Rainbow is the best explanation for Jaipur this city is full of pleasant & eye pleading colors. The city is rich in magnificent forts, beautiful arts, and traditional sculptures and artifacts, the most recognizable elements of the Pink City. The city of Jaipur is rich in traditional values, magnificent monuments, Rajasthani food, and other art forms. Jaipur is a top city in India's famous Golden Triangle, a trendy tourist route. The walls are painted pink and red, and markets are veiled in vibrant, sunny colors; the modern resurgence of the old Jaipur has an array of activities for all.
The pink city markets are covered in the authentic Rajasthan feel, with lots of mirror-work clothes, including Resham-embroidered tops, salwar, lac Bangles, expensive stone jewelry, and so on could set the woman's heart racing in her chest.
City Tour: Morning Explore the majestic Amber Fort with elephant ride. While driving to Amber fort enroute you can stop at hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) for a Photo-shoot. Now at Amber fort ascending to the fortress on Elephant back and descending will be by Jeep ride. Amber fort is one of the most popular and attractive fort in Rajasthan. It was originally built by Raja Man Singh and some additions were, later, made by Sawai Jai Singh. The few section of the fort includes the King’s quarters, the zenana (where the women lived), gardens, temples, etc. Later Visit City Palace the city palace is a phenomenal blend of Mughal and Rajput architectural styles. The floor, walls, doors and ceilings are richly decorated and carved. Next to city palace it’s Jantar Mantar Observatory.
Evening you can explore the very famous Bapu Bazaar for some local clothes and handicraft shopping.
Nahargarh means the “Abode of Tigers” the whole of Jaipur can be seen from Nahargarh Fort because they are located at the highest point of the mountain and the night view is stunning and captivating. Within Nahargarh Fort, you can also visit the Wax Museum and the famous restaurant Padav where you can feel and experience the real Jaipur. You can get stunning photos from these forts.
To get the best cinema experience in India Raj Mandir movie show is must. It is the only movie hall in the world listed as tourist destination. It looks ordinary from outside but resembles a palace from the inside. During the intervals the lighting effect of the auditorium very beautiful. Feel free to enjoy with the audience who Cheers, whoops and whistles during the movie. It’s normally of 2-3 Hrs of duration depending on the length of movie.
Amba, consecrated to the Mother Goddess, known as Gatta Rani (Queen of the Pass) was originally occupied by the Meena, a caste who claim their descent from the Matsya Avatar or the fish incarnation of Vishnu. Older than the famous fort and palace complex the now sleepy town of Amber is rarely visited by foreigners.
Dotted with numerous historic temples, Havelis and a fascinating step well this two hour walk is a perfect accompaniment and antidote to any visit to the busy Fort and Palace complex.
Main Features: –
Jagat Shiromani Temple
Parik Havep & famous Panna Meena Kund
Start Point – Amber fort parking lot
End Point – Sagar behind Amer
A balloon flight in Jaipur, will give you a bird’s eye view and reveal how consistently everything is covered in pink. Hot air balloon ride in Jaipur is an escape from the hustle-bustle of everyday life and immerse oneself in astounding views. You step into the basket, find your balance, and then you’re hauled up with an abrupt jerk. Before you even realise, you’re floating in the quiet air, your eyes sweeping across the boundless blue in front of you and wide swaths of forts, palaces and markets below.
Fly above Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort and Samode Palace to get a 360 degree view of the Pink City. The colours, vibrance and culture all make balloon adventures in Jaipur memorable. Our balloon rides last roughly one hour. Depending on the wind speed and conditions on the day, we can travel quickly or slowly during this period.
India is a land of festivals where you will see at least one major festival each month. Dhulandi (Holi playing day) also known as ‘Color Festival’ is one of the four main festivals of India. Throughout the world, all Hindus celebrate Holi with great pomp and enthusiasm.
We have an opportunity to peep in the life of a local Hindu family. Mingle up with the family unit and learn about the traditions over Holi which includes the sweets in Holi, visiting different houses, dance and music. Witness the street bands and the colorful dresses of people. Walk in the lanes of Jaipur and witness some of the famous temples of Jaipur in the morning hours.
