Jaipur - Govind Dev Temple, The Amber Fort and Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing
Today, proceed to visit Govind Dev temple to attend the morning aarti, witness the crowd of more than 100 people chanting in sync during the aarti.
After the Aarti ceremony, proceed to visit the inspiring Amber Fort en-route visit the vegetable and milk market.
Amber Fort, 7 miles from Jaipuris a marvelous example of Rajput architecture with its terraces and ramparts reflected in the Maota Lake below. The interiors of the fort have various royal halls decorated with intricate ivory, mirror, and glasswork complemented by exquisite wall paintings. As you move between the rooms of this magnificent structure feel the history and visualize the pomp and grandeur of a kingdom that was never conquered.
After the Amer, the visit proceed to explore the sleepy town of Amber, dotted with numerous historic temples, Havelis, and a fascinating stepwell that is older than the famous fort and complex.
Visit Jagat Shiromani Temple, a 16th-century temple dedicated to Lord Krishna, this temple is decorated with beautiful frescos featuring characters from Hindu mythology. Jagat Shrimoni Temple was constructed by Shri Kankawatiji, Maharani of Maharaja Man Singh in 1601, in commemoration of her beloved son Maharaja Kumar Jagat Singhji who died two years previously. Locally available stone and white marble was used to construct this stunning temple, which is built in the south Indian style. The carvings depict trumpeting elephants and horses scenes from Puranas, as well as some scenes depicting everyday life.
Ambikeshwar Temple, this ancient Shiva temple is believed to be older than Amber and it is said that every year the Shiva linga is sinking deeper into the ground, a fact which cannot be explained by geological reasoning.
Purani Haveli, one of the largest Havelis of the town which is still occupied despite now lies largely in ruins. Panna Miah Kund, a beautifully restored stepwell that was built by one of Jai Singh’s eunuchs.
Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing is situated in a beautifully restored mansion from the 16th century. Housing an excellent collection of both traditional and contemporary textiles made using a variety of different techniques. There is a workshop where visitors can watch demonstrations of block printing and even have a go themselves.
After the sightseeing rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city on your own. Spend some time in the city’s crowded and colorful bazaars that sell a wide variety of artisan goods and semi-precious stones, which are the local specialty.
Optional Experience: Hot Air Ballooning over Amer Fort
Wake up early morning today and drive to Amer, 7 miles from Jaipur, take a Hot Air Balloon flight.
Indulge in the lifestyle pleasure of drifting with the wind over the panorama of Amber Fort. You will fly over villages & Amber Fort. They’ll give you a flight of joy that you’d want to experience repeatedly. You will see the world from a completely new perspective, sailing with the wind during your flight.