Explore the heritage monuments of Samode Palace and Gardens, and the Rajput fort of Amber on the outskirts of Jaipur. Following a pick-up from your Jaipur hotel at 07:00, drive to Amber, located approximately 6.5 miles (11 kilometers) from the city.
Construction of the fort at Amber, ancient capital of Jaipur state, began in 1592 under Raja Man Singh, the Rajput commander of Akbar's army. It is a superb example of Rajput architecture, with impressive gates and temples, latticed screens, and many frescoes.
To reach the fort, you will ride up from the foothills of the Aravallis Mountains on the back of an elephant!
Continue to Samode Palace, full of architectural delights. With stately corridors, frescoed walls, and ethereal audience halls, it harmoniously reflects the skills of the master craftsmen.
Located some 30 miles (50 kilometers) northwest of Jaipur, the interior features a magnificent hand painted Durbar Hall, and the breathtaking Sheesh Mahal (Hall of Mirrors).
You will enjoy lunch at Samode Palace, which also boasts the superb landscaped gardens of the Samode Bagh, designed along classic Murghal garden styles.
Afterwards, you will be transferred back to Jaipur in air-conditioned comfort, for your hotel drop-off