Since its foundation in 1727, the royal family and nobles of Jaipur had been patronizing various craftsmen and artisans of Pink City. Many of these traditions continue to this day making the modern day Jaipur a favorable destination to witness India's rich Art & Craft. Traditional methods are still used to produce valuable and highly prized items.
This fascinating Walking Tour help our guests meet locals whilst sampling some of the regions culinary delights; try, Samosa Kachori, Kulfi and Lassi. Sample sweets from some of the city's most popular Mithai Wala’s. Observe local artisans like silversmiths, bangle makers, at their workshops. Meet a local family and experience the Indian hospitality, It's a great way to explore the bustling markets and learn about Jaipur’s rich art traditions.
Main Features: –
Walk through a craft market, from wedding card & bangle makers, gold & silver casters and gem stone traders; this market is truly an art lover's delight.
Sample a large variety of Indian snacks like Samosa & Kachories. For those with a sweeter tooth, try some local sweets of Jaipur like MalPua & Rabri
Visit an abandoned historic Haveli, decorated with fine frescos which narrate the silent story of its once glorious past.
Explore local markets laden with colorful dresses, turban makers, perfume and flower sellers.
Surrounded by impressive city walls and rectangular blocks called Chowkries, history of Jaipur was build according to the Vastu & Shilpa Shastra, ancient Hindu Town Planning Doctrine. With us, explore one of the hidden chowkries with many notable houses, temples, art & crafts and a story telling history. During the walk interact with the local communities and hear exciting stories of the past. This tour well designed for the travellers who want to explore Jaipur beyond the city monuments and palaces.
Main Features: –
Brass Metal workers, aka Tinkers
Jain temple build in 1731 which has stunning Meena and Kundan art
Visit the family of Antique seller, originally invited to make bow and arrows
Sakari gali once funded by Prince Charles in 2006
Ends at flower market
Start Point – Outside Golcha Cinema hall, New Gate
End Point – Choti Chaupar
The Blue pottery is a misnomer as it doesn't contain clay. This form of art was basically originated in Persia came to Jaipur in early 19th century, when one of its rulers Sawai Ram Singh-II (1835 -1880) setup a school of art and encouraged artists from all over the country to come and settle here. Blue pottery has seen several ups and downs in its life span of almost 250 years. There was a time when it was about to vanish from Jaipur. Efforts of several concerned people like Smt. Kamala Devi Chattopadhaya and Rajmata Gaytri Devi helped to revive this dying art.
Jaipur blue pottery, made out of a similar frit material to Egyptian faience, is glazed and low-fired. No clay is used: the 'dough' for the pottery is prepared by mixing quartz stone powder, powdered glass, Multani Mitti (Fuller's Earth), borax, gum and water. Another source cites Katira Gond powder (a gum), and saaji (soda bicarbonate) as ingredients
Highlights of the Process
Craft involves traditional methods of fabrication. In the process of making blue pottery, there are three distinct skills namely moulding, designing and painting
Moulding: The pottery is based on ground quartz. The dough is made in the form of "rotla and moulded with the help of plaster mould. Then the moulded articles are sun dried and finished with sandpaper.
Colouring: The patterns are drawn and hand painted using oxide colours.
Firing: The process of firing is carried out in traditional kilns custom made by each artisans
Water, Wet tissues
Suggested Clothing: Comfortable cloths below knee length
Suggested Footwear: comfortable footwear
Max group size 10, as the workshop is at a small space
IMP – you might not get a chance to take back as the furnace is operated once a month
Jaipur is the paradise for food and one of the most unique markets in Jaipur famous for its food stalls and specialties. Evening or Afternoon enjoy a visit to the markets followed by a cooking session. Late afternoon visit the local markets (fruit & vegetable) with your driver, later spend time with a local family for a traditional cooking session followed by dinner / Lunch.
