Welcome to Amber


Amber was the former capital of Jaipur state. It was built by the Kachhwaha Rajputs, who hailed from Gwalior, in present day Madhya Pradesh, where they reigned for over 800 years. The construction of the fort, which was begun in 1592 by Maharaja Man Singh, the Rajput commander of Akbar’s army, was financed with war booty. It was later extended and completed by the Jai Singhs before they moved to Jaipur on the plains below.

The town of Amber, below the fort, is also worth visiting, especially the Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing. From the museum you can walk around the ancient town to the restored Panna Meena Baori (step-well) and Jagat Siromani Temple (known locally as the Meera Temple).


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$40 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Full-Day Tour of Jaipur with Guide

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, Jaipur, Jaipur District, RajasthanThe Hawa Mahal, the most famous landmark of Jaipur, the palace of winds built by Sawai Pratap Singh was actually planned for the royal household to have a look at everyday life of the city. The palace has tier upon tier of curved arch surmounting fairy casements with “jali” – latticework screens.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Amber Fort, Amer, Jaipur, Jaipur District, RajasthanThe Amber Fort as one of the most magnificent destinations in Jaipur. Sitting upon the rugged hills outside of town the Amer (Amber) Fort is an example of the fascinating blend of Hindu and Muslim architecture made from red sandstone and white marble.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Jal Mahal, Jaipur, Jaipur District, RajasthanThe Jal Mahal, the water palace that is situated in the midst of the beautiful Man Sagar Lake in Jaipur City. Jal Mahal is an exceptional structure of the Rajput culture. The palace and the lake around it were renovated and enlarged in the 18th century by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Amber. A wonderful five storied building built in red sandstone.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, Jaipur, Jaipur District, RajasthanThe Jantar Mantar monument of Jaipur, is a collection of nineteen architectural astronomical instruments, built by the Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh. It features the world’s largest stone sundial, and is a UNESCO World Heritage site.It is the largest stone astronomical observatory in the world and this feature makes it, a special destination for a traveler.Duration: 1 hourStop At: City Palace of Jaipur, Jaipur, Jaipur District, RajasthanJaipur city which was built by Maharaja Jai Singh, the notable astronomer. Visit the Maharaja's City Palace (apart of which is the home of the erstwhile royal family),Duration: 1 hour

$732 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4-Night: Delhi, Agra, Bharatpur, Jaipur, Ranthambhore Safari

