The Pink city - land of royal palaces and historic marvels
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Day 1

- Arrival

Jaipur International Airport (JAI)

Check-in at

Day 1 to Day 5 - 4N
Taj Jai Mahal Palace

Jai Mahal Palace is a stunning piece of Rajasthan’s heritage and has been the residence of three Prime Ministers of the princely state of Jaipur. Now a 5-star luxury hotel of Taj Hotels & Palaces. Spend your initial 4 days here while you explore this beautiful city.

historic museum in jaipur

15:00 – 17:00

Albert Hall Museum​

After finishing your lunch at the hotel take some rest and head over to Albert Hall Museum. Museum closes at 17:00 and opens again at 19:00 hours.

entrance gates to the city of jaipur

17:00 – 18:30

Ajmeri Gate, Ramniwas Bagh

Stroll around the Ramniwas Bagh gardens next to the Albert hall museum and explore the streets of Jaipur around this area.

luxury hotel evening events

19:00 – 20:00

Taj Jai Mahal Palace

Enjoy the traditional lighting ceremony and the evening events at the hotel where you are staying. This is organized by the hotel every evening.

Dinner at

Cinnamon - Taj Jai Mahal Palace

Savor a meal from Princely States of India at the erstwhile dining room of the Prime Minister of Jaipur State. One can enjoy the cuisines from Rajputana, Awadh, and Hyderabad.

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Day 2

hawa mahal jaipur rajasthan india

09:30 – 11:30

Hawa Mahal

After breakfast at the hotel, visit the prominent landmark of Jaipur situated in the center of the city. Even though travelers spend very less time here, let a tour guide take you around the palace and later explore the inside of this mahal at your own pace.

astronomical instruments

11:45 – 12:30

Jantar Mantar

Is very close to Hawa mahal and next to the city palace. 10 minutes by walk from Hawa Mahal. Explore the historic, working astronomical instruments built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II, the founder of this city before you leave for lunch.

traditional Rajasthani thali

12:45 – 14:30 | Lunch at

Laxmi Mishthan Bhandar

Enjoy a traditional Rajasthani veg thali filled with flavors and variety at this famous restaurant in the city. You might need to wait for some time to get a table here.

palace in the city of jaipur

14:45 – 17:00

City Palace

Explore the massive city palace complex enclosing Diwan-E-Aam, the museum (Mubarak Mahal) situated inside this complex with a nominal entry ticket. If you follow this itinerary, you will be visiting again.

shopping streets of jaipur

17:30 – 


Explore Johari Bazar, and Tripolia Bazaar, and shop in the local stores located in the vicinity of the palaces. You can find products ranging from simple traditional souvenirs, and leather bags to expensive jewelry

fine dining Italian restaurant

Dinner at

Giardino - Taj Jai Mahal Palace​

Take a break from the Indian food and savor the traditional Italian food paired with the finest old and new world wines in a fine dining restaurant by the pool.

Day 3

textile and block print museum

10:30 – 12:00

Anokhi Museum

Soon after finishing your breakfast head to the Anokhi Museum to see the rich textile heritage of the land through demonstrations and artifacts related to block printing on textile. This place is closed on Monday.

step well in Rajasthan

12:15 – 12:45

Panna Mina ka kund

This is a beautiful step-well located near the Anokhi Museum and on the way to Amber fort from the museum. One can find such step-wells across the state of Rajasthan. 

historic fort and palace

13:00 – 16:30

Amber / Amer Fort

This is a huge fort situated just outside the city of Jaipur. Do dedicate a few hours to explore this marvelous fort at your own pace. Things not to miss while exploring this fort – Sheesh Mahal, Sukh Niwas, Baradari, and the grand entrance of Suraj dwaar.

north Indian food

Lunch at

1135 AD

You can have lunch in this royal restaurant located inside the fort. 

royal garden in jaipur

16:45 – 17:15

Kanak Vrindavan

It is a beautiful royal garden next to the Jal Mahal. Spend some time strolling around this garden.

jal mahal palace in water

17:15 – 

Jal Mahal

Sit along the Man Sagar Lake and enjoy the evening breeze while gazing at this palace in midst of water before heading back to Amer.

historic fort and palace night show

Timing varies depending on the season and months

Amber / Amer Fort - Light & Sound Show

A must experience to understand the history of the fort through light and sound. The timing of the show varies depending on the season and months. Do confirm the show timings during your afternoon visit.