Walk in Vegetable market
Introduction to the veggies & handpicked
Welcome with an Indian tea and snacks
A full-on kitchen activity with washing and chopping
A ‘do it yourself’ in the kitchen over a supervision
Sit with the family over dinner/lunch and enjoy the food
Join us on this exciting walking tour of Jaipur; a unique way to discover the early morning life of old Jaipur. Experience the commercial life & hustle bustle of local by visiting lively milk market and the flower market. Interact with residents and the traders about the life from generations and wonders of Pink City. This walk offers an inspiring insight on Jaipur, uncovering some of city's best kept secrets. We take pride in sharing a warm rapport with city’s residents. Visit the famous temple of Krishna and witness the famous Aarti, hence making our walking tours an enjoyable and refreshing activity. A couple of hours of walk see the morning life break through.
Main Features: –
The famous milk markets
The flower market of marigold, roses and jasmine
Bargain at the local farm market
Visit Shri Govind dev Ji Temple — A popular & lively temple. This is a great place to meet devotees, soak in Hindu spirituality and participate in Aarti ceremony.
Visit the Sahu Tea stall and some famous samosa
Meenakari work is the art of enameling a metal with vibrant designs. Objects ranging from jewellery to home decor items made of metals can be adorned with Meenakari work in brilliant colors. It is an age-old craft that originated in Persia and was introduced in India by the Mughals. In the beginning of the 16th century, Raja Man Singh brought with him skilled Minkars from Lahore and set them up in Jaipur. Subsequently, Meenakari work took roots in India and Jaipur went on to become the hub of Meenakari work in the country ever since. Today, Jaipur continues to be the hub for Meenakari work, jewellery and other artifacts but the awareness around the craft and the demand for it have resulted in it being available online as well as all over the country. Owning an accessory with Meenakari work on it speaks volumes about your discerning taste and style quotient. So, go ahead and pick up a piece today!
Start Point – Badi Chaupar
End Point – Badi Chaupar
Jaipur since its establishment in 1727 was popularly known as the Pink City. The city got famous for its rich Indian, Mughal & Bengali architecture. Lesser known fact is about the influence of European touch in few buildings of Jaipur. This 2.5 hours of walk and rickshaw ride covers few destinations and major attractions of Jaipur where you can witness the European influence. From the Renaissance, Art Deco, Art Nouveau movements in Europe Jaipur had a touch to some of the major buildings where the movements still reflect and comes alive. Some of the major attractions being iron casted oil lamps, British Tiles, Belgium Glass art, Flemish Brick Bonds, Pointed & Curved arches of windows. Also witness the first & original Clock Tower of Jaipur. Witness few monuments from outside which were built to welcome British high officials during the British Era.
Jaipur is a historically mesmerizing with its Art, Craft & Cuisines. The cooking in the region of Dhundhar, is a great combination of Royal kitchen and local from arid. Hunting was a sport & fun which led to the ritual of serving red meat, spiced and slow-cooked like the Lal Maas. Serving at the palaces and prominent family owners introduced the concept of Thali, an integral part of the dining experience that comes complete with soothing curries, hot breads and desserts, all at one go.
The core idea of the company is to show the city as we show cast to our friends and relatives. Hence we emphasis on the best foodie stops of Jaipur. A food tour of Jaipur is the best way to experience a blend of Spice, sweet, tangy, dessert etc. The mouth-watering walk is taken in the old parts of the Pink City, and around areas. The food is genuine, flavourful and as protected. Private and custom food tours can also be arranged on request. These food tours can be tailored too, according to preferences of the guests. The walks are organized at 2 different times:
October to March – 1200 to 1500 hours (Lunch Hours) & 1700 to 2030 hours (Dinner Hours)
April to September – 1830 to 2030 hours (Dinner Hours)
You have an option for Veg & Non – Veg lunch & Dinner program.
All walks are conducted with a city explorer, who share Jaipur & it delicacies
All food walks are customized on the basis of special requirements, allergies, and sensitivities
Bottled water, sanitizers, & wet wipes are handed over to the guest before the walk starts
Walk starts at a fixed point and ends at a precise point
Cost does not include pick and drop from the hotel
The cost of Veg & Non Veg food tours varies slightly
We do have a list of items that we sample during the walking tour. The list is big, the below items are just few of them.