ItineraryDay 1: New Delhi - JaipurStop At: Humayun's Tomb, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of DelhiHumayun's Tomb (Unesco World Heritage site) - is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi. The arched facade is inlaid with bands of white marble and red sandstone, and the building follows strict rules of Islamic geometry, with an emphasis on the number eight.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Qutub Minar, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of DelhiQutub Minar (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) - The Qutub Minar that gives the complex its name is an unmissable, soaring Afghan-style victory tower and minaret, erected by sultan Qutb-ud-din in 1193 to proclaim his supremacy over the vanquished Hindu rulers of Qila Rai Pithora.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Lotus Temple, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of DelhiDesigned for tranquil worship, Delhi's beautiful Lotus Temple offers a rare pocket of calm in the hectic city. It is shaped like a lotus flower, with 27 delicate-looking white-marble petals. The temple was created to bring faiths together; visitors are invited to pray or meditate silently according to their own beliefs.Duration: 1 hourStop At: India Gate, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of DelhiThis imposing 42m-high stone memorial arch was designed by Lutyens in 1921. It pays tribute to around 90,000 Indian army soldiers who died in WWI, the Northwest Frontier operations and the 1919 Anglo-Afghan War. Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Parliament House, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of DelhiThis circular, colonnaded building, designed by Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker, was where the 1947 handover of power from Britain to the newly independent India took place, and parliament still meets here.Pass By: Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of DelhiRashtrapati Bhavan or President House is an official residence of the President of India.Formerly home to the British Viceroy, the President’s House has 340 rooms, with 2.5km of corridors, and it's fascinating to take a peek inside.No meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Jaipur at Hotel Hilton (5-star) or similarDay 2: Jaipur - RanthambhoreStop At: Amber Fort Palace, Jaipur, Jaipur District, RajasthanAmber Fort - The magnificent, formidable, honey-hued fort of Amber (pronounced 'amer'), an ethereal example of Rajput architecture, rises from a rocky mountainside about 11km northeast of Jaipur, and is the city’s must-see sight. It comprises an extensive palace complex, built from pale yellow and pink sandstone, and white marble, and is divided into four main sections, each with its own courtyard. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Jal Mahal, Jaipur, Jaipur District, RajasthanPhoto Stop at Jal Mahal (Water Palace) - Near the cenotaphs of the maharanis of Jaipur and beautifully situated in the watery expanse of Man Sagar, is this dreamlike palace. It's origins are uncertain, but it was believed to have been extensively restored if not built by Jai Singh II (1734). Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, Jaipur, Jaipur District, RajasthanPhoto Stop at Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) - Jaipur’s most distinctive landmark is an extraordinary pink-painted delicately honeycombed hive that rises a dizzying five storeys. It was constructed in 1799 by Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh to enable ladies of the royal household to watch the life and processions of the city.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: City Palace of Jaipur, Jaipur, Jaipur District, RajasthanThe City Palace is the residence of the royal family. A complex of courtyards, gardens and buildings. There are palace buildings from different eras, some dating from the early 20th century. It is a striking blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, Jaipur, Jaipur District, RajasthanJantar Mantar Observatory (a Unesco World Heritage Site) - is a collection of curving geometric buildings that are carefully calibrated to monitor the movement of the stars and planets.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in Ranthambhore at the Tigress Spa and Resort (5-star) or similar. Day 3: Safari's at Ranthambhore National ParkStop At: Ranthambore National Park, Sawai Madhopur, Sawai Madhopur District, RajasthanEnjoy morning safari in tiger reserve in a shared Jeep in search of tigers. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Ranthambore National Park, Sawai Madhopur, Sawai Madhopur District, RajasthanEnjoy afternoon safari in the tiger reserve in a shared Jeep in search of tigers. The Ranthambhore national park, which is considered to be the best place in the world to photograph the tiger in its natural habitat, is a wonderful place for bird-watching too. Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in Ranthambhore at the Tigress Spa and Resort (5-star) or similarDay 4: Ranthambhore - Bharatpur - Agra Stop At: Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Bharatpur District, RajasthanEnroute Ranthambhore to Agra visit Bharatpur, famous for Keoladeo Ghana bird sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Have a completely rewarding experience of seeing an overwhelming range of birds during the rickshaw (tricycle) ride into the Keoladeo Ghana national park. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in Agra at Hotel Jaypee Palace (5-star) or similar. Day 5: Agra - Delhi & Drop-offStop At: Taj Mahal, Agra, Agra District, Uttar PradeshAt sunrise visit Taj Mahal (a Unesco World Heritage Site) - widely considered the most beautiful building in the world. Built by Shah Jahan as a memorial for his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died giving birth to their 14th child in 1631. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Agra Fort, Agra, Agra District, Uttar PradeshAgra Fort (a Unesco World Heritage Site) - is a historical fort along the bank of the Yamuna River in the city of Agra. It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty until 1638 and one of the finest Mughal forts in India. Walking through courtyard after courtyard of this palatial red-sandstone and marble fortress, your amazement grows as the scale of what was built here begins to sink in.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$484 Multi-day & Extended Tours

New Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Ranthambore 4-Day Tour, 5-Star Hotel

ItineraryDay 1: Delhi City Tour and 4-Hrs drive to Jaipur (L)Pass By: New Delhi, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of DelhiPickup at 9am from Hotel/Airport in Delhi. You will have a half-day city tour of Delhi visiting: the 11th century Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty and the India Gate, a war memorial.You will also drive by the Parliament House, the President's Palace and Secretariat buildings.Afterward, you will drive 4-hrs to Jaipur.Meals included: • LunchAccommodation included: Overnight at a 5* Hotel: The Trident or similarDay 2: Jaipur City Tour and 3-Hrs drive to Ranthambore (B,L,D)Pass By: Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, Jaipur, Jaipur District, RajasthanAfter breakfast we visit the dramatic hilltop fortress at Amber. We wander among glittering inlays and the Hall of Mirrors. On the way back we stop to view the elegant Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds this elaborate building, now little more than a façade, is encrusted with delicate screens and carved balconies from which the royal ladies, confined to their quarters, could sneak views of the outside world.Time Permit shopping Jaipur is an excellent place to shop and you'll find an enticing variety of goods available there. Some of the most popular items are precious gemstones, silver jewelry, bangles, clothes, blue pottery, textiles and more.Afternoon you will drive 3-hrs to Ranthambhore.Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at a 5* Hotel: The Tigress Spa Resort or similarDay 3: Jungle Safari's in Ranthambore Park and 5-Hrs drive to Agra (B,L)Pass By: Ranthambore Fort, RajasthanMorning trips the Tiger Reserve in a shared Jeep in search of Tigers. The Ranthambhore National Park, which is said to have the India’s friendliest Tigers and considered to be the best place in the world to photograph the tiger in its natural habitat, is a wonderful place for bird-watching too.After Jangal Safari ride 5-6-hrs drive to Agra.Note: Ranthambore National Park is closed during the monsoon season “July 1 to Sept 30” (3 Month) every yearMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Overnight at a 5* Hotel: The Trident or similarDay 4: Agra City Tour and 3-Hrs drive to Delhi drop (B,L)Pass By: Tdi Mall, Agra, Agra District, Uttar Pradesh6am at sunrise, the magnificent Taj Mahal (Closed on every Friday) one of the Seven Wonders of the World and surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife.Return to the hotel for breakfast.After breakfast we visit the historic Agra Fort, this powerful fortress of red sandstone encompasses, within its 2.5-km-long enclosure walls, the imperial city of the Mughal rulers. It comprises many fairy-tale palaces, such as the Jahangir Palace and the Khas Mahal, built by Shah Jahan; audience halls, such as the Diwan-i-Khas; and two very beautiful mosques.Enjoy free exploring the local handicrafts and shopping centers of the city where one can look for marble inlay work, fine quality carpets, Zari and embroidery, leather goods etc.Before heading back to New Delhi 3-hrs drive by car where you will be drop-off at your desired location in New DelhiMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.

