minar, a "victory tower" that forms part of the Qutb complex, the Lotus Temple and the India Gate. Drive past Parliament House and Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the President of India. After your Delhi city tour, proceed to Agra, where you will check in to your hotel.  Day 2: Agra - Ranthambore Wake up early and start your day by admiring the sunrise over the Taj Mahal. Take a guided tour inside the Taj Mahal for approximately two hours, then return to the hotel for breakfast. After that, check out from your hotel, and visit the historic Agra Fort. See the fort's different apartments and enjoy its magnificent architecture. You’ll then head to proceed Ranthambore, where you will check in to your hotel.  Day 3: Ranthambore - Jaipur Wake up early and head into Ranthambore National Park for a jungle safari aboard a Jeep. Splend a few hours navigating the thrilling landscapes of this thick forest with your trained naturalist in pursuit of wild Bengal tigers. Enjoy breakfast back at your hotel after your morning game drive, then depart for Jaipur. Upon arrival in Jaipur, check in to your hotel.  Day 4: Jaipur - Delhi After breakfast, take a guided sightseeing tour of Jaipur. You’ll visit Panna Meena ka Kund, the Amber Fort, and the Jal Mahal, a palace located in the middle of the Man Sagar Lake. After your city tour of Jaipur, you will make the approximately five-hour journey back to Delhi, or be dropped off at Jaipur airport.

Jaipur: Shopping Tour with Pickup

7. Jaipur: Shopping Tour with Pickup

Take a 6-hour shopping tour of the 'Pink City' of Jaipur and explore its vibrant markets, which sell a host of interesting items. From art and crafts of marble and wood to colorful saris and intricate jewellery, it can all be found in Jaipur.  You will be picked up from your Jaipur hotel at 11:00 AM (time can be changed upon request) or the airport. Then, you can begin to explore the city’s markets where you can find a host of textiles, saris, marble, wood, and stone crafts, lac, clay, metal and leatherwork. For something a little larger, the markets overflow with decorative carpets and kota doria mats.  Jaipur is one of Rajasthan's most famous cities and is one of the best places to buy textiles as well as ready to wear clothes. Several of the country's leading designers have boutiques and showrooms in Jaipur.  After the conclusion of the tour, the driver will drop you back to your hotel.

Private Day Tour of Pink City Jaipur

8. Private Day Tour of Pink City Jaipur

Start with pickup at 8:30 AM from your hotel. Drive in a private air-conditioned vehicle to the outskirts of Jaipur, where you will see the great monuments of the city. Also popularly known as the "Pink City" Jaipur is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan. Visit the City Palace which is the home of the Jaipur royal family. Inside, explore the various galleries of historical artefacts, weapons, armor, and paintings. Journey to the Galtaji Hindu pilgrimage site. The site consists of a series of temples built into a narrow crevice in the ring of hills that surrounds Jaipur.   Visit "Hawa Mahal" or "The Palace Of Winds", constructed with distinctive pink and red sandstone. See the Jantar Mantar monument of Jaipur, which contains the largest stone sundial in the world and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy a tour of the Amber Fort. Set in a picturesque location, the fort is a fascinating blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture. Finally visit the Jal Mahal, the water palace that is situated in the center of the beautiful Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur City. Jal Mahal is an important structure of the Rajput culture.

Jaipur Amer Fort, Jal Mahal & Stepwell Private Half-Day Tour

9. Jaipur Amer Fort, Jal Mahal & Stepwell Private Half-Day Tour

Choose an early start between 8AM and 10 AM to beat the heat and crowds. Start off with a quick tour of Jaigarh and its panoramic views of the city from the Aravalli Hills. See the “Jaivana”, which was once the world’s largest cannon on wheels. Next, drive outside of Jaipur to the UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most opulent hill forts of India, Amer Fort. Stroll through the combination of royal Rajput residences, temples, and courtyards which are laid out across multiple levels overlooking Lake Maota and the gardens. Step inside the impressive hall of mirrors, known as Sheesh Mahal or "Diwaan-e-Khaas" and see the various gateways known as 'Pol' which make for countless photo opportunities. Mindful of ethical tourism practices, this tour does not offer elephant rides to the top of Amer Fort. Then, stop at Panna Meena ka Kund, a traditional Rajasthani Baori (or stepwell) which is known for its symmetrical architecture and zig-zag steps. This delightful spot was made famous in the movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and makes for a perfect memory of Rajasthan's incredible architecture. Choose to make a quick optional lunch break, at your own expense. As you head back towards Jaipur, make a final stop on the promenade of Lake Man Sagar, home to Jal Mahal or the Water Palace. This partially submerged summer palace also attracts migratory birds in the winters. The tour ends with a drop to your hotel or another place of preference within Jaipur.