Light Snacks: -
VEG - Dahi Kachori (combo specially in Jaipur), Kanji Vada, Jagannath Dal ki pakodi, Samrat’s Samosa with Asafoetida Dip, Sabut Dana Kichdi, Gol Gappa’s, Bedvi Bhaji, savory snacks
NON VEG – Shami Kababs, fried chicken, Kali Mirch ka Chicken
Main Course: -
VEG -Dum Aloo, Chic pea, Seasoned green chilli & Puri, Dal Batti with Churma, Aloo pyaz with Bejad ki roti, Seasoned dumpling of chic pea & Kair Sangari (from the deserts), Danamethi Kishmish & Kadhi pakoda.
NON VEG- Laal maans,Rogan josh, Haandi meat, Bhuna ghost, rumali roti
Desserts:- Mango Rabri, Kulfi, Gajar & Dal ka haluwa (seasonal), mawa kachori, Gualb jamun, chaugani & doodh ke laddu, Finni, Ghewar, mishri mawa, gulkand paan, Malpua
Beverages: - Lassi, Lemon Soda, Badam & Rose Shake, Paan Sharbat.
Jaipur Photography Tour: Ready your cameras to capture the hues of the pink city; it’s winding streets, ancient buildings, markets, houses and friendly local people who make it all so colourful and vibrant. Capture the beauty of colourful lanes, houses, historical monuments in your lens, capture memories not just only pictures and store them in your memories to cherish life-long from this tour. Get the 360 views of Badi Chaupar, old temples, Albert Hall Museum, Ram Niwas Garden, tea stalls & early cuisine shops etc.
However the program is tweaked a per the requirement of the clients. Tour can be organized as per the client’s requirement and what natural light & time they prefer for photography.
Pink City E-Rickshaw Tour: The E- Rickshaw tour is carefully designed to cover maximum non touristic sites of Jaipur. It includes the artisans & craftsmen like sculptors, tinkers, potters sharing the love to the art & craft. Visit the oldest library, frescoed Havelis, Vegetable markets, Tal katora and the famous Krishna Temple. To visualize the beauty of Pink City we have trained explorers who take you on the ride and the tales of the Pink City.
There's nothing quite like a journey to India to deepen your practice and help you get closer to the heart of yoga. Yet when it comes to planning a trip to yoga's motherland, there's a good chance you will feel overwhelmed. After all, India is big—it's the seventh largest country in the world and home to about 1.3 billion people. Delve into the rich heritage of the country and learn some yoga postures from the experienced and knowledgeable teachers. Yoga is a healthy practice and should be incorporated by everyone into their lives. Not only is yoga very good for your health, it is a very relaxing and soothing experience leaving you detoxed and destressed! Indulging in a few yoga sessions can enrich your vacation experience.
The gentle morning breeze in Jaipur coupled with the meditative poses and deep breath is a great experience. Practicing yoga in the morning improves your day thoroughly as you feel refreshed and energized. You can learn yoga at the Central Park or Jawahar Circle (Patrika Gate)
Our Yoga teachers can assess the capability of people and accordingly suggest and teach a set of postures, mudras and breathing exercises to benefit the individual. Classes are offered aiming for guest satisfactions as well as a service towards humanity.
Mind & Body is all about - "Yoga in Greens". An outdoor YOGA class for both beginners and regular practitioners.
Known for its unique art of Block Printing, Bagru is a small town in the outskirts of Jaipur which has emerged as one of the industrial areas for textile printing in Rajasthan with over a 100 cottage scale workshops. While travelling to Rajasthan, there is no parallel to seeing Artists at work and learn an age old art they have been practicing over generations. Block Printing is an art of printing natural colours on different fabrics using finely carved ‘designer’ wooden blocks. The art involves multiple processes like Washing, Colour making, Block making, reverse printing, multiple printing, boiling, drying, etc.
During our Workshop, we will first take a village tour visiting different houses where each family is engaged in one of the process of Block printing. We then, try our own skills to make a beautiful block printed fabric using designer blocks under the supervision of Master artisan.
Highlights of the Experience
- Understanding the industry from local perspective
- Learning the process of colour making
- Witnessing process of Block Printing
- Block Carving Technique
- Village walk and visiting local houses of artists
- Do it yourself activity
- Water, Wet tissues, printing apron, a welcome kit with Souvenir is all provided during this experience.
