Jaipur Sanganer Tonk Day Tour
Meeting and assistance upon arrival as our representatives welcome you and escort you to your car. Later you will be taken to visit:
Also known as the Palace of Winds was built in 1799. It is a part of the City Palace and was commissioned by Sawai Pratap Singh. The Hawa Mahal was designed for the ladies of the royal household to watch the goings-on on the street while themselves remaining hidden from public view.
In the heart of the old city is former royal residence built in a blend of the Rajasthani and Mughal styles. A part of this palace is now a museum. The rest of the palace serves as the living quarters of the royal family of Jaipur. The palace also has an art gallery with an excellent collection of miniature paintings, carpets, royal paraphernalia and rare astronomical works.
Later continue your tour to Sanganer and Tonk:
Sanganer is a small township situated approximately 16 kilometers away from Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan. Known for its famous handmade paper industry and the textile printing industry, Sanganer is very famous for Jain pilgrimage services. The handmade paper industry is famous all over the country, and is known to manufacture supreme quality handmade paper. Floral and block prints are also a specialty with the Sanganer block printers and artisans. The idea behind the handmade paper industry was initiated by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II in 1728. Apart from the flourishing industries, Sanganer is also known for its medieval ruins and primeval temples that are deeply rooted in the culture and heritage of the settlement. Some of the main tourist attractions at Sanganer are the Jain temples—the most prominent one being the ‘Shri Digambar Jain Temple’, the paper and print industries, and the remnants of a bygone, regal era. The Jaipur Airport is also located in Sanganer.
A small town near the city of Jaipur, Tonk is one of the most interesting places in Rajasthan and is renowned for its old ‘havelis’ and mosques. This elegant town of Jaipur was once ruled by the ‘Pathans’ of Afghanisthan. The ancient town takes pride in its beautiful architectural wonders, established during the Mughal era. The Nawab of Tonk was very fond of literature and built a large library of Persian and Arabic manuscripts. Founded in the 17th century, the town of Tonk serves as a host to several mansions, mosques and British colonial buildings. This cross-cultural town is a mixture of Rajput buildings and Muslim architecture, which sets this town apart from others. Rich in cultural heritage and magnificent structures, Tonk attracts tourists from all over the world. It is famous for its fabulous hall called, the Sunehri Kothi. Also located in this town is the Arabic and Persian Research Institute.
Later in the evening return back to Jaipur.
“We do hope the flavor of India will remain on your taste buds for all times to come and hopefully would kindle an indelible fondness for the country and her people; Thank you for being our guest, and as we say in India ‘Please Come back Soon”.
Destination covered in this Tour:
Jaipur is renowned for textiles block printing, blue pottery; carpet weaving, semi precious stones. Jaipur epitomizes the spirit of Rajputana – despite its current incarnation as a bustling metropolitan, the city still retain its 18th century character and history.