Delhi: Private 3-Day Golden Triangle Experience

10. Delhi: Private 3-Day Golden Triangle Experience

Day 1: Delhi Half-Day City Tour, Agra Begin your 3-day Golden Triangle tour with pickup from your desired location in Delhi, Noida, or Gurugram by air-conditioned car. Your half-day tour of Delhi begins with a visit to Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek. Admire the Lotus Temple, also called Bahai Temple, and India Gate. Traveling in a private climate-controlled vehicle with a driver, you will later ride past the Parliament House, the President's Palace, and the Secretariat buildings. Following your tour in Delhi, have lunch before driving for 3 to 4 hours along the Yamuna Expressway to Agra. Upon arrival in Agra, check-in to your hotel before spending the evening at leisure. Day 2: Agra and Jaipur Start your sightseeing of Agra city early with a mesmerizing view of the sunrise as it ascends beside the Taj Mahal. Take a guided tour inside the Taj Mahal for approximately 2 hours, before returning to your hotel for breakfast. Following breakfast, check-out from your hotel and visit the historic Agra Fort, also known as Red Fort. Afterwards, proceed to Jaipur, where upon your arrival you will check in to your hotel. Day 3: Jaipur City Tour, Delhi Kick start the last day of your tour with a satisfying breakfast. Following that, take a guided sightseeing tour of Jaipur city. Visit Amber Fort situated on the top of the hill, and be treated to the majestic and surreal views of Jal Mahal. Following your time exploring the Jal Mahal, head to the Palace of Winds, also known as Hawa Mahal, which was built in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh. You will later finish with a visit to Jantar Mantar and Maharaja’s city palace, during which you will have time for lunch. Finally, you will make the journey back to Delhi, or if you prefer, to Jaipur Airport. Agra 4 star hotel options: Holiday Inn or Crystal Sarovar Premier or similar 4 Star Hotel Agra 5 star hotel options: Jaypee Palace or Courtyard by Marriott or similar 5 Star Hotel 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

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 82 reviews

We were travelling in family with two children, 7 and 13 years old. We had a great experience, from booking assistance and coordinations with Amit who was really helpful and flexible to meet our requests!!, to deep immersions in Delhi, with Nitin, Agra with Ajay, and closing full day experience in Jaipur with Kumabat. Every guide was very experienced and patient to accommodate all our requests for visits and shopping, all of them gave us the tour in perfect Spanish, and con do English also of course. We took the 5 stars hotel option and selected hotels were really good and proper 5 start ones. Special mention to our driver Rajesh!!!, he made us feel safe all the way up to the drop off back in Delhi and was very knowledgeable to suggest places for dinning and shopping during the different legs of the tour. Totally recommended experience!!!

Very happy with our experience! The day before I had to change pick up point, had it done easily and quickly via email. The tour was ideal for covering the main sights and include some shopping within the limited time. Enjoyed the lunch at the heritage restaurant as well as the company of Mr Kumar (guide) and Mr Singh (driver). All in all, an excellent day!

The whole day was extremely well organised. Our driver, Mr Jaheer, was excellent and got us to our destinations safely and promptly. Our guide around the Taj Mahal, Bobby, was very informative and welcoming to our group. The day was fantastic from start to finish and I would recommend this trip to anyone. The Taj Mahal is truly spectacular and a must see.

This tour with Janu was great. Janu knows Jaipur very well and knows everything you want to know about the city. The tour was fun and interesting! I loved it and I had a great time. Thanks so much Janu Private Tours!

Great sights, especially Amer Fort and Hawa Mahal!! Very patient, knowledgeable, and friendly tour guide. One very good tour!!