Jaipur is a tourist destination that is both challenging and captivating; extreme poverty rubs shoulders with the exorbitant luxury of palaces. In order to make the most of this city and its frantic pace, follow our recommendations for a two-day mini-tour in Jaipur. This itinerary has been designed for independent tourists and gives you valuable guidance for a successful stay in Jaipur. You will certainly be able to tour the main tourist attractions and monuments of the city in these two hectic days.
Presentation of the two days of the mini-circuit of Jaipur
The mini circuit is structured in two parts; the first section includes visiting the historic city center, while the second includes tourist attractions outside the city. We advise you to devote one day to each stage of the mini-circuit; please note that you will need to take a taxi or rickshaw to visit the area around the city. This mini circuit is easy to organize and particularly recommended for independent tourists.
Presentation of the mini circuit:
Day 1: the city center of Jaipur- the Palace of the City, the Jantar Mantar, the Palace of Winds; watch the sunset from the Temple of the Sun.
Day 2: Jaipur area – Amber Fortress, Water Palace and Monkey Palace.
Jaipur mini circuit itinerary
Day 1 – in themorning
The morning is organized around the visit to the Palace of the City, the official residence of the Maharajah of Jaipur. The visit to this monument located in the city center lasts about two hours during which you will explore the magnificent rooms of the palace, the museum and the exhibition of art objects. You will see the Peacock Gate, the massive silverware of Diwan-I-Khas and the Weapon Hall, which houses a magnificent and terrifying collection of weapons that traces the history of the Jaipur region.
Day 1 – the afternoon
In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to explore the Pink City, the historical center of Jaipur and the surroundings of the Palace of the City. You will be submerged in a whirlwind of images, sounds, and smells, as Jaipur is a lively and chaotic city; you will be stopped by street vendors, suffocated by pollution and annoyed by the heat, but it is worth it because the monuments are magnificent. If it becomes too tiring, head to Jantar Mantar to enjoy the peace and silence. In the late afternoon take the time to admire the beautiful sunset.
Key moments in the afternoon include:
• A visit to the magnificent Hawa Mahal, the Palace of the Winds, the residence of Maharajah women who watched the city cloistered behind the palace windows
• A visit to the magnificent Jantar Mantar observatory the instruments served to predict the future.
Visit the doors and walls of the Rose City • Visit the city’s lively markets and shops
• Visit the Temple of the Sun, which is the perfect opportunity to admire a beautiful sunset
Day 2- morning
In the morning you will visit the fortress of Amber, which is 7km north of Jaipur. This magnificent monument is one of the most representatives of Jaipur, thanks to its massive defenses and delicate artistic details; the fortress is at the top of a hill and visitors are transported by elephants to the main courtyard.
The road to the fortress passes next to the Jal Mahal, one of the most photographed monuments in the world. Seen from the road, the Palace seems to float in the center of Lake Mansagar; this magnificent monument was once the hunting residence of the Maharajah.
Day 2- afternoon
In the afternoon you will visit the Galta Ji Temple and the Nahargarh Fortress. The Galta Ji Temple is known as the Monkey Temple; it is a structure built around a natural source and is home to a hundred monkeys. Nahargarh Fortress was built to protect the city of Jaipur; it’s a great place to watch the sunset.