- Suggested Clothing: Comfortable cloths below knee length, avoid revelling cloths as it is a village and we need to live up to locals’ expectation.
Suggested Time: We start our drive from Jaipur at 08:30 am because the artisans start working very early in the morning and wrap up their work by noon. Late start from Jaipur means that we might miss out few important elements of this experience.
Are you a Bollywood dance fan and cannot get enough of those trippy dance moves? Get a chance to learn and recreate the popular Bollywood dance steps only here, which provides fun and exuberant dance classes especially in Bollywood style. It is one of the unique experiences and fun things to do in Jaipur. It is an experience you can enjoy with your family and friends. Trying Bollywood dance steps, while on your visit to India is a must do activity.
Here is your chance to impress everyone with those suave and sexy movies right out of Bollywood films. Calling this activity as fun is definitely an understatement. Enthralling sessions filled with pop songs from your favorite movies. Learn the popular steps of every Bollywood movie you went crazy about.
Move to a musical rhythm in Indian style and enjoy a while. You can choose the sessions or even request for special timings. Go gather your group and learn Bollywood style dancing in Jaipur.
Highlights of the Bollywood dance workshop:
- Our Bollywood dance workshops a perfect start to a day and a fun exercise
- Morning as well as evening sessions are available on request
Each session is for one hour
India is a land of festivals where you will see at least one major festival each month. Deepavali (or Diwali) which literally means “rows of lamps” is one of the four main festivals of India. Throughout the world, all Hindus celebrate Deepavali or Diwali with great pomp and enthusiasm.
Virasat Experiences gives an opportunity to peep in the life of a local Hindu family. Mingle up with the family unit and learn about the traditions over Diwali which includes the sweet sampling, rangoli designs, ways of worshipping etc. Witness the Diwali worshipping of the Godess Lakshmi for 30 minutes. Enjoy different varieties of firecrackers later in the evening on the street & terrace. Enjoy the dinner with the family and taste the delicacies.
Places to cover- Pink City, Old Havelis, Famous Food Testers of Jaipur, Pooja Ceremony at Govind Devji Temple, Vegetable and fruit market of Jaipur, community park.
Welcome to a journey that celebrates the spirit of the land and its people. A journey that envelopes you gently with the sights, historical monuments, amazing pink city, fragrances and flavors of rich cultural traditions. The Cycle tour to old city of Jaipur, which is a kind of culture connection, combined with traditional cuisine which will activate your taste buds, interaction with locals while visiting the beautifully decorated streets of Pink City.
Streets which are famous for their inherent culture and cuisine, the old Havelis and sacred Temples within the streets of walled city of Jaipur better known as pink city. A once in a lifetime experience which is adventurous and shall make you see what one might miss out while in the car.
Food samples Include
Lassi (Churned Yogurt Shake)
Jaipur is the paradise for all the kite lovers and one of the most unique market in Jaipur famous for its kite and Manjha. Located in the walled city of Jaipur in the area of Kishanpole & Ramganj. You can find all sorts of Kites and threads on wholesale prices in this market. Later visit to a local family house & witness the story of a kite from making till it goes high up in the air.
Main Features –
Walk in kite market
Introduction with the craftsmen
Introduction with the craft and its importance in the city
A demo session on ‘How to make paper kites’
A ‘do it yourself’ activity
Selection of stings and making knots
Learning how to fly kite
Learning how to compete with other kites in the sky
The Nahargarh fort which is at the height of above 700 meters from the sea level provides a panoramic view of the city and the Aravalli forests. Bike trip to the Nahargarh fort through the Aravalli forests is a very challenging excursion. The Nahargarh fort which is at the height of above 700 meters from the sea level provides a panoramic view of the city and the Aravalli forests. For nature lover and adventure seeker birding enthusiasts and fitness junkies. Get ready for an adrenaline rush and climb the steep Nahargarh hill on a bicycle.
On this ride we pass through some of the most scenic spots for a beautiful panoramic view of the pink city and especially the Man Sagar Lake (Jal Mahal). On your way to the top enjoy the breeze and the music of various birds to spot like Peacocks, Parakeets (Indian parrot) and the Indian Roller etc.
