After breakfast, driveto Jaipur, stopping en route to see Fatehpur Sikri.
Fatehpur Sikri (‘Place of Victory’) was the 16th century imperial capital of Mughal Emperor Akbar. Akbar built the city in gratitude and tribute to Salim Chishti, a renowned saint in Sikri. The saint’s grave is in an exquisite marble tomb here, and is now a much revered pilgrimage spot. Fatehpur Sikri is a magnificent complex of forts, palaces, pavilions, courtyards, domes, balconies, cupolas, tanks, baths, and mosques built in red sandstone, mixing elements of Persian, Timurid, and Indian styles. The first planned city of the Mughals, Fatehpur Sikri is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
After your visit, continue onward to Jaipur.
Upon arrival, check in to your hotel.
Jaipur, capital of Rajasthan’s heroic and fearless warrior kings, is steeped in centuries of history, culture, and royal tradition. The colourful city entices not only with its majestic forts and resplendent palaces but also with the atmospheric bazaars of the original Old City which goes back to the 18th century.
Later, go on a sights tour of Jaipur.
The Amer (or Amber) Fort is around 10 km north of Jaipur. Amer was the capital of the Kachchawa Rajputs for 700 years (1037-1727). The magnificent Fort rests on a hill high above the city and offers a stunning view from the top.
Constructed in a blend of Mughal and Rajput architectural styles, the resplendent City Palace or royal complex has an excellent collection of miniature paintings, carpets, royal memorabilia, and rare astronomical works in Arabic, Persian, Latin, and Sanskrit.
Overnight in Jaipur.