The itinerary starts when you reach Jaipur. It could be by air or train. Whichever way you arrive, our representative would be there on time to receive you, since we know the timing and place of your arrival.
After welcoming you, and followed by a brief exchange of pleasantries, he would guide you personally to the hotel where you have a ready reservation.
Once these formalities are over, you can check into your rooms and refresh yourself.
Now it is time to embark upon our first sightseeing, and we start with the City Palace of Jaipur. The formation of the city called Jaipur and the establishment of the City Palace coincided in the year 1727.
The first two floors were the house of pleasure and named 'Sukh Niwas". On the next level is the Rang Mahal, which is also called Shoba Niwas, and it is lovely to see the intricate glasswork. As you climb further, the Blue and White decorations welcome you, and it is called Chhavi Nivas.
Shri Niwas and the Mukut Mandir are the crowning glories of this building and are located on the sixth and seventh floor, respectively, cross over to the Museum, which is also a part of the City palace grounds.
First, we visit the Sabha Niwas, which has twin thrones, and there are chairs placed around it. It represents the assembly hall. One can see large-sized paintings of the kings, paintings depicting festivals like Holi, and many championship trophies won by the royals, especially playing Polo. There are many chandeliers, and the room has beautiful decor.
The next hall in the Museum is the Textiles gallery, which displays the royal dresses of Rajasthan.
The last part of Day one tourism culminates with a trip to the Jantar Mantar, the unique place where the Architectural shaped astronomical instruments are placed in this area and hence called Jantar Mantar. It lies close to the city palace and was built by the user of the actual instruments itself, Maratha Rajput king Sawai Jai Singh II, is the founder of Jaipur itself.
The sun begins to fall, and it is late evening now, and time to return to the hotel.
After all, it has been a long haul on day One and it's best to rest after dinner at the Hotel.