$296 Multi-day & Extended Tours

New Delhi to Ranthambore 4-Day Tour Including Agra and Jaipur

ItineraryDay 1: Delhi City Tour and 3-Hrs drive to Agra (L)Pass By: New Delhi, New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi8am Pickup from hotel/anywhere in Delhi and half-day city tour of Delhi visiting: the 11th century Qutub Minar, built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty and the India Gate, a war memorial. You will also drive by the Parliament House, the President's Palace and Secretariat buildings. Afterwards 3 hours drive to Agra.Meals included: • LunchAccommodation included: Overnight at a 4* Hotel: Four Point by Sheraton or similarOvernight at a 5* Hotel: The Hilton or similarDay 2: Agra City Tour and 5-Hrs to Ranthambhore (B,L,D)Pass By: Tdi Mall, Agra, Agra District, Uttar Pradesh6am Pickup and visit the sunrise magnificent Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday) one of the Seven Wonders of the World and surely the most extravagant expression of love ever created. 20,000 men laboured for over 17 years to build this memorial to Shah Jahan's beloved wife. It's a wealth of white marble and semi-precious stone - undoubtedly the highlight of the tour.Next we visit Agra Fort, this powerful fortress of red sandstone encompasses, within its 2.5-km-long enclosure walls, the imperial city of the Mughal rulers. It comprises many fairy-tale palaces, such as the Jahangir Palace and the Khas Mahal, built by Shah Jahan; audience halls, such as the Diwan-i-Khas; and two very beautiful mosques.Then enjoy some shopping centers of the city where one can look for marble inlay work, fine quality carpets, Zari and embroidery, leather goods etc.After Agra sightseeing 5-hrs drives to Ranthambhore National Park.Note: Ranthambhore National Park is closed during the monsoon season “July 1 to Sept 30” (3 Month) every yearMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at a 4* Hotel: Ranthambhore Regency or similar Overnight at a 5* Hotel: The Tigress or similarDay 3: Jungle Safari's in Ranthambore Park and 3-Hrs drive to Jaipur (B,L)Pass By: Ranthambore Fort, RajasthanMorning and Afternoon two trips the Tiger Reserve in a shared Jeep in search of Tigers. The Ranthambhore National Park, which is said to have the India’s friendliest Tigers and considered to be the best place in the world to photograph the tiger in its natural habitat, is a wonderful place for bird-watching too.After Jangal Safari 3 hrs drive to Jaipur.Meals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Overnight at a 4* Hotel: Lemon Tree or similarOvernight at a 5* Hotel: The Hilton or similarDay 4: Jaipur City Tour and 4-Hrs drive to Delhi (B,L)Pass By: Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, Jaipur, Jaipur District, Rajasthan8am Pickup and we visit hilltop fortress at Amber, we wander among glittering inlays and the Hall of Mirrors.On the way back we stop to view the elegant Hawa Mahal or Palace of the Winds this elaborate building, now little more than a façade, is encrusted with delicate screens and carved balconies from which the royal ladies.Next we visit City Palace and time permit shopping Jaipur is an excellent place to shop and you'll find an enticing variety of goods available there. Some of the most popular items are precious gemstones, silver jewelry, bangles, clothes, blue pottery, textiles and more.Evening we drive to Delhi drop-off at hotel/airportMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.

