Planning a one-day trip to Jaipur may not be rocket science but it does need a lot of amenities and information. Many people do dare taking public transportation to explore the Pink City, however if you only have 24 hours hiring an outstation cab from your location might be a smarter decision.
An outstation cab can pick you up from your home in Delhi or any other nearby city. Jaipur is about 230 km from Delhi and the trip takes about 4 to 5 hours depending on the road conditions. But leaving early in the morning should see you in Jaipur by 8-10 am. So save your time and book Delhi to Jaipur taxi.
Spending the morning in Jaipur is quite a unique experience. The morning comes with its characteristic smells and sounds in the pink city. It is a rainbow of colors which becomes livelier with the passing day. Here is an itinerary for all the first timers who cannot wait to discover the secrets of the pink city in just one day-
- If it is your first morning in Jaipur ever, you should definitely start with the City Palace. This is a lavish structure which speaks of the glory and wealth Jaipur once represented. The complex has now been transformed to a museum of sorts with separate rooms to store the ancient armors, traditional art and family heirlooms. This complex boasts of the world’s largest silver object which is a beautifully decorated imposing water vessel. This palace attracts tourists from all over the world every day. Visiting the city palace on a winter morning is a wonderful idea to begin your day at Jaipur.
- Jantar Mantar is an observatory from the 17th century which houses ancient instruments of astronomy which allowed our ancient scientists to predict the alignment of stars, planets and their pathways. These can easily be considered the predecessors of the modern day astronomical devices which were constructed with utmost finesse under the rule of Maharaja Jai Singh the second. Jantar Mantar is an easy exploration which takes about 30 mins to 45 mins of your attention.
- Once you are done with the ancient observatory you can move on to the Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds. This is a marvel of 17 century engineering as the windows and passageways were constructed to keep the insides of the palace a lot cooler than the scorching exteriors. This was constructed for the wives of the maharajas who were not allowed to stroll on the street. However they simply could not give up on the habit of spying on the lives of the commoners, so the windows provide a direct view of the streets from their own viewing chambers.
- Amer fort is another brilliant example of the middle age architecture in India. Influenced by multiple other architecture patters this water palace is set in the middle of Lake Mansagar. This picturesque palace looks surreal against the setting sun and is most visited in the late afternoons.
- The location of the Sun Temple provides an unhindered view of the Jaipur city. For getting the most captivating view it is best to go there a little before sundown, to watch the pink city gleam in the light of the setting sun.
To complete your Jaipur experience you can opt for elephant rides in and around the Amer Fort too. You can leave Jaipur after sunset and still make it back home the same day. The new outstation taxi cab services make it possible for you to explore all the less visited gems near your home.