Agra - Jaipur
After breakfast drive to Jaipur, including a visit to Fatehpur Sikri en route. Fatehpur Sikri is situated about 40 kms/1 hr from Agra. This was the erstwhile capital of the great Mughal ruler - Emperor Akbar. This magnificent fort palace had to be abandoned after just 15 years of occupation due to lack of potable water.
After your visit to Fatehpur Sikri you continue your drive to Jaipur. On arrival in Jaipur you will be checked into your hotel.
Jaipur is an essential stop in any tour of Rajasthan.The old walled section of the city is known as the Pink City; it was painted red (a lucky color in Hindu culture) to welcome England’s Prince Alfred in 1853 and the fading old buildings retain their hue. Jaipur is one of India’s newer cities, founded in 1727, and was the creation of Jai Singh II, the Maharaja of the Kuchwaha Rajputs, who decided when Mogul power was on the decline to move from his outmoded hillside fortress at Amber to establish a new capital on the plains further south.
The Pink City was built in only eight years. Much of it was designed by Jai Singh himself, including the City Palace and the Jantar Mantar, a fascinating astronomical observatory with massive instruments used to predict the monsoon and identify the movements of the stars. Most impressive is a gigantic sundial that is accurate to the nearest two minutes. All seven gates into the old city remain, one of which leads into Johari Bazaar.
Overnight at Hotel
INCLUDES : Breakfast