$16 Day Trips & Excursions

Jaipur Day Tour

Pick up at 9 am from airport / hotel in Jaipur and Begin the tour by visiting the Amber Fort. The Amber fort is Constructed of red sandstone and marble, the attractive, opulent palace is laid out on four levels, each with a courtyard. It consists of the Diwan-i-Aam, or "Hall of Public Audience", the Diwan-i-Khas, or "Hall of Private Audience", the Sheesh Mahal (mirror palace), or Jai Mandir, and the Sukh Niwas where a cool climate is artificially created by winds that blow over a water cascade within the palace.Continue the tour by making a photo stop at Water Palace around 11am. The Jal Mahal palace is an architectural showcase of the Rajput style of architecture (common in Rajasthan) on a grand scale. The building has a picturesque view of the lake itself but owing to its seclusion from land is equally the focus of a viewpoint from the Man Sagar Dam on the eastern side of the lake in front of the backdrop of the surrounding Nahargarh ("tiger-abode") hills. The palace, built in red sandstone, is a five storied building, of which four floors remain underwater when the lake is full and the top floor is exposed.Next, you will visit the Hawa Mahal, another Rajput landmark also known as the Palace of the Winds, for more photo opportunities. The five story Hawa Mahal was built in 1799A.D. along the main street of the old city. It is a pink sandstone masterpiece with semi-octagonal and delicately honeycombed windows. After taking a short break to enjoy lunch at a popular local restaurant.You will visit the City Palace which is located in the heart of the old city. which includes the Chandra Mahaland Mubarak Mahal palaces and other buildings, is a palace complex in Jaipur, the capital of the Rajasthanstate, India. It was the seat of the Maharaja of Jaipur, the head of the Kachwaha Rajput clan. The Chandra Mahal palace now houses a museum, but the greatest part of it is still a royal residence. The palace complex, located northeast of the centre of the grid-patterned Jaipur city, incorporates an impressive and vast array of courtyards, gardens and buildings. The palace was built between 1729 and 1732, initially by Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber. Step into Jaipur’s Observatory, a UNESCO World Heritage site which is the most significant, most comprehensive and the best preserved of India's historic observatories. Later in the day, enjoy an afternoon of shopping in Jaipur. You will encounter some of the most popular items such as precious gemstones, silver jewelry, bangles, clothing, blue pottery textiles and much more. The tour will conclude around 5pm when you are transferred back to your Jaipur hotel, airport or railway station. 

$49 Tours & Sightseeing

Non-Shopping, small group tour, full day excursion of Jaipur & Amber with lunch

This full day excursion in a small group covers mostly all major sites in Jaipur such as Hawa Mahal, Jal-Mahal, Amber Fort, City Palace, Jantar-Mantar, Birla Temple and Pink City. The tour does not cater for hotel pick up but the drop-off at the end, inside Jaipur city circle. So all the participants have to come their own at the meeting point, Natraj Veg Restaurant, opposite Shrinath Lassiwala, M I road, Jaipur. At the meeting point you will be welcomed by your guide and driver with a clay cup of Lassi before commencing the tour. Your funny guide experts in English, History, Art and Architecture will keep you entertain whole day long. Once all the participants are gathered at the meeting point, drive to Pink city in an air-conditioned van and visit the first monument Hawamahal, commonly known as the wind palace. In the morning, sun-light on the palace seems like a flower in its full bloom. That is one of the reasons why we start the tour from here. Later visit the City Palace. Explore the lavishly decorated palace museum. Chandra mahal, Mubarak mahal, silver jars, peacock gate are some interesting part of the palace. Next to the City Palace is Jantar-Mantar, a scientific observatory built by astrologer King Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh-II in 1728 AD. Singh measured time by the course of the Sun's shadow and charted the annual progress through the Zodiac. The various instruments in the observatory help you to learn the science behind the Astrology. After Jantar-Mantar, enjoy a delicious meal at specially chosen neat and clean local restaurant with assured clean premises, hygienic kitchen and delicious local dishes on the menu. Continue on the tour, air-conditioned transfer, reach at the Jal-Mahal (Water Palace) one of the most magestic photographic sites in Jaipur. Later, witness the scenic beauty of the Aravali Hills while transferring to the world heritage site Amber fort. From the roof top of the fort you will marvel at the unforgettable views of the encient capital of Royal Family of Jaipur. Bring your camera; it is a must! The fort is surrounded by the Aravali mountain ranges and the great wall of Amber. The Mirror Palace, Persian gardens, Turkish bath, Diwan-e-aam, Ganesh pole are some finest examples of the indo-islamic architecture. But the tour hasn't finished yet. Hop on the van to get to the final destination of the tour, the Birla temple. Evening is the best light to visit this white marbled Hindu pilgrim site. There are many statues other than Hindu Gods are carved on the walls and pillers in the temple, in respect of all other religions too. Witness the grand evening ceremony in the temple. The tour ends here and there is a drop-off facility available to make sure you reach safe at your stay in the city. We assure you once again that none of our guide or driver will take you to any shop or factory to purchase or just to have a look! We do not trust in any touristic tric, trap or tactics at all.