ITINERARY- 3 Nights 4 Days
Jaipur encapsulates the entire Rajasthan experience: magnificent Forts and Palaces, traditional eateries, exotic Jewellery, Textiles and Handicrafts. Jaipur is very close to chaotic and bustling city Ajmer, home to the highly revered Dargah of KhwajaMoinuddinChishti. Nearby the pale blue town of Pushkar is a Hindu Pilgrimage site and hosts internationally renowned cattle fair or famous as Pushkar fair which is held once in a year.
Top 5 Highlights
- City Palace, Jaipur
- JantarMantar, Jaipur
- Amber Fort, Jaipur
- Dargah Of KhwajaMoinuddinChishti , Ajmer
- Bramah Temple, Pushkar
DAY 1 – JAIPUR
After reaching Jaipur you will transfer to already booked hotel after taking some rest you can start your first day for visiting sights in the pink city. You can start your day to visit City Palace – A complex of courtyard, Gardens and buildings. Now days the Royal family of Jaipur resides in Chandra Mahal, the main place within the complex. Enter through Virendra Pol, the main gate and stop by Mubarak Mahal, which houses of a collection of royal costumes in the Maharaja SawaiMansingh II.
There is grand Rajendra Pol, flanked by carved elephants. To see Rajput paintings and manuscripts, visit the Diwan –i-Am (hall of Public Audience). JantarMantar – Adjacent to the City Palace is JantarMantar , an observatory which is the most striking instrument here is the Brihat Samrat Yantra sundial, which aids in the calculation of local and meridian time. JantarMantar was added to India’s list of Unesco World Heritage Sites. HawaMahal – Jaipur most distinctive landmark, the HawaMahal is an extraordinary pink – sandstone structure with a delicately honey combined have façade that rises a dizzying five storeys.
Albert Hall – The Albert Hall is the most extensive museum in Rajasthan today, spread across two floors, it displays artefacts, textiles, paintings, and weapons of various regions. It is also a collection of pottery, crafts, scriptures and sculptures from other parts of India and the world. Evening you can visit a village Restaurant called ChokhiDhani famous for his village culture you can have dinner with Rajasthan’s Folk music dance can enjoy your evening with magicians, mehandi art puppets shows and many more activities.
DAY 2 – JAIPUR
Day starts by taking an extension from Jaipur visit Amer Fort-Amer Fort is the magnificent honey hued fort palace of Amer rises from a rocky mountainside about 11 kms northeast of Jaipur. You can reach up via elephant ride, jeep ride or by a car and by walk. If you will walk or ride an elephant up, you will enter through Suraj pol (Sun Gate), which leads to JalebChowk (the main courtyard) where returning armies would display their war booty to the populace. Jalebchowk leads either to the main palace, to the small Siladevi Temple. Or to the second courtyard and the Diwan – I Am (Hall of Public Audience), with its double row of columns, each topped by a capital in the shape of elephant.
Jaigarh–A scrubby green hill – CheelkaTeela – rising above Amer is topped by the imposing fortress of Jaigarh. It has the world’s largest wheeled cannon, Jaya Vana. Nahargarh – Nahargarh overlooks the city from a sheer ridge to the north. An 8 km road winds up through the hills from Jaipur. The views are glorious – there’s a restaurant that’s perfect for a light snack at sunset. JalMahal– The palace is partially submerged in the Man Sagar Lake and only one or two storeys of the five storey building are visible above water, depending on the level of the lake. With the Aravallis in the background it makes for a great setting for photographs. Evening visits some local markets for shopping Bapu Bazaar Johri bazaar and many more have dinner in main city very popular dinning are there. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3 –JAIPUR – AJMER – PUSHKAR – JAIPUR (165 Kms/3-4 Hrs)
Early morning have breakfast and drive towards Pushkar/Ajmer, upon arrival go for a visit of Pushkar. Brahma Temple- One of the few existing Brahma Temple in India and the most prominent of them, the temple is marked by the red spire and over the entrance gateway is the hans (goose) symbol of Brahma.
Temple open: 6 AM to Noon, 3 to 7 PM
Saraswati Temple – This sight is for those who willing to try and capable of making a step 4 Km climb up a hill to catch a wide view of Pushkar. Saraswati temple is dedicated to Goddess Saraswati, Lord Brahma’s Wife. Ghats- The 52 Ghats that surround Pushkar lake are used by bathe and offer their prayers. You can choose anyone to access a lake and to offer a puja. The important Ghats are Brahma Ghat, VarahaGhat and GauGhat. These have temples where the evening Aarti is held at 6:30 PM. Evening drive to Ajmer to visit Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti. Dargah of KhwajaMoinuddinCHishti – This is the resting place of Sufi Saint KhwajaMoinuddinChisti, Popularly known as Garib Nawaj.
Many Mughal emperors added to the buildings here – construction of the shrine was completed by Humayun and the first gate is the Nizam Gate built in 1915. The Akbari Masjid on the right was constructed by Akbar in 1571 and is now a Madrassa. The second gate was built by Shah Jahan and is often called Nakkarkhana because it has two Nakkaras (drums) fixed above it. The third gate,Buland Darwaja its tall 28 meters and whitewashed and leads into the Dargah courtyard. Flanking the entrance area the degs one donated by Akbar and the other by Jehangir for offerings for the poor.
Dargah Opens : 5 AM – 3 PM, 4 to 9 PM
Adhai Din Ka Jhopra – On the town outskirts are the ruins of the Adhai Din KaJhopra (two- and-a half-day – hut) mosque. According to Legend construction in 1153 took 2,1/2 days but it was built as a Sanskrit college but in 1198 Mohammed Gori seized Ajmer and converted the building into a fine Indo-Islamic style Mosque. Anna Sagar Lake – This large lake created by damming the River Luni, is set against the blue grey hills that are reflected on its surface.
On its banks are two green parks, The Subash Bagh and Daulat Bagh, where a series of marble pavilions were erected by Shah Jahan. Nasiyan Temple- This marvellous Jain temple was built in 1865. Its also kown as Golden Temple due to its amazing display. Taragarh Fort –About 3 Km and a step 1,1/2 Hour climb beyond the Adhai Din Ka Jhopra mosque, This fort commands a superb view over the city.Later evening drive towards Jaipur on arrival transfer to hotel or you can stay at Ajmer for a night early morning can depart for Jaipur to continue your Journey.