Two Day Itinerary for Jaipur

This two day itinerary covers all of Jaipur’s major monuments as well as a few lesser known but superb smaller ones that most tours skip.

On Day 1, you will visit the Amer fort as well as Jaigarh fort with stops at the Panna Meena ka Kund stepwell, the Anokhi Museum, and the Jal Mahal.

Day 2 starts with a morning visit to the City Palace, followed by Jantar Mantar, the medieval astronomical observatory. Next visit the Hawa Mahal and after lunch shop at the Johari Bazaar. In the evening visit either the Nahargarh Fort, the Birla temple, the Albert Hall Museum or the Galtaji Temple (aka Monkey Temple)

Day 1

Morning

Amer Fort

Start early today with a visit to the hilltop Amer Fort, an imposing 16th century fort and palace complex of the Jaipur rulers. The fort was built by Raja Man Singh and expanded by successive rulers until the capital was shifted to Jaipur in 1727.

Lunch

Enjoy a quick lunch at Amer before carrying on

Afternoon

Panna Meena ka Kund, and Anokhi Museum

Visit the Panna Meena ka Kund, a beautiful stepwell close to Amer fort. If you are lucky with the light, its a great photo spot. Carry on to the Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing, to see how traditional craftspersons apply designs on fabric using block printing techniques.

Jaigarh Fort

Carry on to the Jaigarh fort,  built in 1726 to protect the Amer fort and palaces. The two forts are connected by subterranean passages and if you choose not to visit the Kund and the Museum, you could walk to the Jaigarh from Amer. Ask your driver to meet you at Jaigarh in that case

Dinner

For Dinner, we suggest you try out a traditional Rajastani meal at Chokhi Dhani or elsewhere.

Day 2

Morning

City Palace

Start with a visit to the City Palace, the regal home of the Jaipur maharajas, and home to a fascinating museum showcasing the history and the arts of Jaipur.

Jantar Mantar

Next, visit the Jantar Mantar, a medieval astronomical observatory with large, strange looking instruments you could literally walk into. The instruments are quite complex and a student of astronomy would be most impressed.

Hawa Mahal

A visit to Jaipur is incomplete without seeing the unique viewing gallery – the Hawa Mahal – that allowed the Palace ladies to view processions and festivities from the privacy of a screen.

Afternoon

In the afternoon, walk around the Johari Bazaar market and perhaps indulge in some shopping for precious and semi-precious gems, as well as traditional and modern jewellery. Also available are a range of other art and crafts. If you feel like cooling off with a dessert, do try Pandit Kulfi and Ramakrishna Falooda

Wrap up with a visit to the Nahargarh Fort which offers a magnificent view of the entire city. In case you are tired of forts, you could instead visit the gorgeous Birla temple, the ornate Albert Hall museum or go visit the quirky Galtaji monkey temple!

Evening

A free evening to relax or visit anything you missed out on.