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In-Room Dinning - Taj Jai Mahal Palace​

After an exhausting day of walking and exploring Amer. Get back to the hotel, take a bath and enjoy a meal in your room. 

Day 4

fort in jaipur

10:00 – 12:30

Jaigarh Fort

After having a filling breakfast at your hotel, it is time to explore another fort in jaipur. This overlooks the Amer which you visited yesterday. 

jal mahal restaurant

13:00 – 14:30 | Lunch at

Jal Mahal Restaurant - Trident Hotel Jaipur

After an exhausting walk in the fort, it’s time to fuel your belly. 

blue pottery shop in the city

14:45 – 15:45

Jaipur Blue Pottery Art Centre

Explore the beauty of blue pottery and buy some souvenirs. You can interact with the owner of the shop and learn more about this traditional craft.

historic architecture

16:00 – 17:00

Gaitore Ki Chhatriyan

Is the royal crematorium grounds. This compound follows Vedic architectural guidelines with Indo-Persian structural and arcuate building influences. Kindly note that the ticket counter closes at 16:30 and the place is open till 17:00.

historic fort

17:30 –

Nahargarh Fort

Another very old fort in the city. Spend your evening on the hilltop admiring the pink city and the setting sun. This fort is open till late in the evening and you can spend some quality peaceful time here.

luxury hotel restaurant

Dinner at

Marble Arch - Taj Jai Mahal Palace​

Do try to have lunch at the place where you would have been having the breakfasts every day.

Day 5

- Change Hotel

taj jai mahal palace hotel

Check out

Taj Jai Mahal Palace

It’s time to say bye-bye to this beautiful palace and shift your base to the next palace hotel in the city.


Day 5 to Day 8 - 3N
Taj Rambagh Palace

It is time for you to live like a Maharaja by staying in the former residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur.

palace fine dining restaurant

Lunch & Dinner at

Steam - Taj Rambagh Palace

Enjoy your afternoon lunch and dinner at Jaipur’s best lounge bar which offers Mediterranean cuisine and features a restored steam engine and recreated Victorian station.

Day 6

Inside Jaipur city palace

10:00 – 13:00

City Palace

Highly recommend to take the private tour inside the palace. Special tickets for this are available at the booking / ticket counter.


Lunch at

Anokhi Café

This tiny cafe by Anokhi located next to their main retail store offers some really lip smacking food. We recommend trying their Pizzas.

store in Jaipur

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After lunch at Anokhi cafe, you can visit their store and explore other textile stores in the city like Pachouli to buy some fine block printed apparels for you and your loved ones.

luxury fine dining restaurant


Peshawri - ITC Rajputana

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Day 7

relax in the spa


Jiva Spa

Soak up all the stresses of your long week of traveling, and enjoy a signature experience at Taj’s Jiva spa before you head back to your busy schedule.

fine dining royal restaurant


Rajput Room - Taj Rambagh Palace

Enjoy a filing afternoon lunch like a Maharaj.

fine dining royal restaurant


Suvarna Mahal - Taj Rambagh Palace

Savor the royal cuisines from the princely states of Rajasthan, Awadh, Punjab, and Hyderabad to get the best of India on your last night in Jaipur.

Day 8

- Departure

rambagh palace hotel

Check out

Taj Rambagh Palace

After all the relaxation and detoxing its time to check out.

take off

Take off from

Jaipur International Airport

Leave the pink city of Jaipur with fond memories.

General advice is to visit the tourist places on weekdays to avoid the crowd and to later relax in the lap of luxury like a royal during the weekend before you depart from the city.

This recommended itinerary covers most of the key locations in and around Jaipur to get a proper feel of the royal pink city and to experience the life of a maharaja (king). There are 4 other places which can be visited.

  • Galta Ji (In Jaipur)
  • Patrika Gate (In Jaipur)
  • Bhangarh Fort (around 80Km from Jaipur)
  • Chand Bawri (40 Km from Bhangarh)
If you can spare another 3 days, you can visit Ranthambore which is around  3-4 hours drive from Jaipur. Do check our itinerary for Ranthambore.

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