Bottled Mineral water and energy drinks
Light Refreshments en-route
Brand new geared bicycles with helmets and European style breaking for added safety
Well experienced bicycle tour captains who are well versed the route
A tour escort at the end following all the cyclists
A support vehicle with first aid kit and a stand-by bicycle
There will be a trained bicycle mechanic present throughout the tour
Join us on this exciting walking tour of Jaipur; a unique way to discover the living traditions of old Jaipur. Experience the religious life of local by visiting lively temples and take part in Hindu prayer ceremony. Interact with residents over a cup of tea and in their decorated home and discover some of the lesser known architectural wonders of Pink City. This walk offers an inspiring insight on Jaipur, uncovering some of city's best kept secrets. We take pride in sharing a warm rapport with city’s resident artisans, temple priests and local citizens, hence making our walking tours an enjoyable and refreshing activity.
Main Features: –
Visit ancient Vishnu temple decorated with fine frescos and mythological paintings. This temple also provides excellent vintage views of the city's hustle bustle.
Visit a private Tantra Temple. This Shiva temple used to serve as a prominent seat for Tantric rituals in the ancient times.
Visit Shri Gopinath Ji Temple — A popular & lively temple. This is a great place to meet devotees, soak in Hindu spirituality and participate in Aarti ceremony.
Have tea & snacks with a local family.
This tour takes you on a walking exploration of the walled city. Start outside the city, at the Albert Hall Museum, and take a rickshaw ride from there to enter the city through one of its pink gates. Once inside the city, walk along bazaars, various buildings, shops, residences, side-streets and temples along the road. Tour ends at Palace of Winds or Hawa Mahal.
Cost: U$ 20
Duration: 90 minutes
This historic Art Deco movie theater is the place to experience Bollywood films. Widely visited by Indian and foreign tourists (the films are in Hindi without subtitles, but you get the gist of the action even if you don't understand the language), Rajmandir is still constantly flooded with locals, who sing, cheer, and whistle throughout each film.
Asian brides are not complete until they have applied Henna on their hands and feet.
Cost: U$ 10
Duration: 2.3 – 3 hours
Witness the history of famous Amber Fort brought to life during an amazing cultural performance – the Amber Fort Light and Sound Show. The stunning spectacle mixing music, sound, light and folklore narratives to paint the unique story of the 600-year-old royal fort. Learn about the history of the town of Amer, its traditions and the grand lifestyle of the royal family.
Timings: 1930 – 2030
Cost: U$ 10
Duration: 60 minutes
Absorb the unique sound, colors and sights as they blend in beautifully with the historical fort & hidden palaces nestled amongst the Aravali ranges. Capture a privileged view of traditional Rajasthani village and the smiles of friendly local people gazing up at you.
Timings: 1600 – 1900
Cost: U$ 260
Duration: 60 minutes
Elephant village (Hathi gaon) is a small village that was set up by the government to give proper shelter and water facilities to all the families and their elephants that served tourists in and around Amber Fort during the day. Along with all the homes and shelters for the elephants there are big man-made ponds in the village designed specifically for elephants to relax and bathe in it after a long hard days work. People can visit the place and enjoy the sight of many elephants playing and bathing in open which is a rare sight in this part of India
Timings: 1200 – 1300
Cost: U$ 10
Duration: 60 minutes
It is said that Astrology and palmistry migrated from India to other countries like Greece, Egypt, and Persia in the ancient times. Just like a doctor examines a patient, a Palmist examines the palm of his client and predicts.
Timings: Late evening
Cost: U$ 25
Duration: 30 – 45 minutes
It is said that the best way to experience a culture is to appreciate its cuisine. Enter the confines of a traditional Indian Kitchen and savor the process of cooking signature gourmet. Experience the art & technique of wearing a traditional Indian saree as you drape yourself in rich silks, muslins and cottons. Wrap yourself in nine feet of this indigenous apparel and keep wondering how Indian women wear the saree every day and still manage to go about their daily chores!
Timings: After sightseeing tour
Cost: U$ 80
Duration: 2 hours
15+ Years Experience
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